Privatization in Allentown and Your Hometown; 1934 Smedley Butler

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(00:00) State and local governments across the country are selling public assets like power plants, land, and water treatment facilities to provide cash infusions to solve short-term economic difficulties. However, the long-term cost of this privatization is very expensive for citizens. Sam Bernhardt of Food & Water Watch is our guest.

(42:00) Did you know that in 1934 there was an attempted corporate overthrow of the U.S. government? The House of Representatives investigated and said it was true. The country was saved by the courage of a whistleblower named General Smedley Butler. It is part of our series on “Forgotten History”.

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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.