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Whether you call it a "bailout" or a "rescue" or a "financial stabilization program" - the US government just spent 700 billion dollars, fixing problems with our financial system - caused by us.
At a time when dollars are tight, any similar investment in social programs, infrastructure, education or cutting-edge research would have been laughed out of Congress.
So, here's the question - what if we could spend 700 billion dollars on something else - an investment in people, science, or industry? A plan to cure cancer, or hunger, or both?
Today, we'll welcome in several guests - to talk about what 700 billion might buy us if we applied it to education, or poverty, or climate change, or cancer research, or national security.
And, we'd like you to join the conversation: What would you do? What problems would you solve?