Each of us is feeling the pinch, if not the stranglehold, of our present economy. We drive less, eat out less, and worry about the future. You may blame "the banks," the way people in the Great Depression did and why John Dillinger became a folk hero. (And the film Public Enemies with Johnny Depp taps right into our outrage of greedy bankers.) Or you might blame AIG or its CEO. Or you might blame Reagan and/or Clinton for setting up the deregulation that created the impossible-to-understand credit swaps and the gambling casino mentality that pulled everything down.
The absolute best discussion I've heard on all of this is the latest broadcast of KCRW's show, Left, Right, and Center with Matt Miller, Arianna Huffington, Tony Blankley, and Robert Scheer. Listen to the July 3rd show called "Thoughts on the Economic Crisis." You can get it as a streaming radio show or as a podcast by going here: http://www.kcrw.com/news/programs/lr
I happen to download the show each week and listen to it at the gym. What's great about the 30-minute show is that you get four viewpoints from different sides of the political spectrum, and you get to choose who's the most logical. They're eloquent, friendly, yet often divided. This episode will make you see all the powerful economic forces at work. Try even the first five minutes to see what I mean.
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