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Inside Job – Unveiling Economists’ Ties to the Financial Sector

America and the world are still recovering from the global economic crisis of 2008. And with unemployment rates above 9 percent, many wonder if the market turmoil will ever end.

PBS NewsHour Economics Correspondent Paul Solman talks to Charles Ferguson, director of Academy Award winning documentary, Inside Job, a film that raises red flags about the world of finance. Paul examines how the film – which raises concerns about conflicts of interest for economists in academics – is influencing some leading economic thinkers.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation provided funding for this project.

The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis

From Wall Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, everyone involved in the Financial Crisis of 2008 seems to blame everyone else but themselves for the devastation that has impaired the American economy and that of the world. In this PBS Newshour video, Business and Economics Correspondent Paul Solman meets with Bethany McLean (famous for breaking the Enron story) and Joe Nocera, co-authors of All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis, to discuss the events leading up to the financial crisis and each participants contribution to making it happen.

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The Chinese Currency Debate – What is behind the concerns

Politicians and economists have long worried about the global trade implications of China’s practices to control the value of their currency. This PBS Newshour video, hosted by Business and Economics Correspondent Paul Solman, explains why Chinese currency controls are of concern to the Unites States, Europe, and South American countries.

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