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LISTEN: Author Les Leopold Explains the Financial Crisis
Posted By dpacheco On March 13, 2009 @ 1:58 am In Politics & Social Justice | No Comments
Here are eight words you’ll never hear me say: “you had me at synthetic collateralized debt obligation.”
If you’re anything like me, you’ve already zoned out. For me, hearing complicated economic jargon like that is like hearing the trigger-word of a sinister post-hypnotic suggestion. “Would you like to play solitaire, Dennis?” Next thing I know I’m at the top of a bell tower with a bolt-action rifle and no memory of the last 2 hours. And all because I asked a couple of questions about AIG.
In this radio interview  with Lenny Palmer of WLIP (Kenosha, Wis.), author Les Leopold  gives the financial crisis the Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor treatment—taking a complicated subject and making it accessible to a normal person. His explanation is peppered with off-track betting and wine metaphors, so if you like alcohol and gambling, this one’s a can’t-miss.
Listen Now 
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URLs in this post:
 radio interview: http://wlip.com/pages/68731.php
 Les Leopold: http://www.chelseagreen.com/authors/les_leopold
 Listen Now: http://www.archive.org/download/AM1050WLIPLennyinterviewsJoeKiriakiandLesLeopold/lpsrawleopold031209.mp3
 As Economy Worsens, Pot-ential Revenue Stream Goes Up in Smoke: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/as-economy-worsens-pot-ential-revenue-stream-goes-up-in-smoke/
 Our Infinite Growth Bubble Has Burst: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/?p=1976
 Surviving Tough Times in ’09: Twelve Books That Will Help: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/?p=1783