It's official! MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan has launched his first book, Greedy Bastards, and the buzz for Ratigan's narrative on fixing America's economy is already gaining steam on day one, climbing the top seller lists with the major online retailers.
It all began yesterday morning on NBC’s Today Show, where Dylan talked about the New Hampshire primaries, and why money in politics means that America is not getting the debate it deserves.
“We have yet to have a single Presidential candidate who – with the exception, perhaps a little bit of Ron Paul and a little bit from John Huntsman – but really it’s not happened,” said Ratigan said to NBC’s Ann Curry.
“No one has explained to the American people why it is that our banking, trade and tax code prevent money from being invested into the innovations in everything this country needs in energy, health, innovation and infrastructure. Instead, our trade, tax and bank policies – all three of those things, which control the flow of money to America or from America — those policies are basically removing that money, and the jobs as a result,” he said.
Bloomberg View published an article by Dylan on their front page, where he describes solutions to reform the banking system. That was followed up by an article by The New Republic's Noam Schieber, detailing Dylan's plan to put the swaps market on an open exchange.
Dylan also made the rounds at MSNBC, visiting The Rachel Maddow Show to talk about the corrupting influence of money in our political system, and whether or not any of the GOP candidates "get it" when it comes to restructuring our economy to create the thirty million jobs we need.
And one last thing in case you missed it: check out the cover story from this week’s New York Observer – Teddy Roosevelt! (I guess that makes all of us rough riders!)
Tuesday night, Dylan will join Deepak Chopra and Arianna Huffington to discuss electoral reform at Deepak Homebase. That conversation will stream live at DylanRatigan.com beginning at 7 PM ET.