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Warren Buffett on what he 'gets' about the economy, investing mistakes, and inflation

Nov 28, 2012
Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in history, so what does he know about the economy that few others do? Buffet discusses the biggest investment mistake he's ever made, his economic concerns in the year ahead, and how to get the U.S. growing again.
Posted In: Warren Buffett, Investing, Economy

Joshua Tree's gentrification

Nov 20, 2012
Author Rubén Martínez discusses our relationship with the desert and why we keep returning to it.
Posted In: desert, joshua tree, martinez, gentrification

Mapping the future of the European Union

Nov 6, 2012
Geographer Harm de Blij on the destiny of an unstable union.
Posted In: maps, European Union, geography, book

'MAD' men: 60 years of spoofing the advertising industry

Oct 29, 2012
MAD Magazine editor-in-chief John Ficarra reflects on 60 years of parodying advertising.
Posted In: Mad Men, mad magazine, alfred e. newman, ficarra, publishing, advertising, cigarettes

How superheroes deal with personal finance

Oct 19, 2012
Everyone has to worry about personal finance, even superheroes. What financial worries and risks do they face -- from taxes to emergency funds and everything in between?
Posted In: superhero, Personal Finance

Interview: Paul Volcker on why U.S. presidents still call on the former Fed chief

Oct 15, 2012
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and his biographer Bill Silber sit down for an interview on the economy, financial regulation, and why U.S. presidents still call on the former Fed chief.
Posted In: Paul Volcker, Volcker Rule, whiteboard

Netflix knows you in ways you can't even imagine

Oct 15, 2012
It knows when you pause a movie. It knows which actors you hate. And it knows how much you like that cheery red interface. The algorithms and customer experience that have made Netflix such a success.
Posted In: netflix

The problem with statistical models and forecasting

Sep 27, 2012
Author Nate Silver discusses why he believes that numbers are part of the challenge in painting a clear picture of the American economy.
Posted In: statistics, forecasting, numbers

Americans are 'deadbeats' about paying off debts

Sep 10, 2012
Scott Reynolds Nelson argues in his new book, "A Nation of Deadbeats," that Americans' deadbeat nature has been the cause of many of the country's economic crisis.
Posted In: debt

Recovering from job loss

Aug 23, 2012
Author DW Gibson on what he learned traveling across the country talking with the unemployed for his new book, "Not Working," and one of the book's subjects, Bridgette Lacy, discusses what it's like to be jobless.
Posted In: unemployed, long-term unemployed, jobless



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