Better than Hannity or Maddow w/anybody: Berkowitz w/free marketeer Atlas Network CEO Brad Lips on Cable/web

Brad Lips [CEO of Atlas Network]:  When Rahm Emanuel brought up the “Never let a crisis go to waste,” quote, I think that was a rather cynical way to look at the [2008-09 economic] crisis that we were experiencing in the U. S., and he was talking about it as a way to mobilize a left of center agenda on a number of topics when I think what Americans really wanted was a focus on ...

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Tonight's City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features Brad Lips, CEO of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.  The show airs at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21 throughout the City of Chicago. Show host Jeff Berkowitz compares and contrasts with CEO Lips, among other topics,  free markets, as they exist, in large part, in the United States economy  with socialist/communist organizations of economic activity, as they exist, in large part, in the Chinese  and Russian economies. 

You can also watch the show with Brad Lips on your computer.

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You can also watch the show in ten North Shore suburbs tonight at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 19, including Winnetka and nine other North Shore suburbs (See, below, for a detailed airing schedule).

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You can also watch the show with the Atlas Economic Research Foundation's CEO, Brad Lips, throughout the City of Rockford this Thursday night (June 14) at 8:30 pm on Rockford Cable Ch. 17. 

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The "Public Affairs" show on the societal choice between more free markets or more government with Brad Lips also  airs to night in its new, regular, twice weekly (Monday and Wednesday) slot at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 19 in ten North Shore suburbs:  Bannockburn, Deerfield, Ft. Sheridan, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Winnetka.

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Brad Lips: When Rahm Emanuel brought up the “Never let a crisis go to waste,” quote, I think that was a rather cynical way to look at the [2008-09 economic] crisis that we were experiencing in the U. S., and he was talking about it as a way to mobilize a left of center agenda on a number of topics when I think what Americans really wanted was a focus on repairing a troubled economy.  When [economics Nobel Prize winner] Milton Friedman brought up this observation that policy change tends to happen during a real … crisis, he was making the point that we just have to be patient—there are a lot of us that have been working at this a long time, trying to advance free market ideas. He was just counseling “you’re not going to necessarily capture people’s attention unless there’s one of those moments of opportunity when they are looking for alternatives.”

Jeff Berkowitz: So, [Friedman] would say in Chile they were looking for alternatives, he would say the “Chile boys,” who had been trained at the University of Chicago in free market economics had gone back to Chile [to]…become finance ministers—that was an opportunity to install the free market, to privatize social security [and] as far as I know, it has worked there, right?

Brad Lips: Right.

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