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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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2017-01-19 Business

Davos Debate: Getting a fair share from multinationals

As business leaders, policymakers and NGOs gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, FRANCE 24 brings you a special debate on how countries should tax multinational companies....

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2017-01-19 tax evasion

Davos Debate: Getting a fair share from multinationals (part 2)

As business leaders, policymakers and NGOs gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, FRANCE 24 brings you a special debate on how countries should tax multinational companies....

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2017-01-19 Adama Barrow

Showdown in Gambia: Foreign troops at border as Jammeh refuses to go (part 1)

West Africa's been here before. The tiny nation of Gambia has two presidents after the winner of a presidential election took the oath in the capital of neighbouring Senegal....

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2017-01-19 Adama Barrow

Showdown in Gambia: Senegalese troops enter as Jammeh refuses to go (part 2)

West Africa's been here before. The tiny nation of Gambia has two presidents after the winner of a presidential election took the oath in the capital of neighbouring Senegal....

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2017-01-17 Brexit

Hard Brexit, here we come: The blowback against globalisation (part 2)

So Brexit really does mean Brexit. Theresa May has ruled out a deal that allows the UK to keep its place inside the EU's single market - a divorce whose strategy rests on lower...

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