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Majority 54 producer Edie Allard joins the show for the first time to discuss the controversial Dave Chappelle comedy special, The Right's reaction to Mayor Pete's parental leave, and - once again - Ivermectin. We want to hear your thoughts about this episode! Join the conversation and leave us a voicemail at 508-687-2589.Today's episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. BetterHelp is secure counseling done online at lower costs than traditional therapy. As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting BetterHelp.com/M54. If you've listened for a while, you know that Ravi and Jason would be nothing without their Athletic Greens. See what all the hype is about when you go to AthleticGreens.com/majority and get a free year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your order. Upstart knows you're more than just your credit score. Unlike other lenders, Upstart considers your income and current employment to find you a smarter rate for your loan. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to UPSTART.com/MAJORITY54If you want to brush up on a foreign language, or learn a new one altogether, Babbel has you covered. When you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you'll get an additional 3 months for free. That's s6 months for the price of 3. Just go to Babbel.com and use promo code MAJORITY54. Jason is back with a new season and a new co-host, Ravi Gupta. Each week, they'll tackle our most pressing issues, giving you the tools necessary to successfully have conversations across the aisle.Majority54 is a Wonder Media Network production. It's produced by Grace Lynch and Edie Allard. Theme music provided by Kemet Coleman. Special thanks to Diana Kander.Majority 54 on TwitterJason on TwitterJason on InstagramRavi on TwitterRavi on Instagram
On this week's ATTITUDES! Bryan speaks on Tucker Carlson's recent homophobic and misogynistic comments, as well as dishing on Judge Judy's recent poor decisions. Erin talks about DivaCup's new menstrual leave and Coso, a new male contraception device. All this plus our fav dolls, and nurse fart hypnosis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, we take a break from the unrelenting darkness of reality to talk about Tucker Carlson's recent appearance on The Megyn Kelly Show, and the revelations therein.Check out Our Website: www.tuckeredoutpod.comEmail the Show: email@example.comFind us on Twitter: @tuckeredoutpodJoin the Facebook Group: Woke-A-RistasSupport us on Patreon
--On the Show: --Bill Scher, Contributor to the Washington Monthly, Politico Magazine and Real Clear Politics, and host of the history podcast When America Worked, joins David to discuss the latest with the conflict between progressive and moderate Democrats in the House and Senate --Anti-vaxxers swarm to the death of vaccinated, immunocompromised Colin Powell, with Fox News running anti-vaccine propaganda all day long --Fox News propagandist Tucker Carlson goes straight up anti-vaccine in response to the death of Colin Powell --An awkward moment on Fox News as guest Dr. Nicole Saphier calls out anti-vaccine reactions to Colin Powell's death as Fox reporter John Roberts looks on just moments after he tweeted anti-vaccine propaganda in reaction to Colin Powell's death --Right wing media personality Dennis Prager announces he has COVID and is happy about it, and announces he's also taking five medications as a result --Fox News publishes one of their most dishonest graphics in history during the Sean Hannity program, looking to blame Joe Biden for COVID deaths --Donald Trump asks his supporters to donate $45 to "solve" election fraud in the latest attempt to grift his own followers --Voicemail caller, who is a teacher, says that one of his students told him during class that "Joe Biden belongs in prison" --On the Bonus Show: SCOTUS backs qualified immunity for police officers, Democrats eye carbon tax, Biden quietly deciding how to restart student loan payments, much more... ❄️ Get 20% OFF any ChiliSleep sleep system at https://chilisleep.com/pakman
Alise, Bryan, and Amanda start by detailing a weekend of NFL football in London. Then they react to Tucker Carlson's homophobic and misogynistic comments about Pete Buttigieg taking maternity leave. They explain how the comments play into hateful stereotypes about same-sex couples while reinforcing the idea that men are not primary caretakers. They explain why Carlson's comments -- while unusually offensive -- manifest in more subtle ways every day, and what needs to happen to permanently change how we view men, women, and caregiving.
After its embrace of the unvaccinated and the Jan. 6 insurrectionists, the GOP can no longer claim it's the party of law and order. Do the Democrats have it in them to take on that role? Will Saletan joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Will Saletan.
Our hosts Curtis Robinson and Christopher Tidmore discuss Tucker Carlson, the famed Fox News host and wannabe Maine fishing guide, who includes his own Hunter S. Thompson story in "The Long Slide," his book about decades in media. It's a touching story of HST's influence, and a reminder of how truly polarized we are these days. Also, there's a hug that left an impression.
Christopher Steele thinks the Trump pee tape probably exists. Too many Democrats announced possible retirements. Shitler's stupid website was hacked by Turkish hacktivists. The fascists over at Sinclair Broadcasting were also hacked. Nazi-curious Tucker Carlson blathered idiotic drivel about Secretary Buttigieg's paternity leave. Man-baby has been trying to sue a House investigation panel rather than turn over requested documents related to the insurrection. Many wankers have been busted attempting to smuggle guns onto planes. Antisemitic over-valued bag of rat poo Mel Gibson will be in a television show about the origins of John Wick. Conservative Q-loon Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted a panicked plea to her constituents urging them to vote despite a contrary message from 45. Putrid human Ted Cruz had his Republican starfish handed to him by Aussie Michael Gunner after comparing Texas to down under. Former GOP senatorial candidate Lauren Witzke is now an executive producer for "The Stew Peters Show" and assures her fellow panelists on "No White Guilt" that Peters and his audience share their concerns. Right-wing skeet storm Bill Mitchell is leaving Gab after realizing that it is a cesspool of bigotry and antisemitism. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell died from COVID complications.
The LEGO Group has made the decision to rid its toys of harmful gender bias. This is on the heels of California enacting new legislation in 2024 requiring retailers to not separate toys by boys and girls. Also, Newsmax pundits think Las Vegas Raiders Coach Gruden's racist and homophobic comments could be about cigarettes and plastic surgery. Absurd. Finally, Mayor Pete schools Tucker Carlson for calling into question his manliness regarding parenting.Apple Podcasts: apple.co/1WwDBrCSpotify: spoti.fi/2pC19B1iHeart Radio: bit.ly/2n0Z7H1Tunein: bit.ly/1SE3NMbStitcher: bit.ly/1N97ZquGoogle Podcasts: bit.ly/1pQTcVWPandora: pdora.co/2pEfctjYouTube: bit.ly/1spAF5aAlso follow Tim and John on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusgroupradioTwitter: www.twitter.com/focusgroupradioInstagram: www.instagram.com/focusgroupradio
Sam and Emma host Heath Brown, associate professor of public policy at the City University of New York (CUNY), John Jay College, and the CUNY Graduate Center, to discuss his recent book Homeschooling the Right: How Conservative Education Activism Erodes The State, on the rise of homeschooling policy in the US, how it relates to public education, and the impact it has had on national politics. They discuss the institutionalization of homeschooling beginning in the 1970s as a seed of the conservative movement we see today, stemming from 1974 West Virginia protests of new textbook policy incorporating the work of civil rights leaders like Malcolm X which brought out support from established conservative organizations like the John Birch Society and the Ku Klux Klan, and new ones like the Heritage Foundation, all looking to bolster the right to opt-out of the “indoctrination” of public schooling. After discussing the roles of key conservative activists, such as Alice Moore and RJ Rushdoony, and how the movement has bolstered the fundamentalist perspectives that we see in the push against Critical Race Theory we see today, Professor Brown dives into the differences we see between the homeschooling movement, which took off in the '80s bolstered by conservatives, and the movement for charter schools, which has found continuous bipartisan support since the ‘90s, both in how they found support, and in their organized opposition, which exists against charter schools and their financial implications for normal public school institutions. He, Emma, and Sam also explore the progress that has bolstered the institution of homeschooling, particularly in the growth of technology and the internet, before looking at its influence on conservative activism and organizing, from Homeschoolers for Bush to even Ted Cruz's 2016 campaign. They wrap up the interview by discussing the demobilizing capacity of undermining public institutions, and Sam and Emma also take on the bloody legacy of Colin Powell and run through recent updates on the IATSE strike, vaccine development, and Joe Manchin. And in the Fun Half: Adam Kinzinger grapples with loving the game (democracy) but hating the players (voters), Matt from CT calls in to talk alternative COVID treatments and NOT Joe Lieberman, Gregory for Oklahoma's HD-26 calls in with updates on his campaign, and Jesse Watters does some word salad on that mysterious, unidentified ruling class in early America (white folks). Steven Crowder capitalizes on the homophobia from Matt Walsh and Tucker Carlson to help bolster his super legit masculinity, plus, your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. 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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell's family announced this morning he passed away today from Covid complications, even though he is fully vaccinated. Will we be seeing more announcements of famous (fully vaccinated) people dying from (or with) Covid? Also, why won't Tucker Carlson (or anyone else on Fox News) mention the recent Arizona audit of the 2020 presidential election. On today's podcast, I tell you exactly why!
