Harvard physician Atul Gawande says we need to change the nation's approach to aging and dying. How nursing homes can focus more on patients’ need for human connection, and how end-of-life treatment is actually shortening lives instead of extending them.
Guest Host: Susan Page
Unemployment remains relatively low, but this year’s layoffs have raised eyebrows for a variety of reasons. A panel talks about how new management approaches and economic globalization are affecting American workers.
- Dean Baker co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and author of "Plunder & Blunder the Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy" (PoliPointPress)
- Rick McDonald of Right Management Consultants
- Peter Cappelli professor of management and director of the Center for Human Resources at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
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