Consumer spending drives the real economy, and it has taken a plunge. Did we save the banks at the expense of the people? Also this week: The health care reform bill finally appears on the scene, and Hillary Clinton attempts a precarious balancing act in Pakistan — are either of these developments successful? Listen and find out what the LRC commentators (minus Ms. Huffington, alas) think about it all. –KA

Hey, bonus LRC!: To watch streaming video footage from last Sunday’s “Left, Right & Center Live” broadcast from the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, click here.


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