Financial Reform Passes

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) hugs Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AK)as Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) stand nearby after voting to pass Wall Street reform, May 20, 2010. (Mark Wilson/Getty)

The Senate passed Wall St. reform measures late last night. Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times op-ed columnist Paul Krugman gives his take, and explores the question of whether America should worry about becoming the next Greece. Plus, David Frum on the state of Conservatism, Rand Paul, and why some Republicans voted for financial reform; Author Nassim Nicholas Taleb explores the random nature of financial markets and whether this bill will anticipate the next "black swan"; and another job postings 101.

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Frum the Right

David Frum, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, editor of, comments on the state of conservatism and the Republicans who voted for financial reform.

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U.S. Is Not Greece

Paul Krugman on why we're not Greece.

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Black Swan

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, former hedge fund advisor, professor, and author of the best-selling book The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Random House Trade Paperbacks; 2 edition, 2010), continues his exploration of randomness and the unpredictability of markets with the new edition of his book. Will the new financial reform bill help predict the next "Black Swan"?

Event: Nassim Nicholas Taleb appears at the Union Square Barnes and Noble Monday at 7 p.m. to discuss the new edition of his book. More information here.

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Leave Your Kids in the Park Day

Lenore Skenazy, author of Free-Range Kids, is declaring May 22 a national holiday: "Take Our Children to the Park...And Leave Them There Day." Today she explains why.

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The Classifieds: Senior Web Designer

As part of the Brian Lehrer Show Help Wanted radio series and Facebook community, we're taking a look at one real job listing each day for a week. Judith Gerberg, president of the Career Counselors Consortium who also has had a private career counseling practice in Manhattan since 1985, will give advice for job seekers on how to put your best foot forward to get that job. 

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