"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.”
Some economists say the current financial crisis has exposed serious flaws in the U.S. version of capitalism: Why some believe we may be headed toward a more regulated, European style economic model.
- Peter Wallison Arthur F. Burns fellow in financial policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute; served as general counsel of the U.S. Treasury department in the Reagan Administration
- William Greider national affairs correspondent for "The Nation" His most recent book is titled "Come Home, America"
- Kevin Phillips political and economic commentator. His most recent book is titled: "Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism"
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