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President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One before departing on a trip to promote job growth in Durham, N.C.(AP)
President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One before departing on a trip to promote job growth in Durham, N.C.(AP)

Here & Now Guest:

  • Adi Ignatius,Harvard Business Review editor-in-chief

President Obama is heading to North Carolina and Puerto Rico this week to push private industries to start hiring again. The President will be focusing on creating jobs in the tourism and green energy industries. This comes after blistering economic news in the past month: unemployment numbers on the rise; housing prices on the decline; and oil hovering around $100 a barrel.

Harvard Business Review editor-in-chief, Adi Ignatius, says that while the economic news is not good, most economists he speaks to believe that we will avoid a dreaded double-dip recession.

Ignatius also joins Here & Now to discuss how an economic slowdown in China has the potential to lead to civil unrest. And discusses the recent book, "Fixing the Game: Bubbles, Crashes and What Capitalism Can Learn From the N.F.L.” by University of Toronto Business School dean, Roger Martin.

This segment aired on June 13, 2011.

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