Brent Moulton and Neil Irwin talked about the 2012 earnings report, the government’s first look at how much Americans earned, spent and saved in 2012, trends in personal income, spending and savings, and how Americans have fared since the recession of 2008-09. He also talked about how the government’s fiscal, tax and social policies have affected Americans' financial well-being.

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This program was part of C-SPAN’s regular Friday “America by the Numbers” series.

C-SPAN Washington Journal: "America by the Numbers" (February 1, 2013)