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  1. GM CFO Ray Young | June 2009

    Adam Davidson and Laura Conaway asked people on Twitter if they had questions for GM CFO Ray Young. He agreed to answer them, including that bedeviling one about why the company saves money by closing dealerships.

    From http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2009/06/hear_gm_loves_bankruptcy.html#more

    —Huffduffed by michele 4 years ago

  2. Foreclosure City

    http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/foreclosure/

    Until recently, Las Vegas was one of the few places where the American Dream still seemed widely possible. Each month, thousands of people flocked there, lured by the promise of good jobs and a chance to own a home. It was the fastest growing city in the country. But now, Las Vegas has a new distinction: the nation’s highest foreclosure rate.

    —Huffduffed by michele 4 years ago

  3. EconTalk: Taleb on the Financial Crisis, 23 March 2009

    Nassim Taleb talks about the financial crisis, how we misunderstand rare events, the fragility of the banking system, the moral hazard of government bailouts, the unprecedented nature of really, really bad events, the contribution of human psychology to misinterpreting probability and the dangers of hubris. The conversation closes with a discussion of religion and probability. From http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2009/03/taleb_on_the_fi.html

    —Huffduffed by michele 5 years ago

  4. Fresh Air: Elizabeth Warren - What Does $700 Billion Buy Taxpayers? 11 Dec 2008

    Bankruptcy and commercial law expert Elizabeth Warren explains how taxpayer money is being spent in the financial bailout program. A professor at Harvard Law School, Warren chairs the oversight panel appointed by Congress to monitor the spending of the $700 billion bailout money. The committee issues its first report on Dec. 10.

    committee report: http://cop.senate.gov/documents/cop-121008-report.pdf

    from http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98123372

    —Huffduffed by michele 5 years ago

  5. Planet Money: A New Plan For Toxic Assets

    The Treasury Department unveiled the details of a public-private investment program to help banks get toxic assets off their books today. The plan calls for using $75 to $100 billion from the TARP, Troubled Assets Relief Program, along with funding from private investors, to buy as much as $500 billion worth of these assets. In another Planet Money Radio Dramatization, David Kestenbaum and Caitlin Kenney explain how it’s expected to work. The new program already has its critics, but Columbia Business School professor and former investment banker David Beim isn’t one of them. Beim says he thinks it’s a good plan for the country. The success of the program has big implications for the Obama Administration and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. U.S. policy analyst Sean West of Eurasia Group tells us how he thinks it will play out, politically.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2009/03/hear_a_new_plan_for_toxic_asse.html

    —Huffduffed by michele 5 years ago

  6. Intellectual Capital: Simon Johnson on the Financial Crisis, Part 4: 02/09/09

    From http://mitsloan.mit.edu/newsroom/podcasts.php#johnson

    —Huffduffed by michele 5 years ago

  7. Intellectual Capital: Simon Johnson on the Financial Crisis, Part 3: 11/13/08

    From http://mitsloan.mit.edu/newsroom/podcasts.php#johnson

    —Huffduffed by michele 5 years ago

  8. Intellectual Capital: Simon Johnson on the Financial Crisis, Part 2: 10/21/08

    From http://mitsloan.mit.edu/newsroom/podcasts.php#johnson

    —Huffduffed by michele 5 years ago

  9. Intellectual Capital: Simon Johnson on the Financial Crisis

    The Global Financial Crisis: What we should do Part 1 http://mitsloan.mit.edu/newsroom/podcasts.php#johnson

    —Huffduffed by michele 5 years ago