October 3 - Congress's Most 1%-Friendly Lawmakers; Iranians Take to the Street; "We're Not Broke"

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We begin with a new report on the Congress’s most 1% friendly lawmakers and speak with one of its authors Scott Klinger, who is a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. We discuss the nearly 60 members of congress who have received failing grades for feathering the nests of America’s most affluent while ignoring the needs of the 99%. scott klinger

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Then we look into the increasing economic distress in Iran from sanctions that are driving down the value of the rial and causing street demonstrations that the Iranian government is blaming on foreign subversives. Sohrab Behdad, professor of Economics at Denison University who previously taught economics at Tehran University, joins us. We discuss the role of the merchants, the “Bazaaris” and the money-changers in these growing protests against an unpopular government.

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Then finally we speak with the film makers of a new feature documentary “We’re Not Broke”. Co-directors Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce join us to discuss their film that documents how U.S. corporations don’t pay taxes and hide trillions offshore while a growing number of Americans take their frustrations to the streets demanding corporations pay their fair share.

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