Scott Horton Interviews Joshua Holland

Scott Horton, June 01, 2011

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Joshua Holland, editor and senior writer at AlterNet, discusses his article “Five Eye-Opening Facts About Our Bloated Post-9/11 ‘Defense’ Spending;” how the “Medicare gap” pales in comparison to the defense spending increase since 9/11; the significant but unknown costs of war, including long term care for severely wounded soldiers; the common ideological ground shared by leftists and Ron Paul libertarians; what your tax dollars buy, in terms of guns and butter; and how defense spending accounts for the vast majority of public debt – and should be the first target of budget cuts.

MP3 here. (19:48)

Joshua Holland is an editor and senior writer at AlterNet. He is the author of The 15 Biggest Lies About the Economy (and Everything else the Right Doesn’t Want You to Know About Taxes, Jobs and Corporate America).

6 Responses to “Joshua Holland”

  1. It is misleading to compare multi-year spending on wars to one year’s deficit in medicare funding.

  2. [...] Joshua Holland « Antiwar Radio with Scott Horton and Charles Goyette. « The Daily Bell – IMF Austerity Is Headed to America – Watch Out! LikeBe the first to like this post. [...]

  3. Arrg! Whenever Holland, it's Hard Keynesianism and Big Social Programs and the Belief in State like it's FDR time again [actually, it _is_ FDR time again and the results are, as back then, destitution]

    But it's for the good cause, so ok.

  4. USA = Ancient Rome and quickly collapsing.

  5. It's great that Scott has a show on Pacifica. Probably the best example of left/right working together in the USA today.

  6. Beginning with that KUCR' station manager Louis Vandenberg's program improvements, KUCR now runs a string of informative, cutting-edge programs including Scott Horton's Anti-War Radio on KUCR (shame he's a mere Libertarian), Amy Goodman's Democracy Now, and the two shows by Ian Masters: Daily Briefing and Background Briefing, the last on either KUCR rand/or KPFK. Just these shows keep you well-informed, providing the beginning of a fair but still meager balance to Fox.

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