Saturday Coffee Table: Money Talking Weekend Reading
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 04:00 AM
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 "Amazon's (Not So Secret) War on Taxes" by Peter Elkind in the June issue of Fortune magazine. "This is a company that so many people use to buy items, and often times you got that advantage because you didn't have to pay taxes if you lived in certain states. Well, that might be coming to an end."
Rana Foroohar will be reading "Change the World" by George Packer in the New Yorker, which looks at how Silicon Valley money is starting to affect Washington. "It really gets at this zero-gravity world that is Silicon Valley, these people who are not only billionaires and millionaires en masse but with these ideas that are very utopian, notions about how they can change the world and have changed the world that they can translate into all these different spheres."
Joe Nocera will be reading The Billionaire's Apprentice: The Rise of the Indian-American Elite and the Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund by Anita Raghavan, which was recently excerpted in the New York Times magazine. "The subtext is about the rise of an Indian elite in the United States, how they came to power, what they've done in the U.S. and how, in effect, disgraced they were by this scandal, and the little bit I've read of it so far is just fascinating."