The Arrogance of Institutions-4: Government Shutdown! Pending Default! The Unintended of Consequence of Money in Politics? Or Part 2 of a Calculated Long-term Strategy to Shrink Government?
October 10, 2013
Hosted by Té Revesz
What better example of the arrogance of institutions the US government shutdown & the threat to force the US to default on its debt, thereby creating chaos in world financial markets? “The problem is that both parties have been bought by the Chamber of Commerce,” says Robert A. G. Monks, author of “Citizens DisUnited: Passive Investors, Drone CEOs & the Corporate Capture of the American Dream." “But the “kamikaze” Republicans are those they haven’t bought.” ”The real problem is that corporate contributions helped elect them in 2010,” counters Bruce Freed (Center for Political Accountability) ”now they're reaping the unintended consequences of money in politics.” “The minority actually wants the country to go over the cliff," says Charles Kolb (French-American Foundation). "It's a calculated long-term strategy to create chaos, force interest rates up & shrink government.” What forces underlie the crisis? What can businesses, shareholders & alumni do to turn the tide? Tune in & find out.
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