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S2:E11 The Pecora Files: Systemic Corruption is the Point

Countless numbers of Americans believe all politicians are corrupt and there’s nothing they can do about it, but this episode’s guest, Dennis Kucinich, once the youngest Mayor of a major US City, Cleveland, Ohio in the early 70’s and later elected to Congressman, reveals the remarkable story of the “Boy Mayor” who stood up to corruption refusing to sell Cleveland Municipal Light and Power back to the banks during an era of potential bankruptcy. During the ordeal, Kucinich survived Cleveland Mob hits on his life. In 1998 Kucinich was recognized by the City Council for saving Cleveland $198 MM in his courageous commitment to his public service.

While we have continued to reveal unbelievably systemic corruption, we revisit a time when American politicians literally stood before potential assassination for the public good as a reminder that courage and the will of the people is what matters.

Citizens need to be alerted to the root of problems which is corruption, according to Kucinich. Corporations can be challenged, and not everyone will be corrupted by those around them. Government does work, but it must be working for people and not corrupt interests if our society has a chance to flourish.

Book by Dennis Kucinich: The Division of Light and Power

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Countless numbers of Americans believe all politicians are corrupt and there’s nothing they can do about it, but this episode’s guest, Dennis Kucinich, once the youngest Mayor of a major US City, Cleveland, Ohio in the early 70’s and later elected to Congressman, reveals the remarkable story of the “Boy Mayor” who stood up to corruption refusing to sell Cleveland Municipal Light and Power back to the banks during an era of potential bankruptcy. During the ordeal, Kucinich survived Cleveland Mob hits on his life. In 1998 Kucinich was recognized by the City Council for saving Cleveland $198 MM in his courageous commitment to his public service.

While we have continued to reveal unbelievably systemic corruption, we revisit a time when American politicians literally stood before potential assassination for the public good as a reminder that courage and the will of the people is what matters.

Citizens need to be alerted to the root of problems which is corruption, according to Kucinich. Corporations can be challenged, and not everyone will be corrupted by those around them. Government does work, but it must be working for people and not corrupt interests if our society has a chance to flourish.

Book by Dennis Kucinich: The Division of Light and Power

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