The National Conference on Citizenship will hold an event Friday focusing on how civic health helps boost local economies. So if you want a job, volunteer! Host Jacob Soboroff and guests David B. Smith, Mayor Bob Stevens, Peter Levine, and Jeff Coates discuss.
The state is back as a major economic player. The current financial crisis has prompted a tsunami of government intervention in rich world financial markets: from regulatory bans on short-selling though to massive public sector bailouts, loan and deposit guarantees, and a series of increasingly dramatic nationalizations.