Economic Woes, Presidential Candidates' Fixes After a week of bleak headlines about the U.S. economy, options are explored for government action to spur growth and head off recession. Presidential candidates' tax and spending plans are assessed. One economist says the economy is too big an ocean liner to steer with precision.
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Economic Woes, Presidential Candidates' Fixes

Economic Woes, Presidential Candidates' Fixes

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After a week of bleak headlines about the U.S. economy, options are explored for government action to spur growth and head off recession. Presidential candidates' tax and spending plans are assessed. One economist says the economy is too big an ocean liner to steer with precision.

Timothy Taylor, managing editor of The Journal of Economic Perspectives, and NPR's Adam Davidson speak with Andrea Seabrook.