February 17 - The Developing World Loses $1 Trillion Per Year Via Illicit Money Flows; The Democratic Party's Identity Problem; Sanders and Clinton Neck-and-Neck in Nevada

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Part 1

We begin with the former President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki’s visit to Washington to lobby Congress, the IMF and the World Bank to stop the illicit flow of money out of Africa through crime, corruption and tax evasion. Eric LeCompte, the director of the Jubilee USA Network, a coalition of 75 religious, policy, labor, environmental and human rights organizations joins us to discuss how the developing world loses approximately one trillion dollars annually through illicit financial flows that a recent “60 Minutes” investigation revealed are often aided and abetted by Wall Street lawyers only too willing to set up shell companies to hide ill-gotten gains from dictators, politicians, drug traffickers, human traffickers and terrorists. 

Part 2

Then we speak with Thomas Frank, the author of “What’s the Matter With Kansas?”, “Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right” and the forthcoming “Listen, Liberal”. He joins us to discuss his article at The Guardian “The issue is not Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street links but Democrats’ core dogmas” and how the Clinton/Sanders race highlights the Democrat’s identity problem as the Party drifts away from serving the interests of America’s workers to representing the so-called technocratic “innovators”.

Part 3

Then finally we go to Nevada to speak with Eric Herzik, a Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno where he teaches American Politics, the American Presidency and the Politics of Nevada. With Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders now neck-and-neck in the latest polls ahead of next Saturday’s Nevada caucus, we discuss the sudden gains Sanders has made and Trump’s likely victory on the Republican side even though next Tuesday’s GOP caucus in limited to registered Republicans only.