The academic and political activist will be talking about the corrupting influence of money on our political system and how we can take our democracy back from the billionaires. Continue reading
Do democracy and plutocracy mix? Bill Moyers has spent years digging into the corrosive effects of money and corporate influence on American politics, a well-traveled intersection that has become all the more significant in the aftermath of the 2010 Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling. How far back does the influence go and how much does it corrupt our democracy today? Explore these current issues with help from leading thinkers, investigative journalists and scholars.
ALEC’s annual report ranks U.S. states according to their “economic outlook,” but ideology is what gets a state to the top — or the bottom — of the rankings. Continue reading
The New York Times columnist tells Bill that, five years after the country’s economic near-collapse, banks are still too big to fail, too big to manage, and too big to trust. Continue reading