This week, former GOP Congressional Analyst Mike Lofgren joins Bill to talk about what he calls our “deep state,” in which elected and unelected figures collude to serve powerful vested interests. Watch the full show. 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.
The video, set in 2024, shows European bankers looking back at the passage of a tax that brought “serious money to the fight against extreme poverty.” Continue reading
The story of one Koch operative illuminates larger truths about how money changes both politics and the people who handle it. Continue reading