While there has been no shortage of exposés about Trump, his administration, and his family, a new book about the Bidens (https://www.amazon.com/Bidens-Familys-Tragedy-Scandal-Triumph/dp/1538738007) is getting relatively limited attention. Is the mainstream media applying a double standard? Ben Schreckinger joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Ben Schreckinger.
Not even Biden believes in the power of masks or the DC mask mandate. Mayor Pete eviscerates Tucker Carlson for making fun of his paternity leave. The Patriots lose another tough game, but can it still be called a moral victory? And was Romo under the influence? The family of Jimmy Hayes offer details regarding his untimely death. Want extra content? Find us on Locals: callahan.locals.com
America's Elites Emulating China's Elites. Commentator Lee Smith sketches the phenomenon. Tucker Carlson on America's pending "economic reset." Will inflation and permanent shortages create an "unpleasant surprise" for Democrats? Plus, disgraced spy Steele gets loving rehab from ABC's Stephanopoulos. Deep State McCabe gets his pension back. Also, conversation on the looming Biden Mandates. With Listener Calls. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
So I noticed that Matt Walsh is trending on twitter only to find out he is taking issue with Pete Buttigieg's paternity leave and that additionally, Tucker Carlson is making snyde comments about it with references to breast feeding.. So let's deconstruct what they said and some of the mitigating factors that once again, the conservative radical right just left out of the picture and maybe we can affirmatively answer the question: do conservative Dads like Tucker and Walsh make for bad parents? you can decide.. #MattWalsh #TuckerCarlson
In this week's headlines: • Jon Gruden, head coach for the Las Vegas Raiders, resigns amid a homophobic racist email scandal • A gay couple was viciously attacked after leaving a gay bar in Essex • Justice in Texas as the 4th and final defendant in a violent hate crime spree is sentenced to over 20 years in prison after luring gay and bi men into danger on Grindr • Pete Buttigieg clapped back when Fox News talking head Tucker Carlson criticized the new dad for spending time with his newborns • New music from out singer/songwriter/producer Michael Lazar "51/49" • And my review of the acclaimed documentary “Through The Windows” Link: https://watch.revry.tv/details/36925 All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report
Jesse and Brittany discuss reminders for Thanksgiving, flu shots, a listener voicemail related to vaccine mandates and staffing shortages in hospitals, Joe Rogan’s episode with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and his praise of Tucker Carlson, Pat Robertson’s resignation and contributions to society, the failure of the media and politicians to educate the American people on the... The post #753 – “Thanksgiving, Flu Shots, Pat Robertson’s Resignation, Reconciliation Bill & Findings on Expanding the Court, and Takin’ Care of Biz featuring Jake Tapper.” appeared first on I Doubt It Podcast.
America's most popular TV host, Tucker Carlson, continues to share baseless COVID-19 conspiracy theories with his millions of Fox News viewers while comparing vaccine mandates to authoritarian overreach. In reality, though, Carlson's pushing of debunked conspiracy theories obscures the real scandal: America's high rate of vaccine hesitancy, combined with the hoarding of COVID-19 vaccines by wealthy countries like the US, all but guarantees billions in profits for vaccine manufacturers and Big Pharma for years to come. TRNN's Jaisal Noor reports.
Gruesome Gruden coverage, Katie Couric takes a knee for RBG, and alternative media sources pick up the MSM slack on wokeism Times 03:26 - Segment: Front Page 03:35 - Jon Gruden's horrific emails 10:19 - Katie Couric's admits to editing an interview with the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg 14:40 - The New York Times' critical race theory coverage 20:08 - Sanjay Gupta on why he likes to be famous 21:50 - WaPo's fake French food critic 25:35 - Tucker Carlson and Fox News' vaccine mandate 27:34 - WaPo's article on quitting Facebook 30:23 - Segment: Obsessions 30:32 - Jonah Goldberg's article on the populist GOP (Chris) 33:35 - Bari Weiss's coverage of the excesses of wokeism 39:04 - Segment: Favorite Item of the Week 39:28 - Reid Epstein's tear jerker of a story (Chris) 41:02 - Conan O'brien's Podcasting network (Eliana) Links The other Katie Couric edit, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon The Atlantic article on Gannett Jonah Goldberg's article on the "Trumpified" GOP Cancelled MIT professor Dorian Abbot and suspended UCLA professor Gordon Klein share their stories on Bari Weiss's Substack
In this episode we've got an assortment of topics you'll be sure to enjoy! We'll talk about Kyrsten Sinema's class on corruption at ASU, Jon Stewart's take on cancel culture, trouble in Trump world, India Walton's mayoral race, Tucker Carlson's comments on Fox News' vaccine mandate and much more. Finally, 2022 congressional candidate Rebecca Parson drops by to talk about her rematch with incumbent Democrat Derek Kilmer.
Emma hosts human rights lawyer Katherine Todrys to discuss her recent book Black Snake: Standing Rock, the Dakota Access Pipeline, and Environmental Justice, on how far the fight against DAPL has come even as it's faded into the background of the media cycles. Todrys first discusses how she first came to human rights, environmental issues, and working with Indigenous communities, before jumping back to 2016 when this 3.8 Billion Dollar project was first announced as a plan to carry hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil each day along the Missouri River and through sacred and occupied lands of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. After a small discussion on the dependence created by pipelines, they get into the birth of this mass water protection effort, with young folks from the Cheyenne River reservation coming off of the Keystone XL Pipeline protection effort working with the Standing Rock community to fight back. Next, Katherine takes us into the history of the land and the US' occupation of it, with no official agreements since treaties in the mid 19th Century, looking and how this specific land was claimed by the US Army Corps of Engineers as a part of the Pick-Sloan Act's dam creation, flooding and devastating certain areas of the region. She and Emma also dive into the importance of LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, a Standing Rock Sioux member that hosted the camps, which reached 10k people, on her land and gave everything to the fight, before also touching on the Sioux peoples' “prophetical” view of the fight. Looking at 2016, as the camps were growing, they discuss labor day as the marker of when the battle changed, with private security bringing in dogs and taking much more violent tactics, building up to the North Dakota Police Department using “non-lethal” violence. They look at the incredible trauma from psychological and physical abuses, and the incredible resilience from the water protectors, seen in the Tiger Swan intercept leak, and discuss the developments since Obama's “goodbye” attempt at interference, including the 2020 federal judicial declaration of the permit's invalidity, before they discuss what the Biden administration could do, and what activists are doing for it. Emma wraps up the free half with another update on the wave of labor organizing we're seeing across the country, and the importance of remembering the fights against the filibuster and for the PRO Act. And in the Fun Half: Emma, Brandon, and Matt(s) watch Alex Berenson and Joe Rogan chat about the spectrum of politicians that appear on Tucker Carlson, from the far right Bret Weinstein to Islamophobic imperialist Tulsi Gabbard, Chuck from Alabama talks convos with coworkers, and Warren from Toronto takes up Brandon's ear regarding lifting on the Left. Michael Schermer defends Thomas Jefferson by reminding us of the recency bias when it comes to condemning pedophilia and master-slave relationships, Kyrie continues to Kyrie, and Daves, from Jamaica and Evanston, respectively, call in with their own stories on vaccine hesitancy, plus, your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: email@example.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: BetterHelp gives you access to your own fully licensed and accredited therapist via phone, chat, or video. 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In this episode, Vince and Jason sit down with Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson to discuss immigration, segregation, vaccine mandates, and more. Tune in to find out what Tucker is like when he's not in his cable news studio!
Tucker Carlson, Fox News journalist, political commentator, and talk show host joins Mark to discuss the secrets to a long and happy marriage, the downsides of being famous, and the worst parts of being human. Here is the link to the verse on Sefaria.com: https://www.sefaria.org/Genesis.3?lang=bi&aliyot=0
--On the Show: --COVID cases in the US plummet, now down nearly 50%, with the next few months of COVID remaining a question mark --A temporary increase to the debt ceiling has been in principle agreed to, and David discusses why the show has not been covering the debt ceiling much --Anti-vaccine chiropractors are increasingly a bigger and bigger problem in the context of the COVID pandemic --Fox News propagandist Tucker Carlson descends into full conspiracy madness in an outrageous rant --Donald Trump's latest rally, in Iowa with major Republican politicians, was particularly horrifying even by the standards of what we've come to expect from such rallies --Attendees at Donald Trump's latest rally in Iowa are interviewed, and it's as disastrous as anyone could imagine --Donald Trump declares that Haitian migrants have AIDS in an off-the-wall Fox News interview with Sean Hannity --Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene falsely claims that the medication Ivermectin won a "Nobel Peace Prize" --Anti-vaccine voicemail caller delivers a completely unhinged rant that is beyond belief --On the Bonus Show: TX Governor bans all vaccine mandates, France will ban plastic packaging for fruits and vegetables, Samsung struggling with its foldable phones, much more...
