Mark Ames, co-editor and writer for The eXiled, discusses the money-making business of war (for the politically connected few), why halfhearted government deregulation of the thoroughly rigged banking system does not create a free market, Alan Greenspan’s lucrative consulting business with the Paulson & Co. hedge fund and how the post-Cold War “peace dividend” was scuttled by the neocon-inspired “unipolar moment.”
MP3 here. (29:27)
Mark Ames is the founding editor of The eXile and co-editor of The eXiled. His articles have appeared in The Nation, Playboy, Daily Beast, Alternet, Radar, The New York Press, and elsewhere. He is the author of Going Postal: Rage, Murder and Rebellion from Reagan’s Workplaces to Clinton’s Columbine and Beyond which became the basis for the critically-acclaimed 90-minute BBC documentary film Going Postal.
Ames is co-author with Matt Taibbi of the book The eXile: Sex, Drugs and Libel in the New Russia. Ames has made guest appearances on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show, Dylan Ratigan’s ABC radio program, Chuck Mertz’s “This Is Hell” show, Scott Horton’s Antiwar Radio show, Michelangelo Signorile’s radio show, KFPK radio, Air America and elsewhere. He is currently at work on a new book for Wiley.