November 03, 2013
Today’s Beyond the Pale is the first of what we hope will be a monthly re-broadcast of Disorderly Conduct, co-hosted by Jesse Myerson and Alexis Goldstein. On today’s show our co-hosts examine (and proceed to demolish) the right wing’s take on the financial crisis: that it was all the fault of poor people (aided and abetted by The Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), commonly known as Fannie Mae, and The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC), known as Freddie Mac).
Next Myerson and Goldstein report on a trade deal--the Transpacific Partnership (TPP)-- that is being secretly negotiated (secret that is, only to us citizens, but not to corporate lobbyists). The TPP will mark the end of national sovereignty and the beginning of corporate sovereignty in international trade.
The show ends with Reuters.com contributor Cate Long explaining the key issues in dispute in the Detroit bankruptcy filing. Is there any way to protect the interests of pensioners?