In January, Camden, N.J., one of the most impoverished cities in the country, lost half its police force in budget cuts. In a time when massive local and state budget deficits are threatening cities’ ability to provide basic services for their residents, how can struggling cities survive the financial crisis? This week, we visit Camden to explore possible solutions.
Also: Correspondent Maria Hinojosa continues our coverage of war veterans with traumatic brain injury and the families who have made tremendous sacrifices to care for them. And Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated magazine talks about his book “Scorecasting” and how behavioral economics plays out in professional sports. He recently offered a few tips on how to use economics to win at March Madness pools.
And: Jon Meacham speaks with Jeff Greenfield, journalist and author of “Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics” to speculate about how the trajectory of American politics could have changed drastically with just a few alterations in historical events.
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