Dave Dayen & Gaius Publius • VS Sundays

Virtually Speaking Sundays – a counterpoint to the Sunday morning talk shows.

This week political & social commentators Dave Dayen & Gaius Publius discuss the Serious People's recent discovery of income inequality in America; the likely demise of public pensions; and the risk from Fukushima and the implications for Western neoliberalism.

 

Culture of Truth satirizes one or more of the Sunday Morning talk shows. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Follow @ddayen @JayAckroyd @Gaius_Publius @Bobblespeak

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Homework from Gaius Publius

income inequality

http://americablog.com/2013/12/support-fast-food-workers-strike-join-lunchtime-rally-near-thursday-dec-5.html

http://americablog.com/2013/12/obama-raise-minimum-wage-federal-contract-workers-today-wanted.html

Fukushima

Guardian (and others) on the new State Secrets law passed this week:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/05/whistleblowers-japan-crackdown-state-secrets/print

Very high radiation discovered outside the reactor buildings:
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20131207_01.html

BBC: Work at Fukushima Unit 4 a “distraction”; The “real nightmare” is coming from 3 molten cores — NYTimes: Melted fuel is “all over the place… First goal is simply to stop uncontrolled releases of radioactive material” (AUDIO):

http://enenews.com/bbc-work-at-fukushima-unit-4-a-distraction-real-nightmare-is-coming-from-3-molten-cores-nytimes-melted-fuel-is-all-over-the-place-first-goal-is-simply-to-stop-uncontrolled-releases

Homework from David Dayen

Robbing Illinois's Public Employees: http://prospect.org/article/robbing-illinoiss-public-employees

David Cay Johnston

http://www.newsweek.com/hard-lesson-motown-they-will-steal-your-pension-210401

Advice Unasked

http://adviceunasked.blogspot.com/2011/10/hoocoodanode-ows-and-overton-window.html

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David Dayen writes about state and national issues for Slate.com. Since 2004, his work has been cited by the LA Times, the New York Times and the Washington Post . David has been a guest on NPR, Pacifica Radio and Air America.