The journalist explains how our government — fearing another economic calamity — lets big banks off the hook for detestable behavior. 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.
Bill talks to U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) about the Senate’s costly giveaway to the world’s largest biotechnology firm. Continue reading
U.S. Rep. Peter Welch describes “vintage crony capitalism” behind a sweetheart deal between the Senate and the world’s largest biotech company. Continue reading