Daily Topics - Friday January 13th, 2012

Daily Topics - Friday January 13th, 2012

Please welcome Sam Seder, of Majority Report & Ring of Fire Radio in for Thom today

Hour One: "The Bain of Capitalism" - Robert Reich

Hour Two: Day of action for MLK's birthday - "Occupy the Dream"

Hour Three: The conservative take over of "The Courts" - Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

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mathboy 3 years 7 weeks ago
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Rush Limbaugh, naturally, came out in favor of vulture capitalism yesterday. And because of that, the Republican self-nominees for President are backing off those attacks on Romney.

It's funny, though, that Limbaugh expressed disappointment in Perry, when clearly he's making that criticism so that Romney will win. So what are Limbaugh's hopes for Perry's future? Does he want Perry to run in 2016?

Welcome to the New Corporate Feudalism

Feudalism is back, with a vengeance.

Right now, the Wisconsin legislature is considering a bill that would make Wisconsin the nation’s 25th right-to-work-for-less state. All signs point to this bill becoming law. The state senate passed it by a margin of 17 to 15 last week, and Republican Governor Scott Walker, who supports right-to-work-for-less laws, said he will sign it if it reaches his desk.

From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"Beneath the success and rise of American enterprise is an untold history that is antithetical to every value Americans hold dear. This is a seminal work, a godsend really, a clear message to every citizen about the need to reform our country, laws, and companies."
Paul Hawken, coauthor of Natural Capitalism and author of The Ecology of Commerce
From Screwed:
"If we are going to live in a Democracy, we need to have a healthy middle class. Thom Hartmann shows us how the ‘cons’ have wronged this country, and tells us what needs to be done to reclaim what it is to be American."
Eric Utne, Founder, Utne magazine
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