Ryan Avent and Steve Landefeld talked about perceptions, misconceptions and myths about the U.S. economy. Topics included tax rates, federal spending and the debt, wages and income, off-shore and foreign ownership, and the nation’s economic standing in the world. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

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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" (March 29, 2013)