Steve Forbes, Chairman of Forbes Media

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Duration: 30 minutes

The American economy is in trouble. Stubbornly high unemployment, sinking consumer confidence and faltering growth all point to the real possibility of a double-dip recession. Perhaps most alarming of all is the American public's loss of faith in the political class to come up with an effective response. HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur speaks to Steve Forbes, multi-millionaire publisher, conservative activist and former republican presidential candidate. Is all-out ideological war over economic policy really what America needs?

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