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Air Date: 9/25/2018

Today we take a look at where we stand, now ten years on from the beginning of the Great Recession in 2008. Inequality has spiked, the banks are more profitable than ever and not a single banker went to jail for fraud. Now we must look ahead to how we can better manage the next inevitable crash.

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Ch. 1: As the banks crashed, inequality spiked - Angie Coiro hosting the Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 9-17-18

Angie Coiro reading quotes from insiders from Lehman Brothers on the risks being taken before the crash and noting the spike in inequality in its wake.

Ch. 2: Nomi Prins on the fallout of the bank bailouts - @ThisIsHellRadio - Air Date 5-8-18

Journalist Nomi Prins explains how central banks bought world power in an age of global crisis. Nomi is author of “Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World” from Nation Books.

Ch. 3: Rethinking economic indicators to improve our understanding - The Brian Lehrer Show - Air Date 9-17-18

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt argues that the financial crisis is not over, despite what standard economic measurements show, and points to alternative ways to measure GDP.

Ch. 4: Harold Meyerson on why the recovery continued the disaster - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 9-19-18

On the 10th anniversary of the financial crisis, Harold Meyerson argues that the recovery was a disaster all over again—and that we are still suffering from its political consequences. Harold is Executive Editor of The American Prospect.

Ch. 5: F-Word: 10 Years On, The End of Capitalism is Easier to Imagine - @theLFshow w: @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 9-21-18

Not long after the financial crash of 2008, I heard someone say, “It’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.” Is it?

Ch. 6: The Left Must Get Ready to Seize the Next Financial Crisis - @TheRealNews - Air Date 7-22-18

Thomas Hanna: When the next global financial crisis hits, we need to be prepared to nationalize the banks and create a public banking sector, which will not only be a way out of the crisis but will also help prevent future crises.

Ch. 7: Jesse Eisinger on why the Chickensh*t club doesn't prosecute bankers - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date 3-3-18

Ever wonder why no bankers went to jail after the 2008 financial crisis? Investigative journalist, Jesse Eisinger, tells us why in his book, “The Chicken Shit Club.”

Ch. 8: Why aren't more dishonest bankers in jail? - The Inquiry - Air Date 7-4-16

If you could find a way to nudge bankers towards better and safer choices, building a culture of integrity, you might avoid future financial trouble. But can you make bankers behave better?



Ch. 9: Further clarification on social democracy - Jeff from New York


Ch. 10: Final comments on the definitions of Democratic Socialism, social ownership and the future of cooperative ownership



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