Today I had the pleasure of interviewing David Stockman.  He is a former Congressman from Michigan, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan, and former partner at The Blackstone Group.  Stockman is the author of The Triumph of Politics: Why the Reagan Revolution Failed (1986) and 2013’s The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America.  On the show today we discussed how some of his work traces “historical dominoes.”  It was fascinating to learn how certain events in history led to others and so on, until we wind up with thus and so…  For example: how did the creation of the Fed in 1913 lead to the 2008 crisis?  What was the chain of events?  Find out in today’s episode.

David Stockman’s Contra Corner

http://www.amazon.com/Great-Deformation-Corruption-Capitalism-America/dp/1586489127/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418358518&sr=8-1&keywords=the+great+deformation&pebp=1418358520995

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  2. William says:

    I try to teach this very subject theme in my U.S. History 101 course. Whether it sinks in with students or not is another story. They have nver been exposed to this argument in state run high schools.

  3. William says:

    I try to teach this very subject/theme in my U.S. History 101 course. Whether it sinks in with students or not is another story. They have never been exposed to this argument in state run high schools.

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  6. browngroupllc says:

    Reblogged this on ClearNFO and commented:
    Great little history lesson from David Stockman.

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