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The Future of Socialism  (aired 7/7/2005)
By the 1970s, roughly 60 percent of the earth’s population lived under governments that espoused socialism in one form or another. But this is the era of free market economics. In Britain, Tony Blair has changed what it means to be a socialist. Israel’s famed kibbutz system, once the ideal of socialist utopianism has withered and what is left is now part of the market economy. And China is redefining its own brand of communism. What is the future of socialism?

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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