The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen: Black Friday

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Air date: 
Fri, 11/29/2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

 

It's the Black Friday edition of The Attitude. We bring back 3 interviews about capitalism gone wild.

Part One: Nathan Proctor heads the Right to Repair campaign with USPIRG. He joins us to talk about his recent piece at CNN, "Let Us Repair Our Stuff." We look at why we need to be able to repair our stuff and who wants to stop us.

Part Two: Investigative journalist David Dayen joins us to talk about his piece at American Prospect, "How Sears Was Gutted By Its own CEO." CEO Eddie Lampert was the CEO, the largest creditor, and the guy who sold major Sears assets to....himself. It's an outrageous story of vulture capitalism - sucking a company dry and tossing it aside.

Part Three: Rosemary Batt joins us to discuss her recent piece at American Prospect,
"Private Equity Pillage: Grocery Stores and Workers at Risk." This is a look at how private equity firms are pillaging and destroying perfectly good companies.