Continuing to promote the Breaking Through Power conference, Ralph welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, Chris Hedges, former New York City Public Advocate, Mark Green, and executive vice-president of the Pension Rights Center, Karen Friedman.
Political columnist, Bill Curry, returns to give us his analysis of the 2016 presidential election. And the great progressive radio/podcast host, Laura Flanders, stops in to tell us how she tried to register her company in the Grand Cayman Islands to avoid domestic taxes. Also, Ralph grills David about poetry and answers more listener questions.
Author and human rights activist, Randall Robinson, tells us about the Clintons’ ties to the private prison industry, while law professor William Janssen argues that pharmaceutical companies have a “duty” to sell life saving medicines. Plus, Ralph gives us his take on the legacy of late Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia.
Ralph talks to anti-trust expert, professor Carl T. Bogus, about how corporate mergers are stifling innovation and screwing workers and real estate columnist, Kenneth R. Harney, gives you some good news about your credit score.
Ralph talks “vultures,” the bad kind with Clarence Ditlow of The Center For Auto Safety, the ugly (Big Pharma) kind with Dr. Sidney Wolfe of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group and then the good kind with environmental author, Elizabeth Royte.
We talk concussions with policy director from League of Fans, Ken Reed. And our intrepid reporter, Ralph Nader, tells us about his week on “The Nation” magazine cruise, where instead of taking a Zumba class, he visited “Ugland House,” the building in the Grand Cayman Islands that corporations use to avoid U.S. taxes.
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.