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US economy

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 06 October 2012

After the first debate of the US presidential campaign, we ask how much influence does any President have to change the direction of the economy? Plus, are we heading for an age of zero growth?

Lesley Curwen's guests are Douglas Rediker, senior fellow at the New America Foundation, David Gordon, head of research at the Eurasia Group, and Xenia Dormandy from Chatham House.

And comedian Colm O'Regan in Dublin wonders why there is so much focus on growth anyway.

(Image: US 100 dollar bills. Credit: AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER)

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