Is it just doom and gloom or should the U.S. expect a collapse?
Dmitry Orlov is an engineer and a writer on the potential economic, ecological and political decline and collapse in the United States. Orlov believes collapse will be the result of huge military budgets, government deficits, an unresponsive political system and declining oil production.
Bonnie Faulkner is the host and producer of KPFA's Guns and Butter radio program.
Source: Dmitry Orlov Collapse Gap interview downloadable mp3 file Guns&Butter
Chris Hedges' new book is The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress explores the problems of a crumbling empire, inside and out. Chris joins Laura in studio for a conversation about the murder of Bin Laden and the continuing concern over terrorism and the end of empathy in the U.S.
Source: Chris Hedges: The World As It Is
Music includes Charlie Parker - Hot House, Great Anthem, We'll Met Again, Let's stop the war, Willie Nelson - Bridge Over Troubled Water, Down By The Riverside, El Mariachi, Joan Baez -There but for fortune, Jeff Foxworthy - victoria's secret, Larry Verne - Mr. Custer, Monty Pythons - The Galaxy Song, War Warning from Madison 4th U.S. President
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