Nature limits all systems — nothing grows forever. Economic systems built around growth, like ours, are no different. Ellen revisits that topic with bio-mimicist Jamie Brown-Hansen about what scientific inquiry into natural systems teaches regarding sustainable economic systems that last for eras rather than just decades. The theme is picked up by Bernie Sanders as he reflects on the precarious nature of our national economy while Matt Stannard considers what’s not being addressed on the topic by the presidential candidates. And co-host Walt McRee talks with New Hampshire State Representative Valerie Fraser about the movement underway there to create a public State bank.
Living In Limbo: The European Refugee Crisis Explained
Alan M. Kraut, professor of history at American University, affiliate faculty member of its School of International Service and a fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based Migration Policy Institute, discusses what the United Nations is calling the worst refugee crisis to hit Europe since World War II.
Bernie Sanders, the Independent junior U.S. senator from Vermont seeking the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential election, yesterday addressed a packed arena at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., the largest Christian university in the world. Sanders sought common ground on what he called America’s “immorality” of poverty, inequity and injustice.