Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 12/06/18 - As the financial markets freak out in response to Trump's erratic bellicosity, economist Richard Wolff takes stock. And Thom inquires into Democratic party strategy in the house from the perspecitves of Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal and Karen Bass. Then, high profile firings, some thoughts on the dynamics of city life, and which Texas Democrat took money from the anti-net neutrality lobby? Oh, and did Trump have to repeat the 5th grade?
December 6, 2018•59 min
Why is the stock market tanking? What will be the consequence of arresting a Chinese executive for violating American-made sanctions against Iran? ------ Marxist professor Richard Wolff is watching capitalism hit the fan. How will the lowest under the capitalist pyramid deal with an economic downturn? ------ Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal joins Thom with a deep dive into the benefits of immigration ignored by Trump's racist pandering. ------ Congresswoman Karen Bass- chair-elect of the Congressional Black Caucus- shares with Thom her view on the unfolding Democratic strategy- both offense and defense. ------ Thom looks at some of the most consequential headlines of the day- Veterans Affairs executive resigns rather than be forced into silence over denouncing Charlottesville neo-nazis, CNN fires Marc Lamont Hill for supporting a two state solution for Palestine, GOP hijinks and more. plus: The war on Christmas? ------ A selection from 'The Next Generation City: The Big Promise of Mid-size Metros' by Mick Cornett. ------ On Talk Media News, Bob Ney's phone connection plays hide and seek while reporting on latest Saudi situation and their corrupting influence over Jared Kushner-- and Thom reveals legislators ready to suppress Net Neutrality for a price. ------ The mentality of Donald Trump, illustrated. And a caller says presidents should have to be educated, not 5th grade dropouts.