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.
Congress turns up the heat on the nation’s credit rating agencies. A House committee investigates how inaccurate credit ratings contributed to last year’s financial meltdown and whether new regulations are needed.
- Floyd Abrams partner at the law firm Cahill, Gordon and Reindel, LLP.
- Congressman Edolphus Towns chairman, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
- Frank Partnoy George E. Barrett professor of law and finance, University of San Diego.
- Alex Pollock resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and former president and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago.
- Michael Hirsh senior editor at Newsweek.
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