Watching MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan, who started his journalism career at the Portsmouth Herald next door, can be an exhausting tour de force. Whatever one deduces about his opinions, his logic is sharp and his questioning is doggedly pointed. At the heart of his economy reporting is a provocative message about manipulation of the many by the few feeding excessive greed and for unearned rewards with long term consequences. His explanation of corporate communism in this piece is particularly apt and his fair warning that our form of capitalism could capitulate into the type of thugocracy we see today in “democratic” Russia is prescient.
Here he is referencing corporate communism in a highly spirited health care debate with anti-health care reform shrill Betsy McCaughey and Congressman Anthony Weiner.