Tuesday November 22 2011

Welcome to Tuesday!

On today’s show economist and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13) talks with Sam about Occupy Wall Street, US debt, the failure of the Super Committee and all things economic.

Join us!


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8 Responses to Tuesday November 22 2011

  1. Jonathryn says:

    Guess who those charities hire as advisors and directors? The children of the donors.

  2. juliet bravo says:

    Things are pretty grim when Sam busts out the “Goatherd” song…

    It’s like “Neutron” Jack Welch metastasized into a legion of CEOs whose incentives all run the wrong way – pillage and dismantle your corporation, fire the workers and enrich yourself. Crazy and destructive, and anti-Fordism, which is what built our country into the wealthiest in the world over the 20th century.

    • CitiSucks says:

      Nutron Jack committed Accounting Fraud acc to most serious financial scholars who look at the probability of honestly achieving that many quarters of smooth compound growth w/o fail,… a madoff-like series of quarterly financial statements,… very suspicious 🙂

  3. Gaius_Publius Gaius Publius
    @samseder is brilliant (seriously) in this riff on O’Reilly, Deutschland über Alles, and UC Davis. Comic gold @majorityfm (but members only)

  4. Paul Krugman – New York Times Blog
    November 22, 2011, 12:55 pm

    Republicans Declare Pepper Spray A Vegetable

    That was the joke running around the web a couple of days ago.

    Satire remains dead.

  5. Jonathryn says:

    OWS is addressing Obama like that because he’s ignoring everyone on the left. Obama it must be remembered, has the biggest soap box in the world, so it’s pretty funny that he asks to be able to say what he wants to say “about a range of topics.”
    OWS is not a vehicle for re-electing Obama. It’s a sign of his failure.
    If Obama’s DHS and DOJ spent as much time and money investigating insider trading, HFT trading, document fraud in foreclosure courts as they did making sure people didn’t lie down on benches in Zucotti Park, or coordinating attacks on protesters across the country, there would be more than 4,000 arrests.

    • Unfortunately , many of the wrongs Wall Street and Big Business are comitting are unethical but NOT illegal. That is part of the problem. When shareholders wake up to the fact that they are being taken for a ride by most CEOs, there will be more effective governance. I wish there were some major fund managers ( who are in Finance, but dependent on the savings of the 99% to create the power of their funds through our savings, meager on an individual basis but enormous collectively ) that would explain this problem to the public
      and join forces with OWS. Our interests are not that far apart. It’s the people that live in the Ferrari world that don’t stop at red lights that have to go. And yes, that is literal and metaphorical. Bastards nearly ran me over!

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