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Friday, February 20, 2009

Richard Florida looks at how the recession will reshape not just the American economy, but the fundamental demographics of the country. How will New York fare in the new economic order? Plus, inside info from NYC Scout; Joe Nocera on nationalizing the banks; Nate Silver's Oscar picks; and crowdsourcing lunch.


Richard Florida, Joe Nocera, NYC Scout and Nate Silver

SOS: The Financial Industry

Joe Nocera, New York Times business columnist and author of the Executive Suite blog, talks about nationalizing the banks and other ways to save the financial industry.

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Swing States

It's not just the economy that is at risk these days: Richard Florida, author of The Creative Class, thinks that the recession will reshape the entire demographic landscape. Which areas will benefit, which will suffer the most, and what will future America look like?

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Scouting NY

NYC Scout is a film scout who spends his days traveling around New York City checking out locations. He recently started a blog in which he highlights some of the more interesting parts of the city he's discovered. What are your favorite NYC quirks and oddities? ...

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Brown Bag Lunches: Caviar Taste on a Peanut Butter Budget

Our Uncommon Economic Indicators project has collected lots of stories of crowded office refrigerators and lines at the microwave as more and more people of more and more people bring lunch from home. Can brown bag lunches be exciting? Kate McDonough, editor of, kicks off the packable lunch ...

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Crunching The Oscars

Nate Silver, political number-cruncher extraordinaire for Five Thirty Eight, has put his statistical analysis to the test and come up with predictions for this Sunday's Oscar awards.

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