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Do we live in a Democracy, Plutocracy, Fascist State, or something totally different?

program date: 
Tue, 11/16/2010

Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

As the populist wave that swept President Obama into office gives way to Business as Usual, Americans are waking up to the realities of life in a Plutocracy. Both Frank Rich in the New York Times and Chris Hedges on Alternet reflect on this point in grand fashion. Rich, in a column titled "Who Will Stand Up to the Superrich?" writes that the "issue is whether the country can afford the systemic damage being done by the ever-growing income inequality between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else, whether poor, middle class or even rich."

Hedges describes the current outbreak of economic dislocation and political alienation as "a recipe for fascism." Is there a way forward for thinking citizens? Abe and Joe discuss the alternatives.

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  • Title: Abe And Joe 20101116
  • Length: 55:56 minutes (25.61 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 11kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

 

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