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Fri, Nov 2, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

From Hurricanes to Health Care: What's Government For?


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US President Barack Obama (L) speaks as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie looks on as they visit a shelter for Hurricane Sandy victims in Brigantine, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012.
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US President Barack Obama (L) speaks as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie looks on as they visit a shelter for Hurricane Sandy victims in Brigantine, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012.

Hitting in the final week of a presidential campaign, Hurricane Sandy stirred up the debate on an already divisive topic: the proper size and purpose of government. Mitt Romney and President Obama offer distinct and divergent visions for the role of government. We'll contemplate their competing worldviews with former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, and Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal editorial page.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Robert Reich, chancellor's professor of public policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley, former labor secretary under President Bill Clinton; his best-selling eBook "Beyond Outrage" is now available in paperback
  • Stephen Moore, senior economics writer for the Wall Street Journal editorial page, founder and former president of the Club for Growth, and author of "Who's The Fairest of Them All? The Truth about Opportunity, Taxes, and Wealth in America"

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