A molecular-biologist-turned-Buddhist-monk says altruism is the answer to many of the world's most pressing challenges. Can concern for others help solve wealth inequality, climate change and world hunger?
Guest Host: Susan Page
President Bush has called for allowing workers to put part of their Social Security payroll contributions into personal investment accounts. Some critics say the plan is too expensive and too risky for future retirees, while others say the program doesn’t need change. A panel talks about Social Security and ideas for changing the program.
- 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)
- Randall S. Kroszner professor of economics at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and former member of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, 2001-2003
- 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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