Daily Topics - Thursday September 29th, 2011

Daily Topics - Thursday September 29th, 2011

Join me Oct. 3 to 5 - I'll be "live" noon-3p ET at the Take Back the American Dream conference — at the FSTV EStudio - Come say Hi!

Hour One: Occupy Wall Street vs. The Tea Party

Hour Two: Should the commons of our prisons be controlled for profit? Len Gilroy, Reason Foundation / Plus, the politics of the private prison business - Jon Collins, Minnesota Independent

Hour Three: Robbing America's young of their future - Wayne Jett, The Fruits of Graft: Great Depressions Then and Now / Plus, "Education Nation or Education Corporation?" Cliff Schecter, Libertas LLC

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Blue Mark's picture
Blue Mark 3 years 3 weeks ago
#1

Geithtner wants to leave, the reason he is still at Treasury is because Obama can't replace him. The Senate GOP won't approve ANY Obama appointments other than national security positions, and are even preventing Obama from making recess appointments.

mathboy's picture
mathboy 3 years 3 weeks ago
#2

The filibuster should be eliminated, at the very least, for nominations of officials who serve for limited terms, such as cabinet secretaries and anyone who serves at the pleasure of the President.

Who Should an Economy Serve?

The top one percent own half of all the world's assets. In stark contrast, the bottom fifty percent of the world owns less than one percent. According to the 2014 Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse, global inequality has surged since the 2008 financial collapse. The report explains that while global wealth has more than doubled since the year 2000, the vast majority of overall growth has gone to those who were already wealthy.

From Screwed:
"I think many of us recognize that for all but the wealthiest, life in America is getting increasingly hard. Screwed explores why, showing how this is no accidental process, but rather the product of conscious political choices, choices we can change with enough courage and commitment. Like all of Thom’s great work, it helps show us the way forward."
Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen and The Impossible Will Take a Little While
From Cracking the Code:
"No one communicates more thoughtfully or effectively on the radio airwaves than Thom Hartmann. He gets inside the arguments and helps people to think them through—to understand how to respond when they’re talking about public issues with coworkers, neighbors, and friends. This book explores some of the key perspectives behind his approach, teaching us not just how to find the facts, but to talk about what they mean in a way that people will hear."
Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"With the ever-growing influence of corporate CEOs and their right-wing allies in all aspects of American life, Hartmann’s work is more relevant than ever. Throughout his career, Hartmann has spoken compellingly about the value of people-centered democracy and the challenges that millions of ordinary Americans face today as a result of a dogma dedicated to putting profit above all else. This collection is a rousing call for Americans to work together and put people first again."
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO