Exposing Lies and Half-Truths That Protect Profit, Power, and Wealth in America
“Be Bold America!” Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 5:00pm (PT)
From praising the health benefits of cigarettes to moralizing on the character-building qualities of child labor, rich corporate overlords have gone to astonishing, often morally indefensible lengths to defend their profits.
Since the dawn of capitalism, they’ve told the same lies over and over to explain why their bottom line is always more important than the greater good.
You say you want to raise the federal minimum wage? Why, you’ll only make things worse for the very people you want to help! Should we hold polluters accountable for the toxins they’re dumping in our air and water? No, the free market will save us!
It’s always the same tired, threats and finger-pointing, and a concentrated campaign to keep wealth and power in the hands of the wealthy and powerful.
In their eye-popping book, Corporate Bullsh*t, written by billionaire Nick Hanauer, journalist Joan Walsh and Donald Cohen, the founder of “In the Public Interest”, we will have the honor to speak with Donald Cohen in identifying the pernicious propaganda for the wealthiest 1 percent and he will teach you on how to fight back.
Donald Cohen is the founder and executive director of the research and policy center In the Public Interest and the co-author (with Allen Mikaelian) of The Privatization of Everything and (with Nick Hanauer and Joan Walsh) of Corporate Bullsh*t (both from The New Press). He lives in Los Angeles.