Friday, July 18, 2014

Mike Papantonio: Multinational Corporations Colonizing The U.S.

Speaking to MSNBC's Michael Eric Dyson, Mike Papantonio spoke about the dark money from multinational corporations that is corrupting our politics–and its applications to the minimum wage battle in Florida and Republican Gov. Rick Scott's $72 million campaign war chest. Papantonio referred to Howard Zinn, Chalmers Johnson and Studs Terkel, who predicted that corporations would colonize our country by using dark money to bribe regulators and politicians, bust unions and ruin the environment. Seems that all three historians were, unfortunately, quite prescient. Watch:

2 comments:

Michael J. Mand said...

Our economy mimics our society. In government power is derived from the people and travels upward to our representives. And it's a good thing too. The same is true of the economy. Economic prosperity is derived from the consumer. Trickle up works; trickle down never has.

Jeff Tone said...

Exactly. We've tried Reaganomics long enough to know that it doesn't work. It's a scam on the part of the one percent and the politicians they pay off.