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Lessons from 'The Tao of Wu'

Dec 25, 2009
Hip-hop artist The RZA of Wu-Tang Clan talks with Kai Ryssdal about balancing hip-hop and the message of money, and his thoughts on the economy. We also offer an excerpt from his book, "The Tao of Wu."

Lessons from 'The Tao of Wu'

Oct 16, 2009
The RZA talks with Kai Ryssdal about balancing hip-hop and the message of money.

Taking Stock: Are the markets fair?

Sep 30, 2009
Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Justice," and the morality of Wall Street.

Taking Stock: Rethinking consumerism

Jul 13, 2009
The recession seems to have put brakes on over-consumption, at least for now. But how can the economy grow if people don't spend money? Kai Ryssdal talks with Gus Speth, Yale's dean of environmental studies, about how to change our consumer society.

Taking Stock: Lessons from history

Jun 9, 2009
Revered economist and monetary policy expert Dr. Anna Schwartz talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the Federal Reserve and government have performed while in the economic hot seat. She isn't too pleased.

Why home ownership is U.S. obsession

Mar 26, 2009
Kai Ryssdal speaks with Columbia Professor Edmund Phelps about the reason why so many Americans want to own their own homes.

Even Dilbert gets the boot

Jan 29, 2009
Life in the cubicle for comic strip character Dilbert has been chronicled for years in newspapers worldwide. But even Dilbert isn't immune to the recession. Creator Scott Adams speaks with Kai Ryssdal about why Dilbert is joining the unemployment line.

For public good, not for profit.

Taking Stock: Get banks smaller

Jan 8, 2009
There are a lot of reasons why our economy is in a sorry state. Among them, the way we've done business and how banks have been structured. Kai Ryssdal speaks with management expert Charles Handy about how we got in this current economic mess.

Taking Stock: Keeping the faith

Dec 12, 2008
In these tough economic times, your faith may be the only thing pulling you through. Kai Ryssdal talks with Rev. Mark Bozzuti-Jones, who preaches from the pulpit at Trinity Church on Wall Street.

Taking Stock: Global impact of crisis

Dec 4, 2008
All the economic troubles might have started in the United States, but they haven't ended here. Kai Ryssdal talks with Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen about the global impacts.