Kathryn Lavelle, Long Chair in World Affairs, Case-Western University; Amy Wilkinson, a public policy scholar at the Wilson Center; and David Wessel, Economics Editor at the Wall Street Journal, to assess the situation.

 

The economic news is a mix of the good, the bad and statistics that are as confusing as they are enlightening. On the good news front, the American and World economies have stepped back from the seemingly endless slide down a mountain of bad debt. The bad news is as clear as the rising unemployment rate. Kent Hughes, Director of the Wilson Center's Science, Technology, America and the Global Economy program speaks with: Kathryn Lavelle, Long Chair in World Affairs, Case-Western University; Amy Wilkinson, a public policy scholar at the Wilson Center; and David Wessel, Economics Editor at the Wall Street Journal, to assess the situation.