The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

Professor Mark Blyth, explained the three big reasons austerity is a problem, the impact of global trade on austerity policies, the history of the idea of austerity, why the United States is in a stuttering recovery and the Europeans have created self created depression by practicing austerity, why growth is the answer to debt and why austerity is such a dangerous and resilient idea.

On The Better Half: ALEC pushes laws to block the exposure of illegal practices on factory farms, why the poor give more to charity, why Chained CPI is a terrible idea, why welfare reform turned out so badly and your IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

Members make the Majority Report possible.  Please join us by becoming a MEMBER.  You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation.  Thanks!

Direct download: 04-10-13-Mark_Blyth-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm EDT

Matt & Michael hosted today's show and explained why Marcio Rubio is sending Jay Z stupid tweets, the many facets and problems with the legacy of Margaret Thatcher, more on the political strategy behind Obama's push on a "Grand Bargain."

On The Better Half: Mitch Mcconnell's planned to run a filthy campaign against Ashley Judd recently leaked tapes show, Fox News insults courageous striking fast food workers and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

Members make the Majority Report possible.  Please join us by becoming a MEMBER.  You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation.  Thanks!


Direct download: 04-9-13-Matt_Michael-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Investigative journalist Tim Shorrock, explained the NSA's fraud filled "Trailblazer" program, how NSA intelligence was distorted by poorly designed private technology, the four NSA officers who tried to expose fraud and abuse at the agency and how the Obama Administration has pursued a war on whistleblowers.

On The Better Half, Ezra Klein argues that the social safety net is the answer, more on the central importance of Social Security and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread 

Members make the Majority Report possible.  Please join us by becoming a MEMBER.  You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation.  Thanks!

Direct download: 04-8-13-Tim_Shorrock-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT

Cliff Schecter explained why Obama's budget proposal is awful, the utter corporate corruption of modern Washington, how the White House is attempting to frame Chained CPI, what drives Obama's obsession with a "Grand Bargain" and where gun reform stands.

Marc Maron and talked about his new projects, patent trolls, Sam reminisced about his opportunities, Louie CK says nice things about Marc's new show and recommended The people watch the Last Detail.

A majority of Americans think marijuana should be legal, Congressman Peter King still angry at Marcio Rubio for voting against Sandy relief, Geraldo Rivera talks sense on North Korea and the military industrial complex and your IMs and calls.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

Members make the Majority Report possible.  Please join us by becoming a MEMBER.  You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation.  Thanks!

Direct download: 04-5-13-Cliff_Schecter-Marc_Maron-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

Firedoglake's Kevin Gosztola, explained the state of the Bradley Manning trial, how the case threatens press freedom, why Bradley Manning is a whistle blower, how Manning released the "collateral murder" video, how the media is failing in covering the Manning trial and why the elite are legally shielded while whistle blowers face intense prosecution.

On The Better Half: busting libertarian myths on rising college costs, Fox's Eric Bolling is upset that Rutger's Basketball coach Mike Rice was fired for abusing players and Your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

Members make the Majority Report possible.  Please join us by becoming a MEMBER.  You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation.  Thanks!

Direct download: 04-4-13-Kevin_Gosztola-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:52pm EDT

The importance of the Indian Supreme Court's decision on generic drugs, why the bar is lower for generic drug production in the United States,why Pharma companies drive inefficiency and threaten global health, why pharma companies are primarily marketing firms , why medicine is a "Global Public Good" and why "free trade agreements" are simply a giveaway for corporations.

On The Better Half: Americans believe plenty of stupid things and why that's also a problem, North Carolina bill would create a State religion, Tennessee bill terrorizes poor parents and children, Random Rush and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread 

Members make the Majority Report possible.  Please join us by becoming a MEMBER.  You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation.  Thanks!

Direct download: 04-3-13-Brook_K_Baker-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:03pm EDT

Blogger, Digby explained why the Republicans might not be able to reform on social issues, why Republicans will not reform on their economic extremism, why Democrats are reactive and Republicans are strategic in shaping frameworks, the Sequester is starting to hurt lots of people and why the "grand bargain" is politically and morally absurd.

On The Better Half: Google celebrates Ceaser Chavez, right-wingers get upset, Bill O'Reilly tempers himself on marriage equality and the right wing grass roots is enraged, Georgia town makes it mandatory to carry guns and your IMs.

And keep the conversation going on the morning thread!

Members make the Majority Report possible.  Please join us by becoming a MEMBER.  You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation.  Thanks!

Direct download: 04-2-13-Digby-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm EDT

In celebration 9 Year anniversary of the Majority Report we are playing the very first edition of the show!

Listen up for interviews with Bill Maher, DaveChappelle, Atrios and Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s.

Direct download: 04-01-13-First_Ever_Majority_Report-9_Years_Later-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39am EDT

On today's show an archived interview with Lawrence Lessig on the corrupting influence of money in politics, why it will take outsiders to reform the system and to redirect power to the people.

Ani Fete of Enroll America explained how health care exchanges will work.

And another great interview from the new Majority Report archives with the Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi on movies and food.

Members make the Majority Report possible.  Please join us by becoming a MEMBER.  You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation.  Thanks!

Direct download: 03-29-13-Lawrence_Lessig-Anita_Fete-Asif_Mandvi-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT

3/28/13 

Journalist Steven Brill discusses his blockbuster piece in Time Magazine about what drives exploding health care costs, why hospitals and Doctors routinly overcharge for treatments and what we can do to bring down costs.

Professor James Kimmey, Professor Emeritus of the St Louis School of Public Health, explained why health care is not a normal commodity, and why a single payer health care model is the best way to control costs.

Members make the Majority Report possible.  Please join us by becoming a MEMBER.  You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation.  Thanks!

Direct download: 03-28-13-Steven_Brill-James_Kimmy-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19pm EDT