What’s your problem? Unfunded pension funds? Massive state debt? Creeping privatization? Codification of criminal banking? Today’s program addresses these chronic problems with a baseline look at why these issues persist despite available solutions. Ellen discusses a state budget shortfall solution that can also solve state pension
shortfalls. Hint: it involves public banks! Later she talks with noted banking criminologist Bill Black about institutionalized finance industry crime, and cohost Walt McRee talks with Donald Cohen of In The Public Interest about the foundations of privatization that are meant to sweep up public assets to place into private hands.