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Austere politics

03.10.2012 02:30
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A number of countries continue down the path of extreme austerity to fend off economic collapse. Can austerity really generate economic growth and create jobs? Or is it a policy approach against the average citizen? Can the idea of democracy be maintained as austerity policies are applied? And can governments go on with tough budgets as protests rise? CrossTalking with Jeffrey Sommers, Peter Tchir and Eric Garland.