http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/articles/rss.xml en Who Should an Economy Serve? http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/who-should-economy-serve <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'segoe ui semibold', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.600000381469727px;">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.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/who-should-economy-serve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/who-should-economy-serve#comments Thom's Blog Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:02:21 +0000 Thom 77315 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Tuesday October 21st, 2014 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/daily-topics-tuesday-october-21st-2014 <p>Join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat">chatroom</a> during the program!</p> <p><em><strong><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Greenworldrising.jpg" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" height="50" width="50" />Be sure to check out our new videos: <a href="http://www.greenworldrising.org">CARBON</a> &amp; <a href="http://www.greenworldrising.org/#%21lasthours/c1bte">LAST HOURS</a><br />- both narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/daily-topics-tuesday-october-21st-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/daily-topics-tuesday-october-21st-2014#comments Live Blog Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:51:37 +0000 shawnt56 77309 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Should the US aim to be number one in everything? http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/should-us-aim-be-number-one-everything <div> </div> <div><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/blog"><img alt="Thom plus logo" src="http://cdn3.thomhartmann.com/sites/default/files/thom%20and%20logo_13.jpg" align="left" border="0" height="156" hspace="5" vspace="5" width="156" /></a></div> <div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/should-us-aim-be-number-one-everything" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/should-us-aim-be-number-one-everything#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:33:14 +0000 SueN 77283 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Friday 17 October '14 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/friday-17-october-14-show-notes <ul> <li>Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT): "Brunch With Bernie"</li> <li>Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!</li> <li>Dr. Eric Kort, Assistant Professor-College of Engineering Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan (worked on the study w/NASA): The gas that could end the world</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/friday-17-october-14-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/friday-17-october-14-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:02:37 +0000 SueN 77278 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Monday October 20th, 2014 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/daily-topics-monday-october-20th-2014 <p>Join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat">chatroom</a> during the program!</p> <p><em><strong><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Greenworldrising.jpg" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" height="50" width="50" />Be sure to check out our new videos: <a href="http://www.greenworldrising.org">CARBON</a> &amp; <a href="http://www.greenworldrising.org/#%21lasthours/c1bte">LAST HOURS</a><br />- both narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/daily-topics-monday-october-20th-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/daily-topics-monday-october-20th-2014#comments Live Blog Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:07:33 +0000 shawnt56 77268 at http://www.thomhartmann.com End. Fracking. Now! http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/end-fracking-now <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'segoe ui semibold', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.6000003814697px;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_79.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />California is already dealing with the worst drought in that state's history. So, the last thing residents needed was to learn that some of their dwindling water supply has been contaminated.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/end-fracking-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/end-fracking-now#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:13:13 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 77203 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Thursday 16 October '14 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/thursday-16-october-14-show-notes <ul> <li>Our Media Sucks - Fangate More Important than Rick Scott's crimes?</li> <li>Rose Ann DeMoro, National Nurses United: Let's not sacrifice one more nurse on profits over public health!</li> <li>Lisa Graves, Center for Media and Democracy: How 'Pay to Prey' puts us all at risk</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/thursday-16-october-14-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/thursday-16-october-14-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:23:48 +0000 SueN 77194 at http://www.thomhartmann.com The Real Rick Scott Debate Scandal http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/real-rick-scott-debate-scandal <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_78.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />The state of commercial media in America today is that "if it bleeds, it leads." Rather than provide us with real news, our corporatized media gives us ratings-driven infotainment drivel, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They go for the bright and sparkly stuff, instead of the substance.<br /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/real-rick-scott-debate-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/real-rick-scott-debate-scandal#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:55:21 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 77178 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Thursday October 16th, 2014 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/daily-topics-thursday-october-16th-2014 <p>Join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat">chatroom</a> during the program!