Jeffrey Winters, professor of Political Economy at Northwestern and author of "Oligarchy"
Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Professor Jeffrey Winters, author of the new book "Oligarchy," Winters says: "By choosing Wall Street as the origin of their action, and by focusing on the gap separating the 1% from 99%, the Occupy movement has hit upon the chronic problem of oligarchy and democracy in America. The power of concentrated wealth has overwhelmed and effectively disenfranchised the majority of American citizens. One person/one vote will be meaningless in U.S. politics unless the distorting power of wealth is addressed. Failing to do so could result in a deep crisis of legitimacy in American democracy."
Interview:Frances Fox Piven on The Occupy Movement:America’s Democratic Uprising;
The Occupy Movement, America’s Democratic Uprising, continues to grow forging new forms of Democratic Participation along the way. On A Deeper Look this Thursday guest, Frances Fox Piven, will join me, Linda Olson-Osterlund. Piven, a long time social Activist and Professor of Graduate Studies at City University of New York will talk about the Occupation at Wall Street that she enthusiastically supports and about the movement as whole.
Host Gene Bradley interviewed Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Gretchen Morgenson about her new book, co-authored with Joshua Rosner, Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon
In Reckless Endangerment, Gretchen Morgenson, the star business columnist of The New York Times, exposes how the watchdogs who were supposed to protect the country from financial harm were actually complicit in the actions that finally blew up the American economy.
Theresa Mitchell with "the news you're not supposed to know" -- Occupy Wall Street facing anti-semitic smear campaign by Corporate Right. Other Occupy news, also, unacceptable radiation levels found in Japanese sea food--where is the testing? Derivative bomb about to hit.
his new book "The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality."
Host Per Fagereng speaks with author, educator and speaker Richard Heinberg about his new book "The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality."
Richard Heinberg’s latest book goes to the heart of the ongoing financial crisis, explaining how and why it occurred, and what we must do to avert the worst potential outcomes. Written in an engaging, highly readable style, it shows why growth is being blocked by three factors: resource depletion, environmental impacts, and crushing levels of debt.