Monday, January 12, 2009

Your Call 011309 How do we learn about the economy?

As President-elect Barack Obama moves forward with his economic stimulus plan, what do we need to know about the staples of economic coverage? On the next Your Call, we'll discuss the GDP, the Dow Jones, unemployment and poverty rates, consumer confidence, housing foreclosures, and bubbles. What do these reports and numbers tell us? What do they fail to tell us? What's missing? And what questions do we need to ask when we read them? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar.

Guests: Sylvia Alegretto, labor economist with the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at UC Berkeley

John Schmitt, senior economist with the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Click to Listen: How do we learn about the economy?