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Today on Your Call: How can you fight back against corporate cons?

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On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David and tax expert, David Cay Johnston about his new book “ The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind.” He argues that no other modern country gives corporations the unfettered power found in America to gouge customers, shortchange workers, and erect barriers to fair play. How can ordinary citizens stand up to powerful corporations? Join us live at 10am PST or post a comment here. It’s Your Call, How did corporations gain so much power? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter

Web Resources:

Reuters: A gamble down on the boardwalk

Business Insider: Corporate Profits Just Hit An All-Time High, Wages Just Hit An All-Time Low

Atlantics: The Economy Stinks, but at Least Corporate Profits Are at 60-Year Highs!

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.