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Financial Finagling Pt. 1  (aired 9/7/2006)
The financial scandals of the last five years have given many American corporations a bad name. From Enron to Global Crossing, from Arthur Andersen to Merrill Lynch, big firms have been accused and sometimes convicted of financial skullduggery in all its forms. This has hurt many Americans — most of us own securities. Federal and state governments have passed new legislation aimed at curbing accounting fraud, but some say the regulations go too far --- others say, not far enough. But in the meantime, the stock market continues doing fairly well — despite chaotic global conditions. And abroad, America is still seen as a safe haven for investment. Has Wall Street become over-regulated? Or has recent legislation been the strong medicine big business needs to keep from self-destructing?

The Truth about the Flat World, Part Two  (aired 6/30/2005)
We’re just a few years into the twenty-first century, and it looks like globalization is here to stay. Rapid advances in telecommunications and falling trade barriers have linked national economies like never before, and the free flow of goods, capital, and information are even helping to shift authoritarian regimes toward openness. But globalization has also exposed Americans to fierce competition from former sleeping giants like China and India, and perhaps even brought terrorism to our front steps. What is the future of globalization? Can it be a force for peace? And does America have what it takes to compete?

The Truth about the Flat World, Part One   (aired 6/23/2005)
We’re just a few years into the twenty-first century, and it looks like globalization is here to stay. Rapid advances in telecommunications and falling trade barriers have linked national economies like never before, and the free flow of goods, capital, and information are even helping to shift authoritarian regimes toward openness. But globalization has also exposed Americans to fierce competition from former sleeping giants like China and India, and perhaps even brought terrorism to our front steps. What is the future of globalization? Can it be a force for peace? And does America have what it takes to compete?

The Competition Solution, Part Two  (aired 4/7/2005)
America’s economy has seen strong growth since the end of World War II, but there have been painful bumps in the road. Economists have struggled for years to figure out what to do to help. We hear about about tax policy, trade policy, exchange rates, and the role of the Federal Reserve, but today’s guest says that we have witnessed a more important factor: Competition. Is competition the answer?

The Competition Solution, Part One  (aired 3/31/2005)
America’s economy has seen strong growth since the end of World War II, but there have been painful bumps in the road. Economists have struggled for years to figure out what to do to help. We hear about about tax policy, trade policy, exchange rates, and the role of the Federal Reserve, but today’s guest says that we have witnessed a more important factor: Competition. Is competition the answer?


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