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Episode 1002

Collusion Course

May 5 2018

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Phyllis Bennis

Making a killing: How war abroad steals from the poor at home.

Policy analyst Phyllis Bennis connects American militarism abroad to deep poverty at home - from the ways a permanent, unchallenged war economy steals money from the health and well-being of regular people, to the harsh world created by a society with no ways to solve its own social problems except fear and violence.

Phyllis is co-author of The Institute for Policy Studies report The Souls of Poor Folk.



Eliane Glaser

Where the power is: Why the left must return to politics.

Writer Eliane Glaser calls for the left to return to politics and reclaim the power of ideology, authority and the state - as a way to unify a working class splintered into identity groups in the absence of mainstream organizing, and a means to combat decades of right-wing control of a system it both rules and claims to resent.

Eliane is author of Anti-Politics: On the Demonization of Ideology, Authority and the State from Repeater Books.



Nomi Prins

Money at the top of the world: How central banks became a global superpower.

Journalist Nomi Prins explains how central banks bought world power after the 2008 financial crisis - by flooding global markets with fabricated, no-strings-attached money, moving profit and power constantly upwards, and floating above the economic and political crises of their own construction... for now.

Nomi is author of Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World from Nation Books.



Meagan Day

Mandatory arbitration is capital's new anti-solidarity weapon.

Jacobin writer Meagan Day explores the rise of mandatory arbitration in the workplace - where employees sign away rights to sue employers in court, instead relying on private hearings on the company's terms, bypassing the enforcement of wage and safety laws, and splitting the labor force into a series of individual claimants.

Meagan wrote the articles The Conference Room Is Replacing the Courtroom and The Democrats and the Deficit Con for Jacobin.



Jeff Dorchen

Bill Cosby and the riskiest comedy.

In a [CONTENT ADVISORY] and [OPINIONS EXPRESSED DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS OF THIS IS HELL®] Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen visits Bill Cosby in prison, or visits prison upon Bill Cosby. Did you read that all caps part about the disclaimers in the last sentence? Just want to make sure we're on the same page here.

Read the transcript here