Lieutenant General Mike Flynn warned Tucker Carlson yesterday about the growing threat posed by Communist China. He highlighted the advantage the Chinese gain by simply stealing military technology we spend billions and decades to produce. Today, a U.S. Navy engineer and his wife are being arraigned for allegedly trying to sell an unidentified nation – presumably China – extremely sensitive naval nuclear propulsion technology. Fortunately, the FBI was able to intercept it, instead. This development underscores the magnitude of our challenge. How many of the hundreds of thousands of students and other Chinese nationals in this country – including some in our government research labs, cyber operatives and spies are successfully stealing our information that can be used to kill us? And can the FBI really afford to be spending any time investigating American moms opposing their kids' racist indoctrination and other non-“domestic terrorists”? This is Frank Gaffney.
Michael Hudson, American economist and author of Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire (1972) discusses the rentier economy that accounts for the growing disparity in wealth due to finance capitalism. Giving a history of the the polarisation of the US economy since the 1960s through the present, Hudson discusses how the high costs of education and housing have led to a growing problem of student debt, higher costs of living and increasing austerity. Noting how 80% of bank loans are made for real estate in the US, Hudson expounds upon how loans and exponentially growing debts outstrip profits from the economy proving disastrous for both the government and the people who are paying increasing amounts on housing with little to no money left to spend on goods and services. Hudson contends that finance capitalism is a “self-terminating” oligarchical system leaving workers traumatised, afraid to strike or react to working conditions, while they are pushed towards serfdom as US and Europe are heading towards a debt crisis on par with that of Argentina and Greece.TranscriptIntroduction: Welcome to Savage Minds. I'm your host, Julian Vigo. Today's show marks the launch of our second season with a very special guest: Michael Hudson. Michael Hudson is a financial analyst and president of the Institute for the Study of long term economic trends. He is a distinguished research professor of economics at the University of Missouri Kansas City, and the professor at the School of Marx studies, Peking University in China. He's also a research fellow at the Levy Institute of Bard College, and he has served as an economic adviser to the US Canadian, Mexican, and Latvian governments. He's also been a consultant to UNITAR, the Institute for Research on Public Policy and the Canadian Science Council, among other organisations. He holds a BA from the University of Chicago and an MA and PhD in economics from New York University. Professor Hudson is the author of Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy (2015), and most recently, J is for junk economics, a guide to reality in an age of deception. His super imperialism, the economic strategy of the American Empire has just been translated into German after its appearance in Chinese, Japanese and Spanish. He sits on the editorial board of lap times quarterly and has written for the Journal of International Affairs, Commonweal, International Economy, Financial Times, and Harper's, and he's a regular contributor to CounterPunch. I welcome Michael Hudson, to Savage Minds.Julian Vigo: Class analysis in the United States is rather subterfuge amidst all these other narratives of the American dream as it's framed—that being the right to own one's home. In the UK, that became part of the Trojan horse, that Thatcher built to win her election. It was a very smart move. She won that election—she won her elections—by the reforms in the “right to buy” scheme as I'm sure you know. I t was really clever and disastrous for human rights in the country. I've spent quite a bit of my life in the UK and to see that in 1979 was, I believe, 49% of all residential housing was council housing. And when I wrote a piece on this for the Morning Star about eight, nine years ago, that rate was reduced to under 11%. So we're seeing the haves- and have-nots. And this is where your work really struck a chord for me. And let's kick into the show at this point. I have written over the years, about rentier capitalism, a term that is increasingly used to describe economies dominated by rentier, rents and rent-generating assets. And you discuss this quite a bit in your work, more recently, your article from July, “Finance Capitalism versus Industrial Capitalism: The Rentier Resurgence and Takeover.” And in this article, you discuss how today the finance, insurance and real estate sectors have regained control of government creating a “neo-rentier” economy as you put it, while you note—and I quote you: “The aim of this postindustrial finance capitalism is the opposite of industrial capitalism as known to nineteenth-century economists: it seeks wealth primarily through the extraction of economic rent, not industrial capital formation.” Unquote. I was wondering if we might begin our talk by branching out from this piece you wrote in July. And if you could explain for our listeners why discerning rentier capitalism is essential for understanding the global push to privatise and financialise those sectors that formerly existed in the public domain such as—and we see this everywhere, including in the EU—transportation, health care, prisons, policing, education, the post office, etc.Michael Hudson: Well, most textbooks depict a sort of happy world that almost seems to exist in the 1950s. And this “happy world” is when wealthy people get money, they build factories and buy machinery and hire workers to produce more goods and services. But that's not what the credits created for today, it's the textbooks that pick the banks that take in people's deposits and lend them out to people who build industrial production, and you'll have a picture of workers with lunchboxes working in. But actually, banks only lend money against assets. And the main assets do not make a profit by employing people to produce things there. They simply are opportunities to extract rent, like real estate 80% of bank loans are made for real estate. And that means they're made against primarily buildings that are in land that are already there. And the effective more and more bank credit is to raise the price of real estate. And in the United States, in the last year, housing prices have gone up 20%. And typically, in America, if you go to a bank and take out a loan, the government is going to guarantee the bank that you will pay the loan up to the point where it absorbs 43% of your income.So here's a big chunk of American income going to pay simply for housing, those price increases, not because there's more housing, or better housing. But in fact, the housing is built worse and worse every year, by lowering the standards, but simply inflation. There are other forms of rent, other people pay, for instance, 18% of America's GDP is healthcare, much higher than the percentage in any other country for much lower quality of service. So you know, that's sort of taken out of people's budgets. If you're a worker in the United States, right away, you get your paycheque 15%—a little more, maybe 16% now—is deducted for Social Security and medical care for when you're older. They also need up to maybe 30%, for income tax, federal, state and local income tax before you have anything to spend. And then you have to spend for housing, you have to pay for transportation, you have to pay for your own medical insurance contributions, your own pension contributions. So there's very, very little that is left over in people's budgets to buy goods and services. Not only have real wages in the United States, gone down now for three decades, but the disposable income that people and families get after they meet their sort of monthly “nut,” what they can spend on goods and services is shrunk even more. So while they're getting squeezed, all this money is paid to rentiers as at the top. And because of the miracle of compound interest, the amount that the 1% of the economy has grows exponentially. Any rate of interest is a doubling time. And even though people know that there's only a 0.1% rate of interest, now for the banks, and for large wall firms, it's about 3% if you want to buy a mortgage. and so this, the 0.1% is lent out to large companies like Blackstone that are now buying up almost all of the housing that comes onto the market in the United States. So in 2008, 69% of homeowners of Americans own their own homes. Now it's fallen by more than 10%. It's fallen to about 51%. All this difference has been basically the financial sector funding a transformation away from home ownership into landlordship—into absentee ownership. And so the if you're part of the 1%, the way that you make money is by buying stocks or bonds, or corporate takeovers, or buying real estate and not building factories. And that's why the factories and the industry have been shifting outside of the United States over to China, and other countries. So, what we're having is a kind of…I won’t say its post-industrial capitalism, because people thought that the what was going to follow industrial capitalism was going to be socialism. They thought that there will be more and more government spending on providing basic needs that people had. And instead of socialism, and a more, egalitarian distribution of wealth and income, you've had a polarization of wealth and income, you've had the wealthy people making money financially, and by real estate, and by rent seeking, and by creating monopolies, but not by building factories, not by producing goods and services. And that is why the economy's polarizing, and so many people are unhappy with their conditions. Now, they're going further and further into debt and their student debt. Instead of education here being a public utility that's provided freely, it's become privatised at NYU, it's now $50,000 or $60,000 a year. There is no way in which the United States can compete industrially with other countries when they've loaded down new entrants into the labor force with huge housing costs, student debt, huge taxes have been shifted off the 1% onto the 99%. So in the United States, finance capitalism basically is self-terminating. It leads to a polarised economy, it leads to austerity. And it leaves countries looking like Greece looked after 2015, after its debt crisis, it looks like Argentina is trying to struggle to pay its foreign debts. And that seems to be the future in which the US and Europe are moving towards.Julian Vigo: I posted on my Facebook wall about this about maybe five weeks ago, that the rentier class, I'm not just including the likes of Blackstone, but the middle class that are multiple home dwellers. I noted that during the lockdown, I was reading through accounts on social media of people who were being threatened by landlords, landlords, who actually had no mortgage to pay. And I had to wonder at that point, what is the input of the rentier class by the landowning class who are not necessarily part of the 1%. These are people who, as some of these people came on my wall and said, “I worked hard to buy my second and third