Wednesday 5 October '11 show notes

Wednesday 5 October '11 show notes

   
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Speaking of the 99% versus the 1%
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Speaking of the 99% versus the 1% - a new report out of the International Monetary Fund finds that one of the greatest factors for prolonged economic growth in a nation is a low level of wealth inequality. By reviewing economies around the world – and looking at economic variables such as political institutions, debt, and trade – the study found that by far – it’s wealth inequality that has the greatest effect on sustained economic growth – and that if nations are made 10% more equitable in their wealth distribution – then they could see economic growth sustained for 50% longer.
 
As in – if you spread the wealth around a little better – then you’ll see much better economic growth for the whole nation. Currently – the United States is the most unequal nation in the developed world – and more unequal than nations like the Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Pakistan. We have a lot of work to do to fix this imbalance – and it starts with Wall Street.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Occupy Wall Street marches with unions (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: Occupy Wall Street marches with unions - Stephen Webster, Raw Story Twitter Twitter
 
Why the Political Class Can't Understand Our Demands
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- Ben Manski, Liberty Tree Foundation Twitter
 
Lone Liberal Rumble:
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Daily Take: Bill of rights signed on Wall Street
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Quote: "The few own the many because they possess the means of livelihood of all ... The country is governed for the richest, for the corporations, the bankers, the land speculators, and for the exploiters of labor. The majority of mankind are working people. So long as their fair demands - the ownership and control of their livelihoods - are set at naught, we can have neither men's rights nor women's rights. The majority of mankind is ground down by industrial oppression in order that the small remnant may live in ease." -- Helen Keller, 1911.
 
Hour One: Republicans...no jobs bill, no safety net, no regulations...no! no! no!
 
Article: "The Neverending Nightmare of Amanda Knox" by Nathaniel Rich.
Article: "Cantor: American Jobs Act Is DOA" by Andrea Salazar.
Site: "Move to Amend".
Article: "Fund-Raiser Offers Clues on Governor's Intentions" by Stu Woo, Neil King Jr. and Steve Eder.

Hour Two: American exceptionalism v. Occupy Wall Street Dan Gainor, Business and Media Institute Twitter Twitter Twitter
 
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Ellen Ratner, Bureau Chief Twitter
Movie: "Gasland".
Article: "Drying of the West" by Robert Kunzig, February 2008.

Hour Three: "THE MAGIC OF REALITY: How We Know What’s Really True" Professor Richard Dawkins, British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author Twitter
Book: "The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins.
 
Article: "Constitution of the United States", article 3 section 2. "... the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make..."
 
The bad: "Bachmann agrees with "impeach" Obama wish" by Sarah Huisenga.
The very, very ugly: "Suit: Banks cheated veterans over refinancing fees" by J. Scott Trubey and Bill Rankin.
Article: "The Powell Memo or Manifesto".
 
Article: "Unions endorse, will join Occupy Wall Street protests" by Jason Kessler and Michael Martinez.
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Hour Two: Myth of upward mobility Ryan Streeter, ConservativeHome Twitter Twitter
 
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