- Meet the new economy, same as the old economy? An interview with Richard Wolff
- Republicans and Democrats Unite for Former Governor Don Siegelman’s Clemency- An interview with Dana Siegleman
More about this week’s guests:
Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, New York City. He also teaches classes regularly at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan. He recently wrote and article titled “How the rich soaked the rest of us – The astonishing story of the last few decades is a massive redistribution of wealth, as the rich have shifted the tax burden.”
Wolff is author of several books. I strongly suggest you read them all but perhaps start with “Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It.” He is professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and currently a visiting professor in the Graduate Program for International Affairs at the New School University in New York City. http://www.capitalismhitsthefan.com
Dana Siegelman is the daughter of imprisoned former AL Governor Don Siegelman who was convicted of an implied quid pro quo, that is an inferred bribe, or a bribe without explicit proof of agreement or self-enrichment scheme. He was never accused of benefiting, at all. As Republican Attorney General of Arizona and co-Chair of the John McCain Presidential Campaign Grant Woods explained, “They indicted Siegelman because they couldn’t beat him fair and square.” His daughter Dana is now working on a campaign to get clemency for Don Siegleman.
Quote: “Nine years ago, the Bush Administration went after my father when he was Alabama’s governor. He was the first governor to endorse Al Gore for president and speak out against Bush. GOP operatives in Alabama and Washington D.C. struck up a plan to bring my dad down in the media, essentially crippling his chances for reelection and setting the stage for a prosecution that would strip him of his lifelong earnings, his law license, his ability to run for public office, and most importantly, his freedom.”