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.
The nation’s unemployment rate falls to its lowest level in almost a year, but concerns remain about future job growth and the anemic housing market. What’s ahead for the U.S. economy.
- 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)
- David Wessel economics editor, The Wall Street Journal; author "In Fed We Trust"
- Rea Hederman is a Senior Policy Analyst with The Heritage Foundation.
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