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Europe's Debt Crisis


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French President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel give a statement on October 9, 2011 following a summit on debt turbulence in the Eurozone.
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel give a statement on October 9, 2011 following a summit on debt turbulence in the Eurozone.

European leaders are expected to release a plan this weekend to address their growing sovereign debt crisis, but German officials on Monday put a damper on hopes for a quick fix. What should be done about the crisis, and how vulnerable is the U.S. economy?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Dan McCrum, U.S. investment correspondent for the Financial Times
  • James Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. chair in government / business relations and professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
  • Michael Mandel, chief economic strategist at the Progressive Policy Institute, a centrist Democratic think tank, and former chief economist for BusinessWeek

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