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.
Joe Clement reads an essay titled "Occupy Wall Street Rediscovers The Radical Imagination" by David Graeber, a noted anthropologist-activist involved with Occupy Wall Street. He argues that if anything the occupation movement breaks a decades old consensus about the inescapability of capitalism. Joe offers his radically imaginative thoughts afterward on economic democracy and radical electoral reform.
Joe reports on the popular Occupy Portland encampment, including phone calls from Sandy Polishuk, one of our Elder Activists working on-site in whatever capacity seems appropriate at the time, and from Jimmy, one of the Volunteer Coordinators.
There is a Volunteer Tent in the Encampment, with "Needs" posted prominently for anyone with some time to see. Lately, they've been needing laundry services. Do help if you can.