This American economic meltdown

September 30, 2008

In May, when This American Life‚ broadcast their look at the origins of the credit crisis, The Giant Pool of Money, it immediately resonated with listeners with its clear explanation of how a rash of sub-prime mortgages dealt out in the U.S. came to ‚ threaten the stability of the global economy. ‚ This week, TAL is doing a follow up program on the economy, aptly titled‚ Another Frightening Show About the Economy. They'll explain what happened this week, including what regulators could have‚ done to prevent this financial crisis from happening in the first place. ‚ Tune in Friday at 7p or Saturday at noon (or sign up for the podcast here) Also, Alex and Adam are part of the team producing Planet Money, a daily podcast and blog covering the daily ins and outs of the credit crisis.‚ And yesterday, the New York Times had an interview with ‚ Alex about what sparked his interest in taking on the topic of global finance and our economic house of cards. Check it out here.‚  ‚ 
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