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Sep 14, 2013

Five years after Lehman Brothers, economist James Galbraith says the financial sector is dysfunctional. And a demographer says your zip code determines your health

Five years ago, the collapse of Lehman Brothers set off the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression. Economist James Galbraith analyzes what we have learned since then. At a time when the gap between rich and poor is at a 100-year high, demographer Phillip Longman finds a direct link between an American’s income and his or her health. And Bill Press talks with Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz


James K. Galbraith

University of Texas economist James K. Galbraith says that five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the economy is starting to slowly come around.

http://utip.gov.utexas.edu/JG/

Phillip Longman

Health expert Phillip Longman has found that where you live – and how much you make – directly correlates to your health status.

http://newamerica.net


Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Bill Press and his guest, Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

http://wassermanschultz.house.gov/


Jim Hightower

Finding the money to fund higher education for all.