Sam Pizzigati analyzes the Obama Commission Report on the Deficit in this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick. Pizzigati is the editor of Too Much, a newsletter on inequality and excess, and an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.
Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Wendy Webb review Cool It, a documentary about Bjorn Lomborg, the Danish economist and environmentalist. Lomborg does not deny global warming, but urges a more measured and adaptive response to it while refuting some of the more catastrophic predictions of environmental disaster, including those of Al Gore.
The US government provides spends more on subsidies for the wealthy than it does on aid to the poor, and almost as much as it spends on the the military. This op-ed by David R. Francis, read here by Tom Becker, explains how public policy widens the growing gap between the very rich and the rest of us. (See also on this topic a piece from Counterpunch.)
Activists in Vermont are working to get their State to enact a single-payer health plan. Bill Resnick talks with activist Traven Leyshon, a member of the Vermont Workers' Center. Leyshon also broadcasts on Equal Time Radio in Vermont.
Tom Becker hosts this program about government aid to the wealthy, including the Obama Deficit Commission proposals; working for a single payer health program in Vermont; and a "cooler" approach to climate change as seen in a new documentary about Bjørn Lomborg.