houses!” And I thought, “Well, let me pull out my violins.” One thing that really alerted me during lockdown was the lack of sympathy for renters. And I don't just mean in the US, in fact, I think the US had a kinder response to renting in some sectors such as New York state where there has been—and still—is a massive pushback against any form of relaxation of rent forgiveness, since lockdown in the EU and Italy and France. It's appalling the kind of treatment that renters received here. I spoke to people in Bologna, who were doing a rent strike, but fearful of having their name mentioned. I ended up not being able to run the piece because of that. And there are so many people who don't have money to pay their rent in the EU, in the UK, and yet, we're somehow focusing oftentimes on these meta-critical analyses of the bigger corporations, the 1%. But where does the middle class fit into this, Michael, because I do have to wonder if maybe we should be heading towards the model I hold in my mind and heart is St. Ives in Cornwall, which about eight years ago set a moratorium saying no second homes in this city. Now, they didn't do it because of any allegiance to Marxism or socialism. They did it in part because of that, and because of a left-leaning politics, but mostly because they didn't want to have a ghost town that when the summer was over, you had very few people living in town. What are the answers to the rentier class that is also composed of people who consider themselves hard-working people who just want someone else to pay for their house, as one person on Twitter, put it.Michael Hudson: This is exactly the problem that is plaguing left wing politics, from Europe to America in the last fifty years.Julian Vigo: Exactly. It's astounding because there was a lot of debate on Twitter around last summer, when one woman wrote, I just did the math, I'm almost 29 years old, and I paid and she listed the amount in rent, I have just bought my landlord a second house. And people are adding it up that we are back to understanding. And I think in terms of the medieval period, remember in high school in the US when you study history, and you learn about feudalism, and the serfs coming in from far afield having to tend to the Masters terrain. And I think, are we heading back to a kind of feudalism under a new name? Because what's dividing those who can afford rents and those who can, it's not only your eligibility to receive a bank loan in this climate, which is quite toxic in London. I know many architects, lawyers, physicians who cannot get bank loans. Ironically, the bar is being raised so high that more and more people in London are moving on to the canal system—they're renting or buying narrowboats. The same is happening in other parts of the world where people are being barred out of home ownership for one reason or another and at the same time, there's a class of people often who got loans in a period when it was quite easy in the 80s and early 90s, let's say and they hold a certain control over who's paying—43% of income of Americans goes on housing. And as you know, in New York City that can be even higher. How can we arrive at a society where there's more equality between these haves and have-nots? Because it seems that the middle class is playing a role in this. They're trying to come off as being the hard-working schmoes, who have just earned their right to own their second or third homes, and then the others who will never have a foot on that ladder, especially given the crash?Michael Hudson: Well, I think you've put your finger on it. Most people think of economies being all about industry. But as you've just pointed out, for most people, the economy is real estate. And if you want to understand how modern economies work, you really should begin by looking at real estate, which is symbiotic with with banking, because as you pointed out that in a house is worth whatever a bank will lend. And in order to buy a house, unless you have an enormous amount of savings, which hardly anyone has, you'll borrow from a bank and buy the house. And the idea is to use the rent to pay the interest to the bank. And then you end up hoping late hoping with a capital gain, which is really land price gain. You borrow from the bank hoping that the Federal Reserve and the central bank or the Bank of England is going to inflate the economy and inflate asset prices and bank credit is going to push prices further and further up. As the rich get richer, they recycle the money in the banks and banks lend it to real estate. So, the more the economy is polarised between the 1% and the 99%, the more expensive houses get the more absentee landlords are able to buy the houses and outbid the homebuyers, who as you pointed out, can't get loans because they're already loaned up. If they can't get loans in England to buy a house, it's because they already owe so much money for other things. In America, it would be because they own student debt or because they own other bank loans, and they're all loaned up. So the key is people are being squeezed more than anywhere else on housing. In America, it rents care too and on related sort of monopoly goods that yield rent. Now the problem is why isn't this at the centre of politics?Is it because— and it's ironic that although most people in every country, Europe and America are still homeowners, or so they only own their own home—they would like to be rocky as a miniature? They would like to live like the billionaires live off the rents. They would like to be able to have enough money without working to get a free lunch and the economy of getting a free lunch. And so somehow, they don't vote for what's good for the wage earners. They vote for well, if I were to get richer, then I would want to own a house and I would want to get rent. So I'm going to vote in favour of the landlord class. I'm going to vote in favour of banks lending money to increase housing prices. Because I'd like to borrow money from a bank to get on this treadmill, that's going to be an automatic free lunch. Now, I not only get rent, but I'll get the rising price of the houses that prices continue to rise. So somehow, the idea of class interest, they don't think of themselves as wave generators, they think of themselves as somehow wouldn't be rentiers in miniature without reaising that you can't do it in miniature. You really have to have an enormous amount of money to be successful rentier.So no class consciousness means that the large real estate owners, the big corporations like Blackstone, that own huge amounts can sort of trot out a strapped, homeowner and individual, and they will sort of hide behind it and say, “Look at this, poor family, they use their money to buy a house, the sort of rise in the world, and now the tenants have COVID, and they can't pay the rent. Let's not bail out these, these landlords.” So even though they're not getting rent, we have to aid them. And think of them as little people, but they're not little people. They're a trillion dollar, money managers. They're huge companies that are taking over. And people somehow personify the billionaires and the trillion dollar real estate management companies as being small people just like themselves. There's a confusion about the economic identity.Julian Vigo: Well, certainly in the United States, we are known to have what's called the “American dream.” And it's, it's quite interesting when you start to analyse what that dream has morphed into, from the 1960s to the present, and I even think through popular culture. Remember Alexis, in Dynasty, this was the go-to model for success. So we've got this idea that the super rich are Dallas and Dynasty in the 80s. But 20 years after that, we were facing economic downfalls. We had American graduates having to go to graduate school because they couldn't get a job as anything but a barista. And the model of getting scholarships or fellowships, any kind of bursary to do the Masters and PhD. When I was doing my graduate work, I was lucky enough to have this, but that was quickly disappearing. A lot of my colleagues didn't have it. And I imagine when you went to school, most of your colleagues had it. And today, and in recent years, when I was teaching in academia, most of my students doing advanced degrees had zero funding. So, we've got on the one hand, the student debt, hamster wheel rolling, we have what is, to me one of the biggest human rights issues of the domestic sphere in countries like the US or Great Britain, frankly, everywhere is the ability to live without having to be exploited for the payment of rent. And then we have this class of people, whether they're Blackstone, and huge corporations, making billions, or the middle class saying, “But I'm just living out the American dream.” How do we square the “American dream,” and an era where class consciousness is more invisible than ever has it been?Michael Hudson: I think the only way you can explain that is to show how different life was back in the 1960s, 1950s. When I went to school, and the college, NYU cost $500 a semester, instead of 50,000, that the price of college has gone up 100 times since I went to college—100 times. I rented a house in a block from NYU at $35 a month on Sullivan Street. And now that same small apartment would go for 100 times that much, $3,500 a month, which is a little below the average rent in Manhattan these days. So, you've had these enormous increases in the cost of getting an education, they cost of rent, and in a society where housing was a public utility, and education was a public utility, education would be provided freely. If the economy wanted to keep down housing prices, as they do in China for instance, then you would be able to work if the kind of wages that Americans are paid today and be able to save. The ideal of China or countries that want to compete industrially is to lower the cost of living so that you don't have to pay a very high wages to cover the inflated cost of housing, the cost of education.If you privatise education in America, and if you increase the housing prices, then either you're going to have to pay labor, much higher rates that will price it out of world markets, at least for industrial goods, or you'll have to squeeze budgets. So yes, people can pay for housing, and education, but they're not going to buy the goods and services they produce. And so and that's one of the reasons why America is not producing industrial manufacturers. It's importing it all abroad. So the result of this finance capitalism that we have the result of the rent squeeze, that you depict, and the result of voters not realising that this is economic suicide for them is that the economy is shrinking and leaving people basically out in the street. And of course, all of this is exacerbated by the COVID crisis right now. Where, right now you have, especially in New York City, many people are laid off, as in Europe, they're not getting an income. Well, if your job has been closed down as a result of COVID, in Germany, for instance, you're still given something like 80% of your normal salary, because they realise that they have to keep you solvent and living. In the United States, there's been a moratorium on rents, they realise that, well, if you've lost your job, you can't pay the rent. There's a moratorium on evictions, there's a moratorium on bank foreclosures on landlords that can't pay their mortgage to the bank, because their tenants are not paying rent. All of that is going to expire in February, that’s just in a few months. So they're saying, “OK, in New York City, 50,000 tenants are going to be thrown out onto the street, thousands of homes are going to be foreclosed on.” All over the country, millions of Americans are going to be subject now to be evicted. You can see all of the Wall Street companies are raising private capital funds to say, “We're going to be waiting for all this housing to come onto the market. We're going to be waiting for all of these renovations to take place. We're going to swoop in and pick it up.” This is going to be the big grab bag that is going to shape the whole coming generation and do to America really what Margaret Thatcher did to England when she got rid of—when she shifted from housing, the council housing that you mentioned, was about half the population now dow to about 1/10 of the population today.Julian Vigo: This is what I wonder is not being circulated within the media more frequently. We know that major media is not...