Winning Over Voters With Economics

The economic debate over Britain's continued membership of the European Union is complex, with each side claiming to have the facts despite the inexact nature of economics and economic forecasting. We speak to Rick Shenkman, journalist and author of Political Animals: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics, about the difficulties of winning over an electorate with economic arguments.

Also, the BBC's Rahul Tandon reports from the Indian state of West Bengal about how the final stages of the elections are affecting business. And, James Rickards, author of The New Case for Gold explains why he thinks the precious metal still underpins the US dollar, even though America abandoned the Gold Standard back in the 1970s.

(Photo: In and Out campaign mugs for the UK EU exit referendum, Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Fri 29 Apr 2016 07:32 GMT

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