Carl Richards: Live and doodling

Mar 2, 2012
Tess talks with personal finance commentator and artist Carl Richards in front of a live audience in Park City, Utah.
Carl Richards' personal finance drawings pull no punches.
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Haircut: More dangerous than it sounds

Nov 8, 2011
If Greece accepts the terms of a new aid package it's expected to get a haircut on its debt. But Sr. Editor Paddy Hirsch explain why that haircut...
Sr. editor Paddy Hirsch discusses the dangers of Greece getting a haircut on its debt.
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WHITEBOARD: Exposure -- not necessarily a bad thing

Oct 21, 2011
Most people have dark thoughts when they hear the word exposure, but exposure can be beneficial -- if it's done in moderation, as I explain in this...

WHITEBOARD: What do companies do with all that cash?

Sep 30, 2011
Companies are hoarding cash -- to cushion themselves if the economy worsens. But where do they keep all that money? Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains

WHITEBOARD: Fiscal policy vs. monetary policy

Sep 5, 2011
Often conflated, often confused, fiscal and monetary policies take very different approaches to influence the economy. And they rely on two very ...

WHITEBOARD: The name's Bond. Eurobond.

Aug 17, 2011
James Bond is a weapon of last resort, the man you send in when diplomacy and threats have failed. Eurobond is a similar sort of chap......

Banks Are Magic!

Aug 11, 2011
Banks are magic - they create money out of thin air. They do it for their own good, of course. But by helping themselves they're actually helping...

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WHITEBOARD: What is a ratings agency, anyway?

Aug 7, 2011
How credit agencies work from Marketplace on Vimeo. Here's how I look at it. Imagine a house, full of medical students, none of whom have a ...

VIDEO: A history of wealth and lifespan visualized

Jan 26, 2011
Special thanks to LA comedian and Office star Rainn Wilson for pointing us to this amazing video explainer from the BBC via his hilarious Twitt...

The ideal explainer

Jan 12, 2011
Tristan Harris of Apture asked me an interesting question yesterday: what makes a good explainer?...