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Features by Dash Wasserman

The Top Five Films of the Financial Crisis

We're headed for another recession! Or maybe we're just still in a contraction. Whatever you call it (the Great Integration?), the tumultuous eco...
Posted In: Capitalism: A Love Story, economy 4.0, I.O.U.S.A., Inside Job, movies, too big to fail, We All Fall Down: The American Mortgage Crisis

Credit Where Credit is Due

Saran Sholar invested in her education and thought she was a shoe-in for the job. Having spent many years as a human resources professional, she...
Posted In: credit report, economy 4.0, employment screening

The Recession's Consumer Paradox

David Brancaccio was in Los Angeles last week to guest host Marketplace Money. The theme: Borrow or spend? If we don't spend, life gets drained...
Posted In: credit report, credit score, economy 4.0, GDP, marketplace money, Saving, spending

Storming the Capital: A CFPB Walking Tour

David Brancaccio travels to Washington to see the institutions interested in the powerful new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau....
Posted In: ABA, CFPB, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Federal Reserve, treasury

Free Zones: A Tale of Two Economies

Think one economy is hard enough to regulate? Try Two. In the U.A.E., so-called "free zones" allow foreigners to set up businesses for nominal fe...
Posted In: economy 4.0, middle east

A New Oprah Rising in the Middle East

This may come as a surprise, but television designed to make the world a better place is still possible. Amira Al Fadl is a charismatic interview...
Posted In: Al Aan TV, Amira Al Fadl, dubai, economy 4.0, Jamil Abu-Wardeh, middle east, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

How Much? The Costs of Economic Security

For Emiratis, getting a cushy government job is the easy and preferred choice. In fact, the government provides amble benefits with little work. ...
Posted In: economy 4.0, middle east

A Private Sector for the Public Good in Egypt

The World Bank may not have anticipated the Arab Spring uprisings, but they claim to have a plan for the future. They've announced billions of do...
Posted In: economy 4.0, Egypt, middle east, World Bank

Building Community in Cairo's Satellite Cities

In Egypt's capital, good affordable housing isn't just a concern -- It's a demand. While Cairo's swelling population clings to the Nile, some Egy...
Posted In: economy 4.0, middle east

In Egypt, Affordable Housing is the Price of Love

Think affordable housing is just a matter of number crunching and government regulation? How about sex? OK, so maybe not just "sex," but in Egy...
Posted In: affordable housing, alternative indicator, Arab Spring, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Egypt, Mamdouh Hamza, middle east, Ragui Assaad

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