September 8, 2011 Presswatch: Theresa Mitchell with the news you're not supposed to know. Heated oceans -- largest migration of marine species in 2 million years. Update on the atmospheric radiactive strontium and cesium from Fukushima. Reflections on 9/11 and what really happened? Who's lying? An AWOL chain of command put Dick Cheney in charge that day. What was he doing?
Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America
"Bundled securities...phony annual reports...bribed politicians...a crashed economy. These familiar-sounding conditions are just part of the legacy of the men who built the 19th century transcontinental railroads. In Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America, historian Richard White tells the story of corporate misconduct, incompetence and greed surrounding the construction of the transcontinental railroads that changed America. White reconstructs the convoluted paper trail that enriched Gilded Age capitalists and triggered three economic crisis in the late 19th century." Dave Mazza hosts.
Clayton Morgariedge reads "Headless Chickens" by Doug Henwood published through the Left Business Observer, which suggests that a kind of decadence or stupidity has infected the ruling-class so they fail to consider their own long-term interests, let alone everyone else's.
The Shock Decade: Abe and Joe look at the 10 years of post-Sept. 11 chaos and exploitation.
The Shock Doctrine: Author Naomi Klein's explanation of capitalism's use of disasters -- and the numb shock that accompanies them -- to carry out radical "free market" revisions. From Afghanistan to Iraq, from Guantanamo to the PATRIOT Act, from Katrina to the financial crisis of 2008, the post-Sept. 11 world has been one big application of the Shock Doctrine. Abe and Joe survey the wreckage.