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Friday, August 14, 2009

Is Google so big it needs to be regulated as a public utility? Jeff Jarvis and Siva Vaidhyanathan discuss. Plus, Wired editor Chris Anderson on why “you get what you pay for” may not apply to digital information; transforming vacant residential developments into affordable housing; debunking medical myths; celebrating the 20th anniversary of Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing; and highlights from “Your Uncommon Economic Indicators.”

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Chris Anderson, Jeff Jarvis and Siva Vaidhyanathan

Uncommon Economic Indicators Roundup

Steven Greenhouse, labor and workplace reporter for The New York Times and author of The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker, helps explore some of the notable contributions to the Uncommon Economic Indicators website.

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Taking Back House

Brooklyn Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries talks about Project Reclaim, his proposal to transform new vacant residential developments into affordable housing.
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Free This Book

Chris Anderson, author of FREE: The Future of a Radical Price, talks about how the value of information and services is not always best tied to price.

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Regulating Google?

Jeff Jarvis, writer of the blog Buzzmachine.com, professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York and author of What Would Google Do?, and Siva Vaidhyanathan, associate professor of media studies and law at the University of Virginia and ...

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Do or Die Bed-Stuy

Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" came out 20 years ago. Kai Wright, senior writer for The Root, and Dayo Olopade, political reporter for The Root, talk about the impact of the movie.

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Everything You Know About Health Is Wrong

Should you wait an hour after eating before swimming? Do you lose most of your body heat through your head? Will lifting something heavy give you a hernia? Dr. Aaron Carroll, associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism at the

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