</p> <p><em><strong><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Greenworldrising.jpg" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" height="50" width="50" />Be sure to check out our new videos: <a href="http://www.greenworldrising.org">CARBON</a> &amp; <a href="http://www.greenworldrising.org/#%21lasthours/c1bte">LAST HOURS</a><br />- both narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/daily-topics-thursday-october-16th-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/daily-topics-thursday-october-16th-2014#comments Live Blog Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:12:42 +0000 shawnt56 77173 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Wednesday 15 October '14 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/wednesday-15-october-14-show-notes <ul> <li>Has the Crash of 2016 already begun?</li> <li>Gayle Trotter, Attorney &amp; Conservative Commentator: Is campaign finance the new flag burning?</li> <li>Dick Gregory, Comedian / Civil Rights Activist: Ferguson...the bigger picture</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/wednesday-15-october-14-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/wednesday-15-october-14-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:45:07 +0000 SueN 77149 at http://www.thomhartmann.com A Red State Privatization Horror Story http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/red-state-privatization-horror-story <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom20logo_60_24_228_28.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />Conservatives and libertarians have been saying for a long, long time that if we just get rid of government and replace it with the private sector, everything will run a whole lot better.<br /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/red-state-privatization-horror-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/red-state-privatization-horror-story#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:35:45 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 77142 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Tuesday 14 October '14 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/tuesday-14-october-14-show-notes <ul> <li>Jeff Cohen, RootsAction / Park Center for Independent Media-Ithaca College: How Rupert Murdoch killed Ronan Farrow...</li> <li>Why are we number one in violence?</li> <li>Thom rants on the news of the day</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/tuesday-14-october-14-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/tuesday-14-october-14-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:11:51 +0000 SueN 77112 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Is This "American Exceptionalism"? http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/american-exceptionalism <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_77.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />Just how exceptional is America really? Everyone loves to talk about American exceptionalism. We constantly hear our politicians say that “America is the greatest country in the world.” But just how great are we? <br /> <br />In reality, when it comes to things that could really make America great, we’re lagging behind much of the developed world.<br /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/american-exceptionalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/american-exceptionalism#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:57:48 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 77103 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Tuesday October 14th, 2014 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/daily-topics-tuesday-october-14th-2014 <p>Join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat">chatroom</a> during the program!</p> <p><em><strong><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Greenworldrising.jpg" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" height="50" width="50" />Be sure to check out our new videos: <a href="http://www.greenworldrising.org">CARBON</a> &amp; <a href="http://www.greenworldrising.org/#%21lasthours/c1bte">LAST HOURS</a><br />- both narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/daily-topics-tuesday-october-14th-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/daily-topics-tuesday-october-14th-2014#comments Live Blog Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:39:05 +0000 shawnt56 77097 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Monday 13 October '14 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/monday-13-october-14-show-notes <ul> <li>Neil McCabe, Guns &amp; Patriots Newsletter: Did the GOP cause the Ebola outbreak?</li> <li>Joe Madison, 'Joe Madison The Black Eagle' on SiriusXM Urban View: Why are so many black males being targeted by police?</li> <li>The Truth About Columbus Day - Why Are We Celebrating?</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/monday-13-october-14-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/monday-13-october-14-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:51:24 +0000 SueN 77090 at http://www.thomhartmann.com The Truth About Columbus Day - Why Are We Celebrating? http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/truth-about-columbus-day-why-are-we-celebrating <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom20logo_60_24_405.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />We should all be celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day.<br /> <br />Today, while millions across America are celebrating Columbus Day, the city of Seattle is celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day. That’s because last week, the Seattle city council unanimously passed a resolution to honor the contributions and cultures of Native Americans on the second Monday of October. <br /> </p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/truth-about-columbus-day-why-are-we-celebrating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/truth-about-columbus-day-why-are-we-celebrating#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:24:35 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 77063 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Monday October 13th, 2014 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/daily-topics-monday-october-13th-2014 <div class="views-field-field-radio-detail-value"> <div class="field-content"> <p>Join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat">chatroom</a> during the program!