Playlist: The money trail
Posted by Chau Tu
For Marketplace, Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Tess spoke to Matthew Levitt about how Osama bin Laden's death will affect terror financing and counterterrorism efforts. Swiss banks say they have frozen almost $1 billion dollars in assets from the former leaders of Egypt and Tunisia as well as Colonel Gaddafi. Commentator Raj Patel explained why bringing down food prices might be a good way to quell a revolution.
Meanwhile, the U.S. is still debating about the debt ceiling, as Treasury Secretary Geithner offers another extension. The Army Corps of Engineers has created a large hole in a Missouri levee to regulate potential flooding of the Ohio River. It could ruin future harvests for many nearby farmers. TV ownership in the U.S. has fallen for the first time in 20 years. And Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner offers his thoughts on why some companies may find it in their best interest to find successors outside of the family. And here are the songs we played: