Episode #754: Podcast for July 20, 2013 Shows


‘Econ 101 is Killing America’…
‘How To Make Money Selling Drugs’…
the fight against an iron ore mine…
and how America’s middle-class became ‘pauperized’

Saturday on a live four-hour This is Hell! beginning at 9AM (US central) on Chicago’s Sound Experiment, WNUR 89.3 FM, live online here, and podcast shortly after at this site…

Your bitter blind broke gap toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviews….

Michael Lind is co-founder of the New America Foundation. Michael’s most recent book is “Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States” (HarpersCollins). This week he posted the Salon.com article, “Econ 101 is killing America: Forget the dumbed-down garbage most economists spew. Their myths are causing tragic results for everyday Americans,” which he co-authored with Robert Atkinson.

Matthew Cooke will discuss his film, “How To Make Money Selling Drugs” which is available via cable on demand, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, etc.

Economist Richard Wolff explains “How capitalism’s great relocation pauperised America’s ‘middle class’.” Richard is professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and he is also currently a visiting professor in the graduate program in international affairs of the New School University, New York City. He works with Democracy at Work which “aims to build a social movement. The movement’s goal is transition to a new society whose productive enterprises will mostly be Workers’ Self-Directed Enterprises, a true economic democracy.” His most recent book is, “Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism” (Haymarket Books).

Our irregular correspondents will be Our Man in Budapest Todd Williams and Sarah Jaffe gives us Dispatches from the Class War.

Jeff Dorchen will deliver a Moment of Truth from who the hell knows where. Recent photos on Facebook suggest he is in Thailand.

Alex Jerri and Richard Norwood produce Saturday’s show.




  • http://happydoya.com/ Robert Run
  • http://happydoya.com/ Robert Run

    So many more variables to the privatization scenario than corporations v. govt. At some point we have to get past this zero sum approach to looking at this. There are public option possibilities for a range of services.. there are currently coops, worker owned businesses, small businesses, and other creative efforts that fill the vacuum where govt. is failing because people are -choosing- to use and to trust those models over the corporations. So that is not theoretical, it is happening.

    Also, it looks like Paul who was going to discuss the mine in Wisconsin is not going to have time or something, I hope you don’t give up on that. There is a third world type strategy being brought home to roost in the US. It’s not a little thing. Who are they going to use those bullets on?