</p> </div></div><p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/daily-topics-monday-october-13th-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/daily-topics-monday-october-13th-2014#comments Live Blog Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:49:51 +0000 shawnt56 77054 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Friday 10 October '14 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/friday-10-october-14-show-notes <ul> <li>Progressive commentators Danielle &amp; Shane-O, Hosts of Talking Left, in for Thom today</li> <li>SCOTUS vs. Paul Weyrich...</li> <li>Andrew Crocker, Electronic Frontier Foundation: The FBI's war on privacy</li> <li>David Bender, Progressive Voices: Saving the Senate</li> <li>Desi Doyen, The Green News Report: Environmental justice in this year's elections</li> <li>Anything Goes Friday!</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/friday-10-october-14-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/friday-10-october-14-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:56:18 +0000 SueN 77048 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Thursday 9 October '14 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/thursday-9-october-14-show-notes <ul> <li>Leslie Marshall, The Leslie Marshall Show, in for Thom today</li> <li>Professor Francis Boyle, University of Illinois Law School / <i>Biowarfare and Terrorism</i>: Ebola...bio weapon?</li> <li>Tom Philpott, Mother Jones Magazine: Are chicken nuggets ruining antibiotics?</li> <li>Igor Volsky, Think Progress: Why the GOP can't keep their hands off your healthcare</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/thursday-9-october-14-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/thursday-9-october-14-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:23:30 +0000 SueN 77015 at http://www.thomhartmann.com The Real Redistribution http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/real-redistribution <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom%2520and%2520logo_179_76.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />Republicans love to whine about redistribution of wealth, but it's all just an act. They may scream about “socialist” welfare programs, they don't make a peep when massive amounts of America's wealth goes straight to the top.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/real-redistribution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/real-redistribution#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:57:04 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 77000 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Daily Topics - Thursday October 9th, 2014 http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/daily-topics-thursday-october-9th-2014 <p>Join Thom in our <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/addonchat">chatroom</a> during the program!</p> <p><em><strong><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Greenworldrising.jpg" style="width: 50px; height: 50px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" height="50" width="50" />Be sure to check out our new videos: <a href="http://www.greenworldrising.org">CARBON</a> &amp; <a href="http://www.greenworldrising.org/#%21lasthours/c1bte">LAST HOURS</a><br />- both narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/daily-topics-thursday-october-9th-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/daily-topics-thursday-october-9th-2014#comments Live Blog Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:13:55 +0000 shawnt56 76982 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Wednesday 8 October '14 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/wednesday-8-october-14-show-notes <ul> <li>Dr. Mike Newcomb, The Mike Newcomb Show on KPHX 1480AM, Phoenix, AZ, in for Thom today</li> <li>Ebola...putting it in perspective</li> <li>Fred DuVal: AZ candidate for Governor</li> <li>Bonnie Castillo RN, National Nurses United: New poll...85% of nurses say we're not ready for Ebola</li> <li>Dr. Mike takes your calls...</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/wednesday-8-october-14-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/wednesday-8-october-14-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:57:55 +0000 SueN 76980 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Twitter fights for #FreeSpeech! http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/twitter-fights-freespeech <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom20logo_60_24_404.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />Twitter wants to tell you that you're being spied on. This week, the social media company sued the U.S. Justice Department for the right to reveal the number and nature of requests for private user information.</p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/twitter-fights-freespeech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/twitter-fights-freespeech#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:15:45 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 76978 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Tuesday 7 October '14 show notes http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/tuesday-7-october-14-show-notes <ul> <li>The Republican Caucus Room conspiracy vs. Ebola...</li> <li>Tom Kakadelis, cigar store owner: Should the FDA treat cigars and cigarettes equally?</li> <li>Josh Eidelson, Businessweek: Should workers be paid for time in mandatory security lines?</li> <li>Marianne Williamson, <i>The Law of Divine Compensation</i>: Live in the studio with Thom</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/tuesday-7-october-14-show-notes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/tuesday-7-october-14-show-notes#comments Sue's Daily Summaries Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:45:56 +0000 SueN 76949 at http://www.thomhartmann.com Walmart wants to be your banker.... http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/walmart-wants-be-your-banker <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/thom20logo_60_24_403.jpg" style="width: 156px; height: 156px; float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="156" height="156" />Walmart isn't satisfied by screwing the poor with low wages and crappy products, so, they've decided to go in to banking. The retail giant was previously denied a banking charter by U.S. regulators, but a new partnership with the Green Dot Corporation means that Walmart will soon offer checking accounts. What could possibly go wrong? <br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/walmart-wants-be-your-banker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2014/10/walmart-wants-be-your-banker#comments Thom's Blog Live Blog Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:30:14 +0000 Thom Hartmann Administrator 76946 at http://www.thomhartmann.com