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Behind the News with Doug Henwood - June 21, 2012 at 12:00pm

Behind the News with Doug Henwood, for June 21, 2012 - 12:00pm

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Luigi Zingales, the Italian

Luigi Zingales, the Italian economist, proposed a novel and promising idea to deal with the problem created by having a single European currency without a central European bank. Germany, Holland, Finland, and other strong balance sheet states should leave the euro in favor of a second currency. This would allow the value of the euro to fall relative to other currencies, especially against the dollar, the yen and this new currency. This would in turn allow the states retaining the euro, e.g. Greece, Spain, Italy and France, to benefit from the favorable exchange rate in terms of trade and tourism. Spread the word!

i was disappointed to find

i was disappointed to find out that you have been moved to thursday at noon because my wonderful saturday mornings with the talkies and uprising no longer include you. i depend on you to keep me up on what is happening in this time of economic meltdown and revolution. your program is so sane, and informative and i love your wry wit. does this move have anything to do with the recall election now in progress at kpfa?? i would like to know because if tracy r is partly responsible for this i will surely vote for her recall.

I miss listening to you on

I miss listening to you on Saturday mornings...thank goodness for archives! Otherwise I would miss you altogether! Keep up the good work Doug.

I was looking for you today

I was looking for you today (Saturday, June 30) and am glad you're still on the air -- what a great show!

—thanks for the Yanis V intvw

—thanks for the Yanis V intvw and also for introducing him to an American audience two years ago. Much as you seem to hate talking about this stuff, for fear, one assumes of not seeming serious enough, it's time to talk about this crisis, not as a recession etc, but as a crisis of Capitalism. . . .And in the absence of a serious Left . . .What is to be done.
—If there is no Left here to formulate a program, then the Program is going to have to formulate the Left.

Doug .... I don't know if

Doug .... I don't know if they promoted or demoted you with your new time slot..!!!!. But I "Always" listen to your program and enjoy the interviews you have or economic comments you make..
I think your program is one of the best programs on KPFA !!!

My sentiments exactly. Love

My sentiments exactly. Love the show, Doug. I haven't missed one since I found you about two months ago (thanks to Paul Street).

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