Property Values

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

In a cut-and-paste society, the way information travels is rapidly changing, but copyright laws are staying the same. Novelist Jonathan Lethem, cartoonist Art Spiegelman and Professor Siva Vaidhyanathan debate the evolving role of intellectual property laws. Plus: Richard Brodsky makes a pitch for the Attorney General's race, Michael Hudson on the real costs of real estate and listeners' calls on the impending immigrant strike.

Over the Barrel

Ron Scherer, New York bureau chief of the Christian Science Monitor
-on the background and response to high gasoline prices.

» Christian Science Monitor website


Attorney General Race

Richard Brodsky,New York assemblyman (D-86th District-Westchester County),
- why he wants Eliot Spitzer's old job

» Richard Brodsky's campaign


The Trouble with Bubbles

Michael Hudson, professor of economics at University of Missouri - Kansas City and author, Superimperialism: The Origin and Fundamentals of U.S. World Dominance (Pluto Press; 2nd edition, 2003)
- thinks excessive mortgage debt is bad for society

» Michael Hudson's website


Property Values

Art Spiegelman, comic artist, author of In the Shadow of No Towers (Pantheon, 2004)
Jonathan Lethem, author of the novels, Motherless Brooklyn (Doubleday, 1999) and The Fortress of Solitude (Faber & Faber, 2003)
Siva Vaidhyanathan, cultural historian and media scholar at NYU; author, Copyrights ...


Open Phones: Immigrant Boycott

-listeners' calls on the planned immigrants' boycott.


Judge to Dan Brown: Code's Are a Doddle

You might have cracked the Da Vinci code after the first few pages, but have you heard of the Smithy code? The British judge overseeing the recent plagiarism case involving the author Dan Brown thought he’d try his hand at the code game himself by burying a surprise mystery ...


Required reading: April 27, 2006

In which: parents protest cell phone “umbilical cord” ban, report calls for dismantling of FEMA, European panel says CIA flew secret prisoners, and British judge takes on Dan Brown with “Smithy Code”

Cell phone crackdown in schools worries parents (Newsday)

Puzzle Embedded in 'Da Vinci Code' Ruling (NY ...


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