| Dec 4, 2008
Today's question: U.S. automakers say the high cost of labor here gives overseas companies an unfair advantage. How much of a problem is Big Labor for Detroit? How much of an advantage -- if at all -- do Honda, Toyota and others have over U.S. companies?...
| Sep 16, 2009
| 3:25 PM
Today's topic: Providing health insurance for all and subsidizing premiums for the working poor would create a huge influx of business for insurers and providers. But analysts say that a significant percentage of the local markets in the U.S. are...
| Sep 18, 2009
| 1:11 PM
Today's topic: What about a public plan that isn't modeled after Medicare? For example, how about co-ops or local plans such as L.A. Care?
Give market forces room to breathe, and costs will decrease
Point: Michael F. Cannon
The dirty little secret,...
| Oct 21, 2009
| 3:06 PM
Today's topic: Where can you point to the Patriot Act's success in stopping terrorists? Wednesday through Friday, Jena Baker McNeill and Julian Sanchez discuss the Patriot Act, portions of which Congress is considering reauthorizing.
Point: Jena Baker...
| Oct 23, 2009
Today's topic: Where are the demonstrated examples of abuses of liberties because of the Patriot Act? Are there any provisions of the law that civil libertarians would find acceptable? Julian Sanchez and Jena Baker McNeill continue their debate on the...
| Oct 23, 2009
| 2:40 PM
Today's topic: In hindsight, did Congress and the president react too hastily in 2001 by passing the Patriot Act just weeks after the 9/11 attacks? Did the revisions in 2005 adequately address concerns that the act went too far or didn't go far enough?...
| Jun 3, 2009
| 12:50 PM
Today's topic: Should the U.S. government have spent billions to keep General Motors from liquidation only to eventually steer it to Bankruptcy Court?
An earlier bankruptcy would have saved taxpayers billions Point: Daniel J. Ikenson
| Jun 4, 2009
Today's topic: Given how far the demand for cars has fallen this year, would the failure of General Motors have put more stress on the industry, or just accelerated the "right sizing" that was already underway? In other words, was the company really too...
| Jun 5, 2009
| 1:19 PM
Today's topic: How can the federal government simultaneously regulate GM, protect the taxpayers' interests as the company's dominant shareholders and help the carmaker turn out products that people want to buy?
CEObama Point: Daniel J. Ikenson
| Aug 16, 2009
It was just after 9 a.m. when William Mims got busted in a Hancock Park driveway.
Slowly, he set down the gushing hose, which lacked an automatic shut-off nozzle, stepped away from the gray BMW he was washing and put his hands up.
"Hey, man, I confess....
| Aug 25, 2009
Rose D. Friedman, an economist who collaborated with her husband, Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, and helped bring their ideas about the virtues of free markets to the masses, died of a heart ailment Aug. 18 at her home in Davis, Calif.
She was thought...