November 3, 2011 - The Occupy Wall Street movement has lain bare America’s frustrations with the economy. Several years after the worst financial collapse in decades, we are still waiting to recover what we have lost. How we obtain what we had remains up for debate. Just as there is no shortage of frustrations, there is no shortage of ideas to fix the system. Chris Ferrel, Economics Editor of American Public Media, joins us to talk dollars and “sense”.
Old debates mix with the new and yet national confidence remains low. Perhaps, it’s not that we’re asking the wrong questions, but instead that we’re asking the wrong people. Who has the kind of authority and influence to create jobs, increase the GDP, or develop businesses? We look to politicians to print money with the stroke of a pen, but can they really deliver all that they promise? The President is facing low approval ratings due to the state of the economy, but is that something he can help?
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