Tag: Economy
william-cohan-2011-04-18
Interview
Airdate: April 18, 2011

Award-winning investigative reporter and former investment banker assesses the impact of S&P’s downgrading its credit outlook for the U.S. and discusses Goldman Sachs.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
April 1st, 2011

This post was previously published on March 21, 2011 at Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity. Marist College recently conducted a survey to determine what superpower Americans would most like to have. More than a quarter of Americans said they would want the power to travel through time, which tied with mind-reading as the most popular [...]

charlesferguson
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
February 28th, 2011

If you watched the Academy Awards Sunday night, then you likely heard Inside Job director Charles Ferguson’s acceptance speech after his film won for best documentary. Ferguson’s acceptance speech began this way: “Forgive me, I must start by pointing out that three years after our horrific financial crisis caused by massive fraud, not a single [...]

charles-ferguson-2011-02-28
Interview
Airdate: February 28, 2011

Oscar-winning director of Inside Job reflects on winning the award when the financial meltdown issues addressed by the documentary remain unresolved.

MichaelBennet
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
February 23rd, 2011

In this Web-exclusive video, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), discusses the future of the teaching profession in Wisconsin and beyond as it relates to ongoing protests in that state. “What we’re seeing is the result of commitments that were made over many, many decades that can’t be afforded in a lot of states,” Sen. Bennet says. [...]

dambisa-moyo-2011-02-22
Interview
Airdate: February 22, 2011

Economist analyzes how the uprising in Libya will impact global oil prices and argues that the U.S. could become a socialist welfare state in a matter of decades.

phil-angelides-2011-02-14
Interview
Airdate: February 14, 2011

Chair of the bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission discusses the panel’s report and the role that unregulated greed played in the economic crisis.

gary-shapiro-2011-02-03
Interview
Airdate: February 3, 2011

Consumer Electronics Association president-CEO argues against overtaxing innovators and creating policies that discourage creative businesses from operating in the U.S.

paul-clemens-2011-01-26
Interview
Airdate: January 26, 2011

Detroit native talks about his new book, Punching Out: One Year in a Closing Auto Plant, and blue collar decline in America.

americas-next-chapter-2011-01-20
Interview
Airdate: January 20, 2011

In the final part of a conversation on ‘America’s Next Chapter,’ thought leaders discuss whether there’s a brighter future for the next generation.

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