Economist James Henry takes apart the Republican tax plan, calling it “the largest wealth transfer in history to the ruling class" And activist, law student, Pete Davis, tells us how he’s trying to get Harvard Law School to fulfill it’s stated mission by funneling fewer of its graduates toward powerful corporate firms and more toward the public interest.
Ralph and Alan Essig, Executive Director of Citizens for Tax Justice break down President Trump’s Tax Reform proposal and insurance expert, Robert Hunter, returns to explain what’s going on with hurricane and flood insurance in the wake Harvey, Irma and Maria.
Ralph talks to millionaire Morris Pearl, chairman of Patriotic Millionaires, a group of wealthy individuals fighting for economic and political equality, which includes raising their own taxes. And former FTC Chair, Michael Pertschuk reminisces with Ralph about how they got good things done in Congress. Plus, in the this week's Wrap Up Ralph weighs in on Donald Trump vs. the NFL.
Ralph talks to activist Charles Keil about his work trying to encourage a Department of Peace and economist and journalist James S. Henry tells us how the wealthy hide trillions of dollars in offshore tax havens.
Ralph talks to professor Jonathan Martin about the role of third parties in America and how they can be empowered. Then Pulitzer Prize winner, David Cay Johnston, tells us what we are likely to see in Donald Trump’s tax returns.
In two very lively discussions, Ralph talks to progressive author and essayist, Thomas Frank, about the failings of the Democratic Party and his new book Listen Liberal: Or Whatever Happened to the Party of the People? And then author Steven Hill returns to tell us why and how we need to Expand Social Security Now!