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Global Economy

The Leonard Lopate Show

Crash Course: What We Should Have Learned from the Financial Crisis

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Financial Times', Martin Wolf explains what caused the 2007-08 financial crisis and looks at whether regulations have made out financial system more stable and sustainable.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Banking on Gold to Save the Economy

Friday, June 13, 2014

Paul Krugman says it's a "cosmically bad idea," but former presidential candidate Steve Forbes thinks otherwise. He makes the case for how the gold standard could stabilize the global economy.

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The Takeaway

The Messy, Valuable World of Bitcoin

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Today the New York Department of Financial Services begins its first of two days of hearings on digital currencies like Bitcoin. Charlie Herman, economics editor for WNYC, discusses how today's hearings could change our understanding of virtual currency. While Bitcoin may be on the rise, the currencies in emerging markets are on the decline. Gillian Tett, assistant managing editor and columnist at The Financial Times, predicted the early months of 2014 would bring this sort of turbulence.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rationing Rationale

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Stan Cox, a senior scientist at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas and the author of Any Way You Slice It: The Past, Present, and Future of Rationing, looks at how goods and services have been, and are now, rationed and asks if we can limit consumption fairly.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Power: Not What It Used to Be

Monday, April 08, 2013

El Pais columnist Moisés Naím tells Brian Lehrer why he thinks power is "decaying" today, both for nations and businesses.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Emerging Markets Unite!

Friday, March 29, 2013

The so-called BRICS nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa have indicated that they want to form a development bank of their own to rival the World Bank and IMF. Uri Dadush, director of Carnegie Center’s International Economics Program, discusses what the emerging-markets coalition would mean for the world economy. Plus: what the IMF's statement about energy subsidies means for development and the environment.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rising Asia

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Mohsin Hamid, author of New York Times bestseller, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, talks about his new novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia.

→ Tonight: Mohsin Hamid in conversation with editor Rebecca Saletan at Greenlight bookstore, Starts here at 7:30

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fashion Month: Sustainability

Friday, March 01, 2013

Hazel Clark, professor in the MA Fashion Studies Program and research chair of Fashion at Parsons The New School for Design and the co-author of The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, and Globalization, talks to Brian Lehrer about fashion sustainability.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Global Thinking

Monday, December 24, 2012

Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley, author of Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles, and one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers, looks beyond the BRICs at the global economic picture.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Global Thinking

Friday, December 07, 2012

Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley, author of Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles, and just named one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers, looks beyond the BRICs at the global economic picture.

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The Takeaway

Nobel Laureate Michael Spence: Global Recession Has a 50/50 Chance

Monday, October 24, 2011

With unemployment holding steadily at 9 percent and little sign of an upturn, it is hardly surprising that most Americans have a negative outlook on the state of the economy. According to a recent Associated Press poll, more than 7 in 10 Americans believe the country is heading in the wrong direction. Less than 40 percent of respondents feel that President Obama's jobs proposals will significantly raise the unemployment level from its current level.

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