FDL Book Salon Welcomes David Cay Johnston, Divided: The Perils Of Our Growing Inequality

By: Saturday April 12, 2014 1:59 pm

If you would like to get up to speed on the topic of inequality David Cay Johnston’s Divided is a terrific place to start, with some forty chapters drawn from speeches, reports, books, and articles by a broad range of experts, offering reflection and analysis about inequalities in income, wealth, and health; the role of debt and the secondary economic institutions that prey upon lower-income Americans; the shape of the economy itself; and what’s happened to families, especially over the past 40 to 50 years.

 

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Nicholas Freudenberg, Lethal, But Legal: Corporations, Consumption, and Protecting Public Health

By: Saturday March 1, 2014 1:59 pm

Lethal, But Legal, Nicholas Freudenberg’s new book, raises important questions that are not on the radar of Washington DC, the mainstream press and therefore are not being pondered by most Americans. His book shows how the rise of virtually unbridled corporate power is damaging our health.

At first blush that may seem absurd since automobiles come with air bags, air travel is safer than walking down the street and most of us assume the food we buy is safe to eat.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Richard D. Wolff, Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism

By: Sunday April 7, 2013 1:59 pm

Richard Wolff’s latest book, Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism, makes provocative observations about our economic woes and proposes thoughtful solutions. His writing is concise and clear so even if you do not agree with his perspective on the world you come away with a clear understanding not only of what he thinks, but why you’re thinking doesn’t align with his.

You will read about such ideas only rarely in the news pages of mainstream magazines and newspapers – and then typically in a tone that is, at best, jaundiced. Wolff gets even less attention from radio, television and cable programs, with the lone exception of Bill Moyers who has been shunted off to a time slot guaranteed to minimize his audience.

Why the fear of an aging professor? Almost certainly it is because Wolff is widely regarding as America’s leading Marxist economist.

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Chat with John Dean about his new book. Hosted by James Robenalt.

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Imagine: Living In A Socialist USA
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