Many factors played a role in this historic win in Alabama last night, however it wouldn't have happened without a lot of money. Jones raised more than twice as much as Moore. 91% of all elections are won by the candidate who raised the most money. Although it appears to have worked out in this situation, we need to make elections equitable for ALL American citizens all the time.
Join the Discussion: Make It Fair's Harmon Dash & Culinaria Director, Pepper Bowen. Food deserts, invasive species, environmental issues and toxins, diet change effects... all are multi-sided issues. Profit and loss, cultural considerations, protecting human and planetary health are just a few food industry factors. For food policy and culture, the "Butterfly Effect" is in full force. Also, not only has decades of marketing convinced many American's to eat against their own self-interest, but the American diet and appetites reach far beyond the dinner table and the scale. One thing is clear, there's no easy fix for businesses nor individuals and no solution which will make everyone happy. However, at this point is it about happiness or sustainability?
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Make It Fair Founder Dr. Stuart Phillips and Host Harmon Dash discuss how access to early detection has saved lives and dramatically lowered costs. If money is the issue, why are so many opposed to continuing with accessible health care? Tell us your thoughts.
Dr. Strumer discusses the impediments and obstructions he's faced during this election process seemingly because he doesn't have the routine New Orleans developer and construction connections and the campaign contributions which comes with those connections. Make It Fair doesn't endorse candidates, but it's clear we'll only have more of the same if we only listen to those taking the money. Let's stop money from being a megaphone.
New Orleans' Mayoral Candidate Derrick Martin discusses the challenges of running a political campaign as an Independent without giant coffers. Without campaign finance reform, will we continue to get more of the same? Are there candidates who deserve to be heard, but are in effect silent because money equals voice in the American political system? The answer is YES!
Make it Fair discusses New Orleans recent flooding event. The precarious combination of increased powerful rain events combined with an outdated, failing drainage system leave Nola vulnerable 12 years after Katrina. Why hasn't the money already been raised? Who needs to pay for it? Is our current political system and its election process part of the problem? Make it Fair would love to hear your feedback.
Make it Fair's Founder, retired physician Stuart Phillips and Host, Harmon Dash take a hard look at the recent events revolving around healthcare which highlighted the destructive force money plays in politics. Did our Members of Congress vote in their States' best interest or did they vote with a clear focus on the special interest money needed to get them re-elected? Is special interest money playing a role in our Mayoral race, New Orleans? Will it ever be fair as long as money is in politics?
Dr. MarkAlain Dery is an infectious disease doctor at Tulane University School of Medicine and is also the founder of progressive New Orleans radio station WHIV. Our host Harmon Dash talked to Dr. Dery about health care, money in politics, and other issues facing our country. Please Share!