"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
The Congressional Budget Office projects that if the Bush administration tax cuts are extended indefinitely, there could be a 10 year budget deficit of $2.9 trillion. Two economists join Diane to talk about the relationship between government deficits and economic growth.
- Kevin Hassett director, economic policy studies, American Enterprise Institute.
- Peter Orszag director, Office of Management and Budget former director, Congressional Budget Office, and former senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution and author of "Saving Social Security"
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