How the super rich serve society The wealthiest 5 percent might spend much more than the rest of us, lend capital to build industries and support causes, but do the rich really serve society the way they used to? A look at whether the wealthy might help drive the next economy.9:06 a.m.
Charles Geisst: Finance historian and professor at Manhattan College. His forthcoming book is (on the credit crisis) "Collateral Damaged" (Aug 2009).
Robert Frank: Economics professor at Cornell University. His latest book is called "The Economic Naturalist's Field Guide."
U.S. troops withdraw from Iraqi cities by June 30 Recent bombings in Iraq have left 151 people dead. While Iraqis support the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Baghdad and other cities in Iraq, they are concerned their own police and military won't be able to stop the violence.9:45 a.m.
Michael O'Hanlon: Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Choice summer reading Looking for some good literary fiction to take to the cabin? Or a thriller for a hot night on the porch? Two book critics share their ideas for great summertime reading.10:06 a.m.
Sarah Weinman: Reviews mystery fiction for the Los Angeles Times and blogs at "Confessions of An Idiosyncratic Mind."
Ron Charles: Book editor for the Washington Post Book World.