Dylan Ratigan's 30 Million Jobs

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Dylan Ratigan, host of MSNBC's "The Dylan Ratigan Show" and author of Greedy Bastards: How We Can Stop Corporate Communists, Banksters, and Other Vampires from Sucking America Dry, discusses his trip around the country to talk to people who are creating innovative jobs as part of his 30 million jobs project.


Dylan Ratigan

Comments [10]


I assume the guest is a radio host on commercial radio. He is a good example of why I pay for public radio. Shouldn't share a microphone with Brian.

Feb. 14 2012 07:38 PM
Steve from Manhattan

Your guest blaming the "east coast banking industry" is making a biased accusation, which most people will interpret to mean "New York City". In fact the top four US banks are headquartered in New York, Chicago, Charlotte SC and Sioux Falls SD.

Feb. 14 2012 11:50 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Suburbia was a HUGE mistake from day one, and suburbia SHALL BE LUIQIDATED. People will be forced to move back into apartments or small homes in the city because our economy will not be competitive until that happens. We flew high into the sun, like Daedalus, and so we are hurtling back down to earth. WHen we reach the correct altitude, we level off. All this talk about "refinancing" and whipping the banks is going to correct a damn thing. Banks are in the business of making money by lending money,. They made a LOT OF BAD LOANS. That's all there is to it!

Feb. 14 2012 11:44 AM
Amy from Manhattan

A friend wrote something that seems to fit here: "It seems to me that the left believe in capitalism a lot more than the right does. We seem to think that it should be able to provide for people after they finish their working life. That it can provide a wide spectrum of society a decent income and decent opportunities. It's the Right that seems to think that capitalism is so broken that everyone has to live on [crap] wages, no job security and no pension provision (might as well disappear once you outlive your usefulness, eh?)"

Feb. 14 2012 11:42 AM
John A.

Nice, simple stuff. Hope you reach a large audience.

Feb. 14 2012 11:39 AM
John Weber from NJ

Does the guest mean that when you buy something from China, you send money to China? And if you buy something made in the USA you keep money in the USA?

IF so can we shout this from the rooftops?

Feb. 14 2012 11:38 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

The Comprehensive High School that taught most students how to work was destroyed in the 1960s. Then it was decided by the liberals who seized power that everyone has to study academics and not shop. Rhetoric over manual skills. Reading over doing. I know that in WWII most men were drafted and taught skill, such as electronics and mechanics in the military, hand's-on. That's what happens in ISrael, where most get their hands-on knowledge in high school and then the military, and only AFTERWARDS go to college or technical school in their 20s. Now every US high tech company has an R&D center in ISrael, because their kids were taught to DO and LEARN THEORY LATER!

Feb. 14 2012 11:38 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Ratigan....the new Alexis D'Tocqueville for the 21st Century.....
Puahahahahaha !!!

Ask him about the jobs that the Community Organizer destroyed or prevented .... the ones Ratigan never saw-

The 20,000 dirct jobs from the Keystone Pipeline.
The thousands of jobs lost from Barry's refusal to allow development of our offshore oil, our shale fields and our natural gas.
The gutting of the defense industry.
The dismantling of our space program.
The 94 % of the "stimulus" money that was NOT spent on infrastructure re-building.

Low salary government dead-end jobs are Obama's forte....especially if they can be unionized.

Feb. 14 2012 11:28 AM

How about helping to educate the workforce?
unemployment rate of college graduates who are at least 25 years old is just 4.2 percent vs 13.1 for high school dropouts, 8.4 percent of high school graduates,

Feb. 14 2012 10:20 AM
Ron Sanecki from nj

resources for a small start up business??

Feb. 14 2012 10:03 AM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.