On GPS this Sunday at 10a.m. ET/PT, making sense of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Who are they and what do they want? Fareed explores the macro picture with an all-star panel: Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media and former U.S. presidential candidate Steve Forbes; Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman; Chrystia Freeland from Reuters and Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal.
Also on the show: Prince Turki al-Faisal is the former head of Saudi intelligence and a former ambassador to both the UK and the U.S. His thoughts on the Osama bin Laden he knew, the war on terror, Obama’s presidency and reform in the Kingdom.
Here's an excerpt from Paul Krugman on Occupy Wall Street's "positive contribution" to society:
Paul Krugman: We are just three years after the greatest banking crisis since the 1930s. I think it was brought on by excesses on the part of the financial industry and the financial industry was bailed out at the public's expense and risk and yet we're still in an economic crisis. And somehow the discussion of who are these guys, why are we supporting them, why haven't they paid more for this, what are the reforms that's going to stop this from happening again, all that disappeared from the debate.
We have been arguing about who's going to cut Social Security and what about that budget deficit? And we lost the whole thread of the core issue in our society right now. And these protesters, who are a mix of all sorts of people, suddenly brought that back into the center of our national debate. And that's an enormously positive contribution.