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Webcast Extra: Why Americans Hate Politics; Immigration Politics

August 29, 2014
Americans hate politics and can there be peace in Gaza?
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Yellen cautions against being overly-optimistic before raising interest rates

July 16, 2014
Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen told a Senate hearing Tuesday that the Fed remains on course to end a stimulus program of monthly bond purchases in October.
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Former treasury secretary reflects on ‘deeply unfair’ nature of financial crisis recovery

May 23, 2014
Timothy Geithner, key architect of the government’s response the financial crisis, joins Gwen Ifill to discuss his new book, "Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises." As the former treasury secretary, Geithner offers perspective on the government’s response to the crisis, what response Americans deserved and how close the country came to another Great Depression.
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Debating Piketty’s theory on how wealth begets wealth, widens the economic gap

May 14, 2014
In "Capital," French economist Thomas Piketty explores how wealth and the income derived from it magnifies the problems of inequality. Gwen Ifill gets debate on his data and conclusions from Heather Boushey of Washington Center for Equitable Growth and Kevin Hassett of American Enterprise Institute.
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Despite dip in unemployment, Yellen says Fed will hold low short-term interest rates for now

March 20, 2014
In her first news conference, Janet Yellen announced that the Federal Reserve will continue its suppression of short-term interest rates. Yellen, who was the Fed’s vice-chair under Ben Bernanke, also discussed how her role has changed. Gwen Ifill gets an assessment of Yellen’s remarks from David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.
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Closing the Gap: Sen. Marco Rubio on how more education, fewer broken families can change income inequality

February 13, 2014
In the debate over how to cure income inequality, talk about poverty and opportunity are increasingly converging. In a series of conversations about the growing divide between rich and poor, Gwen Ifill talks to Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., about the importance of encouraging strong families and improving educational opportunities as keys to restoring the American dream.
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New report forecasts health care reform law will decrease U.S. labor supply

February 5, 2014
In the Congressional Budget Office’s economic outlook report for 2014, analysts predicted that as many as 2.3 million will stop working or work less as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Gwen Ifill talks to NPR’s Julie Rovner about the findings and the political reactions coming from the White House and congressional Republicans.
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In Talk of Economy, Obama Turns to ‘Opportunity’ Over ‘Inequality’

February 4, 2014
Jackie Calmes | The New York Times
Like so many political fights, the one between President Obama and Republicans over income inequality has become a battle over language. Is it about inequality of incomes or of opportunity? On this question, the president and his party have moved in Republicans’ — and voters’ — direction.
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Economic mobility hasn’t changed in a half-century in America, economists declare

January 23, 2014
Jim Tankersley | The Washington Post
Children growing up in America today are just as likely — no more, no less — to climb the economic ladder as children born more than a half-century ago, a team of economists reported Thursday.
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