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Bad Bank

I've posted before that I am a fan of Ira Glass' "This American Life" heard on public radio. Last week, in collaboration with Planet Money, TAL aired "Bad Bank". In this episode, they offer another spin on the current banking crisis, helping to bring it to a level that's easy to understand. Take a listen, [...]

Another Frightening Show About the Economy

In August, I posted an article to point readers to a public radio show This American Life where they had aired a program titled "The Giant Pool of Money," focusing on the subprime meltdown. Recently, they aired Another Frightening Show About the Economy which goes into even more detail, this time focusing on the commercial [...]

One More Subprime Story

I enjoy the public radio show This American Life, hosted by Ira Glass, and listen to the podcast, but having fallen a bit behind, I just heard the May 9th show, titled "The Giant Pool of Money." It offers yet one more view on the subprime mess, this story centers around a lot of investment [...]