Aspen Ideas Festival: Will the European Union survive?
The IMF forecasts weaker global economic growth in its report out today and says the European debt crisis is dragging down emerging market nations as well as the rest of the global economy. International panelists at the Aspen Ideas Festival say the European Union has structural flaws and the euro crisis is a "dagger" pointed at the US economy.
- Simon Johnson: Former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund. Professor of global economics at MIT. Native of Britain.
- Richard Haass: President of the Council on Foreign Relations. Longtime State Department and National Security Council official. Author of 11 books on foreign policy. American.
- Beppe Severgnini: Journalist and writer for the Financial Times and Corriere della Sera. Author of a dozen books, including "Mamma Mia! Berlusconi's Italy Explained to Posterity and Friends Abroad." He is Italian.
- Clive Crook: Moderator. Financial writer at Bloomberg and The Atlantic. Former writer at the Financial Times and The Economist. Native of Britain.
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