Conversations with History: Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley

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Causes and Consequences of the Economic Collapse

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Conversations with History host Harry Kreisler welcomes Martin Wolf of the Financial Times for a discussion of the economic crisis. Wolf discusses its global origins focusing on the interplay between surplus countries such as China and debtor countries such as the United States. He evaluates the response of America's political and financial leaders. Wolf defines a course of action for the Obama administration and offers a formula for the revitalization of global economic institutions such as the International Monetary Fund. He speculates on the future of capitalism and assesses the role of politics in preventing the stabilization of the global economy.

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