Economy

Gurcharan Das: "India Unbound" (Knopf)

April 4, 2001

India is remaking its image as it emerges as a world economic power. In his new book, businessman and a playwright Gurcharan Das illustrates India's social and economic transformation by describing his own family's experiences.

Politics of the Tax Cut

March 20, 2001

A panel talks about the political strategizing and negotiations behind the ongoing Congressional debate over tax cuts.

Stock Market

March 15, 2001

The recent dramatic drops in the stock market, especially in the tech sector, have investors on edge. A panel talks about the latest behavior of investors and what it tells us about the status of the economy.

Migrant Workers

March 8, 2001

President Bush and Mexican President Vicente Fox talked about opening up the border between the two countries to allow greater movement of migrant workers. A panel discusses the pros and cons of proposed changes in the laws governing the...

Tax Cuts

February 12, 2001

President George W. Bush officially proposed a tax cut to Congress after weeks of discussion about its political and economic viability. A panel talks about what the President is proposing, how it would work, who would benefit, and how it...

Consumer Confidence

February 8, 2001

Reports of corporate layoffs and rising unemployment rates are making headlines, but at the same time the stock market is up and so is the government surplus. A panel talks about how all these often contradictory economic indicators are...

Thomas Frank: "One Market Under God" (Doubleday)

February 6, 2001

Many Americans think the economic boom of the 90's was good for themselves, for the country and for the world. Social critic Thomas Frank is not among those boosters. His new book outlines the downside of the "new economy."

Economic Outlook

December 6, 2000

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the NASDAQ jumped yesterday after reports of encouraging comments from Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan. But economic indicators suggest the economy as a whole may be cooling off. A panel...

Pilot Fatigue

October 30, 2000

Pilot fatigue has been implicated in fatal airline crashes, yet even today, pilots are frequently required to be on duty for stretches of 18 hours or more without rest. A panel talks about why pilots often are not rested when they fly, the...

On the Job: Job Counselors

October 6, 2000

Some job-seekers just need to earn a living wage, others are looking for more fulfillment in their work, and some just don't know where to start. Diane talks with people whose job it is to help other people find jobs -- why they were drawn...

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