Roddy Boyd is a financial reporter who investigates the least reported aspect of the financial crisis—the collapse of American International Group, AIG. We look at the reasons behind why taxpayers own 92% of AIG from his book Fatal Risk.

Doug Henwood is the publisher of the Left Business Observer—a publication that addresses economics with writing that is not dry or boring. He’s turned his attention to AARP. He believes that AARP has become nothing more than an insurance company and is no longer a lobbying force for older Americans. We discuss his thesis to determine if AARP membership is money well spent.