Midmorning ceased broadcast on February 20, 2012 and was replaced by The Daily Circuit.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

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  • American dream deferred?
    A recent study suggests that men in their 30s are doing less well economically than their fathers. But families are doing better. A new bipartisan project is trying to find out exactly what's happening to American incomes and economic status over time.9:06 a.m.
    John Morton: Project director of the Economic Mobility Project for The Pew Charitable Trusts.
    Bill Beach: Director, Center for Data Analysis at the Heritage Foundation. He's one of the Heritage Foundation representatives working on the Economic Mobility Project.
    Heather Boushey: Senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
  • In shopping we trust
    In his new book, political philosopher Benjamin Barber argues that capitalism and the culture of consumption are keeping citizens in a state of perpetual adolescence. He joins Midmorning to talk about how we got here, and what the consequences are for society.10:06 a.m.
    Benjamin Barber: Author of "Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole." He is also president and director of the nonprofit CivWorld.

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