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Before There Was Money, There Was Debt

Sep 29, 2011
Debt: The First 5,000 Years is a new book by anthropologist, author and general provocateur, David Graeber. It gives a long and global view on th...
Posted In: david brancaccio, David Graeber, debt, economy 4.0

Someday, and That Day May Never Come...

Sep 28, 2011
We came up with a lot of possibilities when we were trying to think of a good metaphor to explain a derivatives clearinghouse....
Posted In: Clearinghouse, david brancaccio, Derivatives, economy 4.0, Satyajit Das

Dodd-Frank: If You Want to Drain the Swamp, Don't Ask the Frogs

Sep 22, 2011
Three years ago, the world was falling apart. Lehman Brothers was bankrupt, Merrill Lynch was bought for peanuts and the government's response wa...
Posted In: david brancaccio, dodd-frank, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, economy 4.0, Extreme Money: Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk, Satyajit Das, Volcker Rule

When There's Not Enough Time to (Celtic) Rock

Sep 20, 2011
Yesterday, we aired a story about Maryland's Genuine Progress Indicator, an alternative economic index that factors in hard-to-calculate variables...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Genuine Progress Indicator, Martin O'Malley, Maryland, new numbers

Feeling Relaxed? Now Put a Price On It

Sep 19, 2011
Let's say you're outside, it's a warm summer afternoon, you're sipping an iced tea... no wait that has too much caffeine, better make it a lemonade...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Genuine Progress Indicator, GPI, Maryland, new numbers

How is your credit report affecting your employment?

Jul 26, 2011
A study by the Society for Human Resource Management found that over 60 percent of employers used credit reports in deciding whether to hire...
Posted In: credit report, credit score, david brancaccio, economy 4.0

Storming the Capital: A CFPB Walking Tour

Jul 20, 2011
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

In Egypt, Affordable Housing is the Price of Love

Jun 21, 2011
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

Hernando de Soto on the Middle East's 'Informal' Revolution

Jun 20, 2011
Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto is best known for the big, paradigm-shifting idea of his 2000 book: The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Tr...
Posted In: Arab Spring, black market, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Egypt, Hernando de Soto, middle east, Mohamed Bouazizi, property rights, revolution, The Mystery of Capital, Tunisia

The Gold ATM Index

May 26, 2011
This morning, David Brancaccio reported on consumer confidence in Egypt, as well as in the region at large. He mentioned the Gold-To-Go ATM in A...
Posted In: ATM, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Egypt, gold, middle east, UAE

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