Saturday Coffee Table: Money Talking Weekend Reading

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Money Talking host Charlie Herman, regular contributor Joe Nocera and guest Sheila Bair, the former chairman of the FDIC, tell us what they're reading this weekend.  

Charlie Herman will be reading Captive Audience by Susan Crawford. "It's about the telecom industry, government regulations and how other countries have leaped ahead of us when it comes to the speed of our broadband, pricing and whether or not that's putting us at a competitive disadvantage," he says.

Joe Nocera will be reading The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food by Mitchell Moss in the New York Times magazine. "It's a combination business story, food story and science story," he says. "The Dorito: Why can you not have only one Dorito?"


Sheila Bair will be reading A Feast For Crows, the fourth book in the Game of Thrones series. "It's got it all. It's got ego-driven war and palace power games," she said. "I think George Martin, the author, must have worked in Washington." She'll also be reading Antifragile by Naseem Taleb and the recently published lectures that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave at George Washington University in the spring of 2012 on the role of the Federal Reserve, current monetary policy and other topics.