Saturday Coffee Table: Money Talking Weekend Reading
Friday, April 12, 2013
Money Talking host Charlie Herman, regular contributor Rana Foroohar of Time magazine, and guest Steve Bertoni of Forbes magazine tell us what they’re reading this weekend.
Charlie Herman will be reading "Made in the USA," the cover story of the latest issue of Time magazine co-written by none other than Money Talking contributor Rana Foroohar. The piece is about American manufacturing, whether or not it’s making a comeback and if it will create middle class jobs. "If these are pretty highly skilled jobs, they might not really be the savior that we hope it is."
Rana Foroohar will be reading the book Sugar in the Blood: A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire by Andrea Stuart. "It’s a topic I’m fascinated by which is the politics and economics of slave trade in the Caribbean and how it relates to sugar production....The book doesn’t get into this explicitly but it brings to mind other trade-offs we have today like really cheap clothing handmade by child workers in Asia."
Steve Bertoni is an associate editor at Forbes magazine. He'll be reading "Business Outsider" by Ken Auletta, a profile of Henry Blodget in the New Yorker. A former all-star tech analyst, Blodget was accused of civil securities fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2002 and agreed to a permanent ban from the securities industry. "He was banned for life and now he has a second life as the CEO and editor of Business Insider, which is a hot new business online publication that is actually a little controversial in its own sense."