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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

As the post-bailout economy takes hold, everyday spending choices are being questioned, but so are the fundamental precepts of American-style capitalism. Plus, the ins and outs of Obama and McCain's Social Security plans. This Friday's Wiki-produced 30 Issues in 30 Days segment is on Oil and Alternative Energy.
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The End of Capitalism?

Zachary Karabell, president of independent consulting firm River Twice Research, discusses whether the current fiscal crisis is a sign of the end of capitalism as we know it.

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Wall Street Blame Game

Joe Nocera, business columnist for the New York Times and author of the Executive Suite blog discusses the state of the stock market and the Capitol Hill testimony of Lehman CEO Richard Fuld. What do you think? What should Richard Fuld do with ...

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Monetary Influence

Joan Goldwasser, senior reporter for Kiplinger's Personal Finance discusses how the current economy is affecting major decisions consumers are having to make every day.

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30 Issues: Sense of Entitlement - Social Security and Medicare

The third rail may be issue number one this election. How will the economy affect Social Security, Medicare and other entitlement programs? How much fixing do they need? Peter Diamond, economics professor at MIT and co-author of Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach, looks at the ...

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