NEW – ADAM WINKLER – Supreme Court – Why do corporations have civil rights?

Written on July 26th, 2018

Under John Roberts, Supreme Court decisions are consistently pro-business, recently based on corporate rights of free speech and freedom of religion. How did we get here? Will it only get worse with the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh? Listen to my conversation with ADAM WINKLER, constitutional law professor at UCLA and author of Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America and his latest, We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights.

https://law.ucla.edu/faculty/faculty-profiles/adam-winkler/

NEW – Nancy MacLean – Democracy In Chains-The Right’s Plan to Weaken the Voice of the People

Written on May 19th, 2018

NEW – Jonathan Taplin, Move Fast & Break Things. If service is free, you’re the product.

Written on May 12th, 2018

If the service is free, you’re the product. How Facebook, Google and the rest use our data against us. My May 2nd 2018 conversation with JONATHAN TAPLIN, Director Emeritus of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, former tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band, producer of films including Scorsese’s MEAN STREETS. His book, MOVE FAST AND BREAK THINGs: How Facebook, Google and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy comes out in paperback in June.

www.jontaplin.com

NEW – Mark Hertsgaard – How Big Wireless Made Us Think Cell Phones Are Safe

Written on April 26th, 2018

Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie wrote a cover story at the Nation magazine: How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe. This is a big deal. 95 out of 100 American adults owns a cellphone. Big Wireless copied the playbook of Big Tobacco & Big Oil to hide the facts about their products – an example of the unethical abuse of science and the truth by power and wealth that is all too common and sadly pre-dates Trump.

http://markhertsgaard.com

NEW – JEREMY LENT, THE PATTERNING INSTINCT – What stories have we been telling ourselves?

Written on April 20th, 2018

In The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning, JEREMY LENT writes, “The right wing has not won on the issues, but by telling a grand story of America – a story that is false and based on a set of values that are driving civilization to a precipice. It’s been successful because there has been no coherent counter-narrative.” We look at that history and look ahead for a new story.

https://www.jeremylent.com/