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Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman

The Financial Crisis: Robert J. Samuelson (#110)

Guest: Robert Samuelson, Newsweek columnist and author of "The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath: the Past and Future of American Affluence"

Jim conducts a one-on-one interview with Robert Samuelson regarding the financial crisis and what Samuelson calls a "massive candor gap" by the U.S. government on the consequences of huge federal spending and enormous deficits. If there is no honest accounting today, there may be much more draconian - and painful - measures in the future. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: From the producers of "Think Tank with Ben Wattenburg," Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman is a new half-hour weekly series on ideas and their consequences. Each edition of Ideas in Action presents a discussion of trends, conditions, and ideas behind the week's headlines. In the tradition of the long-running PBS series Think Tank, the program limits itself to one topic per half-hour edition in order to go deeper into a subject than the average TV show. Viewers engage with a diverse group of economists, historians, anthropologists, political scientists, demographers, and social philosophers, as well as authorities from many other disciplines.

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