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The price behind the choices we make

Jan 10, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks to author Eduardo Porter about why we spend the way we do, the subject of Porter's new book "The Price of Everything."
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The best business books of 2010

Dec 16, 2010
At the end of the year, Marketplace takes a look at the best business books of 2010. We asked six of our regular contributors to share their picks for favorite business books of the year. And Kai offers his own suggestions for 2010's best reads.
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Think you know what you're doing? Don't count on it

Dec 3, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to John Bogle, founder of Vanguard and author of "Don't Count on It!", on how to invest in uncertain times.
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Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People

Nov 29, 2010
Title: Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People Author: Amy Sedaris Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Type: Non Fiction Released: November 2, ...
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Macrowikinomics: How collaboration is changing the world

Nov 27, 2010
When a lot of people get together behind one idea, they can make a change. And when a lot of people are getting behind a lot of different ideas, that can change the world. The new book "Macrowikinomics" explores how collaboration is changing society. Steve Chiotakis talks with the co-author, Don Tapscott.
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Books: President George W. Bush's memoir now for sale

Nov 9, 2010
It's decision time. To buy or not to buy former President George W. Bush's memoir? The 43rd President's autobiography, titled "Decision Points,"...
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The rough road ahead for young people

Nov 8, 2010
Two years ago, the country was in the throes of a financial panic. It was a moment that you could say defined or redefined a lot of us. Paul Auster's new book, "Sunset Park" follows four broke, young New Yorkers during the winter of 2008. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether the financial crisis has changed the way people relate to each other.
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Creating art out of chaos in Haiti

Nov 5, 2010
Author Edwidge Danticat, a writer from Haiti now living in the U.S., talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book "Create Dangerously," what it's like to make art out of a country in chaos, and what Haitian culture means to its people and economy.
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Zombie economic ideas still among us

Oct 29, 2010
Professor John Quiggin, author of "Zombie Economics," talks with Kai Ryssdal about how some economic ideas can be zombies -- theories that refuse to die no matter how wrong they prove to be.
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Jimmy Carter on deregulation, health care

Oct 27, 2010
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "White House Diary," whether he is partly to blame for the state of the economy because he started a drive for deregulation, his appointment of Paul Volcker to Federal Reserve Chairman, and his push for health care reform.
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