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.
Political and business leaders are gathering at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and debating how best to contain the deepening global recession. We’ll discuss differing views of what needs to change.
- Zanny Minton Beddoes economics editor, "The Economist;" formerly, economist at the International Monetary Fund
- Edith Lederer United Nations correspondent, The Associated Press
- 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"
- Lionel Barber editor, "Financial Times"
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