Economy

Social Security

March 2, 2004

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan made a stir with his recent suggestion to cut future Social Security benefits to keep the program solvent. A panel talks about the future of Social Security and how it might figure in the...

David Shipler: "The Working Poor" (Knopf)

February 26, 2004

You see them almost everywhere. They serve your coffee, clear your table, or clean your office. The working poor come from practically all walks of life. they are white, black, Latino and Asian. Author David Shipler examines the...

Roger Lowenstein: "Origins of the Crash" (The Penguin Press)

February 24, 2004

A best-selling author and columnist for "SmartMoney" magazine, the "New York Times Magazine," and the "Wall Street Journal" examines what led to the boom and bust years of the 1990s.

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.

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