Saturday Coffee Table: Money Talking Weekend Reading
Friday, April 05, 2013
Money Talking host Charlie Herman and regular contributors Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar of Time magazine tell us what they're reading this weekend.
Charlie Herman will be reading "Silencing the Subway" by Christopher Maag in the online publication Narratively. "It's looking at the subway system that's being built here in New York, and in particular, trying to figure out ways to dampen the sound. I had spent some time with one company, a structural engineering firm, that was really looking at the different ways of trying to prevent that deafening noise that you hear."
Rana Foroohar will be reading the book To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism by Evgeny Morozov. "The book is basically taking on the cult of technology, the idea that all these companies...are going to make our lives so much better, that big data is going to tell us what kind of music and art are best, that technology has all the solutions."
Joe Nocera will be reading "Business Outsider," a profile of discredited Wall Street analyst turned journalist Henry Blodget by Ken Auletta in The New Yorker. "Blodget is the former analyst who was disgraced in the Eliot Spitzer Wall Street analyst scandal and had to pay a huge fine and was booted from the industry. And he's completely reinvented himself in that kind of only-in-America redemption story where he now runs a very popular website called Business Insider that covers the world of business."