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This edition: Louis Uchitelle, chief economics correspondent NY Times

Episode Details

Original tape date: December 5, 2005.

We all have friends or relatives who at least once in their lives have suffered the humiliation of being laid off. We've watched them go through the shock, the anger, and, finally, a seeming acceptance that they must have gotten what they deserved. Laid-off workers are often told to get more training or go back to school so they can improve their lot in life. But what if that's nothing but an empty promise? Depressing? May be. But it's important to understand the forces that lie behind these layoffs. Louis Uchitelle, economics writer for The New York Times and author of “The Disposable American” helps us understand those forces.

Guest List

Prof. Sarah Bartlett Professor, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Judith Caligaro Commissioner, NYS Division of Housing & Community Renewal

Louis Uchitelle Chief Economics Correspondent, New York Times

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