A special March Readers' Review: Diane and her guests discuss why fiction matters. A recent study indicates that fewer than half of all Americans are reading novels today. It suggests that those who do read fiction are better able to understand the emotions of others. A conversation about the social and personal benefits of reading fiction.
The attacks on the World Trade Center closed down Wall Street. Stock markets are scheduled to reopen on Monday. But for many industries the landscape has changed. Diane and a panel of economic experts talk about last week’s terrorist strikes and their short and longterm implications for the U.S. economy.
- Robert Shiller - duplicate record professor of economics at Yale University and author of "Irrational Exuberance" (Princeton University Press)
- Robert Hartwig chief economist at the Insurance Information Institute
- George Hager business reporter for USA Today
- James Glassman fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and host of TechCentralStation.com
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