Economy

The Politics of Economic Forecasting

February 24, 2004

Diane and her guests talk about how President Bush and the contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are using employment projections and U.S. economic trends in their campaigns.

Federal Deficit

January 29, 2004

This year's federal budget deficit is projected to reach $477 billion. A panel talks about the new numbers from the Congressional Budget Office, why the debt is growing, and the debate over its significance.

Job Training

January 26, 2004

In his State of the Union address, President Bush called for more than $500 million in spending on job training and education initiatives. A panel describes the programs and how they would affect today's unemployed workers.

Global Outsourcing

January 15, 2004

U.S. manufacturing jobs have been going overseas for decades, but now some white collar jobs are following suit. A panel talks about this phenomenon and its consequences for American workers and the American economy.

Michelle Singletary: "Seven Money Mantras for a Richer Life" (Random House)

January 12, 2004

The Washington Post's syndicated personal finance columnist shares lessons from her grandmother on how to spend less, save more, and have a secure financial future.

Immigration Law

January 8, 2004

A panel talks about President Bush's new plan to grant temporary legal status to the estimated 8 million undocumented workers in the U.S.

Robert Rubin: "In An Uncertain World" (Random House)

December 2, 2003

Robert Rubin, who served as Treasury Secretary during the Clinton administration, talks about the economic challenges he dealt with then, and the challenges our country faces today.

Sidney Harman: "Mind Your Own Business" (Doubleday)

October 27, 2003

The corporate scandals of recent years have many Americans rethinking the corporate model as we know it. A successful businessman presents his own approach to leadership.

William Greider: "The Soul of Capitalism" (Simon & Schuster)

October 16, 2003

The U.S. system of capitalism has been the greatest engine for wealth creation in history, but author William Greider argues it's ripe for reform. He details why and how it must be changed.

Elizabeth Warren: "The Two-Income Trap" (Basic Books)

October 1, 2003

Bankruptcy expert and co-author Elizabeth Warren discusses why many middle class parents are working harder than ever, yet are falling behind financially.

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