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AlterNet Radio: 1,000 Ways Corporate America Rips Off Consumers Every Day; Does Rising Inequality Make Democracies Meaner?

It's a theme show of sorts.

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We have a terrific show this week -- it's kind of a theme show!

First up is Mijin Cha, a sernior analyst at Demos, discussing a recent report titled, "Stacked Deck:  How the Dominance of Politics by the Affluent and Business Undermines Economic Mobility in America." (Our own Joshua Holland also wrote about it over on the front page.)

Then we speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston about his latest book, The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind.

Finally, we're joined by Jonathan Caverley, a former sumbariner and now an assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University, about his fascinating new study (PDF), which suggests that rising inequality may make democracies meaner, more militaristic and less likely to pursue diplomatic solutions to international conflicts. 

If you're in Washington, DC, you can tune into the show at 4 pm EST at 1480 AM. If you're anywhere else, you can stream it live at  We Act Radio, and if you miss it, check back later for a podcast. 

UPDATE: Here it is...

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