Extraordinary Bill Moyers interview with Marcy Kaptur and Simon Johnson
The juxtaposition is amazing enough. Go read it all immediately. I can't really do justice to it right now, but do try to think through some of the implications in comments.
One thing I can say: Thank God I don't take the A list -- more precisely, the concerns of the A list -- seriously any more. For whatever reason, they're not following the money, and that's why what they have to say is trivial compared to the scale and scope of the country's difficulties.
NOTE Here's the Populist Party Platform, 1892. Interesting. Not all of it happened, and not all that happened turned out well (initiatives and referenda) but these ideas were clearly the drivers for everything "progressive" up to and well beyond FDR. This idea never happened:
9. Resolved, That we oppose any subsidy or national aid to any private corporation for any purpose.
And in some ways, today's idea of abolishing corporate personhood altogether is more radical.