Online retailers hope for big "Cyber-Monday" Augsburg College economist Jeanne Boeh joins Midday to discuss the importance of the retail sector of the US economy, and the condition of the economy generally. Is consumer spending key to a healthy economy?11:00 a.m.
Jeanne Boeh: Professor of economics and co-chair of the department. Augsburg College, Minneapolis.
Would the world be better off without religion? Midday presents an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on religion. Does it breed intolerance, violence, and the promotion of medieval ideas? Or has it been a source for good, encouraging morality and ethical behavior? Four debaters square off on the subject.12:00 p.m.
Matthew Chapman: Author, Filmmaker and Co-Founder of Science Debate, an organization seeking to get political candidates, particularly presidential candidates, to debate important science policy issues.
Dinesh D'Souza: President of The King's College and author of "What's So Great About Christianity."
A.C. Grayling: Renowned Atheist and Professor of Philosophy. Author of "Against all Gods" and "The Good Book: A Secular Bible."
Rabbi David Wolpe: Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, California and named the #1 Pulpit Rabbi in America by Newsweek.