GRITtv With Laura Flanders Live Now: Should We Save Capitalism?
GRITtv With Laura Flanders Live Now:
Streaming on Oct 29: Noon EST, 9 am PST
Today marks the 79th anniversary of Black Tuesday, the stock market crash that precipitated the Great Depression. Today, we face another financial crisis of historic proportions and stand on the threshold, if polls are accurate, of electing an administration which promises to reframe both our democracy and our economy. Barack Obama's no socialist, and he's clearly out to save the system. So is it possible to preserve today's mad money empire, while also making it more democratic, more moral and more fair?
Today on GRITtv ARUN GUPTA of the Indypendent, TERESA GHILARDUCCI, Director of the Schwartz Center of Economic Policy Analysis at the New School and the author of When IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m Sixty-Four: The Plot Against Pensions and the Plan to Save Them, BENJAMIN BARBER, the author most recently of Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole, and CHRISTOPHER MILARDI a former Wall Street trader discuss the future of American capitalism and the possibility of building a more egalitarian market system .