Fiscal Cliff Won't Shock U.S. Economy, Altman Says
Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Roger Altman, chairman of Evercore Partners Inc. and a former U.S. deputy Treasury secretary, and Nassim Taleb, author of "The Black Swan" and "Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder," and a New York University professor, talk about the outlook for a resolution to the so-called U.S. fiscal cliff. They speak with Tom Keene and Michael McKee on Bloomberg Television's "Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
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