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 Law and Disorder Radio 
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 Chris Hedges / Rick Wolff
 Law and Disorder  
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Chris Hedges – Death of the Liberal Class

We are pleased to have with us returning guest Chris Hedges. We talk with him about his new book Death of the Liberal Class. This scathing narrative cuts to heart of how the corporate state has claimed the liberal class as one of its victims. Chris calls the liberal class ineffectual, out of touch with reality by not acknowledging that corporations have wrested power from citizens. The death of the liberal class means there is no check to a corporate apparatus designed to enrich a tiny elite that plunder the nation. The book lists the pillars of the liberal class that have been bought off with corporate money such as the media, the church, the university, the Democratic Party, the arts, and labor unions. Chris describes these harsh reality and sets them against the functions of a healthy liberal class in a traditional democracy. Chris Hedges articles.


Guest – Chris Hedges, American journalist, author, and war correspondent, specializing in American and Middle Eastern politics and societies.
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Federal and State Budget: Economic Analysis

We welcome returning guest Economics professor Rick Wolff. A lot of his current writing and lectures can be found at Rdwolff.net. In one of his latest articles, The Revenge of Trickle Down Economics: Differences between Democrats and Republicans, he says both are committed to a broken, corrupt system. Rick also points out that the US government plans to spend about 3.5 trillion dollars from the federal budget to shore up a dangerously slumped economy while collecting 2 trillion dollars in tax revenue – which will leave a deficit of 1.5 trillion.

Guest - 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.

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