Big Government, Is It Back in Fashion?

Today's show is helmed by Bob Scheer, who, amazingly, describes himself as a "libertarian" !! It's a big think show on the subject of Big Government. With the recession supposedly receding, and Cash for Clunkers making Ford more productive, has government intercession eased the economic emergency? Are we sloping toward socialism? Or just socialism for bankers? Some talk about death panels and healthcare and who's pushing the buttons behind the protests.

Banner image: Both protestors and supporters of healthcare reform demonstrate on the parking lot outside of a town hall meeting hosted by Senator Arlen Specter on August 13 in Kittanning, Pennsylvania. Specter held the town hall meeting to speak with local residents about health care reform. Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images