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Why Private Equity Is Public Enemy #1-Episode 997

We remember President George Herbert Walker Bush and try to forget President Donald J. Trump. Somebody needs to break it to Dan Quayle this doesn’t mean he gets to be president.


Professor Rosemary Batt gives us a crash course on private equity, and how it destroys perfectly good companies by using debt to buy them up, and then pays off that debt by sucking these companies dry.

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Who Ru(i)ns The World? Episode 996

Eight men control half the world’s wealth. They answer to nobody but themselves. Do governments still matter? Do Americans have any say in who governs them? Are all our politicians first vetted by secret groups like The Group of 30, Bohemian Grove, The Trilateral Commission and The Atlantic Council? Our guest Peter Phillips says yes. You don’t need to believe in conspiracy theories to know that when it comes to power and money, men will do anything to get more. Professor Phillips says the planet and capitalism can no longer coexist. His new books takes on the 17 money management firms that control close to 50 trillion dollars around the globe. He tells David why certain conspiracy theories are perfectly reasonable, including doubts on who really killed Martin Luther King.

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Pelosi’s Got The Blues- Episode 992

Guests: We talk with the Washington Post’s Helaine Olen author of “Pound Foolish” and “The Index Card.” “The Majority Report’s” Michael Brooks talks about his new series “The Michael Brooks Show” and why Brazil’s Lula is a cautionary tale for America. Zack Ford is the LGBTQ editor for Think Progress, and we talk about why exactly American evangelicals are so intent on decimating the LGBTQ community. Comic Kevin Bartini looks back at a week of colorful police arrests.

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