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How Markets Make Fools of Us

Oct 18, 2015
In their new book “Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation & Deception,” George Akerloff and Robert Shiller merge psychology with economics to give “a broader account of how and why markets produce economic harm."

Why No One Would Listen

Mar 7, 2012
What’s worse: to be persecuted and indicted for trying to expose an act of wrongdoing? Or -- like so many in the corporate and financial world -- to be ignored for doing so?
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Obama Chokes on Clean Air Rule

Sep 3, 2011
Fearing reduced chances for re-election by a public angry about mass unemployment, President Obama walked away from a nationwide plan to strengthen air quality standards after business interests lobbied aggressively in opposition. (more)