Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program features an interview with well-known writer on the media Robert McChesney; a conversation with Chicago-based activist and writer Yasmin Nair about the politics of inclusion; and a review of the politics of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Oliver Stone's new movie.
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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is Oliver Stone's sequel to his 1987 Wall Street, and our reviewers, Jan Haaken and Joe Clement tell us how it stacks up against the original in terms of raising basic institutional questions.
Well-known scholar and critic of the media, author of several books on democracy and the media, Robert McChesney talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the root causes of the Great Recession which began in 2008. He is the co-author, with John Bellamy Foster, of a recent article in the Monthly Review on this topic.
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Interview with Marty Hart-Landsberg about how to improve the economy
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Martin Hart-Landsberg, Professor of Economics and Director of the Political Economy Program at Lewis and Clark College. They'll discuss how the economic crisis is affecting average Americans and how the economy could really be improved for all. They'll also look at the future of Social Security.
Lies, damn lies and export statistics: A conversation about the impact of free trade agreements on our communities
President Obama recently announced plans to push through the Korea Free Trade Agreement immediately after the November election. This latest agreement is part of the president's stated goal of creating new jobs through a doubling of the nation's exports. Fair trade advocates say the Korea Free Trade Agreement is just more of the Bush-Clinton trade policy that has resulted in local job loss, erosion of environmental safeguards and the transfer of more wealth and power to Wall Street.