Joanne Doroshow, executive director of the Center for Justice and Democracy, talks about how big business perpetuates the myth of the “litigious society” to keep ordinary people from pursuing civil justice. And Steven Hill tells us how “The Uber Economy” and unregulated capitalism are screwing the American worker.
We discuss Fed Chairperson Janet Yellen’s reply to Ralph’s open letter and the accusation of “mansplaining.” In addition, Ralph tries to put life insurance in layman’s terms with professor Joseph M. Belth, author of The Insurance Forum: A Memoir. Also: writer and dog lover, Jeff Harder, talks about our obsession with pets.
Ralph discusses the history of Zionism in Israel, the nature of empire, and also France’s response to terrorism with distinguished Princeton University historian Arno J. Mayer. And ocean conservationist, David Helvarg, of Blue Frontier returns to tell us all about his latest bipartisan campaign to end offshore oil drilling called The Sea Party Coalition.
Ralph’s Harvard Law School classmate and corporate governance expert, Robert A. G. Monks, explains how CEOs enrich themselves at the expense of productive investment. And law professor, Mehrsa Baradaran proposes an alternative to putting your money into the big bad banks.
Ralph talks with businessman, Richard Master, the Executive Producer of “Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point,” about how the business community should embrace a single payer healthcare system; and also Nomi Prins fills us in on how the Federal Reserve serves Wall Street over Main Street.
In a wide-ranging discussion, Ralph talks community and worker ownership of businesses and the decision to use the atomic bomb with distinguished scholar and author, Gar Alperovitz. And Ralph answers our listener questions.