Feb 6, 2012

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Greece was supposed to come up with a cost-cutting austerity plan today; London Bureau Chief Stephen Beard explains what happened instead. Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein is the first major business leader to join a campaign in support of same-sex marriage. There's some backlash from Facebook users over the company's recently announced IPO. Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio reports on "elder financial abuse," and the BBC's Justin Rowlatt talks about deforestation in the Amazon.

Segments From this episode

Letters: Carrots and sticks, Google searches

Feb 6, 2012
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: Depressing news when unemployment is down, correcting the carrot-and-stick idiom, and what Google's auto-complete feature reveals about ourselves.

Facebook users want their share

Feb 6, 2012
Last week's Facebook IPO has many users questioning why the social network can make so much money off of their user data.

Efforts pay off in fighting deforestation in Brazil

Feb 6, 2012
The Brazilian government has ramped up efforts to stop deforestation in the Amazon. So far, it seems to be slowly working.

Stealing from the old

Feb 6, 2012
Call it "elder financial abuse," the largely unreported crime claims hundreds of thousands of victims each year.

When is the real deadline for Greece?

Feb 6, 2012
Greece was on deadline to deliver a cost-cutting plan to the IMF and EU last week, this past weekend and today. Now, the deadline has been extended. When might the country default?

Wall Street CEO takes rare lead on social issue

Feb 6, 2012
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, who faced PR battles during the financial crisis, emerges as a national spokesman for gay marriage.

Greece was supposed to come up with a cost-cutting austerity plan today; London Bureau Chief Stephen Beard explains what happened instead. Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein is the first major business leader to join a campaign in support of same-sex marriage. There’s some backlash from Facebook users over the company’s recently announced IPO. Economy 4.0’s David Brancaccio reports on “elder financial abuse,” and the BBC’s Justin Rowlatt talks about deforestation in the Amazon.

Music from the episode

Vision One Röyksopp
Vision One Röyksopp
Starling This Many Boyfriends
Starling This Many Boyfriends
Bicycle Memory Tapes
Bicycle Memory Tapes