Roger Lowenstein

Author and New York Times contributor

Roger Lowenstein appears in the following:

Ben Bernanke: Hero or Villain?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Roger Lowenstein, financial journalist and author of The End of Wall Street, talks about his cover story for The Atlantic about public perception of Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke.

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Collective Bargaining Debate Hits New Jersey

Monday, June 20, 2011

When Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker threatened the collective bargaining rights of Wisconsin’s public sector employees earlier this year, large scale protests assembled almost overnight as the eyes of the world descended on the Badger State. It was déjà vu in the Garden State last week, when the New Jersey State Senate approved a bill which would radically change the health care, pensions and bargaining rights of over 500,000 public sector employees. Just a decade ago, a move against pensions would be political suicide. So why are voters and lawmakers changing their state budget tactics now?

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The End of Wall Street

Friday, April 09, 2010

Roger Lowenstein tells the full story of the end of Wall Street as we knew it. In The End of Wall Street he weaves together a financial, economic, and sociological thriller. He explains the origins of the crisis and looks at the lessons that should be learned from the ...

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Choosing Foreclosure as Home Values Dip

Monday, February 08, 2010

As home values fall, more and more homeowners are walking away from their mortgage payments and foreclosing on their properties. And some say this is the right decision.


Job Creation Rising, But Job Losses Continue

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before Congress yesterday, saying he expects to see new jobs appearing near the end of this year or early next year. He warned, however, that it could take a while for the unemployment rate to slow down. Joining The Takeaway to discuss the long wait for work is New York Times magazine writer Roger Lowenstein, who sees the lack of job hiring as more troubling than job losses. Also joining the conversation are Fred Winner, who runs a welding company in Western Ohio and has had to lay off employees and cut hours, and Boreas Van Nouhuys, who lost his job last November as a carpenter in Kauai, and is still looking for work.


Drop in consumer confidence in the ailing economy

Friday, January 09, 2009

Markets finished at record lows in 2008, but perhaps more significant than the final number, is that the volume of sales has dropped. This can be seen as an indicator that consumer confidence is extremely low. Some investors got burned in the market drop and the news is filled with lost savings due to Bernard Madoff's massive financial fraud. The net result is that people aren't interested in investing right now. To discuss this loss of consumer confidence we are joined by Roger Lowenstein, a contributor to the New York Times Magazine and author of "While America Aged: How Pension Debts Ruined General Motors, Stopped the NYC Subways, Bankrupted San Diego and Loom as the Next Financial Crisis."

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Making Promises to American Workers

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

We look into America’s pension and health care crisis, and what it will take for corporations and the government to make good on their promises to workers. Roger Lowenstein’s new book is While America Aged.

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