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EXCERPT: Nickel and Dimed

Aug 26, 2011
The following is an excerpt from Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. Learn more about the book here....
Posted In: Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed

'Nickel and Dimed,' 10 years later

Aug 26, 2011
Barbara Ehrenreich, author of the book "Nickel and Dimed," talks about how the economy and attitudes about the poor have changed since her seminal work was published 10 years ago.

EXCERPT: Pinched

Aug 5, 2011
The following is an excerpt from Pinched: How the Great Recession has Narrowed Our Futures. Learn more about the book....
Posted In: Don Peck, marketplace money, Pinched: How the Great Recession has Narrowed Our Futures

The financial and psychological pinch of the recession

Aug 5, 2011
Author Don Peck examines how the Great Recession has affected individual Americans financially and psychologically, and discusses what impact those changes will have on American society overall.
Posted In: Personal Finance

EXCERPT: Precious Objects

Aug 4, 2011
The following is an excerpt from Precious Objects: A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life. Learn more about the book....
Posted In: Alicia Oltuski, Precious Objects: A Story of Diamonds Family and a Way of Life

'Brand resilience' in the social media age

Aug 4, 2011
Author Jonathan Copulsky explains how companies can manage their image in the era of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube
Posted In: Books

The facets and forces changing New York's Diamond District

Aug 4, 2011
Author Alicia Oltuski discusses the inner workings of New York's diamond industry and some of its most fascinating characters.
Posted In: Books

Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century

Aug 2, 2011
Title: Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century Author: Carl Schoonover Publisher: Abrams Type: Non F...
Posted In: Carl Schoonover, Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century, Summer Reading Book Series

The economics of humiliation

Aug 2, 2011
Poet, social critic and author Wayne Koestenbaum discusses why there's so much shame involved in issues of money.
Posted In: Books

Becoming the 'Innocent Spouse'

Jul 29, 2011
The day after Carol Ross Joynt's husband died, she learned that he was being investigated for criminal federal tax fraud. She discusses the tax clause that protected her from the liabilities of her husband's actions.
Posted In: Taxes

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