Make or Break Case

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Members' seats in the U.S. House of Representatives (Getty)

Edward Conard, former Bain Capital managing director, defends the one percent and makes the case for inequality. His new book is Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About The Economy Is Wrong. Plus: Is the Brooklyn D.A. giving preferential treatment to the Orthodox Jewish community during a sex abuse investigation?; and the latest from the House of Representatives. Then: Arlie Hoschchild on the idea of the outsourced self; and the Listserve project aims to attract one million people.

In The House

Robert Draper, contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic and GQ and the author of Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives, talks about the House of Representatives since the 2010 elections.

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Will The London Whale Bring Down JP Morgan?

New York bureau chief and Wall Street correspondent for Marketplace Heidi Moore talks about the huge loss announced by JP Morgan last week, and what it means for the company, regulation and our economy.

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DA Hynes and the Ultra-Orthodox Community

Staff writer for the Jewish Daily Forward Paul Berger discusses Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes' treatment of sex abuse charges in the ultra-orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn.

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In Defense of the One Percent

Edward Conard, former Bain Capital managing director and author of Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You've Been Told About The Economy Is Wrong, makes the case for inequality and defends the one percent.

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The Outsourced Self

Professor emerita of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley Arlie Hochschild continues her exploration of the intersection of the home and the market in her new book, The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times.

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The Listserve

What happens when people are given the chance to send one email of significance to thousands of people? Greg Dorsainville and Alvin Chang, two of the co-creators of The Listserve, talk about their "email lottery" project.

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