Economy

David Sirota: "The Uprising"

July 9, 2008

Recent polls find Americans fed up with Congress and the Administration. A political organizer and syndicated columnist examines whether frustrated Republicans and Democrats could lay the groundwork for a new populist movement.

Rob Walker: "Buying In" (Random House)

June 11, 2008

Advertisers today have more channels of communication open to them today than ever before. But some think savvy consumers are making us more immune to marketing campaigns. A look at what we buy says about who we are.

U.S. Economy and the Value of the Dollar

June 10, 2008

Record-breaking gas prices, rising unemployment, and ongoing troubles in the housing market suggest continued financial woes. Why some blame the declining value of the dollar for economic problems at home and abroad.

Thoroughbred Horses

June 9, 2008

The race for the Triple Crown is over, but concerns over the treatment of thoroughbred horses remain. Diane and her guests tackle questions about doping, track safety, breeding, retirement and other practices.

Marshall Goldman: "Petrostate" (Oxford) (Rebroadcast)

June 8, 2008

An internationally recognized authority on Russian history, politics, and economics describes Russia's economic recovery and the use of its oil-based power as a lever in world politics.

Marshall Goldman: "Petrostate" (Oxford)

June 5, 2008

An internationally recognized authority on Russian history, politics, and economics describes Russia's economic recovery and the use of its oil-based power as a lever in world politics.

Senator Jim Webb: "A Time to Fight" (Broadway)

May 27, 2008

The freshman Senator of Virginia has said his proposal to expand college tuition benefits for veterans is not about politics, but debate over the measure has landed right in the middle of the presidential campaign. Jim Webb, a combat...

Director of the Congressional Budget Office

May 19, 2008

Peter Orszag was sworn in as Director of the Congressional Budget Office in January 2007. The role of the CBO is to provide non-partisan, objective and timely analysis of economic and budgetary issues pending before Congress. Director...

Roger Lowenstein: "While America Aged" (Penguin)

May 13, 2008

Bestselling author and former Wall Street Journal reporter Roger Lowenstein explains how the looming pension crisis could dwarf the current sub-prime mortgage mess. He examines the how the country arrived at its current pension...

George Soros: "The New Paradigm For Financial Markets" (Public Affairs)

May 8, 2008

Global investor and philanthropist George Soros explains common misunderstandings about the financial markets and why he believes the current credit crisis signals an end to a decades-long economic boom built on the U.S. dollar.

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