"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
Many economists say that until the U.S. banking system regains some stability, the overall economy will continue to falter. An update on the viability of U.S banks, and new options being considered to restore confidence.
- David Wessel economics editor, The Wall Street Journal; author "In Fed We Trust"
- Jeff Arricale Vice President and Portfolio Manager, T. Rowe Price Financial Services Fund Inc.
- Gretchen Morgenson business columnist, The New York Times.
- Simon Johnson senior fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, professor, the Sloan School of Management at the M.I.T., and former economic counselor at the I.M.F. He is the co-author of "The Baseline Scenario: What Happened to the Global Economy and What We Can do About It" and the soon-to-be-released book "13 Bankers - The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown."
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