Diane leads a discussion about the collection of stories which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
The U.S. is suffering an economic slump, but we have plenty of company around the world. A panel talks about problems in the economies of other countries, how they’re linked to our own, and the outlook for recovery in the coming months.
- William Niskanen chairman of the Cato Institute and former acting chairman of President Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers
- John Cavanagh director of the Institute for Policy Studies; coauthor, with Robin Broad, of the new book: "Development Redefined: How the Market Met its Match"
- C. Fred Bergsten director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and author of "China's Rise."
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