Playlist: Financial independence, creative menu pricing
Posted by Christina Huh
For Marketplace Money, Friday, July 1, 2011
Fire up the grill and take out the fire works for America’s and your (financial) independence.. We listen to folks share when they felt like they achieved financial independence. Reporter Ashley Milne-Tyte takes a look at a moment when you don’t feel independent: At a restaurant. Many restaurants are taking, let’s say, creative liberties on how they choose to display prices or even not at all.
The future for comedian Albert Brooks is bleak, but it’s not completely without hope. He shares his predictions in his book “2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America.” A bit of “1984” is already playing out today in 2011, although it’s more Little Brother you should beware of. Reporter Steve Henn takes a look at how spying devices previously only in the domain of, well, spies are entering the mainstream. Commentator Rob Walker talks about why he doesn’t think there should be a “dislike” button on Facebook. Tess and MSN’s Liz Weston answer your questions regarding retirement and getting out of bankruptcy in this weekend’s Getting Personal segment. And here are the songs we played:
- Money, Money, Money — ABBABuy
- Hate it or Love it — The Game feat. Mary J. Blige
- Future — Cut CopyBuy
- This Must Be The Place — Talking HeadsBuy
- Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand — Primitive Radio GodsBuy
- The Ghost Inside – Broken BellsBuy
- Happy Workers — Tori Amos
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