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Monday, August 31, 2009

Economist Henry Kaufman explains how the financial crisis will reshape our economic behavior for years to come. For our Underappreciated summer reading series, we’ll learn about Robert Montgomery Bird’s novel Sheppard Lee. Then, a look at how indie films can survive the recession. Plus, award-winning science journalist Po Bronson explains why he thinks today’s strategies for raising children are backfiring.

The Road to Financial Reformation

Henry Kaufman, economist and former Solomon Brothers President, explains what got us into our current financial debacle, what the consequences of it will be, and how to put our economy back on track. In The Road to Financial Reformation: Warnings, Consequences, Reforms he talks about why we should have ...

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Underappreciated: Sheppard Lee

In our latest Underappreciated segment, UCLA English professor Christopher Looby discusses Robert Montgomery Bird’s novel, Sheppard Lee, Written by Himself about an unrepentant deadbeat discovers the ability to project his souls into dying men’s bodies, a form of antebellum identity theft.

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Indie Films and the Recession

Amy Heller, president and co-founder of Milestone Film & Video, David Fenkel, partner/co-founder of Oscilloscope Laboratories, and Emily Russo, co-founder and co-president of Zeitgeist Films, discuss the future of indie film distribution and offer some strategies for survival in the current economic climate.

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Nurtureshock

Po Bronson argues that when it comes to raising children, we've mistaken good intentions for good ideas. Nurtureshock: New Thinking about Children, written with Ashley Merryman, describes why that many of modern society's methods for nurturing children aren’t working.

Events: Po Bronson will be speaking and signing books

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