Posts filed under “Financial Press”

Podcast Spotlight: Understand the Economy



How much do you really understand about the the world of money, banks, and global trade? These podcasts take you beyond the screaming headlines and wobbling stock prices to show how the economy really works:

NPR: Planet Money

Bloomberg: On the Economy

Marketplace Whiteboard

The World: Global Economy

The Big Money

The Economist

BBC’s World Business News


Note: These links are to various ITMS podcasts that can be subscribed to.

The alternative is to go to each of 8 sites separately and manually download a podcast each and every week; rather than do it that way, if you subscribe via ITMS, the podcasts just show up on your PC or iPod — like magic!

Category: Financial Press, Podcast, Web/Tech

Fixing FinTV Redux

I was surprised how many sites linked to my little diatribe on How to Fix Financial Television last week. There were a wide ranging assortment from market blogs to Fortune to Crooks & Liars; Even Forbes reran the entire piece. Dear John Thain had a good post on the subject this weekend, Making the Financial…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Random Linkage

A few interesting items that caught my eye this weekend: • Banking’s revisionist history (The Economist) • Paul Krugman’s fear for lost decade (Guardian) • Joseph Stiglitz on Wall Street’s Toxic Message (Vanity Fair) • No, We’re Hardly Another Zimbabwe (Barron’s) • Looking (unsuccesfully) for the economic recovery everyone seems to be talking about (econbrowser)…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Forbes: How To Fix Financial Television

How To Fix Financial Television was carried on (That’s the author photo — I look like a  tough guy crime reporter. Only not so much in real life)

Category: Financial Press, Media

Schiff the Communist?

Peter Schiff was on The Daily Show last night — and they ran a hilarious compilation of his various appearances, with hosts essentially laughing at him. Does anyone remember what show/host called him a communist/socialist ? Anyone have a link to the video ?

Category: Financial Press

Googlenomics Explained

Terrific article in this month’s Wired on Google’s secret sauce. “The microeconomics of Google is more complicated. Selling ads doesn’t generate only profits; it also generates torrents of data about users’ tastes and habits, data that Google then sifts and processes in order to predict future consumer behavior, find ways to improve its products, and…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Technology, Web/Tech

DealBreaker, Charlie Gasparino & Me

Following my earlier post How to Fix Financial Television, I recieved the following email from the well regarded Bess Levin of Dealbreaker: Someone (can’t say who) at CNBC said, regarding your how to fix financial television piece, “Barry couldn’t fix the tampon up his asshole.” Anything you’d like to say share in response? Thanks! As…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Media, Psychology

On Rukeyser, Financial TV, and CNBC

A smart observer of Business Television writes: The answer to the question was buried in the comment on Rukeyser comment on #9. Louis was by all accounts a genuinely snarling ass of a person but he had an informative show. The two were inextricably linked. Louis didn’t suffer fools, a population he defined as “everyone…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Think Tank

How to Fix Financial Television

Over the past 5 years, I have appeared on various Financial TV shows over a 100 times. But I am also a huge consumer of financial news, in print, on the web, radio, and of course, TV. Being on both sides of the camera gives me a fairly good perspective on what does and doesn’t…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Television

CJR on CNBC, WSJ & Business Press

This month’s Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) focuses on the role of the media in the credit crisis stock market and economic collapse. My interest in this area goes back a long way; its the reason why I did the media panel at TBP. Its very interesting criticism, and worthy Sunday reading. There are 3 articles…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Television