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The Brian Lehrer Show

Banking on Gold to Save the Economy

Friday, June 13, 2014

Paul Krugman says it's a "cosmically bad idea," but former presidential candidate Steve Forbes thinks otherwise. He makes the case for how the gold standard could stabilize the global economy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Family Meeting About Making It

Friday, June 06, 2014

A two-hour "family meeting" on the idea of success at different stages of life. How does the personal and professional balance when it comes to feeling like you've "made it"? How much does being a parent add or get in the way of your personal goals -- and how is your success reflected in your child's? And, when you're retired and looking back, what lessons do you have about what actually mattered and what didn't?

The Brian Lehrer Show

Money, Marriage, and Making It

Friday, June 06, 2014

June Carbone, professor of law, science and technology at the University of Minnesota, and co-author of Marriage Markets: How Inequality is Remaking the American Family [Oxford] and Naomi Cahn, professor at George Washington University Law School, and co-author of the book talk about how ideas of success and stability inform marriage, partnerships, and inequality in our society -- and how those forces have changed over time.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Debt and the Great Recession

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Atif Mian argues that the Great Recession was caused by a large run-up in household debt followed by a large drop in household spending.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New York as the City of Money

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Jessica Lautin, assistant curator at the Museum of the City of New York, and writer and historian Steven Jaffe talk about New York's history as the nation's financial center and their book, Capital of Capital: Money, Banking, and Power in New York City, 1784-2012.

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The Takeaway

High Tech, Low Cost Artificial Limbs Could Be on the Way

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The high cost of prosthetics is prohibitive for many people who need them. But a team of graduate students found a way to build them on the cheap. 

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Listen to Lucy

Banks should be more like the FT

Monday, May 05, 2014

Banks should be more like the FT

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The Takeaway

What's a Dollar Worth Where You Live?

Monday, April 28, 2014

What's a dollar worth to you? Here we examine how far a dollar goes across the country, and how affordability determines where we live and why we move.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What Drives Income Inequality

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thomas Piketty explains the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from 20 countries, ranging as far back as the 18th century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. He makes the case that the main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth—threatens to generate extreme inequalities that foment social and political turmoil and undermine democratic values.

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The Takeaway

Young, Rich and Working on Wall Street

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wall Street is a place that's hard to make your way into and even harder to find your way out of. Kevin Roose recently sneaked his way into a black tie Kappa Beta Phi event and wrote about this experience for New York magazine. He found that young inductees to Wall Street are entering a very different environment today than a decade ago. He explores this new generation of Wall Streeters, and the culture of fear and extravagance that accompanies the job.

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The Takeaway

Money Addiction: How Much Is Enough?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Wealth can be a tool for investment, for development and even for change. But wealth can also be an end in itself—becoming an addiction. That was the case for Sam Polk, a former hedge fund manager. In his last year on Wall Street, Polk earned a $3.6 million bonus. He felt it wasn't enough. Today, Polk explores why Americans love and possibly have an addiction to money.

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Strangers

Born Rich (or Poor): Moby, Jamie Johnson and Others

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Just how fabulous is it to be fabulously rich? 4 stories of wealth--inherited and earned.   - Get the full story here.

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On The Media

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Friday, December 20, 2013

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Transportation Nation

Proposal to Raise Gas Tax Has Allies Outside Congress

Thursday, December 05, 2013

WAMU

The federal gasoline tax, last raised in 1993 to 18 cents per gallon, would increase five cents per year over three years and have future increases tied to inflation, under legislation proposed Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR). With the Highway Trust Fund set to go broke in ten months, the congressman called on leaders of both parties and the Obama administration to raise the tax to replenish the pot of money that pays for rail and road improvements.

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Transportation Nation

Railroads Face Deadline to Install Technology to Prevent Crashes

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

WAMU

The deadly derailment of a Metro-North commuter train in New York Sunday may be adding a sense of urgency to the efforts of freight and passengers railroads to adopt technology that could prevent similar accidents.

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Transportation Nation

Cabbies of Washington Unite! Taxi Drivers Lock Arms with Teamsters

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WNYC

D.C. cabbies -- frustrated with a spate of city mandates requiring drivers to modernize their vehicles -- have voted to unionize.

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Transportation Nation

New Highway Along Beltway is Road Less Traveled

Thursday, October 24, 2013

WAMU

The 495 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia—14 miles of EZ Pass-only toll lanes where HOV-3 vehicles ride free—are still struggling to attract drivers nearly one year after opening. Traffic volume on the new highway is below expectations, according to information reported to the Australian Securities Exchange.

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Transportation Nation

Show Me the Money: Some D.C. Cabbies Waiting Weeks to Collect Credit Card Fares

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WAMU

Two weeks after the start of universal credit card acceptance in Washington, D.C. cabs, the transition from cash-only to modern technology has been bumpy, with more than 5,600 of the District’s roughly 6,500 cabs having installed systems that accept payments from both credit cards and smartphone apps.

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On The Media

Who’s gonna pay for this stuff?

Friday, August 30, 2013

This week, an encore of our special hour on the incredible volume of media available to consumers, and the incredible difficulty of making money for creators.