Debt, Recession, and Words of Advice

In debt

On today’s show: Atif Mian explains why severe recessions continue to happen and whether we could have prevented the Great Recession and its consequences. Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell talks about his upcoming album, “Guitar in the Space Age!” and about performing at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Larry Smith, the founder of Six-Word Memoirs, kicks off the Six-Word Twitter Festival with this challenge: What’s the best advice you’ve given or received—in six words? Howard French discusses how China has become a major investor in Africa.