James Galbraith Interview — Podcast, May 14, 2012

Predators and Victims: The Cost to the Real Economy and the Middle Class of an Overgrown  Financial Sector. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson talk with James K. Galbraith, professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and at the Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin, and Senior Scholar with the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College about his 2008 book, The Predator State. How an outsized and unregulated financial sector acts to extract wealth from the real economy, and threatens both the wages and the government social programs which support a prosperous middle class. What can be done to protect the public interest against the predators of finance capitalism.

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