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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 | 11:00 AM

A young African economist says “no thanks” to aid for Africa — that it hurts the continent. We’ll stage a debate.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 | 10:00 AM

With President Obama across the Atlantic for the G20 summit, we’ll ask Europeans how they see the way out of the global economic crisis — and whether America can still lead.

 
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Former IMF chief economist Simon Johnson says the U.S. is still a prisoner of the financial industry, and needs to make a break.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 | 10:00 AM

In a global economy in trouble, we’ll get the big view from India, with super-entrepreneur Nandan Nilekani.

 
Monday, March 16, 2009 | 10:00 AM

World finance ministers meet, but can they save the world economy? We’ll probe the G-20 — and the turmoil in global finance.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Australian Paul Gilding calls the economic crisis “The Great Disruption” – the moment when the Earth’s environment and the economy hit the wall, together. We’ll talk with Gilding and others who say it’s time to change.

 
Monday, March 2, 2009 | 10:00 AM

The CIA warns that global economic crisis could spell instability for Latin America, from Argentina north. We’ll ask what’s coming.

 
Monday, January 26, 2009 | 11:00 AM

The Atlantic’s James Fallows is back from China as America transfers power to a new president. We’ll ask how it all looks to the China maven.

 
Monday, January 26, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Uber-economist Martin Feldstein on what it’s really going to take to pull out of the trouble we’re in.

 
Monday, January 5, 2009 | 10:00 AM

With falling exports, closing factories, and fear of social upheaval, we’ll look at what China does now, with top observers in Shanghai and Beijing.

 
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