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1 Season, 23 Episodes
February 18, 2010
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  • Edward Conard, author of Unintended Consequences, sets the record straight and fills the void left by most business and economic analysts. He shows how the economy really works, what went wrong the past decade, and what we can do to start growing again.

  • James Dyson, Inventor & Chief Engineer of Dyson talks with WIRED's Shoshana Berger about engineering, entrepreneurship, and the economy.

  • Shelley Leibowitz, CIO of the World Bank, and Steve Rubinow, VP of NYSE Euronext, give explanation on how their organizations view technology's impact on emerging global markets.

  • Adam Davidson, a host of NPR's Planet Money radio show and podcast, takes an engaging look at how technology is rapidly changing even the most traditional of American industries.

  • As a principal creative mind behind several of the most innovative ad campaigns of the last decade, Andrew Keller, CEO of award-winning agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky, knows effective advertising. In this interview, he shares a few tricks of the trade.

  • Andrew Keller, CEO of award-winning agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky, knows effective advertising

  • Could the global economic meltdown of the last few years have been prevented? Charles Ferguson's "Inside Job," the 2010 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, makes the powerful case that that the crisis was no accident.

  • Everything's going to Hell in a handbasket! Or is it? Author and former Economist editor Matt Ridley takes a long-term view of humanity's past to project a deeply optimistic view of our future.

  • Following on the heels of her bestselling and controversial book Dead Aid, international economist Dambisa Moyo sharply rebukes the economic myopia of the West while calling for radical solutions to salvage its global economic power.

  • With the world's economy struggling to recover, America's days of being the lone superpowers seem to be numbered. A discussion by Niall Ferguson, David Gergen and Mort Zuckerman is on the lingering effects of financial crisis on the global status of the United States.

  • The global financial crisis, healthcare reform and the Federal Reserve System are discussed.

  • Although Prop 19 failed at the polls, California's debate over legal marijuana continues to roil. In this panel from October 2010, advocates from both sides weigh in on the potential risks and rewards of "legalizing it" once and for all.

  • Wine Library TV's Gary Vaynerchuk gives his no-holds-barred take on how modern businesses must adapt to thrive in a social media-driven culture. Viewer advisory: This program contains explicit language.

  • In this interview the Commonwealth Club of California, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geither fields questions about the government's plans to create jobs, add stability to the nation's financial system, and encourage long-term growth for the economy.

  • Is it ethical to sell citizenship? Pay children to study? Outsource pregnancy to India? In this highly engaging presentation, political philosopher Michael Sandel challenges his audience to think critically about issues in morality and the free market.

  • Some estimates rate marijuana as California's largest cash crop. Legalization would bring the state much-needed tax revenue, but do risks outweigh the potential benefits? Representatives for both sides of the debate sound off in this panel discussion.

  • With his new book Crisis Economics, renowned economist Nouriel Roubini reveals the methods he used to foretell the financial crisis before others saw it coming, and shows how those methods can help make sense of the present and prepare for the future.

  • In a conversation with Salon's Andrew Leonard, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz sifts through the wreckage to reveal the source of America's economic meltdown, and offers his vision for moving forward.

  • Economist Paul Romer outlines his groundbreaking economic theory of history. Romer explains phenomena such as the constant improvement of the human standard of living by looking primarily at just two forms of innovative ideas: technology and rules.

  • If economics is about choices, who gets to make them? Author Raj Patel says that prices often mislead us, obscuring the true, "hidden" costs of goods and services. Would you pay $200 for a hamburger? Would you believe that you already do?

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