The ebola epidemic in West Africa is not just a health care crisis. It has affected every corner of society in the countries most affected. Schools have been closed for months, infrastructure projects have been put on hold and GDP growth has slowed to a crawl. A discussion of the social and economic cost of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Unemployment stands at 6% and the stock market posted losses for the third consecutive year. Three economists join Diane to talk about the economic outlook for 2003.
- Knight Kiplinger editor and chief of the "Kiplinger Letter" and "Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine"
- Robert Shiller professor of economics at Yale University author of "The Subprime Solution", "Irrational Exuberance" and "The New Financial Order"
- James Paulsen chief investment strategist, Wells Capital Management
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