Robert Hockett is an American lawyer, law professor, and policy advocate. He holds two positions at Cornell University (the Edward Cornell Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and a Professor of Public Affairs), is senior counsel at investment firm Westwood Capital, LLC, and was a Fellow at The Century Foundation think tank.As of 2019, he is advising Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Green New Deal.
We discuss the idea of treating social media as a public utility, accessible to all Americans, providing accurate information, and not allowed to bully anyone. There are several prerequisites: a good communications infrastructure, controls, and enforced fairness doctrine.
We talk with Charlotte Dennett, author and attorney, about the Deadly Politics of the Great Game for Oil. We discuss how many wars have as their underlying cause the quest for oil, gas, and other sources of energy. For example, eastern Ukraine has major natural gas resources, which Russia wants. We talk about energy wars, and what can be done to stop them.In essence, they are suicidal.