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The past isn’t past: The economic case for reparations

“The past is in the past; it’s time to move on.” That’s a common response to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ eloquent essay in The Atlantic, “The Case for Reparations,” and his recent discussion with Bill Moyers. But that sentiment betrays a fundamental……

How the Wal-Mart heirs got their wealth

All men and women are not created equal. Some are lucky enough to be born very, very wealthy. And they just get wealthier with the passage of time. Last month, economist Paul Krugman spoke with Bill Moyers about the US’s growing inherited wealth problem……

The Sky is Not the Limit: book excerpt

The following is an excerpt from The Sky is Not the Limit, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s memoir. In a recent interview, deGrasse Tyson spoke with Bill Moyers about the importance of science education and the television series he’s hosting called Cosmos:…  …

Bill Moyers: Tea Partiers ‘have sucked the last bit of soul’ from GOP

Bill Moyers laid into Republicans in a blistering critique on Moyers & Company on Friday, particularly former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), whom he accused of using his platform as a CNN host to egg the party on in the ongoing government shutdown in spite of its harmful effects on…

Robert Reich asks Bill Moyers: ‘When do you reach a point where inequality is simply too much?’

Economist Robert Reich found himself slightly agreeing with former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum in an interview with Bill Moyers, arguing that while he doesn’t support “equality of results,” the problem with the U.S. financial system is a lack of equality when it comes to opportunity. “The question is not…

Dave Zirin tells Moyers: Protesting at the Olympics more powerful than boycotting them

Progressive sportswriter Dave Zirin made the case for the United States taking part in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia in an interview with Bill Moyers on Friday. “I’m horrified by not just the laws, but some of the attendant violence that’s taking place in Russia against the LGBT community…

Bill Moyers and analyst Tom Diaz: ‘Stand Your Ground’ makes us more vulnerable to gun violence

The death of Trayvon Martin has ignited a debate not just over our justice system, but on laws such as “stand your ground” that contributed to the tragic result. In this video conversation, gun industry analyst Tom Diaz explains to Bill Moyers how a lethal combination of self-defense laws and…

Farm organizer to food corporations: ‘The system that you operate is wrong’

Bill Moyers, in a preview of Friday’s show, released a clip of an interview with founder of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee Baldemar Velásquez. Velásquez, a 1989 MacArthur fellow, talked about the ongoing David vs. Goliath struggle most farm workers face when the system is largely run by corporation. “I…

Bill Moyers to follow up his 2012 investigation of influential corporate lobbyist group ALEC

United States of ALEC, A 2013 Follow-Up (via Moyers & Company) This week, Moyers & Company reports on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has never heard of — ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC presents itself…

Scientists to Moyers: Lead poisoning ‘doesn’t kill anymore’ but there are new ‘troubling problems’

Bill Moyers took on the regulatory failures that led to lead poisoning when he interviewed David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz about their new book, Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children. “As long as there are insufficient checks and balances on big business and its…

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