PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Friday, April 3, 2009
1:00 – 1:30
1:30 – 2:00
Your Old Man
Ladies, what if your man's biological clock was ticking just as fast as yours? Indeed, studies have shown that children born to older fathers are more likely to score lower on tests of intelligence and run a higher risk of bipolar disorder. What would happen if, as writer Lisa Belkin says, "all those silver-haired sex symbols, balding sugar daddies and average-Joe divorced guys who are on their second families because they can be while their exes are raising their first set of kids -- what if all of them became, in women's eyes, too darned old?” We discuss the age and fertility question – focusing, this time, on men.
Lisa Belkin, she' a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and writes the "Motherlode" blog at nytimes.com, where she tackles everything parent-related. (www.nytimes.com/motherlode). Her article, “Your Old Man” appears in this Sunday’s NYT magazine.
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2:06 – 2:40
Grandma’s Birthday Bonds are Suddenly Looking Sexy
When you were a kid your grandmother gave you U.S. Treasury bonds each year for your birthday, and you usually rolled your eyes—much rather have the shiny new toy! When you grow up the shiny toy becomes hot stock in IBM, Google or Chevron, but the bonds remain the same: old and boring. Turns out that your grandmother was right about the safe, boring place to invest your money: a new study by an investment guru shows that over the past 40 years, investors who bought and rolled 20-year Treasury bonds would have done slightly better than those who just bought and held stocks. Is the conventional wisdom about the rewards of long-term investment in the stock market flat out wrong?
Robert Arnott, founder & chairman of Research Affiliates LLC, a Southern California-based investment management firm
- Arnott is the author of “Bonds: Why Bother?” published in the Journal of Indexes.
- Arnott has served as editor of the Financial Analysts Journal, and has published more than 100 articles in the FAJ, the Journal of Portfolio Management, the Harvard Business Review, and other financial journals.
2:40 – 3:00
Pride, and Prejudice, and Zombies…Oh My
"It is truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains"…or was it, "It is truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife"? Author Seth Grahame-Smith is here with his quickly growing cult classic, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a horrific, brain-munching take on Jane Austen's prim and proper comedy of manners.
Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies