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Saving Capitalism: interview


A fascinating interview:

Do you recall a time when the income of a single school teacher, baker or salesman or mechanic was enough to buy a home, have two cars, and raise a family?

Robert Reich does, and its this question that opens his new book Saving Capitalism for the many, not just the few.

Richard Reich speaks exclusively to The Money, with a response from Richard Denniss, chief economist at the Australia Institute.

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/themoney/saving-capitalism-for-the-many,-not-the-few/7530114

Direct link to the recording:

http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/06/mey_20160623_1730.mp3

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2 Responses to “Saving Capitalism: interview”


  1. 1 Marleen
    June 27, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I don’t want to get into a lot of detail, here. But Robert Bernard Reich is one of the people Rush (I can’t tell you what I did in Costa Rica) Limbaugh has conditioned his followers to reflexively reject without thinking. Note that this former Labor Secretary in the recording isn’t in favor of what President Obama is doing with the TPP (or what Trump called the PPP and went on to riff about, then, per “pee-pee”). So, as you’ve noted before, there aren’t two sides when it comes to actual issues and topics rather than picking parties or horses.

  2. June 27, 2016 at 9:00 am

    So, as you’ve noted before, there aren’t two sides when it comes to actual issues and topics rather than picking parties or horses.

    Hi Marleen, yes there are more than two sides, and for once in Australia the significance of that could soon be shown.

    Our Federal election is on Saturday and the two major parties are quite afraid of the current popularity of small parties and Independents. According to polls, around a quarter of voters are planning to shun the two majors. The common argument from the majors is that a vote for an independent would be a waste vote because those candidates would never be in a position to form government and thereby create policy.
    However in saying that they are trying to deflect attention from the fact that minor parties can SHAPE policy by making any government make amendments to the things they try to push through. This election could be an interesting one because of the potential increase in Independents. Also there are likely to be major changes in the Senate which will increase the number of independent senators.


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