[laughts] They like to call themselves left-of-centre but they're neoliberal which I don't look at anything in the liberal, the neoliberal sphere, as “left.” I look at it as a sort of strain of conservatism, frankly. But when you were speaking about paying $35 a month for an apartment on Sullivan Street, get me a time machine! What year was that? Michael?Michael Hudson: That was 1962.Julian Vigo: 1962 And roughly, the minimum wage in New York was just over $1 an hour if I'm not mistaken.Michael Hudson: I don't remember. I was making I think my first job on Wall Street was 50 to $100. A year $100 a week.Julian Vigo: So yes, I looked it up because I was curious when you said 100 times certainly we see that. If the tuition at New York when and New York University when I left was $50,000 a year you were paying $500 a semester. This is incredible inflation.Michael Hudson: And I took out a student loan from the state because I wanted to buy economic books. I was studying the history of economic thought and so I borrowed, you know, I was able to take out a loan that I repaid in three years as I sort of moved up the ladder and got better paying jobs. But that was the Golden Age, the 1960s because in that generation there was the baby boom that just came online. There were jobs for everybody. There was a labor shortage. And everybody was trying to hire—anyone could get a job. I got to New York and I had $15 in my pocket in 1960. I'd shared a ride with someone, [I] didn't know what to do. We stayed in a sort of fleabag hotel on Bleecker Street that was torn down by the time you got there. But I, took a walk around and who should I run into that Gerde's Folk City, but a friend of mine had stayed at my house in Chicago once and he let me stay at his apartment for a few weeks till I can look around, find a place to live and got the place for $35 a month,Julian Vigo: When there was that debate on Twitter—there were many debates actually about renting on Twitter—and there were a few landlords who took to Twitter angry that they learned that their renters had received subsidies in various countries to pay their rent. And instead of paying their rent, the people use this to up and buy a downpayment on a home. And they got very upset. And there was a bit of shadow on Friday there with people saying, “Well, it's exactly what you've done.” And I find this quite fascinating, because I've always said that the age of COVID has made a huge Xray of our society economically speaking. And it's also telling to me that in countries that I would assume to be more socialist leaning, if not socialist absolutely, in the EU, we saw very few movements against rent. Very few people or groups were calling for a moratorium on rent. It's ironic, but it was in the US where we saw more moratoria happen. What is happening where—and this reaches to larger issues, even outside of your specialty of economics and finance—but why on earth has it come to be that the left is looking a lot more like the right? And, don't shoot me, but you know, I've been watching some of Tucker Carlson over the past few years, someone who I could not stand after 9/11. And he has had more concern and more investigations of the poor and the working class than MSBC or Rachel Maddow in the biggest of hissy fits. What is going on politically that the valences of economic concern are shifting—and radically so?Michael Hudson: Well, the political situation in America is very different from every other country. In the Democratic Party, in order to run for a position, you have to spend most of your time raising money, and the party will support whatever candidates can raise the most money. And whoever raises the largest amount of money gets to be head of a congressional committee dealing with whatever it is their campaign donors give. So basically, the nomination of candidates in the United States, certainly in the Democratic Party, is based on how much money you can raise to finance your election campaign, because you're supposed to turn half of what you raised over to the party apparatus. Well, if you have to run for an office, and someone explained to me in in the sixties, if I wanted to go into politics, I had to find someone to back up my campaign. And they said, “Well, you have to go to the oil industry or the tobacco industry.”And you go to these people and say, “Will you back my campaign?” And they say, Well, sure, what's your position going to be on on smoking on oil and the the tax position on oil, go to the real estate interest, because all local politics and basically real estate promotion projects run by the local landlords and you go to the real estate people and you say, “Okay, I'm going to make sure that we have public improvements that will make your land more valuable, but you won't have to pay taxes on them.” So, if you have people running for office, proportional to the money they can make by the special interests, that means that all the politicians here are representing the special interests that pay them and their job as politicians is to deliver a constituency to their campaign contributors. And so the campaign contributors are going to say, “Well, here's somebody who could make it appear as if they're supporting their particular constituency.” And so ever since the 60s, certainly in America, the parties divided Americans into Irish Americans, Italian Americans, black Americans, Hispanic Americans. They will have all sorts of identity politics that they will run politicians on. But there's one identity that they don't have—and that's the identity of being a wage earner. That's the common identity that all these hyphenated Americans have in common. They all have to work for a living and get wages, they're all subject to, they have to get housing, they have to get more and more bank credit, if they want to buy housing so that all of the added income they get is paid to the banks as mortgage interest to get a home that used to be much less expensive for them. So basically, all of the increase in national income ends up being paid to the campaign contributors, the real estate contributors, the oil industry, the tobacco industry, the pharmaceuticals industry, that back the politicians. And essentially, you have politics for sale in the United States. So we're really not in a democracy anymore—we're in an oligarchy. And people don't realise that without changing this, this consciousness, you're not going to have anything like the left-wing party.And so you have most Americans out wanting to be friendly with other Americans, you know, why can't everybody just compromise and be in the centre? Well, there's no such thing as a centrist. Because you'll have an economy that's polarising, you have the 1% getting richer and richer and richer by getting the 99% further and further in debt. So the 99% are getting poorer and poor after paying their debts. And to be in the centre to say, and to be say, only changes should be marginal, that means—a centrist is someone who lets this continue. With that we're not going to make a structural change, that's radical, we're not going to change the dynamic that is polarising the economy, between creditors at the top and debtors is at the bottom, between landlords at the top and renters at the bottom between monopolists and the top and the consumers who have to pay monopoly prices for pharmaceuticals, for cable TV, for almost everything they get. And none of this is taught in the economics courses. Because you take an economics course, they say, “There's no such thing as unearned income. Everybody earns whatever they can get.” And the American consciousness is shaped by this failure to distinguish between earned income and unearned income and a failure to see that dynamic is impoverishing them. It's like the proverbial frog that's been boiled slowly in water. So, with this false consciousness people have—if only they can save enough and borrow from a bank—they can become a rentier in Miniature. They're just tricked into a false dream.Intermission: You're listening to savage minds, and we hope you're enjoying the show. Please consider subscribing. We don't accept any money from corporate or commercial sponsors. And we depend upon listeners and readers just like you. Now back to our show.Julian Vigo: I don't know if you saw the movie called Queen of Versailles. It was about this very bizarre effort to construct a very ugly Las Vegas-style type of Versailles by a couple that was economically failing. And it spoke to me a lot about the failings of the quote unquote, “American dream.” And I don't mean that dream, per se. I mean, the aspiration to have the dream, because that is, as you just pointed out, unearned income, that is the elephant in the room. And it almost seems to be the elephant maybe to keep using that metaphor, that the blind Sufi tale: everyone's feeling a different part of it, but no one is naming it. And I find this really shocking, that we can't speak of unearned income and look at the differences as to which country's tax inheritance and which do not—this idea that one is entitled to wealth. Meanwhile, a lot of US institutions are academically, now formally, being captured by the identity lobbies and there are many lobbies out there—it's a gift to them. They don't have to work on the minimum wage, they don't have to work on public housing, they don't have to work on housing.They can just worry about, “Do we have enough pronoun badges printed out?” And I find this really daunting as someone who is firmly of the left and who has seen some kind of recognition have this problem bizarrely, from the right. We seem to have a blind spot where we're more caught up in how people see us, rather than the material reality upon which unearned and earned income is based. Why is it that today people are living far worse than their grandparents and parents especially?Michael Hudson: Well, I think we've been talking about that, because they have to pay expenses as their parents and grandparents didn't have to pay, they have to pay much higher rent. Everybody used to be able to afford to buy a house, that was the definition of “middle class” in America was to be a homeowner. And when I was growing up in the 50s and 60s, everybody on the salary they were getting could afford to buy their house. And