Underlying Problems Threaten Economy’s Health

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A wild week for financial markets highlighted many concerns about the health of the U.S. economy. But how serious is the issue? One long-term issue: Mortgage debt and credit-card debt have roughly doubled since 2000. New York Times columnist Joe Nocera and Scott Simon discuss some of the issues behind recent market volatility.

Listen to it all from NPR.

Filed under: * Economics, PoliticsEconomy

Posted January 26, 2008 at 7:02 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]
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