Economy

Robert J. Samuelson: "The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath"

November 13, 2008

A leading financial columnist explains why the rise and fall of double digit inflation was the most important economic event of the past fifty years. He warns inflation is still a threat and offers advice on confronting the economic...

China's Economic Stimulus Package and The World Economy

November 13, 2008

Diane and her guests discuss China's economic stimulus plan, whether it can stave off a recession at home, and how it might affect the global economy.

Jon Meacham "American Lion" (Random House)

November 12, 2008

Jon Meacham discusses his new biography of President Andrew Jackson.

Modifying Mortgages

November 12, 2008

What new plans from Fannie Mac, Freddie Mae, and several large banks to modify terms on hundreds of thousands of mortgage loans could mean for homeowners and the economy.

Jonathan Alter: "Between The Lines" (State Street Press)

November 10, 2008

The popular Newsweek columnist and MSNBC commentator on covering some of the biggest stories of the past twenty years. He also reflects on his fight against cancer and Barack Obama's historic victory.

President-Elect Obama and the Economic Crisis

November 10, 2008

Barack Obama met with his economic advisors Friday to discuss the economic crisis. The Treasury Department proposes additional measures to address the financial crisis. A look at possible steps by the president-elect to reassure anxious...

News Roundup - Hour 1

November 7, 2008

The Friday News Roundup. Diane and her guests discuss Barack Obama historic victory and his transition from candidate to commander-in-chief. They also examine efforts by Republicans to regroup after Tuesday’s losses and the decision by...

State Ballot Inititiatives

November 3, 2008

A discussion of initiatives on the ballot in 36 states this November 4th. Voters will decide on initiatives ranging from abortion and state income taxes to same-sex marriage and affirmative action.

Midnight Regulations

October 28, 2008

A look at the regulatory changes made by presidents in the final days of their administrations.

The Future of the U.S. Car Industry

October 23, 2008

U.S. auto sales are at a fifteen year low and are expected to decline further in the coming months. Some analysts fear the twenty-five billion loan passed by Congress may be too little too late. Diane and her guests examine what's next...

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