Show Details for August 12th, 2007

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Today’s Guests:

  —  Economist DEAN BAKER on the mess in the housing and financial markets

 —  Journalist JOHN NICHOLS on impeachment

Economist DEAN BAKER on the mess in the housing and financial markets



Macro-economist DEAN BAKER will be co-host Pokey Anderson’s guest today.  The topic is the mess the housing markets are in — how did it get that way, will the impact ripple outward, and what’s going to happen next?  Also, how well did the media warn us?

 

Baker has just published an article, “Midsummer  Meltdown: Prospects for the Stock and Housing Markets.”

 

Baker is the co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in Washington. He also has a blog, “Beat the Press,” http://www.prospect.org/deanbaker  where he discusses the media’s coverage of economic issues.  He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.

 

 

ARTICLES:

Midsummer  Meltdown: Prospects for the Stock and Housing  Markets
by Dean Baker
August 2007
Center for Economic and Policy Research
http://www.cepr.net/documents/publications/meltdown_2007_08.pdf

 

The Peace Weenies Were Right
By Dean Baker, t r u t h o u t

May 21, 2007

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/052107R.shtml


BOOKS by Dean Baker:

The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer www.conservativenannystate.org

WEBSITE:
Center for Economic and Policy Research — http://www.cepr.net

 

JOHN NICHOLS on impeachment


JOHN NICHOLS will be Mark Bebawi’s guest today (pre-recorded).

 

The topic is impeachment, who, and how?  This will be a continuation of the discussion last week, with a special look at the international implications of impeachment.

 

John Nichols is a frequent guest at The Monitor, especially on the topic of media reform. He writes about politics for The Nation magazine as its Washington correspondent. He is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and dozens of other newspapers. Nichols is a frequent guest on radio and television programs as a commentator on politics and media issues.

 

Nichols is the author of the new book The Genius of Impeachment: The Founders’ Cure for Royalism (The New Press). (Articles of impeachment have been brought sixty-two times in American history.) We’ve interviewed him previously about his fascinating book, Against the Beast: An Anti-Imperialist Reader.

 

Nichols is co-founder of Free Press, the nation’s media-reform network, which organized the 2003 and 2005 National Conferences on Media Reform.

 

BOOKS by John Nichols:

The Genius of Impeachment: The Founders’ Cure for Royalism

by John Nichols

 

Tragedy & Farce: How the American Media Sell Wars, Spin Elections, and Destroy Democracy
by John Nichols, Robert W. McChesney, Tim Robbins, and Tom Tomorrow

 

Against the Beast: An Anti-Imperialist Reader

 

Dick: The Man Who is President (Dick Cheney)

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