Sep 19 2008

James Galbraith on financial turmoil, Forrest Hylton on Bolivia crisis


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This week on CounterSpin: Unlike tendentious media debates about government aid to the poor, journalists greeted bail outs of major financial corporations with almost universal approval. We’ll talk to economist James Galbraith of the University of Texas about what the news means for regulatory policy and issues such as GOP plans to invest Social Security funds on Wall Street.

Also on the show: Headlines from Bolivia speak of violence and possible conciliation but even after reading the reports you might be unclear on who’s fighting and over what. Is it really half the country against the other half as one mainstream account suggested? We’ll hear from historian Forrest Hylton, co-author of Revolutionary Horizons: Past and Present in Bolivian Politics.


The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too, by James Galbraith

Revolutionary Horizons: Past and Present in Bolivian Politics, by Forrest Hylton & Sinclair Thomson