How closely does our economic turmoil, especially in light of the extreme volatility of the stock market this week, resemble the 1930s? Do legislators really have recovery in mind? Also, what’s with the U.K. riots? Plus, eight GOP presidential candidates were in Iowa this week, among them Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty. After a two-hour debate Thursday night, who is the front-runner? And let’s not forget Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who stole some of the GOP spotlight this week with a pre-announcement of his announcement for candidacy.

“Left, Right & Center” regulars Robert Scheer, Tony Blankley and Matt Miller are joined this week by guest Laura Tyson, a UC Berkeley economist and former presidential economic adviser. –BF


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