November 21 - The Supercommittee Strikes Out; Spain Votes in More Austerity; Are We Telling the Egyptian Generals to Stand Down?

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Part 1

We begin with the latest on the Congress’ Supercommittee, the co-chairs of which just announced their failure to come to an agreement. Economist and professor of political science at Boston University Thomas Ferguson joins us to analyze the bad deal that became no deal because Republican’s not only refused to budge on the Bush tax cuts and agree to a modest increase from 35% to 39% for the richest Americans, but actually wanted to cut taxes for the 1% even further. We’ll discuss what might come next for a government of the 1%, by the 1% and for the 1%. tom ferguson


Part 2

Then we look into the results of the elections in Spain with the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Spain’s largest newspaper El Pais. Antonio Caño  joins us to explain the resounding victory by the conservatives who are promising more austerity for the Eurozone’s fourth largest economy that has 45 out 100 young Spaniards out of work and feeling indignant. antonio cano


Part 3

Then finally we discuss the renewed demonstrations in Tahrir Square, Egypt, where many protesters now feel they quit the Arab Spring protests too soon and handed the revolution to the military which has shown an unwillingness to cede control. The former Chair of the Political Science Department at the American University in Cairo, Sheila Carapico, joins us to discuss what will make the generals give up power and return to their barracks. sheila
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