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Latest update : 2011-08-03

US debt deal: but at what cost?

Today, the press and blogosphere have called the 74-page agreement between Democrats and Republicans to raise the US debt ceiling by 2.4 trillion dollars "a disastrous compromise", "the result of extortion" and even "a sugar-coated Satan sandwich" (by Democrat Emmanuel Cleaver). Laura Baines asks her guests if Obama has given away too much, and if such a divided Washington will able to deal with the major economic challenges ahead.

 

  • Philip CROWTHER, France 24 Correspondent (from Washington);
  • Bruce STOKES, Senior Transatlantic Fellow for Economics, German Marshall Fund of the United States (from Washington)
  • Chris EDWARDS, Director of Tax and Budget studies, CATO Institute (from Washington);
  • John R. MacARTHUR, Publisher, Harper’s Magazine (from New York)
  • Ali FATEMI, Professor of finance, American Graduate School of Economics in Paris.

 

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2014-12-16 attacks

Taliban school massacre: At least 140 dead in Peshawar assault (part 2)

At least 141 pupils and teachers have been killed after the Pakistani Taliban stormed an army-run school in Peshawar. The attack - the worst of its kind in years - is said to be...

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2014-12-16 Pakistan

Taliban school massacre: At least 140 dead in Peshawar assault (part 1)

At least 141 pupils and teachers have been killed after the Pakistani Taliban stormed an army-run school in Peshawar. The attack - the worst of its kind in years - is said to be...

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2014-12-15 François Hollande

Hollande's immigration bet: Is France ready to accept its immigrants? (part 1)

Immigration is a hot topic for many EU countries at the moment. Is it, as so many political parties would have us believe, a burden? Or, as others would have it, a crucial part...

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2014-12-15 François Hollande

Hollande's immigration bet: Is France ready to accept its immigrants? (part 2)

Immigration is a hot topic for many EU countries at the moment. Is it, as so many political parties would have us believe, a burden? Or, as others would have it, a crucial part...

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2014-12-12 Arab Spring

Freer than before? After the Arab Spring (part 2)

Four years after the Arab Spring, are ideas and inspiration flowing more freely? Today's guests are all artists and writers that hail from the region. They attempt to take stock...

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