As soon as the financial crisis erupted, the finger-pointing began. Should the blame fall on Wall Street, Main Street, or Pennsylvania Avenue? On greedy traders, misguided regulators, sleazy subprime companies, cowardly legislators, or clueless home buyers? According to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America's most acclaimed business journalists, the real answer is all of the above-and more. Many devils helped bring hell to the economy.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association has come under fire. Fans have begun to realize that the athletes involved in the two biggest college sports, men's basketball and football, are little more than indentured servants. Millions of teenagers accept scholarships to chase their dreams of fame and fortune - at the price of absolute submission to the whims of an organization that puts their interests dead last.
"An Armament agnst NCAA: Enlightening, Infuriating"
"Charlie Engle Runs for His Life, Once Again" is from the November 17, 2016 Sports section of The New York Times. It was written by Joe Nocera and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
Tonight on the program, a conversation about the economy and the middle class. Guest host Anthony Mason is joined by Henry Blodget, the C.E.O. and editor of Business Insider; Joe Nocera, a columnist at Bloomberg View; and Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell.
We conclude with an interview and performance by soul pop band Lake Street Dive.
"O'Bannon Ruling Stands, but the NCAA's Status Quo Is Wobbling" is from the October 03, 2016 Sports section of The New York Times. It was written by Joe Nocera and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"As the Olympics near, Brazil and Rio Let the Bad Times Roll" is from the June 24, 2016, Sports section of The New York Times. It was written by Joe Nocera and narrated by Corey M. Snow.
"Members of Golf Resort Say Trump Didn't Honor the Deal" is from the Sports section of The New York Times. It was written by Joe Nocera and narrated by Paul Ryden.