I might be in a bit over my head today… Listener Stefanitza suggested I speak with an expert on Modern Monetary Theory. Interestingly enough, that request came shortly after a discussion on the topic on a listserv I’m on, prompted by this piece in the Washington Post.
The more I read about Warren Mosler – economist, president and founder of Mosler Automotive, and co-founder of the Center for Full Employment And Price Stability at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He briefly ran for President of the United States as a member of the Democratic Party in the 2012 election before dropping out to run for U.S. Senate from Connecticut – the more intrigued I became.
So, Warren Mosler joins us in the second hour of the show.
But we’ll begin today with Glenn Greenwald of Salon.com – talking about our civil liberties and the growing diminution of them – from Bradley Manning’s treatment to the NYPD’s spying on Muslims, to the breaking news on evidence of DHS spying on Occupy Wall Street, and more.
Actually, the show began with a discussion of some of our civil liberties that continue to be whittled away … Listener stuckinarut from the chat room alerted me to the passage of a bill in Congress that could make protesting a federal crime! We also discussed the new NDAA rules released by the White House last night, waiving indefinite detention (yeah, but what about the next president?), and the revelation – thanks to wikileaks and the Stratfor emails – the DHS is keeping close tabs on Occupy Wall Street... and the list goes on.
Tomorrow, presidential candidate Rocky Anderson and actress/comedian Maysoon Zayid.