Risk: From Wall Street to European Skies

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

roulette wheel (flickr user conorwithonen (cc:by))

From airlines champing at the bit to get back in the air over western Europe despite Iceland's volcanic ash, to some dirty dealings at Goldman Sachs, questions of risk and risk-taking are dominating the news cycle this week. But what happens if we avoid risk all-together? Is it even possible?

We're joined by John Dickerson, political correspondent for Slate, is writing a series on risk this week.

And John Marchel, gambling aficionado, author, speaker and teacher, tells us that roulette and Wall Street have a lot more in common than you might think.


John Dickerson and John Marchel

Produced by:

Noel King

Comments [5]


I would sleep with a stranger.

Apr. 20 2010 10:20 AM
Amy from Detroit, Mi

I moved into the city of Detroit. I have never seen so many perplexed and frightened faces from suburban family and friends.

It was one of the best moves I have ever made and it's exciting to be a part of a city ready, willing, and making changes.

Apr. 20 2010 10:05 AM
Katelyn from New York

Everyone always tells me that as a young woman my addition to travel in 3rd world countries is a crazy risk. But it has led to to some of the most phenomenal experiences of my life and I wouldn't change it for anything!

Apr. 20 2010 07:22 AM
Lucy from Brick City U.S.A.

Well, I've lived alone in Downtown Newark, NJ for 20 years.... (and no problems, fyi)

Apr. 20 2010 06:18 AM
Phil Manella from Cambridge, MA

One of the biggest risks I see today are my 50+ year old friends who have less than $5,000. in their IRA's and are spending beyond their means. This would keep me up at night, not necessarily a volcano.

Apr. 20 2010 06:12 AM

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