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GRITtv Live: The Takeover–Who Runs This Country?

“The AIG bailout, in effect,” writes Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone, “was Goldman bailing out Goldman…rich bankers bailing out rich bankers, using the taxpayers’ credit card.” The bailout is as much about power as it is money.

Today on GRITtv MATT TAIBBI, JANE HAMSHER, and ROBERT JOHNSON discuss what can be done to take that power back from the financial institutions that have wrecked the economy and, along the way, our democracy.

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Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders, author, and host of RadioNation on Air America Radio, has built a reputation for courageous investigative journalism coupled with compassion and a sense of humor. In writing her last book, Blue Grit, she traveled the country reporting on grassroots success stories and broadcast live to over 150 radio stations from community centers in places including Helena, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, Miami, Las Vegas, and Milwaukee. In her television appearances (Lou Dobbs, Larry King Live,) on radio and in her many books (including Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species) and articles (The Nation and others,) Flanders calls for a new politics of fairness, equality and citizen action. Articulating the human dimension of American communities in trouble, her programs have become destinations for those seeking the skills and the will to make a difference. Flanders is a regular contributor to the Nation Magazine and CNN. Before joining Air America, where she was part of the original lineup, and hosted “The Laura Flanders Show” for three years, Flanders was the founding host of the award-winning “Your Call” weekday mornings on public radio, KALW in the Bay Area and CounterSpin, the radio show of the mediawatch group, FAIR.