Monthly Archives: November 2011

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The Best Books of 2011

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and Kevin Holtsberry are joined by Hunter Baker to discuss the eventful and impactful books they read in 2011 including autobiographies of Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Condeleza Rice; the growth - and subsequent persecution - of the church in China; and more.

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The Secret Term in the Fed’s Triple Mandate

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Brian Domitrovic author of a new paper published at The Laffer Center entitled, The Secret Term in the Fed's Triple Mandate to discuss how Ben Bernanke's Federal Reserve stacks up against those of the past, the role they've played in today's stagnant economy, and how a shift of their policy could help push us out of the Great Recession.

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Is This the Beginning of the End for the Euro?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Germany's failed bond auction, calls for a more politically unified Europe, and the potential end of the Euro.

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The Currency Wars

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and Kevin Holtsberry are joined by James Rickards, to discuss why the Federal Reserve is wrong to keep interest rates at zero, concerns about inflation, and that increased regulations are needed on American banks.

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Elena Kagan: The Justice Who Knows Too Much

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Carrie Severino to discuss Elena Kagan's involvement in Obamacare while serving as Solicitor General, what inside knowledge she may have, and why she should recuse herself from hearing this case as a sitting Supreme Court Justice.

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One in Six Americans Has Trouble Putting Food on the Table

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss calls for Obama not to seek reelection, the striking amount of American's who struggle to feed their families, and the millions now classified as "near poor."

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Germany Looks to Consolidate Their Power in the EU

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a new German push to politically unite Europe to save the Eurozone, Obama's decision to kill 20,000 jobs, and we respond to a question from a listener.

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Is Fisker Automotive the Finnish Solyndra?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Lachlan Markay to discuss the latest developments in the Solyndra scandal, get a preview of Steven Chu's testimony before Congress today, and one of the next Solyndras, Fisker Automotive.

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The Intersection of Political Theory and Political Reality

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and Kevin Holtsberry are joined by Mary Ann Glendon to discuss her book which argues that more people should read the work of classical thinkers to better understand how political theories intersects with political realities.

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Is the "Great Restructuring" Killing Our Middle Class?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a new push to politically unite Europe to save the Eurozone, how the restructuring of the American job market may permanently kill America's middle class, and the disappearance of "Made in America."

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Jon Huntsman Talks About Entitlement Reform, China and the EPA

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Governor Jon Huntsman to discuss entitlement reform, China, the EPA and more.

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Are We Headed for a Two-Tiered Eurozone?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Rick Perry's resurgence after his debate stumble this week, the new leaders of Greece and Italy, and we pay trite to Veteran's Day.