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Thom Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk show host, described by Talkers magazine as America's most important progressive host and one of the top ten radio shows in the country every year for over a decade. He is also a New York Times bestselling author of dozens of books.
His Website: thomHartmann.com
His newest book is The Hidden History of Oligarchy: Reclaiming our Democracy from the Ruling Class
Definition of Oligarchy
Stages of Oligarchy
brushes with Oligarchy
Trump administration was a logical outcome of the Powell memo,
how oligarchy metastasizes
New America being born?
Biden could be the most progressive president since LBJ
Philosophy of Free market - wait for fires to create fire departments
Things needed to take down democracy 21
Legalization of bribery of public officials
Control of court system
Using police and military powers against challengers to govt.
Also, seizure of executive branch and creation of police state
The crisis and story
American revolution was not the war or the fight with the British
Conservatism and oligarchyconnection
Oligarchs control people through debt
Medical and student debt
First step from oligarchy to tyranny
Normalizing outrageous behaviors
Dealing with media and Murdoch
Roosevelt's bill of economic rights; most of the world's first world nations have what americans don't have 143
One of the most important roles is to protect human rights
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.
He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
opinion sites, OpEdNews.com
more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more...)