Dylan Ratigan broke bread with us at The Common Good to discuss what lies ahead in our rapidly changing national environment.  Ratigan expressed great concern about the need for an active
and informed electorate and greater transparency and accountability in a political system where money has too much influence.

Ratigan is the New York Times best-selling author and host of MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show, the highest-rated, non-prime time show on the network. Ratigan also discussed his book, Greedy Bastards, which spent five consecutive weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers List.

Ratigan served as the Global Managing Editor for Corporate Finance at Bloomberg News Service, and before that had covered mergers and acquisitions, the US stock market and IPOs.  At Bloomberg, he co-created and hosted Morning Call for Bloomberg’s cable network and the USA Network. He has served as a contributor to ABC News and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald and Chicago Tribune.

Ratigan has created and/or anchored a number of shows on finance and the market.  He was the host of Fast Money, which he co-created with Susan Krakower. Previously, he was the first anchor of CNBC’s On the Money. He also anchored the CNBC TV program Bullseye for about a year and a half. In addition to his former duties as co-anchor on Closing Bell, Ratigan was a rotating co-anchor of The Call.

Ratigan left 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 elections and democracy.

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