Economic & Labor News from Thom Hartman – 9/28/15

Economic & Labor News from Thom Hartman – 9/28/15

Thom Hartmann gives an update on economic and labor news for September 28, 2015.

Topics Covered

  • The 2016 election cycle is breaking records for campaign spending.
  • A hedge fund manager’s move to raise cost of a life-saving drug by 5000% meets public outrage.
  • Baltimore takes action to attract grocery stores into poor areas of the city.
  • Fake debt relief scams target student loan holders.
  • Refugees in Budapest train station are helped by compassionate citizens.
Written by
JoAnn Chateau
      • I do what I can. I also try to share both liberal / conservative views. My goal is to encourage dialog on topics. I also like the idea that we are seeing candidates, maybe viable candidates, who are not “business as usual” on BOTH sides.

  • This snapshot of current events, which is indicative of prevailing trends, provides some insight into the growing pattern of nihilism being witnessed throughout the world. People, particularly the young, tend to retreat into a virtual fantasy world of their own creation when the real world becomes too painful to endure. I can think of nothing more worrisome than a civilization on the brink of environmentally-induced political upheaval and having societal disengagement propagate through its populace.

JoAnn Chateau

Who’s Writing?

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about Chester, the Alpha Bichon -- with a dash of humor and a dab of Poli-Sci. Her views and insights are tinted by a former profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and training in Library and Information Science. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


Chester is a scruffy little Bichon dog, with a congenial Napoleon Complex, and stars in "The Chester Chronicles." He sometimes reports independent Canine News -- NO corporate treats accepted, NO corporate bias. Woof!

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