that's why so many people bought the houses with working class sell rates. As I told you, I was getting $100 a week. At least if you were quiet you could do it. If you were black, you couldn't do it. The blacks were redlined. But the white people could buy the houses. And that's why today, the white population has so much more wealth than the black population, because the white families would leave the house to the children and housing prices have gone up 100 times. And because they've gone up 100 times, this is endowed with a whole white hereditary class of kids whose family own their own homes, send them to schools. But America was redlined. Now Chicago was redlined, blacks were redlined. In New York City, the banks would not lend money to black neighbourhoods or to black borrowers. I was at Chase Manhattan and they made it very clear: they will not make a loan to a mortgage if they're black people living in my block. And they told me that when I was on Second Street and Avenue B. I won't repeat the epithet racist epithets they used. But what has caused the racial disparity today is what we've been talking about: the fact that whites could buy their own homes, blacks could not.And the reason I'm bringing this up is that if—we're working toward a society where white people are now going to be reduced to the position that black people are in today: of not having their own homes, of not being able to get bank credit. One friend of mine at the Hudson Institute, a black economist, wanted to—we were thinking of cowriting a book, The Blackening of America. The state of, well, the future of the whites, is to become blacks if you don't solve this situation. And I've been unable to convince many black leaders about reparations—that the reparations, very hard to get reparations for slavery, which was to their grandparents, their reparations are due to the blacks today who do not have housing, their own homes, because of the redlining that they have been experiencing right down to today.So, you have this, you do have a separation in this country. But this is not the kind of hyphenated politics that the politicians talk about. Not even the black politicians, the fact that if you're going to hyphenated American, how did this hyphenisation affect the real opportunities for real estate, for homeownership, for education, and all of these other things. I think maybe if people begin to think as to how there is a convergence of what was diverging before—now you're having the middle class pushed down into its real identity which was a dependent wage-earning class all along—you're going to have a change of consciousness. But we're still not to that. People don't realise this difference.And at the top of the pyramid, at New York University, for instance, where we both went to school, I have professor friends there and there was recently an argument about getting more salaries for professors, because they're hiring adjunct professors at very low prices instead of appointing them full time. And one professor turned to my friend and said, “They’re treating us like wage earners.” And my friend said, “Yes, you are a wage earner. You’re dependent on the wage you get from New York University.” And he said, “But I’m a professor,” as if somehow being a professor doesn't mean that you're not a wage earner, you're not dependent on salary, you're not being exploited by your employer who's in it to make money at your expense.Julian Vigo: Oh, absolutely. We've got the push from NYU in the 1990s by adjunct professors to get health insurance, and to have a certain modicum of earnings that would allow them to pay rent in an extremely expensive city. I find it amazing how many of my students at the time had no idea how much I was being exploited at the time, I was at lunch after the graduation of two of my students, they invited me to lunch, and they were having a discussion about how well we must be paid. And I laughed. I didn't go into the details of my salary. But later in later years, they came to understand from other sources, how exploitation functions within the university where they were paying almost quarter of a million to go to school, and graduate school, and so forth. So it's quite shocking that even though we have the internet and all the information is there, anyone can see precisely how much NYU or Columbia cost today, or how much the cost of living is, as opposed to 1961, for instance, that people are still not putting together that when you have housing, that is like income. For most of us, if housing is affordable, the way one lives, the efficiency to live, the ease, the mental health, and physical health improves. And it's fascinating to me that during lockdown, people were told, just to bite the bullet, stay inside, and how many publications, how much of the media went out to discover the many people being locked down in extremely small hovels? Multiple families living in three bedroom houses, even smaller. And I just kept thinking throughout these past 20 months or so that the media has become complicit in everything you've discussed, we've seen an extra tack added on where the media is another arm of industry and the 1% they are able sell lockdown stories: stars singing, Spaniards singing, accordionists from Neapolitan balconies, everyone's happy. But that was a lie. And that was a lie being sold conveniently.I regularly post stories from CNN, where their recent yacht story—they love yachts—their recent yacht story from about five or six days ago was how the super-rich are “saving” the world's ecology. And it was a paid advertisement of a very expensive yacht that uses nuclear power, what you and I hope: that all the rich people are running around with little mini nuclear reactors on the seas. And I keep thinking: what has happened that you mentioned campaign financing? Remember what happened to Hillary Clinton when she suggested campaign finance reform? That went over like a lead balloon. And then we've got CNN, Forbes, all these major publications that run paid sponsored news articles as news. It's all paid for, they legally have to see it as but you have to find the fine print. And we're being sold the 1% as the class that's going to save the planet with this very bizarre looking yacht with a big ball on it. And another another CNN article about yacht owners was about how it's hard for them to pay for maintenance or something and we're pulling out our tiny violins.And I keep wondering, why is the media pushing on this? We can see where MSNBC and CNN and USA today are heading in a lot of their coverage over class issues. They would much rather cover Felicity Huffman, and all those other stars’ children's cheating to get into a California University scandal which is itself its own scandal, of course. That gets so covered, but you rarely see class issues in any of these publications unless it refers to the favelas of Brazil or the shanty towns of Delhi. So, we're sold: poverty isn't here, it's over there. And over here, mask mandates, lock up, shut your doors stay inside do your part clap for the cares and class has been cleared. Cut out. Even in the UK, where class consciousness has a much more deeply ingrained fermentation, let's say within the culture, it's gone. Now the BBC. Similarly, nightly videos at the initial part of lockdown with people clapping for the cares. Little was said about the salaries that some of these carriers were getting, I don't mean just junior doctors there, but the people who are cleaning the hallways. So, our attention has been pushed by the media away from class, not just the politicians doing the dirty work, or not just the nasty finance campaign funding that is well known in the US. What are some of the responses to this, Michael, that we might advance some solutions here? Because my worry, as a person living on this planet is enough is enough: Why can't we just try a new system? Is it that the fall of the Berlin Wall left a permanent divide in terms of what we can experiment with? Or is there something else at play?Michael Hudson: Well, recently, Ukraine passed a law about oligarchs, and they define an oligarchy as not only owning a big company, but also owning one of the big media outlets. And the oligarchy in every country owns the media. So, of course, CNN, and The New York Times and The Washington Post, are owned by the billionaire class representing the real estate interests and the rentier interests. They're essentially the indoctrination agencies. And so of course, in the media, what you get is a combination of a fantasy world and Schadenfreude—Schadenfreude, when something goes wrong with people you don't like, like the scandal. But apart from that, it's promoting a fantasy, about a kind of parallel universe about how a nice world would work, if everybody earned the money that they had, and the wealth they had by being productive and helping society. All of a sudden, that's reversed and [they] say, “Well, they made a lot of fortune, they must have made it by being productive and helping society.” So, everybody deserves the celebrity, deserves the wealth they have. And if you don't have wealth, you're undeserving and you haven't made a productivity contribution. And all you need is to be more educated, managerial and intelligent, and you can do it. And it doesn't have anything to do with intelligence. As soon as you inherit a lot of money, your intelligence, your IQ drops 10%. As soon as you don't have to work for a living and just clip coupons, you write us down another 30%. The stupidest people I've met in my life are millionaires who don't want to think about how they get their money. They just, they're just greedy. And I was told 50 years ago, “You don't need to go to business school to learn how to do business. All you need is greed.” So what are all these business schools for? All they're doing is saying greed is good and giving you a patter talk to say, “Well, yeah, sure, I'm greedy. But that's why I'm productive.” And somehow they conflate all of these ideas.So, you have the media, and the educational system, all sort of combined into a fantasy, a fantasy world that is to displace your own consciousness about what's happening right around you. The idea of the media is that you don't look at your own position, you imagine other people's position in another world and see that you're somehow left out. So, you can say that the working class in America are very much like the teenage girls using Facebook, who use it and they have a bad self image once they use Facebook and think everybody else is doing better. That's the story in Congress this week. Well, you can say that the whole wage earning class once they actually see how awful the situation is they think, “Well, gee, other people are getting rich. Other people have yard spots, why don't I have my own house? Why am I struggling?” And they think that they're only struggling alone, and that everybody else is somehow surviving when other people are struggling just the way they are. That's what we call losing class consciousness.Julian Vigo: Yes, well, we're back to Crystal and Alexis wrestling and Dynasty’s fountain. Everyone wants to be like them. Everyone wants a car. You know, I'll never forget when I lived in Mexico City. One of the first things I learned when you jumped into one of those taxis were Volkswagen beetles, Mexicans would call their driver “Jaime.” And I said to