Preview: Saving Democracy is Up To Citizen Activists

October 23, 2013

It’s the largest corporate fine in American history — $13 billion. That’s the amount JPMorgan Chase will reportedly pay to settle civil charges around its alleged manipulation of mortgage securities — a series of shady business deals that five years ago crippled homeowners and helped trigger the meltdown that threatened the world’s economy. And that’s just the tip of a REALLY big iceberg. What does the settlement tell us about the corruption of American capitalism?

This week on Moyers & Company Bill Moyers poses that question to Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Gretchen Morgenson, a columnist for The New York Times. Bill also speaks to historian and author Peter Dreier who sees the current political crisis as fraught with possibility for progressives in America — and shares the reasons he continues to be optimistic, including dynamic grass roots initiatives around the country and, believe it or not, the radical politics of Dr. Seuss.

Learn more about the production team behind Moyers & Company. Watch the full show.

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  • Cory James Hinman

    “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better.”
    “It’s not.”