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Sept. 19 2008 5:49 PM

Billions for the Taking

Friday, Sept. 19, 2008

Explainer: How Do You Pull $85 Billion out of a Hat?
The federal government announced this week it would bail out insurance giant AIG. So where does the government get a spare $85 billion? Samantha Henig has the answer. Listen  to the segment.

Summary Judgment: Cowboys and Ghosts Make a Comeback
Ed Harris' new film, Appaloosa, and the supernatural comedy Ghost Town are drawing gentle praise, reports Mark Jordan Legan. It's less clear if Lakeview Terrace is worth the price of admission. Listen  to the segment.

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

The Big Money: Did Greed Cause Markets To Tumble?
After the huge drop in the U.S. market Monday, markets in Europe and Asia tumbled as well. First, Madeleine Brand speaks with Henry Blodget, a former analyst for Merrill Lynch, about what he sees as a culture of greed on Wall Street. Then, Alex Cohen talks with James Ledbetter about why he thinks the government should have bailed out Lehman Bros. And finally, Madeleine Brand speaks with Motley Fool senior analyst Bill Barker about what the turmoil on Wall Street means for those of us who are not investment bankers or stock brokers. Listen to the segment.

Politics: Why the Economy Might Benefit McCain
When asked which party can best handle the economy, voters give Democrats a 20-point advantage over Republicans. Consequently, the timing of the Wall Street collapse would seem to boost Democratic candidate Barack Obama's popularity. Not so, according to John Dickerson. Listen to the segment.

TODAY IN SLATE

Medical Examiner

Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola

Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.

It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is

Divestment Is Fine but Mostly Symbolic. There’s a Better Way for Universities to Fight Climate Change.

I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.

It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

Why Are Lighter-Skinned Latinos and Asians More Likely to Vote Republican?

How Ted Cruz and Scott Brown Misunderstand What It Means to Be an American Citizen

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  Life
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  Arts
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  Technology
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  Health & Science
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