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July 28, 2017


Kevin O’Neill leads off with another installment of “Tom and Kevin’s Excellent (healthcare) Adventure” and Tom’s 3 part plan to fix everything. Kathy Dervin is in-studio and they discuss earnings, tax rates and improving the railroads heading into and out of Chicago.  At the end of the show, Viviana A. Zelizer the Lloyd Cotsen ’50 Professor of Sociology at Princeton University,  joins Kathy and the Chief.  They discuss the psychology of money and why we have different distinctions of money based on gender, geographic area and how we spend it.

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Kevin O’Neill

Kevin O’Neill is our Wednesday morning sports guy. His segment emphasizes what happens off the field as much as what happens on the field. All businesses have their intrigue, but the inner workings of sports organizations find their way into the public domain frequently. Unless a rant from the Chief spills into Kevin’s segment (not an unusual occurrence), he will highlight some of those sports related business issues; but be advised that those highlights usually come with an opinion. Read more.

Kathy Dervin

Kathy Dervin has been with Stocks & Jocks since 2011 as our Friday morning contributor, producer and banking guru. She has worked in the financial markets industry since 1993, including PC Quote/HyperFeed 1993 to 2003 and Thomson Reuters 2003 to 2013. She is currently Vice President at an investment bank. Read more.

Viviana A. Zelizer

Viviana A. Zelizer is Lloyd Cotsen ‘50 Professor of Sociology at Princeton University. She has published books on the development of life insurance, the changing value of children, the place of money in social life and the economics of intimacy. She has also studied topics ranging from economic ethics to consumption practices. A collection of her essays appears in Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010. In 2017 Princeton University Press published a new edition of her book The Social Meaning of Money, with a preface by Nigel Dodd and an afterword by Zelizer and Columbia University Press published a new edition of Morals and Markets: The Development of Life Insurance in the United States, with a preface by Kieran Healy.  Her most recent book is Money Talks: Explaining How Money Really Works (Princeton University Press, 2017) co-edited with Nina Bandelj and Frederick Wherry.

Focusing on Princeton undergraduates and in collaboration with Lauren Gaydosh, she is currently working on a study of college students’ cross-class economic transactions.

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