them, why are you guys calling the taxi drivers here “Jaime”? And they said, “We get it from you.” And I said, “What do you mean you get it from us? We don't call our taxi drivers Jaime.”And then I thought and I paused, I said, “James!” Remember the Grey Poupon commercials? That's what we do—we have James as the driver in a lot of these films that we produced in the 1970s and 80s. And the idea became co-opted within Mexico as if everyone has a British driver named James.Now, what we have turned into from this serialised, filmic version of ourselves to the present is dystopic. Again, you talked about the percentage of rent that people are paying in the US, the way in which people are living quite worse than their parents. And this is related to student debt, bank debt, credit card debt, we've had scandals directly related to the housing market. We saw that when there were people to be bailed out, they had to be of the wealthy class and companies to be bailed out. There was no bailout for the poor, of course. I was in London during the Occupy Wall Street. In London, it was “occupy the London Stock Exchange” (Occupy LSX) right outside of not even the London Stock Exchange. It was outside of St. Paul's Cathedral. And there was a tent city, and people were fighting ideological warfare from within their tents. There wasn't much organising on the ground. It was disassembled months later. But I wonder why Americans, even with what is called Obamacare, are still not pushing for further measures, why Hillary Clinton's push for or suggestion merely of finance reform within the campaigning system, all of this has sort of been pushed aside.Are there actors who are able to advance these issues within our current political system in the United States? Or will it take people getting on the streets protesting, to get housing lowered to maybe have national rent controls, not just of the form that we have in New York, which, before I got to New York in the late 80s, everyone was telling me how great rent control was. Now it's all but disappeared? What is the answer? Is it the expropriation of houses? Is it the Cornwall style, no owning more than one house type of moratorium on homeownership? What are the solutions to this, Michael?Michael Hudson: There is no practical solution that I can suggest. Because the, you're not going to have universal medical care, as long as you have the pharmaceuticals. funding the campaign's of the leading politicians, as long as you have a political system that is funded by campaign contributors, you're going to have the wealthiest classes, and decide who gets nominated and who gets promoted. So, I don't see any line of reform, given the dysfunctional political system that the United States is in. If this were Europe, we could have a third party. And if we had an actual third party, the democratic party would sort of be like the social democratic parties in Europe, it would fall about 8% of the electorate, and a third party would completely take over. But in America, it's a two-party system, which is really one party with different constituencies for each wing of that party, and that one party, the same campaign contributors funds, both the Republicans and the Democrats. So it's possible that you can think of America as a failed state, as a failed economy. I don't see any means of practical going forward, just as you're seeing in the Congress today, when they're unwilling to pass an infrastructure act, there's a paralysis of change. I don't see any way in which a structural change can take place. And if you're having the dynamics that are polarising, only a structural change can reverse this trend. And nobody that I know, no politician that I know, sees any way of the trends being reversed.Julian Vigo: The funny thing is that scandal, quote-unquote, scandal over Ocasio Cortez's dress at the Met Gala was quite performative to me. It's typical that the media does. “Tax the rich,” as she sits at a function that I believe cost $35,000 to enter. And she socialised the entire night even if she allegedly did not pay either for her dress nor for the entrance. And I'm thinking, isn't this part of the problem: that we have so much of our socio-cultural discourse wrapped up in politics in the same way that Clinton's suggestion that campaign finance reform disappeared quite quickly? Is there any hope of getting campaign finance reform passed in the States?Michael Hudson: No. Because if you had campaign finance reform, that's how the wealthy people control politics. If you didn't, if you didn't have the wealthy, wealthy people deciding who gets nominated, you would have people get nominated by who wanted to do what the public ones, Bernie Sanders says, “Look, most of them are all the polls show that what democracy, if this were a democracy, we would have socialised medicine, we'd have public health care, we would have free education, we would have progressive taxation.” And yet no party is representing what the bulk of people have. So by definition, we're not a democracy. We're an oligarchy, and the oligarchy controls. I mean, you could say that the media play the role today that the church and religion played in the past to divert attention away from worldly issues towards other worldly issues. That's part of the problem.But not only the pharmaceutical industries are against public health care, but the whole corporate sector, the employer sector, are against socialised medicine, because right now workers are dependent for their health insurance on their employers. That means Alan Greenspan, the Federal Reserve Chairman said, this is causing a traumatised workers syndrome, the workers are afraid to quit, they're afraid to go on strike. They're afraid of getting fired because if they get fired, first of all, if they're a homeowner they lose their home because they can't pay their mortgage, but most importantly, they lose their health care. And if they get sick, it wipes them out. And they go broke and they lose their home and all the assets.Making workers depend on the employer, instead of on the government means you're locked into their job. They have to work for a living for an employer, just in order to survive in terms of health care alone. So the idea of the system is to degrade a dependent, wage-earning class and keeping privatising health care, privatising education, and moving towards absentee landlordship is the way to traumatise and keep a population on the road to serfdom. Get full access to Savage Minds at savageminds.substack.com/subscribe
The distractions of the interlocking bullshit from both QAnon and BlueAnon as recently exemplified by Tucker Carlson and Third Reich wunderkind Steven Miller's latest flame-fanning nonsense about the White House's fake Oval Office. The bizarre subterranean markets and mind-boggling waste from our big-box online overlords. Why is it China's responsibility to process all the world's garbage-rubbish-trash? Would a prison really spend 10 years and $20,000 just to refuse to give a blanket to an inmate? (SPOILER: Yes.) Kyrsten Sinema just being her own damn self.Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD'S Recommendation: Metroid DreadJNM's Recommendation: 1) Banned Mormon Cartoon 2) Cutthroat KitchenFurther Reading, Viewing, Listening"The World is a Corporation" (Network, 1976)Why the White House Built a Fake Oval Office for Joe BidenLouis Vuitton bags, Nike shoes, stool samples: Inside the bizarre economy of unclaimed Amazon packagesThe Nasty Logistics of Returning Your Too-Small PantsTexas Prisoner's Lawsuit Over Reaction to Prison Blankets Moves ForwardTexas Inmate With Allergies Has Asked for a Cotton Blanket for 10 Years, Lawsuit SaysCourt sides with inmate who sued Texas prison over blanketsKYRSTEN SINEMA IS LITERALLY TEACHING A COURSE ON FUNDRAISINGLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: firstname.lastname@example.orgAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
Cenk Uygur hosts. Matt Ferner, Safer Cities Senior Analyst joins and discusses how voters are growing tired of the fear-mongering around crime. Along with that crime is down across the United States. Melody Schreiber joins and breaks down Alabama's plans to use Covid relief funds to finance a prison-building spree. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Ford Foundation: While created by a famed family of arch-capitalists, for decades the institution—long, though likely no longer, the largest private foundation in the country—has been the financial backbone of the radical left. And now some are proposing taking radical action to counter its influence; Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Ohio J.D. Vance spitballed on Tucker Carlson's Fox News program: “Why don't we seize the assets of the Ford Foundation, tax their assets, and give it to the people who've had their lives destroyed by the radical open borders agenda?” Joining me to discuss what to do about the Ford Foundation and the broader Big Philanthropy is my colleague Mike Hartmann, director of Capital Research Center's Center for Strategic Giving and co-editor of the Philanthropy Daily Giving Review blog. Michael Hartmann: https://capitalresearch.org/person/michael-e-hartmann/ Subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice at: https://influencewatch.fireside.fm/ • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/capitalresearchcenter • Twitter: https://twitter.com/capitalresearch • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/capital.research.center/ • YouTube: https://bit.ly/CRCYouTube Special Guest: Michael Hartmann.
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In today's episode, Alex rants about the people who are protesting the vaccine mandates, causing there to be holdups in American society such as the 1000 cancelled Southwest flights because pilots are refusing to get vaxxed. It's a messy situation. The rant about anti-vaxxers turns into a rant about Mark Zuckerberg, as things tend to do. Alex then spends a lot of time talking about his experiences living with OCD and how he's dealt with it throughout his life, as well as poked fun at it. Tucker Carlson had a lot to say the other day about the current state of the country, so Alex is going to see what he's complaining about in this week's roast of Fox News pundits. After that there's plenty of Karens that have been caught on tape to make fun of, and then after that relationship advice and the Herman Cain Freedom Awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Is racism a permanent fixture of society? Host Kai Wright is joined by Jelani Cobb, staff writer for The New Yorker, to unravel the history of Derrick Bell's quest to answer that question and how it led to our present debate over critical race theory. Companion listening for this episode: The Method to Tucker Carlson's Madness (5/3/2021) History suggests we shouldn't laugh off what's happening in right wing media right now. Plus, profiting off of racism is a business model as old as the news. “The United States of Anxiety” airs live on Sunday evenings at 6pm ET. The podcast episodes are lightly edited from our live broadcasts. To catch all the action, tune into the show on Sunday nights via the stream on WNYC.org/anxiety or tell your smart speakers to play WNYC. We want to hear from you! Connect with us on Twitter @WNYC using the hashtag #USofAnxiety or email us at email@example.com.
