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In 'Capital,' remembering what we really have

Jun 25, 2012
Author John Lanchester's new novel explores the lives of a group of people living in London on the eve of the 2008 financial crisis. He discusses themes from the book: the London property bubble and capital's role in our lives.
Posted In: London, capital, Britain, U.K.

Why geography matters in fixing U.S. unemployment

May 31, 2012
Location, location, location. Economist Enrico Moretti says in his new book that it's more important than ever to move to areas with highly educated workers in order to find employment.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Silicon Valley

'Daily Show' writer overhauls the U.S. constitution

May 29, 2012
Humorist Kevin Bleyer attempts to rewrite the document -- and provide a bit of history -- in his new book, "Me the People."
Posted In: U.S. constitution

Tracing the history of the ball

May 15, 2012
In "The Ball," author John Fox looks at why we play, and how we play, through the titular object.
Posted In: Sports

The U.S. is better, stronger, faster than we think

May 9, 2012
Author Daniel Gross says that pessimism about the U.S. economy is unfounded. The rise of China and the developing world doesn't harm the U.S., but helps us.
Posted In: U.S.

Breasts: An environmental history

May 8, 2012
Author Florence Williams talks about her new book, "Breasts," and how environmental pollution affects them.
Posted In: breasts, enviroment, toxins

What money can't buy

May 2, 2012
Author Michael Sandel discusses what money shouldn't buy and the ethics of commodification.
Posted In: Money, dollars, commodification, values, cash

The private empire of ExxonMobil

May 1, 2012
A new book explores the leadership in the mega oil company, and how it affected its image in the global economy and its views on climate change.
Posted In: ExxonMobil, Oil

What really sank the Titanic

Apr 13, 2012
It wasn't just the iceberg. A new book explores all the different circumstances that led to the demise of the ship, including the ship's wrought iron rivets.
Posted In: titanic

The art (and business) of charisma

Apr 13, 2012
Olivia Fox Cabane, charisma coach and author of the book, "The Charisma Myth," offers a charisma assessment.
Posted In: charisma, bill gates, steve jobs

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