Episode

9/17 John Nichols: Scotland’s Referendum on Austerity & Luke Herrine: Strike Student Debt

September 17, 2014

The Nation’s John Nichols reporting from Scotland explains the intensity on the verge of the Scottish Referendum on independence, why what is driving the push for Scottish independence is the austerity agenda of the UK government, why the Scottish want to follow the scandinavian model, the case against independence, do smaller countries do better in the global economy, “Another Scotland is possible” and the Seattle anti WTO protests, what will happen to Trident Missiles if Scotland votes for independence, the role of Gordon Brown in the vote and what are the biggest implications for the United States.

Luke Herrine a student at New York Law School and of Strike Debt, how Stike Debt and Rolling Jubilee grew out of the Occupy WallStreet protests, how Strike Debt works, buying debt to abolish it, how debt markets work, Sallie Mae sells debt on the secondary market, how student debt is cutting into Social Security benefits,  the students who are already benefitting from Strike Debt and the need for a movement against student debt.

On The Fun Half: Jimmy Dore calls out Adam Carrolla, how selling debt works, a UK perspective on Scottish independence, “you need to read “Mein Kampf”, Chris Hayes accused and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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