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February 20, 2009
This week: Economic shock waves, Afghanistan, Pakistan

Dan Rather, former CBS News anchor and current anchor of “Dan Rather Reports” on HDNet, and Gideon Rose, managing editor of Foreign Affairs magazine, join Martin Savidge to discuss the week’s top stories.

They discuss the continuing shock waves in the global economy, the controversial peace plan between Pakistan and Taliban militants in the volatile Swat Valley and the buildup of American forces on the other side of the border, in Afghanistan.

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I agree that no one has been found who knows how to fix the economic situation. It seems as though we are on the downside of a bell-shaped curve. In order to come in for a soft landing may not be possible, because of the extreme imballances in the economics such as over accumulation and living beyond our means. A Progressive Utilization Theory has been proposed by some intellectuals, but I don’t think the world is ready to hear it. A start would be to think what is for the best or for the good and well-being of all. Using that sentiment we can move forward.

Neil in Atlanta

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