Monday, January 31, 2011

How does speculation affect the economy?

On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about speculation. From food to housing to the financial system, speculation has played a role in creating a bubble economy and raising food prices. What is the difference between investment and speculation? Join us live at 11 or send us an email at What is difference between the speculative economy and the "real" economy? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Eric Holt-Gimnez, the executive director of Food First Institute for Food and Development Policy

William Black, an associate professor of Economics and Law at the Univ. of Missouri in Kansas City

Mark Schapiro, Center for Investigative Reporting's senior correspondent

Click to Listen: How does speculation affect the economy?