January 21st, 2015
Episode 133 of 822 episodes
In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said that the US economy is healed and it's time to turn the page, and create a stronger and more expensive safety net for middle class and poor Americans. Is he right? We speak to Adam Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC. Also, Vishal Sikka, chief executive of Infosys, the IT firm which ranks as one of India's biggest companies, tells us inequality is one of the top agenda items at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which kicks off today. And the BBC's Rahul Tandon in Calcutta reports on the epic tale of an Indian civil servant who didn't turn up to work for 25 years and what that says about the Indian economy.