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Thursday, June 07, 2012

In the wake of the failed union-backed recall election in Wisconsin, New York Times columnist Joe Nocera looks at the correlation between the decline of unions and the growth of economic inequality. Plus: a call-in for your internet dating stories; what NYU’s expansion means for the rest of New York; University of Chicago economist Luigi Zingales on how Europe’s economic troubles may be redefining American-style capitalism; and sex abuse at an elite prep school.

Shortchanged: Joe Nocera on Unions and the Middle Class

In light of the failed Wisconsin recall, Joe NoceraNew York Times op-ed columnist and co-author of All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis, discusses the correlation between the decline of unions and the widening gap between the rich and the middle class.

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Expanding NYU

Wall Street Journal real estate reporter Laura Kusisto talks about NYU's contentious expansion plans after approval from the City Planning Commission yesterday.

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Prep School Sex Abuse

With the news from Penn State, New York Times Magazine contributor Amos Kamil reflects on how past episodes of sexual abuse were handled at elite prep school Horace Mann.

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Old World Economic Ills

Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago economist and the author of A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity, argues the U.S. economy is in danger of falling prey to the problems he hoped to leave behind in Europe.

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Darrell Issa on Keeping the Web Open

Darrell Issa, Congressman (R-CA) and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, discusses his efforts to reform the Stop Online Piracy Act legislation, as well as to crowdsource ideas through the Keep The Web Open project.

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Broadband Love: Your Do's, Don’t's and Lessons

We kick off our month-long series on Internet dating with a call-in -- how is online dating different from traditional dating? What lessons have you learned and what advice would you share? Give us a call 212-433-9692 or post here.

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