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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains how he thinks we can repair our troubled economy, solve our energy problems, and deal with climate change all at the same time. Also: 17,000 people around the world weigh in on whom they hope American elect on Nov. 4. And Michael Pollan weighs in on the food policy challenges that will face our next president.

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Michael Pollan and Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz on Saving Capitalism

Is the current financial crisis a threat to American capitalism as we know it? Leonard talks to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and economist Michael Hudson. Both are contributors to the "How to Save Capitalism" forum in the current Nov. issue of Harper's magazine.

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What the World Thinks of the U.S.A.

Find out what 17,000 people in 17 countries across the world think about the U.S. – who they’d like to see in the White House in January, the global issues they care about most, and how they perceive America. Carl Cannon is also Washington Bureau Chief for Reader’s ...

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Michael Pollan on the Future of American Food Policy

With food prices rising, many fear that the era of cheap and abundant food is drawing to a close. Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food and Omnivore’s Dilemma, talks about what our next president should do about American food policy. His recent article in ...

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