An Age of Austerity: Can It Happen Here?

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In France, pension reform has led to street demonstrations and occasional violence. In Britain, a new coalition government is prepared for massive cuts in government spending.  In the US, calls for "smaller government" are the major theme of this year's political season.  What would that really mean?


David Herszenhorn - New York Times - @herszenhorn, Thomas Edsall - Columbia School of Journalism - @Edsall, Ted Fishman - 'China, Inc', Neal Gabler - Cultural Historian

Warren Olney

Andrea Brody, Frances Anderton, Sonya Geis