Americans cut back on their spending in October to levels not seen since the aftermath of nine-eleven. Diane and her guests look at how the current financial crisis is affecting household budgets and what it will take to restore confidence in the US economy.


  • Jared Bernstein Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser for Vice President Biden and Executive Director of the Vice President's Middle Class Task Force.
  • Kathleen Day Center for Responsible Lending
  • Greg Ip U.S. economics editor, "The Economist"
  • Ken Goldstein Economist, The Conference Board

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