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▶ Bill Moyers: Joseph E. Stiglitz Calls for Fair Taxes for All

“I think we can use our tax system to create a better society, to be an expression of our true values,” Stiglitz says. “But if people don’t think that their tax system is fair, they’re not going to want to contribute. It’s going to be difficult to get them to pay. And, unfortunately, right now, our tax system is neither fair nor efficient.”

 ▶ Chaos in Iraq: Bill Moyers interviews Andrew Bacevich

Let’s look at what U.S. military intervention in Iraq has achieved, in Afghanistan has achieved, in Somalia has achieved, in Lebanon has achieved, in Libya has achieved. I mean, ask ourselves the very simple question. Is the region becoming more stable? Is it becoming more democratic? Are we alleviating, reducing the prevalence of anti-Americanism? Moyers […]

▶ Henry Giroux on Resisting the Neoliberal Revolution

“The biggest problem facing the US may not be its repressive institutions, modes of governance and the militarization of everyday life, but the interiority of neoliberal nihilism, the hatred of democratic relations and the embrace of a culture of cruelty.” By Henry A Giroux  Wednesday, 26 February 2014  Moyers & Company | Op-Ed  truthout.org (Photo: Caroline Schiff Photography / […]

Moyers & Company: The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight with Mike Lofgren

Everyone knows about the military-industrial complex, which, in his farewell address, President Eisenhower warned had the potential to “endanger our liberties or democratic process” but have you heard of the “Deep State?” Moyers & Company  February 21, 2014    Mike Lofgren, a former GOP congressional staff member with the powerful House and Senate Budget Committees, […]

Bill Moyers: Andrew Bacevich on Washington’s Tacit Consensus

What words best describe present-day Washington politics? The commonplace answer, endlessly repeated by politicians themselves and media observers alike, is this: dysfunction, gridlock, partisanship and incivility. Yet here’s a far more accurate term: tacit consensus. Bill Moyers  Moyers & Company   February 21, 2014 Where Republicans and Democrats disagree, however loudly, matters less than where their […]

▶ Bill Moyers: Michelle Alexander | Locked Out of America

December 20, 2013  Moyers & Company Lawyer and activist Michelle Alexander tells Bill about an emerging movement that aims to end mass incarceration and its impact on America. After civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander published her book The New Jim Crow in 2010 on our dehumanizing system of incarceration, she ignited a national conversation about justice in America and […]

[Video] Bill Moyers interviews Henry Giroux: book “Zombie Politics”

Published on Nov 22, 2013 In his book, Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism, author and scholar Henry Giroux connects the dots to prove his theory that our current system is informed by a “machinery of social and civil death” that chills “any vestige of a robust democracy.” Subscribe or “Follow” us […]

[Video] Glenn Greenwald> The Real Questions About the Boston Attack

Bill Moyers interviews Glenn Greenwald. April 24, 2013  Moyers & Company   billmoyers.com With so few answers on hand about motives behind the Boston bombings, are we asking the right questions? Columnist Glenn Greenwald tells Bill that, if there is a connection between the perpetrators and radical terrorist groups, we need to investigate why “there […]