The Democratic presidential candidates want to rein in the “excesses of capitalism,” which is a good idea. De-regulation has nearly crippled the American economy. The talking heads at Fox News, however, got defensive over the candidates’ attack against untethered capitalism and attempted to create more GOP-fueled hysteria. And, yes, they throw around the word “socialism” like it’s something scary.


Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. 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