Economy

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative

August 11, 2004

Ambassador Josette Sheeran Shiner, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, joins Diane to talk about free-trade, outsourcing, and the Bush Administration's trade polices.

Peter Peterson: "Running on Empty" (Farrar Straus & Giroux)

August 10, 2004

A longtime leader in business, economics and government talks about the long-term effects of our ever-growing federal budget deficit.

James Surowiecki: "The Wisdom Of Crowds" (Doubleday)

July 7, 2004

Some people equate crowds with mindless mobs. But financial journalist James Surowiecki says large groups of people are often smarter than an elite few. He explains how collective wisdom shapes business, economies, societies, and nations.

The Economy and Politics

June 16, 2004

Whatever else is going on around the world, the economy is always the top issue in a presidential election. Economists joins Diane for a discussion of the indicators which could cast the deciding vote this November.

Commercial Airline Industry

June 9, 2004

Rising fuel prices, discount carriers and other factors are making it harder than ever for the nation's largest airlines to achieve financial stability. A panel talks about the latest developments in the commerical air industry and how...

John Kay: "Culture and Prosperity" (Harper Business)

May 25, 2004

One of Britain's leading economists explains how social, political, and cultural activities affects the economic performance of nations.

High Gas Prices

May 19, 2004

A panel talks about why gasoline prices are at all-time highs, how the increases are affecting the economy, and some of the proposed solutions.

State Legislators

April 29, 2004

State legislators explain how the economy and federal budget choices affect state budget decisions about education, health care, taxes, and more.

Richard Yancey: "Confessions of a Tax Collector" (HarperCollins) (Rebroadcast)

April 8, 2004

With tax season upon us, a former IRS employee offers an insider's account of one of this country's most powerful - and most feared - institutions. Author Richard Yancey spent 12 years working for the IRS. He reveals how the power of his...

Richard Yancey: "Confessions of a Tax Collector" (HarperCollins)

March 5, 2004

With tax season just around the corner, a former IRS employee offers an insider's account of one of this country's most powerful - and most feared - institutions. Author Richard Yancey spent 12 years working for the IRS. He reveals how...

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