Few Americans know that there was a moment in American history where an organic movement arose that challenged the corporate power structure that enslaved average Americans following the Civil War. The Populist movement developed during the 1880s among American farmers and grew to encompass a wide swath of Americans who demanded economic justice. The movement was a great influence in preparing Americans to demand that the government intervene to help them in the wake of the Great Depression.
We are now going through a depression that would dwarf that if the 30s were it not for the social safety net that Roosevelt began to build in an effort to not only save capitalism but to help millions of suffering Americans. The New Deal was the embodiment of much of the Square Deal that FDR's cousin Teddy fought for in a period that marked the rise of political power of Populism. Now the social safety net is being shredded, threatening to impoverish even more millions of Americans who have already been made poor by the bankster devastation of the economy in 2008 that was largely the result of the destruction of the Glass-Steagal Act by a Republican Congress and a Democratic President in 2003.
The banksters are still the enemy and the People must rise again to stop them, using lessons learned from the Populists applied with 21st Century tools. That is the topic of this interview with economic and political analyst Karl Eysenbach.
This show was rebroadcast on July 12 at 9 AM PST/ 12 PM EST on the Star Com Radio network.
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