What is the "real economy?" And who lives there?
As President Obama and Republicans prepare to strike a "Not-So-Grand Bargain," SolarTimes editor Sandy LeonVest (www.solartimes.org) talks to labor economist Sylvia Allegretto about Washington's current game of chicken, the fake "debt ceiling crisis," and the real crisis unfolding on Main Street.
Sylvia Allegretto has been a labor economist with the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at UC Berkeley, since 2007. She co-authored two editions of "The State of Working America," a book Robert Reich has called America's "most trusted source for a comprehensive understanding of how working Americans and their families are faring in today's economy."