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May 16, 2013

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We've got former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on the show to talk about the release of his new book, “Rumsfeld’s Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and Life," but in other news, the IRS scandal has heated up. How did it get itself into such a mess? Plus, Bitcoin again. The U.S. has made its first move to crackdown, by using anti-money laundering laws to freeze a bank account of the biggest Bitcoin exchange. What impact will that have and what’s yet to come?

Segments From this episode

Have we entered cupcake deflation?

May 16, 2013
Cupcake prices have dropped eight-tenths of a percent over the past year.

Japan's economy grows under Shinzo Abe's leadership

May 16, 2013
Policies taken by the head of Japan are helping the country finally bounce back after decades of trouble. But is it enough -- and will it continue?

Orbiting Kepler telescope may be unable to gather more data

May 16, 2013
Space scientists say Kepler has already found enough potential and confirmed planets to keep them busy for years.

Will dollars follow the stem cell breakthrough?

May 16, 2013
Researchers have figured out how to clone human embryonic stems cells, which can be used to develop tissue for many uses. Will investors jump in?

Bitcoin blow: U.S. government freezes funds to trade the digital currency

May 16, 2013
The U.S. has made its first move to crackdown on Bitcoin, by using anti-money laundering laws to freeze funds of the biggest Bitcoin trading exchange.

The problem of the IRS's dwindling credibility

May 16, 2013
The IRS was already in trouble even before this current scandal

Luring developers to rebuild on polluted land

May 16, 2013
Sometimes the government has to kick in to convince developers to reclaim "brownfield" sites. The EPA says it's developed a good partnership in Atlanta.

Donald Rumsfeld on Iraq

Jun 13, 2014
The former U.S. defense secretary shares lessons on politics and business.

We’ve got former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on the show to talk about the release of his new book, “Rumsfeld’s Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and Life,” but in other news, the IRS scandal has heated up. How did it get itself into such a mess? Plus, Bitcoin again. The U.S. has made its first move to crackdown, by using anti-money laundering laws to freeze a bank account of the biggest Bitcoin exchange. What impact will that have and what’s yet to come?

Music from the episode

Black Balloons Local Natives
Black Balloons Local Natives
Brain Freeze Sackcloth Fashion
Brain Freeze Sackcloth Fashion
Hear My Dear Oddisee
Hear My Dear Oddisee
Sign Of The Times Point Blank
Sign Of The Times Point Blank