When we find ourselves in tough financial times, the tendency may be to beat ourselves up over perceived frivolous expenditures. We may find fault in our inability to follow sage advice when it comes to saving every dime that crosses our palms. But what if spending money on something that makes you happy was the […]
Today on the show, Allen hosts a wide-ranging conversation with historian David McNally about the interlocking crises of the pandemic, economic recession, and racial injustice; the “social virus” being revealed by the pandemic; and the violence of money and the capitalist global order. David McNally is the Cullen Distinguished Professor of History and Business at the […]
“Extreme wealth inequality has become America’s pre-existing condition,” writes Chuck Collins in a new co-authored report from the Institute for Policy Studies, “Billionaire Bonanza 2020.” In the past six weeks, as a record 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment, the 630 billionaires of the United States have seen their shared wealth go up $406 […]
Conversation with TN straw bale architect, climate and Public Money activist, Howard Switzer. Why does it matter that private banks control our money system?
Today on the show, Esty talks to investigative journalist Andrea Bernstein about her new book, American Oligarchs, which traces the rise of the Trump and Kushner families and their corrupt journey to the White House. Andrea Bernstein is an investigative reporter and co-host of the Trump, Inc. podcast from WNYC and ProPublica. She is the […]
In 1981, a group of conservatives met and formed a coalition they called the Council for National Policy whose membership was secret. Since then, the Council has exerted enormous influence on American politics and the information wars up to the present day. For this episode, Esty speaks with journalist Anne Nelson about her new book, […]