Video: Domhoff, Rothbard, and Evers on Power Elite Analysis

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Although its appears as if filmed in a dank subterranean cloister in the early 1980s, check out this fascinating discussion of power elite analysis by sociologist G. William Domhoff, economist Murray N. Rothbard, and political scientist Williamson M. Evers on a wide range of topics from urban renewal, the origins of the Fed, to the corporate elite’s dominance of California. Bill Domhoff is a research professor in psychology and sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of Who Rules America? (1967), The Higher Circles (1971), Bohemian Grove and Other Retreats: A Study in Ruling-Class Cohesiveness (1974), The Myth of Liberal Ascendancy: Corporate Dominance from the Great Depression to the Great Recession (2013) and other books. Murray Rothbard was the founder of the modern libertarian movement and a prolific authorBill Evers was the original editor of Inquiry magazine, a resident scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution (and is currently a research fellow there). He also served as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development in the U.S. Department of Education from 2007-09. I especially loved the emphasis Domhoff, Rothbard, and Evers made on “naming names” and doing the grunt work investigative research in order to point the finger of accusation and indictment against the criminal elites plundering and ripping us off.

6:56 pm on December 7, 2013