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Dylan Ratigan is the host of MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show, one of the highest-rated daytime shows on the network. This make-versus-take, analysis-driven daily broadcast fearlessly takes on the world of politics, money, and the unholy alliance between big business and government.

The former global managing editor for corporate finance at Bloomberg News, Ratigan has developed and launched more than half a dozen broadcast and new media properties. They include CNBC’s Fast Money and Closing Bell, as well as DylanRatigan.com, which is home to his podcast, “Greedy Bastards Antidote.

Ratigan left as host of Fast Money in 2009, provoked by outrage over the government’s handling of the 2008 financial crisis. Since then, he has dedicated his work to launching platforms that engage and debate the U.S. government on policy, while opening the door for millions to learn more about money’s often poisonous role in our democracy. His first book, Greedy Bastards, details this broken system, and more importantly, illustrates how fixing these problems will release a renaissance of growth and innovation.

Since late September 2011, more than 300,000 people have pledged support, millions of dollars have been raised, and an organization with a staff of a dozen people has been formed under Ratigan’s leadership to pursue the singular objective to pass a 28th Constitutional amendment to separate business and state. You can learn more at UnitedRepublic.org.

His program airs at 4PM on MSNBC, and you can join him on Twitter @DylanRatigan.

Entries by Dylan Ratigan

How a "Daily Show" Segment Improved a Few Veteran Farmers' Lives

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 5:18 PM

In May 2012, when I was a host at MSNBC, veterans on my show said their mission is to pursue global security through sustainable systems in housing, food, fuel, and water. A month later I resigned and moved to Southern California to learn about this mission.

"The Daily...

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Tell Stories of Playing Offense With Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 3:47 PM

"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy."

-Joseph Campbell

Plugged, wired, networked, and locked in. We find ourselves more interconnected than ever before, with...

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World Wide Wave of Action looks to New Iberia, Louisiana

(2) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 12:48 PM

Dear Friends,

The World Wide Wave of Action is a push to evolve awareness; millions from all backgrounds coming together to express their vision for a better more connected world. Russell Brand describes it as the ultimate evolution in consciousness. I hope the essence of this cause becomes...

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Inspiration from Iberia, Louisiana

(3) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 11:25 AM

The 21st Century Renaissance is dependent on individuals proactively making a difference. It has been an inspiration for me to meet seemingly ordinary people making remarkable impacts on their communities.

Last week, I was in Louisiana on a business trip when an email from Evelyn Ducote blew me away. Ms....

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High-Tech Troops and Low-Tech Transition

(1) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 10:23 AM

I'm honored today to share this column written by Major General Melvin G. Spiese, USMC-Ret. The general possesses not only a deep concern for the successful transition of service men and women, but also a career spent planning and helping to mobilize large-scale operations.

*****

Veteran unemployment has been...

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Mike Hanes' Ruthless Quest to Solve Old Problems New Ways

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 10:33 AM

This interview captures a chat between two Marine veterans and the impact repeated conversations with one have had on the other. J.R. Lewis and Mike Hanes are typical of the veterans I have met who are working to create a culture of what I call "unoffendability" and are on a...

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Sustainability Is Security: Perez Takes the Fight to Washington

(4) Comments | Posted November 5, 2013 | 9:37 AM

Conflict increases in the face of fuel, food and water scarcity.

This concept seems relatively simple, yet too often we seem fixated on blunt force solutions to problems (military intervention, financial aid, food distribution) that could be better solved with tech-enabled abundance, conservation, distributed energy and other proven methods of...

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Lessons of the Fallujah Pause: Channeling Energy Toward Outcomes

(88) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 10:45 AM

Almost one year ago, I attended my first ever Marine Corps Ball.

These events are extremely formal and center around the celebration of the birthday of the Marine Corps itself.

The ball I attended was held in San Clemente, California and marked the first "re-union" of Colin Archipley's...

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Communing With Communities

(2) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 10:25 AM

When my good friend "Forager" Mike Hanes invited me to speak to a Zeitgeist gathering in San Diego this past spring, I figured I had better say yes. Mike is a former Recon Marine with multiple combat tours and I assume his methods for dealing with resistance aren't pain-free.

Although...

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Failing the Voight-Kampff

(38) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 10:35 AM

Tyrell: Is this to be an empathy test? Capillary dilation of the so-called blush response? Fluctuation of the pupil. Involuntary dilation of the iris...

Deckard: We call it Voight-Kampff for short.

In the future as imagined in Blade Runner by author Phillip K. Dick and later film director Ridley Scott,...

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Pope Francis and the Power Myth

(12) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 10:17 AM

Have you read this interview with the newly ordained Pope Francis? I've noticed a great diversity in the reactions to this and other aspects of his Pope-ing style and substance.

I must make a confession: He has made me think a good deal more about spiritual matters than...

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The Unoffendable Brand

(12) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 12:08 PM

I recently ran across a year-old video of Russell Brand inviting two members of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church to sit down on the set of his now defunct FX talk show, Brand X. It was a masterful stroke by a gifted madman.

Check out the whole scene

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Spock and the Art of Healthcare Overhaul

(363) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 10:04 AM

Generally speaking, there are only two ways to earn money.

1. Charge a fee for goods or services.

2. Charge a mutually agreed upon percentage based on a future outcome based on the newly created value. This percentage can be in the form of equity or commission.

As it stands,...

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Thousands of Stories of Hope: One Barrier and How We Can Overcome It

(47) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 10:12 AM

Do you feel that? The tension in the United States in palpable.

The feeling derives from the ever-increasing awareness that a tiny group of wealthy individuals have a hammerlock on our political system that prevents new ways of approaching education, agriculture, health, energy, banking, trade, taxes or climate change.

At...

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Forming the Renaissance Preparation Committee

(29) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 10:12 AM

As we suffer in a paradigm where those who nominate dictate, our election finance system (juiced by less than one half of one percent of all Americans dispersing funds from a flawed banking system based on a monkey-wrenched housing and tax code) sprouts rotten fruit such as closed...

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Those Who Nominate Dictate

(140) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 3:18 PM

Power, whether in an electoral system or a corporate boardroom, originates with the people who control the nomination of candidates -- not with those who "vote" after this process is complete.

This is why the best-run companies consider a wide variety of potential nominees and include as many people as...

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Debt and Taxes: Symptoms of Our Core Problem

(407) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 3:32 PM

The three charts below offer insight to the rottenness at the core of a banking and political system that relies entirely on the money of others--taxpayers, pensioners, those who pay insurance and, most disturbingly, future American earnings--to create short-term, private-sector income around housing and finance. With these profits, the banking...

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Bypassing the Organized Dysfunction

(112) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 3:53 PM

We do not have a debt crisis.

We have a crisis in our dependence on two corrupted political parties, each paid to perpetuate a mass extraction on behalf of those that finance them in unique and sordid ways.

America has a crisis in the way that our government...

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Embracing the Culture of Experimentation

(39) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 12:21 PM

Anyone else miss Gary Larson?

Has there been another artist who so successfully captured the wonky, haphazard choices, actions and dilemmas of creatures (including and especially the human beast) with such direct, honest hilarity?

This gem of Gary's from the early '80s has more to say now than...

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Show Don't Tell

(26) Comments | Posted May 27, 2013 | 11:42 AM

Today we honor the veterans who have lost their lives serving our country. We reflect and pray for them, as well as celebrate their lives as they have given so much. We are also grateful for the veterans that are home with us.

Last week, the former global head of...

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