Thursday, January 23, 2014

Reinventing The US

Michael Lind
Michael Lind explains how the U.S. has reinvented itself economically and politically a number of times as a result of new technologies. Michael sees a pattern of each new technology overwhelming the political and regulatory system with the U.S. government lagging a generation or two behind the technologically-induced economic changes. Michael contends that change requires a crisis or a war or both to overthrow the old regime and usher in the new.

Michael is interviewed by Terrence McNally a journalist and radio host. Michael Lind is Policy Director of the Economic Growth Program at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., Editor of New American Contract and its blog Value Added, and a columnist for Salon magazine.
Source: Q&A: Michael Lind, Co-Founder of New America Foundation


Danielle Droitsch
British Columbia Rejects Tar Sands Pipeline

Canada is still looking for alternative export routes for Tar Sands oil. Danielle Droitsch of the Natural Resource Defense Council's Canada Project tells Steve Curwood that British Columbia has rejected a proposal to send a pipeline through their pristine British Columbia.
Source: Living On Earth: British Columbia Rejects Tar Sands Pipeline


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Music includes Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It, The Bergerfolk - Masters of War, Judgement At Nuremberg - The Prosecution Gives Its Opening Statement, Janis Joplin - Mercedes Benz, Capitol Steps - Biden Hide 2012, Frank Zappa - I'm The Slime, John Kennedy, Capitol Steps - Reverend Robertson, Carly Simon - Haven't Got Time For The Pain, The Producers Soundtrack - Springtime for Hitler, Capitol Steps - Bush Arrested, Leave Jerusha - The Tarsands In The Ground, Jack Black Earth To America, Gil Scott-Heron - Lady Day and John Coltrane, Celtic Woman - Someday, Terry Gangstad - Soap Mouthwash, Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson - Drive On, Arborea - This Little Light Of Mine, Stephen Longfellow Fiske - Earth Anthem, Phillip Glass - Thirteenth Dalai Lama

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