Monday, August 1, 2011

Debt Ceiling, the Alternative News Perspective

This is refreshingly different from what you get from the big commercial media companies:

I 100% agree with the statement of Thomas Ferguson that Obama has not delivered on what he promised in his election campaign. He makes the point that Democrats talk about doing things for the bottom 90% but never deliver. At 11:20 he makes the point that somebody has to challenge Obama in a presidential primary because Obama has created a Republican look-a-like party, a Mini-Me of the Republican party.

Who is Thomas Ferguson? According to Wikipedia:
An American political scientist and author who studies and writes on politics and economics, often within a historical perspective. He is a political science professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston and a member of the advisory board for George Soros' Institute for New Economic Thinking. He obtained his Ph.D. from Princeton University. A contributing editor for The Nation and a contributing writer to The Huffington Post, he is a frequent guest and economic commentator on numerous radio and television programs.
Here's what the Roosevelt Institute says about him:
Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts in Boston and a Senior Fellow of the Roosevelt Institute. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and taught formerly at MIT and the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Golden Rule (University of Chicago Press, 1995) and Right Turn (Hill & Wang, 1986). His articles have appeared in many scholarly journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Economic History. He is a long time Contributing Editor to The Nation and a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of the Historical Society and the International Journal of Political Economy. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.
You never get to see Ferguson on the mainstream media. Why?

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