The State of Capitalism

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Monday, September 14, 2009

One year ago this week, Wall Street began to melt down, from the sale of Merril Lynch to the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the bailout of AIG. One year later, what’s the state of US Capitalism? New York Times business reporter Gretchen Morgenson marks the anniversary and discusses her new book, The Capitalist’s Bible. Plus, the WNYC news team previews tomorrow’s key primaries; how to write chick-lit; and your commuting stories.


Gretchen Morgenson

Capitalism: What Is It Good For?

One year ago marked the collapse of Wall Street as we knew it. But, was that the end for American-style capitalism overall? Gretchen Morgenson, business reporter for the New York Times, has edited the new book The Capitalist's Bible: The Essential Guide to Free Markets--and Why They Matter to ...

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China Trade: Tires and Chicken Parts

Daniel Griswold, director for trade policy studies at the Cato Institute, discusses the recent trade skirmish with China.

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Jeff Johnson on Discovering Your Personal Best

Jeff Johnson, BET correspondent and the author of Everything I’m Not Made Me Everything I Am: Discovering Your Personal Best, discusses his new book and his documentary about Kurdistan.

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Primary Day Preview

Tomorrow marks Primary day for the Mayoral, Comptroller and Public Advocate races here in New York City. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Bob Hennelly discuss what's at stake.

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Door to Door: Your Commute and Your City

The WNYC Culture Department has launched a new series, Door To Door exploring the way we commute. Robert "Buzz" Paaswell, Director of the University Transportation Research Center at City College, will guide the discussion throughout the month and help you redesign your commute.

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A Novel Approach

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor and Supreme Court watcher at discusses working outside her comfort zone to write a chick lit novel.

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