Ralph talks to professor Charles Derber about how corporate capitalism has turned America into a “bully nation.” And nineteen year old Nicholas Mokhiber shares with us his adventure hiking the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail.
Charles Derber is a professor of sociology at Boston College. Professor Derber speaks often to business and policy leaders at the Conference Board, the Council of Foreign Relations and related bodies to interpret the rising concerns about anti-globalization and corporate power, especially in the context of the war on terrorism. He has written many widely acclaimed books, a number of them with colleague Yale Magrass, sociology professor at UMass Dartmouth. The one we’re discussing today is entitled, Bully Nation: How The American Establishment Creates a Bullying Society.
Nicholas Mokhiber decided that instead of going right to college after he graduated high school, he was going to set a challenge for himself. He was going to hike the Appalachian Trail, which is a 2,200 mile hiking trail from the state of Georgia to the state of Maine.