#852 Trickle up, up and overseas economics (Corporations)

Today we take a look at the ways in which the game is rigged to keep executive pay high, worker pay low and corporate welfare flowing


Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Why Do CEOs Make So Much Money? - The Atlantic - Air Date: 01-22-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Cantaloupe Island - Cantaloupe Island

Ch. 4: Act 2: CEO Pay Is A Massive Scam, This Chart Proves It - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 08-03-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two - Oliver! (The Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Ch. 6: Act 3: Our Enemy Is The Same - @LeeCamp - Air Date: 03-31-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Common Enemies - Badlands

Ch. 8: Act 4: How income inequality happens - @jimhightower - Air Date: 5-13-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: A Fair Day's Wage - War on Peace - EP

Ch. 10: Act 5: Comcast-TimeWarner Merger Update via @freepress - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 11: Song 5: Right to Complain - Backatown (Bonus Track Version)

Ch. 12: Act 6: Corporate Welfare And Taxes Of The One Percent - @BillMoyersHQ - Air Date 5-30-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Trickle Down - No Covers

Ch. 14: Act 7: Shocking! Fox News Hosts Get Corporate Tax Dodging All Wrong While Defending Them - @majorityfm - Air Date: 08-01-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Capitalism - Capitalism (feat. Bajka) - EP

Ch. 16: Act 8: Chris Michael: Creating Democracy in the Workplace - @grittv - Air Date: 3-14-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Tonight the Streets Are Ours - Tonight the Streets Are Ours - EP

Ch. 18: Act 9: John Finnemore on capitalism - The Now Show


Ch. 19: The health effects of too much politics - David in Indiana

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 20: Final comments on the ways different people experience media and politics differently

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Follow-up/new Action!

Join the Fight to Stop the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger via FreePress.net

Sources/additional glimmers of hope:

"Comcast defends $45B Time Warner merger” via Kate Tummarello at The Hill

"Comcast and Time Warner fund event for FCC regulator while seeking merger approval” via Josh Hicks at The Washington Post

Hear the segment in context:

Episode #852 "Trickle up, up and overseas economics (Corporations)"

Revisit the original action/segment: BOTL Activism: "FreePress.net fights against media monopolies” from Episode #799 Rise of the gatekeepers (Net Neutrality)

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2014-08-18 15:00:20 -0400
    Jay!, this nails it on the head, outstanding. You probably could do a series on this subject.
    Keep up the great work, we really need you to shine through the fog.