Economics

"Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal That Runs the World"

Bill Carter

About the Program

Bill Carter talks about the history of copper mining in the U.S. and the importance of the metal today.  He also looks into the negative impact of copper mining around the world and the practices of mining companies like Freeport-McMoRan.  Hosted by The Half King Bar & Restaurant in New York City.       

About the Authors

Bill Carter

Bill Carter is the author of Red Summer: The Danger, Madness, and Exaltation of Salmon Fishing in a Remote Alaskan Village and Fools Rush In: A True Story of Love, War, and Redemption.  He is the director of the documentary Miss Sarajevo.  For more, visit: billcarter.cc.


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Program Information

"Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal That Runs the World"

Past Airings

  • Sunday, December 23rd at 11pm (ET)
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