November 17th, 2010
The number one item on the minds of voters in the recent election was the economy. So as the new Congress begins its work in January, the message that has been sent is to pay attention to getting more people employed, as well as resolving the debt and deficit. So this week on Business Matters we’ll hear some very different perspectives on the greatest economic challenges of today and what can we do about them.
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Dr. Larry Bates
Dr. Larry Bates, an economist, is Publisher and Editor of Monetary and Economic Review, a quarterly economic and financial publication that analyzes the economy and financial markets from a geopolitical perspective. Bates is a former bank CEO and taught money and banking for the Bank Administration Institute and the state college system in Tennessee. He is a former member of the Tennessee House of Representatives where he chaired the Committee on Banking and Commerce. Dr. Bates is also CEO of the Information Radio Network/IRN USA Radio News and is the author of the books The New Economic Disorder and A Nation In Crisis.
Ian Fletcher is an Adjunct Fellow at the San Francisco office of the U.S. Business and Industry Council, a Washington think tank founded in 1933. He was previously an economist in private practice, mostly serving hedge funds and private equity firms. Educated at Columbia University and the University of Chicago, he lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter. Details about his book Free Trade Doesn’t Work: What Should Replace it and Why are available here, and you can read his articles here.
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