July 14 - Robert Reich on Blackmail and Brinkmanship with the Economy; Age of Greed; The 193rd Nation

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Robert Reich joins us to discuss the economic hostage crisis situation going on in Washington DC as the full faith and credit of the United States is subject to blackmail and reckless brinkmanship while economic recovery and creating jobs takes a back seat to the so-called deficit and debt crisis.

Part 2

Then Jeff Madrick, the author of a new book “Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of Americajoins us.  He is an Economic Policy consultant and analyst and who explains the dismal economic trajectory we are on and how we got there.

Part 3

Then with South Sudan now officially the world’s 193rd nation, we speak with author and journalist Rebecca Hamilton who has just returned from the war front at the dividing line between north and south Sudan. She gives us an update on the reality on the ground, far from the lofty pronouncements in the UN Security Council, as this new nation, born out of war, faces an uncertain future