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Dr. Ben Carson on the economy, taxes and debt

Oct 7, 2015
In one of his only in-depth interviews about the economy, Carson laid out his plan.
Posted In: Ben Carson, debt, Taxes, government
The number of people in the U.S. who are extremely poor is increasing.

Getting by in America on $2 a day

Oct 1, 2015
What the country's extreme poor want: Dignity. Respect. Jobs.
Posted In: $2 bill, budget, low-income
Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich testifies before the Joint Economic Committee back in 2014 in Washington, D.C. Reich joined a panel testifying on the topic of income inequality in the U.S., the subject of his new book "Saving Capitalism."

Robert Reich is trying to save capitalism

Sep 29, 2015
The former labor secretary's new book is about remaking a system that works for everyone.
Posted In: capitalism, Robert Reich
We're increasingly relying on computers and robots, but we aren't reaching Terminator levels quite yet.

Is this the rise of the robots? Probably not

Sep 23, 2015
Pedro Domingos' book 'The Master Algorithm' explores technology and our future.
Posted In: algorithm, technology, virtual, future
Dale Russakoff's "The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?" explores the flaws in one group's plans to reform education in New Jersey. 

What happens when big philanthropy efforts fail?

Sep 22, 2015
A new book explores the flaws in Zuckerberg's $100 million gift to Newark schools.
Posted In: Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Christie, Corey Booker, Oprah Winfrey, education funding, Education
David Maraniss in front of the home in which he spent the first six years of his life. It's now a pile of rubble.

Detroit: Then and Now

Sep 17, 2015
A new book looks at how Motor City shaped American culture.
Posted In: Detroit, bankruptcy, cities, Music
The headquarters of Freddie Mac in McLean, Virginia.

U.S. mortgage giants under the microscope

Sep 14, 2015
What's the deal with our strange relationship with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?
Posted In: mortgage crisis, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
A still of the game SuperBetter.

Gaming to ease mental and emotional health problems

Sep 8, 2015
Jane McGonigal tells how looking for a personal 'power-up' helped her heal.
Posted In: gaming, Health, emotions
Actress Felicia Day takes a selfie.

Felicia Day and the guild of geek

Aug 21, 2015
A million hats weren't enough for her, so the producer-performer wrote a memoir.
Posted In: felicia day, World of Warcraft, YouTube, Internet
New York-style pizza at a pizzeria in Manhattan.

Man eats way through NYC, one pizza slice at a time

Aug 11, 2015
'Slice Harvester' author celebrates the pie's 'utopia in your mouth.'
Posted In: pizza, New York, Food



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