Question Austerity

March 20, 2011

Governors are slashing state spending, and the President has put some of his own party's favorite programs on the chopping block.  But how much of the new austerity is really necessary, and how much is politics? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, is austerity a dangerous idea?  Join us as we question austerity and talk about other options. Also, the short, ugly history of how America became a debtor nation.

  1. Mark Blyth on the Superficiality of Austerity

    Austerity is a choice, and some question if it's a good one.

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  2. Steven Malanga on the "Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer"

    Around the country Governors of both parties are balancing their state budgets by making public sector employees pay more. Why?

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  3. Louis Hyman on "Debtor Nation" and the Distribution of Wealth

    The rich are getting rich and the gap between the rich and poor in America is getting wider.

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  4. Diane Ravitch on the Shift Towards the Privitization of Education

    Diane Ravitch was a strong proponent of charter schools and the No Child Left Behind program. She now recognizes the political agenda behind all the recent school cuts and has changed her mind.

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  5. David Brooks on Reforming the Old School System

    David Brooks tells Steve Paulson the old ways of schools need to change.

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