Government Debt, Susan Jacoby and Photographer lori Grinker
Bill Moyers Journal (Audio) | PBS
Does America's $9 trillion federal debt mean we are mortgaging our future and jeopardizing individual savings, healthcare, and retirement for generations to come? Bill Moyers gets a reality check from Public Agenda's Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson, co-authors of Where Does the Money Go?: Your Guided Tour to the Federal Budget Crisis. Susan Jacoby, author of THE AGE OF AMERICAN UNREASON, talks about the crisis of ignorance in the U.S. and how a 'flight from reason' is playing out in American politics and society. "We have really, over the past 40 years, gotten shorter and shorter and shorter attention spans," says Jacoby. And photographer lori Grinker takes viewers to Amman, Jordan for a devastating look at the fate of Iraqi refugees displaced by the conflict.