NPR “This American Life”
I am not familiar with facebook. I’m trying to catch up on reading Chris’ page and the Brigade forums. This all happens faster than my life allows me to keep up.
Honestly, I think the work done by the authors I referenced are worthy of links on Chris’ main page and / or the essential reading.
Thanks for posting this. You may have already realized that some of the guys responding to your post were non-Brigade members from the General Forums. There was a minor access breach that Ron has taken care of. The free forum guys are are quite prone to argumentation so don’t sweat it.
Any thoughts on where we should link this up? Maybe the Facebook page?
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Could I ask for a brief summary of what the show is about?
I have a lot of material to go through, more than I have time for, so a summary would help me decide if it’s worth heading over for a listen.
Thanks in advance.
Oh yeah, thanks Dale. Can you be the one to post the links there? I appreciate the suggestion.
It’s a detailed description of how the banking crash came about in language that is understandable by the average person. Then it goes further to explain how the secondary market worked into the crisis in equially straight forward language. You will NOT learn things by listening, however, you may do well to take the time if you are considering giving it your endorsement. … Don
no joke……….. when it came to the bailout coverage i listened to everything. NPR was the biggest cheerleader of them all by a long shot. they never had one economist on in my listening but had plenty of wallstreet journal guys. i listen to npr everyday, they are the most biased of everything i listen to.
i love the ira glass show but those epidodes were at the height of the bailout frenzy and designed to frighten people.
take a gander at their sponsors. citigroup ring a bell ?
i do not drink obama koolaid nor do i drink npr koolaid. there was a coup when bob edwards was fired and shortly thereafter moyers was gone from pbs.
they are so good most people think they are listener sponsored radio, and liberal.
listen to glen beck a few times at least he knows what fractional reserve banking is and was dead st against the bailout . he actually has about 3/4 right once he connects the dots to the fed he will be right on and he is now at fox.
bloomberg is great and my comments were directed specifically at npr they are "owned"
now i will start on my soma
Actually, I heard a number of economists on NPR saying they didn’t think the bailout was a good idea. The interviewers usually sounded mildly incredulous, but they definitely had that side on there. In fact, FWIW, listening to the coverage of economists on NPR solidified my feelings against the bailout. *shrug* we must have been listening at different times.