Best of the Left Podcast : #1523 Pocketbook Pain and Corporate Profits

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Air Date 11/1/2022

Today, we take a look at the corporate price-gouging and massive profits happening under the cover of widespread inflation, all in the run-up to the midterm elections in which the GOP is running cover for corporations and blaming Democrats for price hikes.

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: Why corporations are reaping record profits with inflation on the rise - PBS NewsHour - Air Date 4-12-22

Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores whether concentrated market power is contributing to inflation.

Ch. 2: Why Gas Prices Are So High Right Now | Ft. Jessica Burbank - More Perfect Union - Air Date 10-30-22

What explains the oil industry's historically massive profits? A price gouging scheme that oil companies freely acknowledge.

Ch. 3: Variety in the price of life: inflation and the midterms - The Intelligence from The Economist - Air Date 10-19-22

How inflation—at its highest since the early Reagan era—is affecting people’s lives and their voting intentions.

Ch. 4: Katie Porter EXPOSES Corporate Greed Causing Inflation - The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder - Air Date 10-21-22

Rep Katie Porter brings attention to statistics revealing the huge role corporate greed has on inflation.

Ch. 5: Katie Porter TORCHES Corporate Oil Profits In Brilliant Lesson - The Damage Report - Air Date 10-21-22

Corporate price gouging concerning big oil companies and inflation, Jessica Burbank breaks it down on The Damage Report.

Ch. 6: AOC And Raskin On Stakes Of Midterms: We Are 'Facing An Environment Of Fascism' - All In with Chris Hayes - Air Date 10-28-22

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Rep. Jamie Raskin join Chris Hayes to discuss what’s at stake ahead of the midterm elections. 

Ch. 7: Ralph Nader Throws Support to Democrats Ahead of Midterms But Warns the Party's Message is Failing - Democracy Now! - Air Date 10-25-22

Democrats hoping to keep control of Congress and make gains in state governments are facing significant political headwinds

Ch. 8: Liberal Redneck - Inflation and the GOP - Trae Crowder - Air Date 10-27-22

Republicans harp on and on about inflation, but what are they actually going to DO about it? Not much, prolly. I holler bout it herein.


MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S)

Ch. 9: Republicans embrace last-ditch dangerous tactic ahead of midterms - No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen - Air Date 10-30-22

Mike Levin joins to discuss what the Inflation Reduction Act actually does for climate


VOICEMAILS

Ch. 10: UK could well go fascist - Anonymous


FINAL COMMENTS

Ch. 11: Final comments on the quickness with which anger can turn to fascism


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