Best of the Left Podcast : #1567 How to Sell an Immoral Economic System to the Masses

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Air Date 6/20/2023

Today, we take a look at the story of how neoliberalism was born, how corporations were organized to help push it into the mainstream, and how the courts were reshaped to permanently tilt the rules in favor of corporate power.

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: Chile, Neoliberalism and the CIA - AJ+ - Air Date 11-29-19

This is the story of how Chile came to be called the “neoliberal laboratory of the world’ ... and it even involves the CIA.

Ch. 2: The Powell Memo. Corporate America's Call to Arms. - Unf*cking The Republic - Air Date 2-9-23

Today’s episode discusses the nature of the memo, the inspiration for it and details its prescriptive elements.

Ch. 3: How the Corporate Takeover of American Politics Began - Robert Reich - Air Date 12-13-22

In 1976, I watched as thousands of corporate lobbyists descended on Washington. Fast forward to today, and lobbying has become a $3.7 billion dollar industry.

It all began with the Powell Memo.

Ch. 4: Greed Is Rotting America From The Inside Out - Thom Hartmann Program - Air Date 7-29-22

The GOP has become a rotting corpse, politically, infested with maggots & defended by wealthy vultures. It has only one true principle, greed, & is determined to reinvent America in greed’s image

Ch. 5: Economic False Prophets Part 1 - Ralph Nader Radio Hour - Air Date 6-10-23

Ralph welcomes New York Times reporter, Binyamin Applebaum, author of “The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society”

Ch. 6: What has Greed Cost America - Thom Hartmann Program - Air Date 10-28-14

Thom Hartmann begins a conversation about how greed has destroyed the American economy.

Ch. 7: Economic False Prophets Part 2 - Ralph Nader Radio Hour - Air Date 6-10-23


MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S)

Ch. 8: Wall Street's ESG Scam EXPLAINED - Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar - Air Date 6-16-22

Krystal and Saagar are joined by researcher and policy analyst Ron Ivey to better understand the wall street ESG scam being investigated by regulators for its deceptive practices

Ch. 9: Anti-Capitalist Investing Is... Absurd — Jen Pan - Jacobin - Air Date 6-11-22

Jen Pan explains why the new trend of "anti-capitalist investing" is just elite charity with another name, and only helps maintain the power of elites over everyone else's lives.


FINAL COMMENTS

Ch. 10: Final comments on the next revolution in values we need


MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions)

 

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