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September 11, 2012

My 60 Minute Interview with Paul Craig Roberts Sept 2012

By Rob Kall

Lots of questions and lots of answers with a man with strong opinions and long vision of history, economic, politics...


Paul Craig Roberts  9/12

Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal, columnist at Business Week and Scripps Howard, professor at Stanford and Georgetown, advisor to major financial firms, author of 11 books. 

Economies on the Abyss-- the Failure of Globalism, the failure of Laisse Faire Capitalism and the erosion of the West. 

What's your take of how 911 has affected us?

How does your new book tie in with what you're saying about our economic state?

accounting for big picture ecological costs-- that's like socialism (said half tongue in cheek)

Is there any nation that is dealing with these big-picture ecological costs?

The Failure of Globalism-- what's that about?

DE- Industrialize-- that's a word I haven't heard used before. That's what's bringing us down to third world status.

You're not very hopeful. I think that bottom up forces are also at work, that can bring some hope.

What's your take?

Do you think that the syndicates that carried your writing before would carry what you currently write?

Can you give a plug for Opednews.com 

What's your take on the presidential election-- primary candidates, conventions, third party candidates, claims"

Do you still consider yourself a Republican?

What about the tea party, how it was formed, funded, and it's role in the Republican party and conservatism?

Do you consider Hillary to be a neocon?

You talk about the history of ROme and how it became a dictatorship. Do you see that happening here, or has it happened here already?

I think that Obama and many of the Democrats are to the right of Reagan and certainly Eisenhower. What do you think?

It's almost like they say "we're going to do 'this' to give you  more freedom""

So, Paul, what gives you hope, some hope?

To get action, to get us out of the boiling frog syndrome that we're suffering, someone in power has to make a mistake, like they did in Argentina, shutting down the banks.

What about Iran? Is a nuclear Iran a threat? Will Iran attack Israel?

What's your take on Syria?

Destabilizing Syria, Libya, Iraq" keeps them from Getting in our way, keeping us from doing what?

We have to wrap this up. Anything you want to finish up with?

Submitters Bio:

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 Project. 

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Rob is, with Opednews.com the first media winner of the Pillar Award for supporting Whistleblowers and the first amendment.

To learn more about Rob and OpEdNews.com, check out A Voice For Truth - ROB KALL | OM Times Magazine and this article. 

For Rob's work in non-political realms mostly before 2000, see his C.V..  and here's an article on the Storycon Summit Meeting he founded and organized for eight years. 

Press coverage in the Wall Street Journal: Party's Left Pushes for a Seat at the Table

Talk Nation Radio interview by David Swanson:  Rob   Kall  on Bottom-Up Governance June, 2017

Here is a one hour radio interview where Rob was a guest- on Envision This, and here is the transcript. 

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