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Monday, June 04, 2012

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman argues against austerity and for stimulus here and in Europe. Charles Ferguson famously pointed out not a single financial executive has gone to jail in his Oscar acceptance speech for "Inside Job"; he explores the reasons in his new book. Also: End of War continues with Jarhead author Anthony Swofford and the "emotional" life of plants.

Paul Krugman Weighs In

Paul Krugman, op-ed columnist for the New York Times and author most recently of End This Depression Now!, discusses his views of the economy and how to fix it--and the politics of getting it done.

→ Event: Paul Krugman at Union Square Barnes and Noble | Tonight at 7pm | More Info

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End of War: Anthony Swofford

Former U.S. Marine and Jarhead author Anthony Swofford talks about his new book, Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails: A Memoir, and continues the discussion on the end of war.

→ EVENT: Swofford will be reading from and discussing Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails on Tuesday, June 5 at 7pm at the Barnes & Noble at 82nd and Broadway.

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Economic Crimes

When he won the Oscar for the documentary "Inside Job," director Charles Ferguson asked why no one responsible for the financial crisis went to jail.  He looks for answers in his new book Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America.

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Parents and Tight Public School Budgets

Kyle Spencer, freelance education reporter and New York Times contributor, discusses parents digging deeper into their pockets to relieve tight public school budgets

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Plants Like Us

Daniel Chamovitz, director of the Manna Center for Plant Biosciences at Tel Aviv University and author of What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses, talks about how plants relate to the world through their senses -- and the DNA they share with humans.

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