â€œProgress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retainedâ€¦infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.â€ That was philospher George Santayana writing in 1906, thirty years before the peak of the American Dust...
This week we accompany our continued reading of David Graeber with Richard Peet on the Rise of Finance Capital. In our second hour, an outspoken Chris Hedges gives his own account of the rise of neoliberalism and reports on the America you won't have heard about on Commercially Controlled media, which he researched for 2 years to write his latest book.