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Friday, May 21, 2010
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1:06 – 1:30
Dr. Doom strikes again: Nouriel Roubini on the crash and still lurking dangers of the American economy
Nouriel Roubini didn’t stumble into his “Dr. Doom” nickname, but has almost embraced it. At an IMF forum in 2006, as the housing and stock markets were booming, Roubini predicted that a deep global recession was imminent and was mostly dismissed as needlessly pessimistic. It turns out that his predictions of untenable growth in real estate prices, and the explosion of financial spin-off products built on the wealth generating by the housing boom, were dead-on accurate. Roubini’s new book “Crisis economics: a crash course in the future of finance,” co-authored with economic historian Stephen Mihm, finds that the boom-and-bust cycles of capitalist economies are quite predictable and that policy makers should be better prepared for the inevitable downturns when they occur. How can we prevent or minimize the next financial crisis? Roubini argues for ditching the “too big to fail” mentality and other measures, but always the Dr. Doom, he doubts whether such measures will ultimately work.
Nouriel Roubini, professor of at
1:30 - 1:58:30
2:06 – 2:19
Financial overhaul bill almost a reality
2:21 – 2:39
2:41 – 2:49:00
Stolen Picasso: the greatest art heist in history?
How did one man walk into the Paris Museum of Modern Art alone and leave with a Picasso, a Matisse, and a Modigliani (to name a few)? That is a question Parisian authorities would like answered. The total value of the stolen art is estimated to be close to100 million euros. Can you say cha ching? Some are calling this the greatest art heist in history. Yeah, how did he get past security? Did someone bankroll the operation? Was it a dare? How did he leave carrying all that art? And what is he going to do with the famous paintings (uh, sir….you wanna buy a Picasso)? Can you hear the screenwriters around town scribbling now?
Selma Holo, director or the Fisher Museum of Art and an expert in museum administration, curating and works by Picasso
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- She says, "It's a wonder this doesn't happen more often," and "The museum world operates on the honor system."
Author Carlos Ruiz Zafón on his latest work
Increasingly, book worms no longer regard authors as belonging to a single country. The internet—and with it, Facebook, YouTube, blogs, et al—has bridged many national gaps in a furious race towards globalization. The subsequent phenomenon has been authors like Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Born in
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, author of “The Shadow of the Wind,” and most recently of “The Angel’s Game”
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