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This week on Ring of Fire: investigative journalist Daniel Denvir will be joining us to talk about how the far right lobbyist group ALEC is actually using taxpayer funds to push their anti-government agenda.

We’ll be taking a look at how skyrocketing CEO pay is destroying our economy – Bill Lazonick from the UMass Center for Industrial Competitiveness will join us for that discussion.

Jay Rosen from NYU will be here to tell us why journalism has tamed itself down to the point of being almost useless.

Author Russ Baker will join us to talk about how Rupert Murdoch’s media empire has made the world a worse place.

We’ll also be talking with Brian Beutler from Talking Points Memo about the horrible deal that the American public got from the debt ceiling negotiations.

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced