Thomas Frank on Conservatism: Making Government Fail (lecture)
Thomas Frank is the author of What’s the Matter with Kansas? and One Market Under God. The founding editor of The Baffler and a contributing editor at Harper’s, he is also The Wall Street Journal’s newest weekly columnist. He has received a Lannan award and been a guest columnist for The New York Times. Frank lives in Washington, D.C.
Joe and Abe welcome John Perkins to KBOO. From 1971 to 1981 he worked for the international consulting firm of Chas T. Main, where he was a self-described “economic hit man.” He is the author of the bestselling Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. His latest book is called Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded and What We Need to Do to Remake Them.
The Digital Divide is off this month. Instead we'll hear the following:
Cecil Prescod interviews Terry Keleher of the Applied Research Center about the release of the Green Equity Toolkit: Standards and Strategies for Advancing Race, Gender and Economic Equity in the Green Economy.
Military families speak out against the expanding war in Afghanistan, the AFL-CIO expands its involvement with migrant workers, and an interview with Ben Wang, director of "AOKI," a documentary film on the life of Richard Aoki, a third-generation Japanese American who became one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party.
Crystal Leighty hosts this Veteran's Day Talk Radio Show with guest Wayne Karlin, author of "Wandering Souls," the story of a Vietnam veteran who returned to Vietnam to face the family of a man he killed.
Host Dennis Bernstein speaks with a soldier who tried to pass President Obama a note of opposition against the war at the Memorial at Fort Hood. Also author and blogger Dahr Jamail on veterans against the war. Catherine Austin Fitts on the military industrial complex. And Andy Worthington on his new film about Guantanamo detainees.
Developing Portland's "real wealth" - a conversation about "caring economics"
There’s more ways of defining wealth than just dollars or private property. There’s the economic value of the health of families, communities and our planet – far more important indicators than those of our dominant market economy.
Today, Joe is by himself, and he opens the show with a reading of an article from August of 1993 that was printed in a small independent rag called PDXS. The article was entitled "Wake Up And Smell The Boot Polish," and warned us of a pending Fascist State looming on the horizon. Amazingly, the article could have been written yesterday, and inspired quite the flurry of calls.