Is America Doomed?

Is America is in denial about the extent of its financial problems and therefore incapable of dealing with the gravest crisis the country has ever faced?

The nation’s partisan political culture, argue some, means its leaders are incapable of taking the necessary action to avert financial disaster and a loss of international influence.

In this fascinating and broad-ranging podcast, the BBC’s Justin Webb examines the consequences of failing to deal with the growing debt and looks for any signs that the United States might start to tackle its problems before it is too late.