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Monday, August 08, 2011

The US economy added 117,000 jobs in July, but fears of a double-dip recession persist. Diane Brady of Bloomberg BusinessWeek breaks down the latest economic and political news. Plus: Barbara Ehrenreich on the 10th anniversary of her bestseller Nickel and Dimed; Tufts University medical professor Nassir Ghaemi on the links between leadership and mental illness; the legacy of former Governor Hugh Carey; and the implications of facial recognition technology with Farhad Manjoo from Slate. 

Monday Morning Politics

Bloomberg BusinessWeek senior editor Diane Brady, and Will Saletan, Slate’s national correspondent, and Jacob Goldstein from NPR's Planet Money, and WNYC's Ilya Marritz from the Stock Exchange floor, chat about the S&P downgrade, the market reaction today, and the political fallout.

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Facial Recognition

Slate technology columnist Farhad Manjoo discusses recent advances in facial recognition technology and the implications for security and society.

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Nickel and Dimed Again

Author Barbara Ehrenreich discusses the new afterword to her 2001 bestselling book, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, and how it relates to today's bleak economic picture.

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Crazy to Lead

Nassir Ghaemi, MD, professor of psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine, director of the Tufts Medical Center Mood Disorders Program in Boston and author of A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness, looks at the surprising links between successful leadership and mood disorders.

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The Legacy of Gov. Hugh Carey

Wayne Barrett, Newsweek/Daily Beast contributor and a fellow at The Nation Institute, talks about how the liberal Democrat governor rescued New York from the brink of financial collapse in the 1970s.

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