Oct 5 2007

Cynthia Boaz on Burma, Dean Baker on Social Security


Download MP3

This week on CounterSpin: what’s going on in Burma? Besides violent crackdowns by the country’s military dictatorship, which are covered in the U.S. press, you’d be hard pressed to know that the non-violent, pro-democracy movement there has been organizing for years. We’ll talk to Professor Cynthia Boaz, a professor at SUNY Brockport and academic advisor to the International Center on Non-Violent Conflict about Burma and press.

Also on the show: none other than the Maestro, former Fed chair Alan Greenspan, has stated that Social Security does not face a looming crisis. Normally his word is gospel with the press corps. So why was the Social Security crisis not a question but a presumption at the recent Democratic candidates’ debate, as in much of the corporate media conversation? We’ll discuss the reasons for the canard that won’t die with Dean Baker from the Center for Economic and Policy Research.


Cynthia Boaz

Center for Economic and Policy Research