July 26 - Mitt Stumbles on the World Stage; Our Economic Policy Debate Is a Sham; Droughts and Fires, The New Norm in the American West

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Part 1

We begin with the Olympic Games in London that open Friday and speak with Francis Wheen, the deputy editor of Britain’s satirical magazine “Private Eye” to get a sense of the unintended comedy of errors that has accompanied Mitt Romney’s arrival in London. Before meeting the British Prime Minister, Mitt managed to offend him, prompting a rebuke from David Cameron who, in a snide reference to Salt Lake City, snapped that putting on the Olympics in London is not the same as holding the Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere. francis wheen


Part 2

Then we speak with the economist Justin Wolfers, a visiting professor at Princeton and professor in the Business and Public Policy Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and co-editor of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. We discuss his article at Bloomberg “The U.S. Economic Policy Debate is a Sham”.



Part 3

Then finally, we speak with author and conservationist William Debuys, the author of “A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the American Southwest”. We discuss the lethal combination of heat, droughts, insect plagues, windstorms and forest fires that will become the new norm in the American West.

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