#928 The criminal enterprise that runs our politics (Big Banks)

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Today we take a look at the malfeasance of the big banks and the political corruption that lets them get away with it

Show Notes

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

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: This Bank is a Criminal Enterprise and the U.S. Government Doesn't Care - @majorityfm - Air Date: 02-09-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Banks of Marble and Other Songs - Pete Seeger

00:06:45 Ch. 4: Act 2: HSBC Bank: criminal enterprise - Disorderly Conduct (@Dis_Con) - Air Date: 2-18-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Hard to Say I'm Sorry / Get Away - Chicago

00:19:24 Ch. 6: Act 3: Billionaire Banker Says Life Is Too Hard - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-18-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) [with Donna Summer] - Barbra Streisand

00:26:45 Ch. 8: Act 4: Wall Street Pays Bankers PAID to Infiltrate the US Government - @RedactedTonight w/ @LeeCamp - Air Date: 02-19-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Revolving Door - Jon Brion

00:30:48 Ch. 10: Act 5: The case for a Robin Hood tax - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date: 1-18-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Robin Hood (Remastered) - Single - Dick James

00:36:45 Ch. 12: Act 6: Iceland Does The Unimaginable To Its Criminal Bankers - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-13-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley

00:42:06 Ch. 14: Act 7: Wall Street Skates Away Free From All Prosecutions For 2008 Collapse - @RedactedTonight w/ @LeeCamp - Air Date: 05-04-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Shame - The Avett Brothers

00:44:58 Ch. 16: Act 8: Public Banking via @PublicBanksNow & @DemocracyCollab — Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Right to Complain - Trombone Shorty & Marc Broussard

00:48:42 Ch. 18: Act 9: Banks plead guilty, face no consequences - @HumorlessQueers - Air Date: 6-2-15


00:58:28 Ch. 20: What is the progressive idea on education? - David From Cinncinatti

01:00:34 Ch. 21: A loss of unconcious privilege feels like oppression - Jim in Detroit Suburbs

01:00:59 Ch. 22: What's the progressive idea for education funding? - Chuck in Salt Lake City

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:04:22 Ch. 23: Final comments on why we need to change how education is funded

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

Activism: Public Banking via @PublicBanksNow & @DemocracyCollab

Take Action:

Get involved with The Public Banking Institute by:

Supporting a Local Initiative, Volunteering, and/or Joining a Chapter!

Sources/further reading:

"Inequality’s Dead End — And the Possibility of a New, Long-Term Direction” by Gar Alperovitz of The Democracy Collaborative

"Vermont Votes for Public Banking” by John Nichols at The Nation

"Public banking debate starts in Santa Fe” at Albuquerque Journal

"Public Banking Institute a Partner to a New Project on Economic Alternatives” via The Public Banking Institute

WATCH: "National Launch Webinar: The Next System Project

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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