Making the banks pay - Michael's essay; Estates, wills and the entitled generation; Mail about war and Remembrance Day; Karl Ove Knausgaard; Mail about paid sick leave
This week on The Sunday Edition, November 23, 2014:...
This week on The Sunday Edition, November 23, 2014:
Making the banks pay - Michael's Essay (28 sec): Six years after the financial collapse, why have no high-level executives been prosecuted? Thoughts about the search for justice, fairness and honesty in the ranks of high finance and big business.
Estates, wills and the entitled generation (4:57): It used to be that a person's last will and testament was sacrosanct. But these days, as baby boomers get set to benefit from the greatest inter-generational transfer of wealth in history, more wills are being challenged, more families torn apart. Lawyers Jan Goddard and Laura Tamblyn Watts discuss family feuds over wills.
Mail about war and Remembrance Day (35:13): Listener response to a letter we read last week from a former soldier about the glorification of war.
Karl Ove Knausgaard (41:18): Michael's conversation with the Norwegian writer whose six-volume series called My Struggle is an international literary sensation. His writing is unsparing and often unsettling. His intense and intimately detailed memoir has critics comparing him to Proust.
Mail about paid sick leave (1:11:23): Listener response to last week's documentary about paid sick leave in the public service.