American Values

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It's day two of our 30 Issues in 30 Days series. Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson of NPR's Planet Money explain what Washington can do to help out the economy -- and if it's even the government's job to do so. Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC's New Tech City, uses the tech sector as a case study for other industries. NYU and Oxford University professor Jeremy Waldron looks at the conflicting definitions of "American values" invoked in the wake of the attack in Libya. Slate columnist Fred Kaplan explores the future of diplomatic efforts to preserve and spread those values. Business ethics consultant Roger Steare looks at the role of ethics in determining how we vote. Plus: An open phones on what signifies to you that it's fall.