The Common Good

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Then finally Jim Wallis joins us. He recently served on the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and is president and CEO of Sojourners and editor-in-chief of Sojourners Magazine. We will discuss the many reasons to be thankful that our democracy survived an attempt by the oligarchy to buy the recent election, and how citizens can build a movement to take money out of politics and make government responsive to the needs of people not the power of money.
We look at the moral questions raised by the actions of a few wealthy white men who call themselves Christians, who are about to unnecessarily impoverish millions of their fellow Americans in order to form a more perfect disunion. Jim Wallis, the CEO of Sojourners and author of Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street and Your Street joins us to shine a light on this hypocrisy, meanness and ideological cruelty.