The Value: Prioritizing Adventure in a Tough Economy

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Takeaway's Farai Chideya interviews Mason Scherzer for "The Value."

The Takeaway's correspondent Farai Chideya joins us with the next installment in her series, The Value, which focuses on how priorities change in an uncertain economy. This time, Farai talks to "ordinary adventurer" Mason Scherzer, who values adventure travel over saving or common comforts like a daily latte. Instead of sticking his money under his mattress, he's going on a trip to Antarctica.


Farai Chideya

Comments [3]

Bob Mc

His willingness to tighten his belt and save? Twelve grand over 18 months is $667.00 a month of apparent disposable income! Who has that? You make it sound like "it's easy, all you have to do is decide to save". Get real, most do not have that kind of disposable income, and it's certainly more than a latte here and there, as was mentioned in the radio program.

Oct. 29 2009 11:29 PM
Farai Chideya

Thanks Amy:

Mason is a Digital Production Artist. We included that information in our video story, here on the site, but thank you for asking. I am assuming you listened to the radio version. Until recently, Mason had quite a bit of student loan debt, so his efforts to go to Antarctica reflect his willingness to tighten his belt and save.

Oct. 29 2009 11:41 AM
amy FJ Stone

One thing's missing from Faral Chideya's story on Mason Scherzer's value of major travel: What's his day job?
Amy Stone

Oct. 29 2009 07:06 AM

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