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Tax extensions vs infrastructure bank; profit repatriation and the $2 trillion held offshore. Dave Johnson & Jay Ackroyd offer a counterpoint to the Sunday morning talk shows. Culture of Truth satirizes the Sunday Morning talk shows. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Follow @dcjohnson @bobblespeak @jayackroyd
The 2014 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman
Avedon & Jay offer a counterpoint to the Sunday morning talk shows.Easter, the Beatitudes, and inequality
Living poor in the US. Susie & Jay discuss why it's expensive being poor. Susie Madrak is Managing Editor at Crooks and Liars. Her Suburban Guerrilla has been a bulwark of the blogosphere since there was a blogosphere. Follow @SusieMadrak
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Science historian Patrick Coffey talks with Jay about American Arsenal: A Century of Waging War. A Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and chemist by training, read Coffey at Salon.com. He founded several companies that produced chemical instrumentation or software.
A 2013 retrospective: The Virtually Speaking media panel has discussed patterns of corruption, secrecy and abuse of power, and the resurgent forces arising in response to an increasingly plutocratic ruling class. On the last episode of 2013, Commentators Avedon Carol (Sideshow) & Jay Ackroyd (Eschaton) recount 10 of the issues we discussed over the last year More at VirtuallySpeaking.us The 2013 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Avedon Carol,
Commentary. SCOTUS. Obamacare. Plus political satire from Culture of Truth. Follow @Avedon_Says @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak
Joan McCarter and Jay Ackroyd compare and contrast the media attention to the beleaguered centrist Dems with John Podesta's appointment to a new position of power, and then discuss the pros and cons of cutting discretionary spending. Plus a ridiculous moment from Culture of Truth. Follow @JoanMcCarter @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak @JayAckroyd The Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman,
Joan and Jay discuss the politics of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act; Harry Reid's filibuster reform talk; expanding social security; and the results of the 2013 elections and the attendant exit polls. Follow @JoanMcCarter @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak Plus political satire from Culture of Truth.
Jay and Ian Welsh continue the discussion rerun last week regarding the need to develop a new ideology in the face of the failure of our technocratic centrist elite to deal with the consequences of the petroleum economy:
A powerful ideology is a scary thing. If your ideology isn’t strong enough, doesn’t create enough fervent belief that people will die for it, then it won’t change the world. But if it does create that level of fervent belief, then it will be misused, so the question is simply: will this do more harm than good?
An ideology which leads to us killing a billion or more people with climate change, let me posit, is a bad ideology. At the end of its run, neo-liberalism will kill more people than Marxist-Leninism did, and will be thought of by our grandchildren as monstrous. Most of them will no more be able to understand how we submitted to it or even believed in it than we can understand how Hitler or Stalin or PolPot or Mao came to power. Hyperbole? Not in the least, because the body count is going to be phenomenal.
Stuart and Jay discuss the likelihood and causes of a delay in the imposition of the individual mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Then Stuart outlines some reforms that would improve competition in state health care markets that might be part of a deal to postpone the mandate until 2015. Or perhaps longer. Stuart writes about PPACA here.
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In this 5 min clip, taken from Virtually Speaking Sundays — recorded live on Sept 8, 2013 — Richard — RJ — Eskow speaks with Jay Ackroyd about the quality of insurance under Obamacare. They make the point that deciding against a plan that requires you to pay $10–$15,000 out of pocket in the case of a medical emergency is a rational act. The full program is here.
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