On this week’s show:
- The Wall Street Conspiracy – an interview with Wes Christian
- Hugo Chavez wins reelection – an interview with Mark Weisbrot
More about this week’s guests:
James Wesley (“Wes”) Christian
Wes Christian is a partner at Houston law firm Christian, Smith & Jewell. His practice from 1978 to 1993 was principally concentrated in real estate and business organizations. Since that time, he has devoted most of his practice to complex commercial litigation, including successfully prosecuting several substantial cases involving intellectual property, wrongful death, medical malpractice, fraud in real estate, and conversion. In the last 5 years, Wes has led a 2 law firm consortium pursuing brokerage and clearing firms in 6 states (in state and federal court) for stock fraud and manipulation, seeking in excess of $9 billion in damage.
Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He is co-author, with Dean Baker, of Social Security: The Phony Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 2000), and has written numerous research papers on economic policy. He writes a column on economic and policy issues that is distributed to over 550 newspapers by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. His opinion pieces have appeared in The Guardian, New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and most major U.S. newspapers, as well as for Brazil’s largest newspaper, Folha de Sao Paulo. He appears regularly on national and local television and radio programs. He is also president of Just Foreign Policy.