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Invasion of the Robots!

Ralph welcomes back America’s #1 populist, Jim Hightower, to discuss how to make sure that robots will work for us and not the other way around.  Then, attorney Roberta Walburn joins us to discuss her book about firebrand populist judge “Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America To Justice.”

Jim Hightower is a syndicated columnist, national radio commentator, and America’s Number One populist.  He is a prolific author of such books as Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go With The FlowMr. Hightower is a board member of Public Citizen and also a founding member of Our Revolution,” an organization inspired by the issues brought up in the Bernie Sanders campaign.  And if that’s not enough, he writes a monthly newsletter called the Hightower Lowdown.

Roberta Walburn is an attorney based in Minnesota, noted for the pivotal role she played in a groundbreaking lawsuit against the tobacco industry, whose settlement provided for more than $6.6 billion in payments.  For that work she received the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.  Ms. Walburn also played significant roles in other major cases including the Bhopal gas leak disaster litigation, representing the victims against Union Carbide. She also served as a law clerk to U.S. District Chief Judge Miles W. Lord and has now authored a book entitled Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge That Brought Corporate America To Justice.


  1. Michele Maserjian says:

    I really enjoyed both guests. I went to my local library in NYC and Ms. Walburn’s book was only available as a “research” book, meaning could not be taken out of library! I thought a very subtle way of repressing the info. So I ordered from Amazon. 🙂

    I was a long time subscriber to Hightower newsletter. excellent. well written compact, tons of resources!

  2. robert dresdner says:

    Again, great commentary and inspiring interviews, many thanks to Ralph and Co. !! Just like to throw in yet one more direful lament re artificial intelligence (AI): how predictably disasterous AI is! And so many modern industrial problems illustrate irresponsible corporate behavior, and so are analogous to AI. So, mark my words–we will not control AI wisely. IOf there are 20 bad companies and 200 good companies, the latter 200 will not help. they keep their heads down focused on their miserable quarterly goals. That leaves 20 bad guys in control!

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