Business

Michael J. Sandel: "Justice" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

October 7, 2009

A Harvard political philosopher applies concepts of virtue and the common good to broad economic and civic concerns.

[Michael Sandel answered some listener questions we couldn't get to on the...

Credit Rating Agencies and the Financial Crisis

October 1, 2009

Congress turns up the heat on the nation's credit rating agencies. A House committee investigates how inaccurate credit ratings contributed to last year's financial meltdown and whether new regulations are needed.

U.S. Trade and Protectionism

September 16, 2009

New American tariffs on Chinese tires raise concerns about U.S.-China relations and what rising protectionism could mean for the U.S. and global economies.

Robert Spector: "The Mom & Pop Store" (Walker & Company)

September 14, 2009

They are as American as baseball and apple pie. But today, big-box retailers and an uncertain economic climate threaten their existence. A business journalist explains why local mom-and-pop stores are the unsung heroes of the U.S. economy.

Steven Watts: "The People's Tycoon" (Knopf)

October 18, 2005

Henry Ford put America on wheels when he introduced the mass-produced Model T. A new biography explores his complicated life and how he helped create our modern consumer culture.

Kurt Eichenwald: "Conspiracy of Fools" (Broadway)

March 15, 2005

An award-winning investigative journalist untangles the collapse of Enron.

Watkins & Swartz: "Power Failure" (Doubleday)

April 8, 2003

Sherron Watkins was named one of "Time Magazine"'s People of the Year for blowing the whistle on the illegal bookkeeping schemes of the Enron Corporation. Watkins and "Texas Monthly" magazine editor Mimi Swartz join Diane...

Bankruptcy Barons

August 1, 2002

The spectacular business failures of the past several months have seriously shaken investors' faith, but a new survey indicates that many executives at those companies have profited enormously. A panel discusses corporate compensation amid...

The Carlyle Group

May 16, 2002

A panel explores the potent mix of Washington politics and money at the Carlyle Group of investors, which has made millions with Pentagon contractors and whose leadership and advisers include former Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci, former...

FAA Modernization

July 11, 2001

The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a 10-year plan to relieve airport congestion, improve safety, and make other much-needed improvements to the nation's air transport systems. A panel talks about the most pressing problems in...

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