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US economy and the 20 hour week

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 07 March 2012

Has the US economy reached a turning point at the right time for President Barack Obama, ahead of elections in November? Lesley Curwen asks Pippa Malmgren, who was Special Assistant for Economic Policy to President George W Bush.

And economist Lord Skidelsky discusses the controversial idea of a maximum working week of 20 hours.

Plus technology commentator Jeremy Wagstaff looks at why some tech companies are able to rise phoenix-like from the flames.

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