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Robert Reich on income inequality, his new film, and the need to get money out of politics

For those of you without access to public television, Bill Moyers celebrated the fifth anniversary of “the fiscal meltdown that almost tanked the world economy” a few days ago by speaking with my hero, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich about wealth inequality in the United States, and his soon-to-be-released documentary film Inequality for All. […]

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Robert Reich and Molly Ringwald answer questions on Reddit

I doubt that they coordinated it, but, a few days ago, at roughly the same time, both Robert Reich and Molly Ringwald were on Reddit, answering people’s random questions. Following are some of my favorite responses. I was going to specify who said what, but then it occurred to me that it might be more […]

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Michael Moore offers the Occupy movement his thoughts on a list of demands

Michael Moore spent this past weekend working with the men and women of Occupy Wall Street, helping them to craft a vision statement for the movement, and come up with a list of outcomes that they would like to see realized. Following are Moore’s thoughts on the subject. This past weekend I participated in a […]

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Republicans gut Dodd Frank Act, killing efforts to protect American citizens from financial industry abuse

On July 21, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law. The legislation, written by Congressman Barney Frank, and Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee Chris Dodd, promised to be the most comprehensive financial reform to be undertaken since the Great Depression. As with the Glass-Steagall Act, […]

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Enjoying a Bernie break

It dawned on me today that it’s been too damned long since we’ve had any Bernie Sanders video on the site. Here, to remedy that, is a little something that I just found on the web. I don’t have time to transcribe the whole thing, but here are a few quotes. …Big money owns and […]

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