Aug 25, 2018 • 1HR 21M

Robbing Main Street/Stopping Trump

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Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.
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History professor, Jack Luzkow, explains the many ways the super-rich are robbing the rest of us. And Ralph asks Constitutional law professor, Corey Brettschneider if the Constitution is capable of stopping Donald Trump.

Jack Luzkow is professor of history at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri. Among a number of publications, he is the author of The Great Forgetting: The Past, Present, and Future of Social Democracy and the Welfare State,” and also “Monopoly Restored: How the Super-Rich Robbed Main Street.” 

“It’s astonishing when 1% of the population can control almost 50% of the wealth. It’s astonishing when 1% of the population controls approximately 24% to 25% of the income. It’s astonishing when the average CEO of a big corporation makes 350 times more than the median income of the employees of the company.” 

Professor Jack Luzkow, author of “Monopoly Restored: How the Super-Rich Robbed Main Street.”

Corey Brettschneider is professor of political science at Brown University, where he teaches constitutional law and politics, as well as visiting professor of law at Fordham Law School. His new book is “The Oath and The Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents,” which Kirkus called “required reading for all Americans.”

“It’s not just about the crime that it looks like Michael Cohen said he (Trump) is also guilty of committing.  It’s also about the travel ban, the disregard of the oath. And it’s up to Congress to make that call what a high crime and misdemeanor is. I’ve seen enough – personally – certainly to think that when this next Congress is elected, part of what they should be running on is impeachment.” 

Professor Corey Brettschneider, author of “The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents”

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