Moral Injury; Non-Traditional Taxes; The Myth of Spoiled Children

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Friday, April 04, 2014

David Wood, senior military correspondent for the Huffington Post, discusses the concept of moral injury, and whether it may have played a role in the recent shooting at Fort Hood. Plus: an argument against the way Port Authority projects are funded; non-traditional tax questions; the myth of spoiled children; and Reuters finance blogger Felix Salmon sums up the debate surrounding high frequency trading and Michael Lewis’ new book about the tactic.   

Vets Come Home With "Moral Injuries" Too

Pulitzer Prize-winning military correspondent David Wood talks about his reporting on veterans and what part "moral injury" may have played in the recent shooting at Ft. Hood.

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Fixing the Port Authority

In the wake of the "Bridgegate" scandal, the governors of NY and NJ have suggested restructuring the Port Authority that oversees big regional infrastructure projects. Hugh O'Neill, president of Appleseed (an economic development consulting firm based in NYC) and a former assistant executive director of the Port Authority (1985-1991), talks about the report he and NYU's Mitchell Moss put together that argues the problem is not mismanagement or politics, but the business model that funds revenue-free projects requiring hefty toll increases.

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Non-Traditional Tax Questions

With April 15th approaching, Shelly Goch, CPA with Adeptus Partners LLC, specializes in taxes for non-traditional families -- gay marriages, non-married partners, plus artists and foreign nationals working in NYC.

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In Defense of Helicopter Parenting

Alfie Kohn says "no persuasive reason exists to hold permissiveness responsible" for entitled children. Read an excerpt from his book The Myth of the Spoiled Child here — and let us know what you think. 

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The High Frequency High Frequency Trading Debate

Felix Salmon, finance blogger for Reuters, explains the debate and the backlash — and the backlash to the backlash — over Michael Lewis' Flash Boys.

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Brian Lehrer Live

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Three of our favorite segments from the week, edited together to listen to on the weekend: solving your sleep problems; the secret world of bodega cats; and Bette Midler.


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