September 9th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae's government bail-out, and your letters. In our second hour, author Stanley Fish argues that world changing agendas should be left out of university classrooms, and an attorney explains the nuances of...
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September 9th Show

In our first hour today, we're going to discuss the government take over of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that has been the buzz of the nation, but we're going to broaden that conversation out a bit. What exactly does this bail out mean to US taxpayers? And now that it has been stated that there is no option but to nationalize the mortgage companies, what does that mean for overseas investors? Our econonaut Adam Davidson will help answer those questions, and also whether or not other companies, for instance the airline industry, are simply too big to fail. At the end of the hour, an attorney will explain the nuances of copyright infringement laws in light of a recent court ban on the publication of a Harry Potter encyclopedia.... and for our weekly letters segment.

Author Stanley Fish is our guest in the second hour. In his new book, Fish argues that universities should be under no obligation to promote good moral character and professors need to leave world-changing agendas out of the classroom. His new book is entitled Save the World On Your Own Time. Do you agree? Then, we'll talk with Justin Davidson, a classical music critic, about whether you can teach your kids taste.