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April 2009 / 5 posts found

Swine Flu and You

by Dr. David Gruder

I know a lot of people are worried about the swine flu situation snowballing into a raging pandemic. Many are wondering whether to hide in a cave until it passes, get vaccinated, or what? A cool-headed look at the situation, though, reveals that it might be easier to get sick because of watching hour after hour of talking heads on TV news channels yammering about swine flu, than from swine flu itself.

Straight Talk by Elizabeth Warren About the Bailout Money

by Dr. David Gruder

Elizabeth Warren is the head of the Congressional oversight panel for the Toxic Asset Relief Program (TARP). In the following video clip Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show, gets an earful from Elizabeth about what's really going on with the bailout money. Her clear, concise, down-to-earth explanations are worth four minutes of your time to no matter what you think of Jon Stewart. Her history lesson about our economy is priceless -- everyone needs to know this.

Stephen Colbert on Narcissism

by Dr. David Gruder

Enjoy these two satirical looks at narcissism the Colbert Report. If you don't have time to view both, watch the second one. Narcissism is so common today that too few people recognize the extent to which it has been damaging the fabric of  societies around the world.

Cutting Through the Economic Spin — Liars Loans, Accounting Fraud and the Banks

by Dr. David Gruder

The financial industry brought the economy to its knees, but how did they get away with it? With the nation wondering how to hold the bankers accountable, Bill Moyers interviewed William K. Black, the former senior regulator who cracked down on banks during the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s. In this video from April 3, 2009, Black offers Moyers his analysis of what went wrong and his critique of the bailout.