Daily Topics - Monday January 9th, 2012

Daily Topics - Monday January 9th, 2012

Thom is live from Reykjavik, Iceland

Hour One: Thom talks progressive politics with Lilja Mósesdóttir-Economist & Member of Parliament / Plus, Brynja Halldórsdóttir-Former Chairperson, Young-Leftist Greens

Hour Two: Thom speaks with Iceland's conservatives...Gunnlaugur Snær Ólafsson-Chairman of The Conservative Society of Iceland / Plus, Stefnir Húni Kristjánsson-Libertarian & Chairman of Ísafold (youth against EU membership)

Hour Three: Thom talks economics with Gunnar Hrafn Jónsson, Social Democrat & Journalist-RÚV (state broadcasting service) / Plus, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, member of parliament-"The Movement" party on the state of Icelandic democracy / And, journalist Egill Helgason-host, "Silfur Egils" public affairs television program

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mathboy 2 years 49 weeks ago
#1

Didn't Iceland revise its constitution recently? I remember they were taking ideas from the public through a website, and I wished I'd been able to read Icelandic in order to contribute.

The Death of the Middle Class was by Design...

Even in the face of the so-called Recovery, poverty and inequality are getting worse in our country, and more wealth and power is flowing straight to the top. According to Paul Buchheit over at Alternet, this is the end result of winner-take-all capitalism, and this destruction of the working class has all been by design.

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David C. Korten, author of The Great Turning and When Corporations Rule the World
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Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
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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."