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Need to Know: March 29, 2013: Economic inequality and mobility

On this week’s Need to Know, Jeff Greenfield leads a round table discussion on economic inequality, mobility, debt, and the state of the American economy four years after the official end of the recession.

We’ve invited three highly-respected economic thinkers from different perspectives, to see if there is some common economic ground, and whether that common ground tells us anything about how we can improve our economic health.

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Roundtable participants

Guests include Jared Bernstein, former Chief Economic Adviser to Vice President Biden, Rana Foroohar of Time Magazine and John Makin of the American Enterprise Institute.

State economics: Budget recipes

Delve into “The Foundation for Growth,” “The Path to Prosperity,” “Back to Basics and others. Otherwise known as the competing plans from the House (GOP), Senate (Democrats) White House and others.

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March 29, 2013: Full roundtable discussion by PBSNeedtoKnow

Above: Listen to the full, unedited audio of the roundtable discussion, featuring Jared Bernstein, former Chief Economic Adviser to Vice President Biden, Rana Foroohar of Time Magazine and John Makin of the American Enterprise Institute.

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