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More Signs Hiring Could Pick Up in 2011
The government says fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week. Plus: How Walmart is going on a diet.
Running time: 85 seconds
Budget Forces Firefighter Layoffs in Camden, N.J.
About one third of firefighters and half the police force in Camden, N.J. have been laid off due to a huge budget shortfall. As Jim Axelrod reports, life is about to get worse in the second most dangerous city in America.
Running time: 123 seconds
U.S. Economic Issues with China
China's President Hu Jintao arrives in the U.S. for a visit with everything from monetary policy to human rights on the agenda. Chip Reid reports on the president's visit.
Running time: 136 seconds
Apple Shares Lose 2% on CEO Announcement
In a memo to employees, 55-year-old Steve Jobs didn't say why he was taking a temporary leave or for how long. Plus: Disappointing earnings from Citigroup dragged the banking sector lower.
Running time: 88 seconds
The Bank Bailout As a Hostage Situation
Marcellus Andrews explains how the bank bailout seems like a hostage situation, where the banks are taking the public and the government as hostages.
Running time: 363 seconds
Why Government Should Bail Out Homeowners
Joseph Stiglitz discusses the challenges facing the Obama administration in managing the financial crisis. He believes that homeowners, rather than banks, should be bailed out.
Running time: 162 seconds
Peter Thiel on the Future of the US Economy
Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel asserts that the credit crisis of 2008 has nothing to do with the failings of the free market but rather is a by-product of government entanglement, nurtured by the motors of economic growth working less well than expected. Thiel believes that the free market can prevail.
Running time: 180 seconds
How Flawed Assumptions Led to Economic Collapse
In explaining what's wrong with the U.S. economy, Peter Thiel points out that, although we have benefited from growth that is both extensive (e.g., free trade) and intensive (e.g., technology), we have not featured enough of each.He asserts that the credit crisis of 2008 has nothing to do with the failings of the free market but rather is a by-product of government entanglement, nurtured by the motors of economic growth working less well than expected.
Running time: 171 seconds
Bill Somerville on the Cons of Safe Venture Philanthropy
The Tactical Philanthropy Forum is a regular gathering of the thinkers and doers who are building a new and better social sector. In this segment, Bill Somerville, president and founder of the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, explains why he doesn't believe in the safer option of venture philanthropy.
Running time: 140 seconds
Paul Brest Describes Strategic Philanthropy
The Tactical Philanthropy Forum is a regular gathering of the thinkers and doers who are building a new and better social sector. In this segment, Paul Brest, president of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, talks about the strategic philanthropy and its challenges
Running time: 152 seconds
Martin Wolf Explains the Problems with Securitization
Martin Wolf of the Financial Times joins Donald B. Marron of Lightyear Capital for a conversation on the state of the global financial system.They also discuss prospects for correcting the current economic crisis. In this segment
Running time: 150 seconds
Martin Wolf Says Let US Home Prices Drop
Martin Wolf of the Financial Times joins Donald B. Marron of Lightyear Capital for a conversation on the state of the global financial system.They also discuss prospects for correcting the current economic crisis. In this segment he makes the case against keeping us real estate prices artificially high.
Running time: 183 seconds
Martin Wolf Talks About the US Economic Situation
Martin Wolf of the Financial Times joins Donald B. Marron of Lightyear Capital for a conversation on the state of the global financial system. In this segment he talks about the vulnerable economic situation of the US economy.
Running time: 241 seconds
Ted Turner Looks Back at Levin and Time Warner
Turner's life is the stuff of legend. But what drives him? Now, for the first time, the businessman shares his personal story. In this segment he talks about the AOL/Time Warner deal and his sour relations with Jerry Levin.
Running time: 105 seconds
Why Long/Short Equity Funds Hit a Rough Patch
Increased correlations made it difficult for long/short funds to make money in 2010 according to Jonathan Lamensdorf, Portfolio Manager of the Highland Long/Short Equity Fund.
Running time: 387 seconds
How Capitalism Creates Its Own Protection
Sanjaya Baru: Capitalism Creates Its Own Protection Following the sub-prime crisis, the credit crunch and the collapse of investment banking, events which have rocked the Western world over the past year, the boast that capitalism can deliver prosperity for all seems less than convincing. In this segment
Running time: 211 seconds
Phillip Blond on the Need for a Catholic Economy
Following the sub-prime crisis, the credit crunch and the collapse of investment banking, events which have rocked the Western world over the past year, the boast that capitalism can deliver prosperity for all seems less than convincing. Phillip Blond suggests that what we need is a Catholic Economy.
Running time: 292 seconds
The Chinese Working Class as the Cause of the Crisis
While the consequences of the credit crunch appear all too apparent, the intricacies of the complex financial instruments involved, combined with the vast sweep of the global financial system, seem to defy explanation. In this segment Michael Savage tries to explain the
Running time: 149 seconds
The Causes of Global Economy Failure
While the consequences of the credit crunch appear all too apparent, the intricacies of the complex financial instruments involved, combined with the vast sweep of the global financial system, seem to defy explanation. In this segment, Phil Mullan explains the main causes for the failure of the economy.
Running time: 238 seconds
Who Was Responsible for the Global Recession
While the consequences of the credit crunch appear all too apparent, the intricacies of the complex financial instruments involved, combined with the vast sweep of the global financial system, seem to defy explanation. Attempts to accuse negligent regulators, fraudulent brokers and greedy borrowers cast much blame but little light on the causes of the crisis. Phil Mullen believes that that the Americans are the ones who were responsible for the recession.
Running time: 146 seconds
How China Has Been Keeping the US Afloat
While the consequences of the credit crunch appear all too apparent, the intricacies of the complex financial instruments involved, combined with the vast sweep of the global financial system, seem to defy explanation. In this segment, Phill Mullan explains how China actually keeps the US working, while the US fails to create value.
Running time: 206 seconds
The Rebalancing of Government and Financial Power
The state is back as a major economic player. The current financial crisis has prompted a tsunami of government intervention in rich world financial markets: from regulatory bans on short-selling though to massive public sector bailouts, loan and deposit guarantees. What brought this about? Mark Thirlwell tries to answer this question.
Running time: 226 seconds
Mark Thirlwell on the Failure of Deregulation
The state is back as a major economic player. The current financial crisis has prompted a tsunami of government intervention in rich world financial markets: from regulatory bans on short-selling though to massive public sector bailouts, loan and deposit guarantees, and a series of increasingly dramatic nationalizations.
Running time: 192 seconds
Mark Thirlwell's Free Market Theory
The state is back as a major economic player. The current financial crisis has prompted a tsunami of government intervention in rich world financial markets: from regulatory bans on short-selling though to massive public sector bailouts, loan and deposit guarantees, and a series of increasingly dramatic nationalizations.
Running time: 299 seconds
Richard Kovacevich on the Future of Banking
Wells Fargo's chairman Richard Kovacevich discusses the evolution of banking and finance from WWII to the present and beyond in this latest installment of the "Now and Then" series at The Commonwealth Club of California.Hear one of America's leading bankers share his thoughts on American culture, his industry and an iconic American company.
Running time: 293 seconds


 

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