Join us, dear listeners, as we take intravenous communion and praise His Holiness Dr. Anthony Fauci, blessed be His name. This week we chronicle the wicked tongue of the great heretic, Elf of Disinformation, blasphemer of Wuhan, Tucker Carlson. Take your daily booster shot, light up your Dr. Fauci prayer candle, and enjoy the show. Check out Our Website: www.tuckeredoutpod.comEmail the Show: firstname.lastname@example.orgFind us on Twitter: @tuckeredoutpodJoin the Facebook Group: Woke-A-RistasSupport us on Patreon
Napoleon picked up the crown with his sword. Who really runs America? The Deep State has destroyed our democracy. Subjects, not citizens. Notes on the indispensability of President Trump. The unique set of skills. Excerpts from Trump's massive rally in Iowa last night. Analogizing Trump with the persecuted Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar. Is it finally making sense? Walt Whitman on the "roughs" of America. Jon Voight on faith. Tucker Carlson and Glenn Greenwald discuss the Deep State. Getting to the central point of our predicament. Plus, notes on JD Vance and the struggles of Southwest Airlines. Let's Go Brandon! With Listener Calls. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Seth David Radwell, author of American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing Our Nation, is an internationally-known business executive and thought leader in consumer marketing. Earning a Master's degree in Public Policy, from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Mr. Radwell believes our democracy is in crisis today—and will remain so as long as we allow the extreme ends of the partisan spectrum to dominate our political debate. Instead, Radwell proposes a dialogue between those Americans who make up the exhausted majority, dedicated to a new threefold mission: to educate the public about our country's political history in the hopes of recommitting to our shared democratic values; to re-establish a civil and rational discussion to replace our divisive contemporary political discourse; and, to commence the long process of healing our nation for future generations.In the book, Radwell offers caring Americans from every red and blue state—and those who question the system in which our country is built on—the opportunity to connect our history with the current events that have tested our freedom.Prior to devoting his full-time to writing American Schism, Mr. Radwell served as President of e-Scholastic, the digital arm of the global children's publishing and education conglomerate. In earlier roles he was President, Bookspan/Bertelsmann, where he was responsible for all editorial, marketing, media and digital functions for such iconic brands as Book of the Month Club, Doubleday Book Club, and Literary Guild—transforming the paper-based direct marketing business to multi-channel platforms. Under this sector, Radwell also conceived and developed the Black Expressions, and Mosaico Clubs, dedicated to expanding this retail channel to a diverse readership.Seth David Radwell received a Master's degree in Public Policy, from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from Columbia College, Columbia University. He currently divides his time in New York, Los Angeles and Paris with his family.https://sethdavidradwell.com/The Douglas Coleman Show now offers audio and video promotional packages for music artists as well as video promotional packages for authors. Please see our website for complete details. http://douglascolemanshow.comIf you have a comment about this episode or any other, please click the link below.https://ratethispodcast.com/douglascolemanshow
Joe Biden Returns to the Nursery On Thursday's show, Ben Stein, host Judah Friedman, and guests Ken LaCorte (Media Action Network) and Ben Boychuk (American Greatness) marvel at Joe Biden's miniature Oval Office. Is the inept set supposed to make Biden look bigger than he really is? Also, Ben and the group discuss Attorney General Merrick Garland's conflict of interest, the threat to parents' legitimate protests of local school boards, how Facebook acts to undermine free speech, and Fox News' ungrateful disrespect toward Roger Ailes.
Tucker Carlson cited the Unabomber's writings to Andrew Yang. Ted Nugent made sheep sounds to mock people who are vaccinated. A man allegedly killed a pharmacist's brother to stop him from giving COVID vaccines. A group of militant anti-vaccine activists protested children walking to school in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, with one of them screaming, “they're trying to rape our children with this poison.” AT&T apparently funded and continues to fund OAN.Hosts: Cenk Uygur and Michael Shure See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Tucker Carlson's got anti-maskers yelling at schoolchildren, Texas' abortion bill is on hold — and enough with the Trump tell-all grifters. The Nation's Elie Mystal joins guest host Amanda Carpenter on today's podcast. Special Guest: Elie Mystal.
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Tucker Carlson pointed out how liberal journalists are bragging about Texas' changing demographic being proof of the great replacement plan. Plus, Andy Mangione joins Mike to discuss AMAC's support for a bill that would award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 American servicemembers who lost their lives in Afghanistan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In these bizarre times, we have witnessed so many people and government officials who have lost their minds and openly advocate for tyranny. Years of dumbing down society have led to the lack of ability to think critically as many willfully ignore all the warning signs. Unfortunately, we continue to see the rejection of basic truths and blindly allow government officials to rule as they see fit. Tyranny is being ushered in under the guise of the common good and protecting the people. More Information It is Professor Giordano's passion that led him to start The P.A.S. Report. Sick of an activist news media that wants to dictate how to think, Professor Giordano started The P.A.S. Report because of his unique ability to break down complex political issues and explain those issues in a way to appeal to everyday Americans. By introducing facts, a conservative perspective, quality analysis, and some common sense, the listeners can come to their own conclusions. The P.A.S. Report is a rapidly growing conservative podcast. Professor Giordano talks about the issues that matter to you and America. He also has great guests, including Tucker Carlson, Victor Davis Hanson, Dinesh D'Souza, Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, Gad Saad, Dave Rubin, Deroy Murdock, Sharyl Attkisson, Brian Kilmeade, Congressman Lee Zeldin, Gordon Chang, John Yoo, Chuck Woolery, and more. If you're looking for thought-provoking content and common-sense political analysis, you've come to the right place. Give it a shot, and if you like what you hear, please share The P.A.S. Report Podcast with others. Visit https://pasreport.com, and don't forget to share this episode with family and friends.
Sam and Emma host Aaron Kleinman, director of research for the States Project at Future Now, to discuss the upcoming elections in Virginia and how they serve as a testing ground for how the Democrats can get out the vote in the upcoming midterms. First, Aaron, Emma, and Sam dive into the recent revelations in the VA legislature, as for the first time in decades they've had a majority that genuinely acts to help people, passing bills bolstering voting rights, expanding school breakfast and lunch, capping insulin prices, and generally serving to improve the lives of Virginians. They also walk through the state of the Right in VA, as the Big Lie and Critical Race Theory have seriously energized their base, with a member of the Big Lie legal team likely to win a seat in the House of Delegates. Looking forward, Aaron explores the similarities we can see and the lessons we can learn from Gavin Newsom's success in the CA Recall and the value of negative partisanship, discussing the importance of capitalizing on Trump ties while still centering actual issues and policy platforms, and exploring the role of Democrats on a national level in setting the narrative heading into both these VA elections, and the 2022 midterms as a whole. Lastly, they cover the recent revisions on redistricting and what they suggest about the future blueprint for the Republican Party, before they cover actions we can take to help bolster the democratic candidates running in key VA elections. Emma and Sam also cover the disgusting bully of Sinema by constituents attempting to speak with her despite not donating massive amounts to her campaign, and touch on Facebook's social media monopoly in the shadow of yesterday's whistleblowing and their six-hour outage. 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Facebook, Instagram, & Whatsapp suffer hours-long worldwide outages. Conspiracy theorists are having a field day over the Facebook shutdown. Ron Johnson makes Tucker Carlson uncomfortable by letting one damning fact slip. Then, Tucker Carlson questions whether covid mitigation “actually saved lives.” Studies show the devastating effects of long covid. Hollywood production workers vote to authorize a strike.Co-Host: Brett Erlich See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dr. Gad Saad, the author of The Parasitic Mind and the host of the Saad Truth, joins The P.A.S. Report podcast to discuss the destructive woke agenda. This agenda kills off common sense, rational thinking, and is devoid of any logic. It divides society into factions, instills animosity, and generates hate towards the “others.” The Anointed Ones have decreed that their vision is the only path forward leading us towards a state of strife and destruction, but The Saad Truth has the remedy for this disease. More Information It is Professor Giordano's passion that led him to start The P.A.S. Report. Sick of an activist news media that wants to dictate how to think, Professor Giordano started The P.A.S. Report because of his unique ability to break down complex political issues and explain those issues in a way to appeal to everyday Americans. By introducing facts, a conservative perspective, quality analysis, and some common sense, the listeners can come to their own conclusions. The P.A.S. Report is a rapidly growing conservative podcast. Professor Giordano talks about the issues that matter to you and America. He also has great guests, including Tucker Carlson, Victor Davis Hanson, Dinesh D'Souza, Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, Gad Saad, Dave Rubin, Deroy Murdock, Sharyl Attkisson, Brian Kilmeade, Congressman Lee Zeldin, Gordon Chang, John Yoo, Chuck Woolery, and more. If you're looking for thought-provoking content and common-sense political analysis, you've come to the right place. Give it a shot, and if you like what you hear, please share The P.A.S. Report Podcast with others. Visit https://pasreport.com, and don't forget to share this episode with family and friends.
Adam and Dr. Drew open the show paying off a tease from the last episode in reviewing two videos to see how different news organizations are conversing about topics like Ivermectin. They then turn to Zoom as they welcome in returning guest podcaster & author Meghan Daum. The gang discuss cancel culture, the vastly changing landscape of news organizations and much much more. Please Support Our Sponsors: TenThousand.CC, code ADS