Cotton to Capitalism

Plus A SotRP Special Feature: Transparency in MA Government

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Even as the ink dries on the latest article of impeachment we ask, What’s the solution to our national crisis?

Scott & Cam open the episode, still shocked by the surprise news our co-host Scott J. Graves will be leaving the show. Now first, for the substance of the program.

Still reeling from the news of the last week as we all are, we decided not to focus on the news as it happened this week, plenty of good journalists are keeping us informed up to the moment on the aftermath of the attempted insurrection.  We want to probe how a country like ours gets to be in a place like this?

Scott M. and Cam focus their attention on defining an extractive economy, what it is and how it relates to the ‘financialization of our current economy.’

Read our thoughts on how the pandemic has played out in our extractive economy. 

Once defined we really talk about its solution: Democratic Capitalism.  What it is, how it works and even where many of its examples source from.  Turns out there is a deep connection to the modern concept of Democratic Capitalism existing right in our own backyard.

And what of our thoughtful co-host? The pressures of representing the people of our fair city in the times as they are have played a role in his decision.  We wish Scott J. Graves the absolute best moving forward.  His insightful contribution to our podcast was invaluable, offering a much different persective from yours truly.  Together, we proved how political discourse should be done.  It is telling that in the world we’ve created today, whether at a local or national level, one’s right to speak out vs. one’s ability to do so are vastly different things.

Scotts on the Rocks Politica is a political-centric broadcast that aims to lead through example.

Scott M. Graves is your host joined by a wide variety of guests from throughout the political spectrum and from a wide variety of disciplines.  

Our intent is to provide rational and detailed discussion for listeners.  We’re proving we have more in common and that we’re better together than torn asunder.

Our weekly podcast features careful examinations  blendded with current events reporting from a national and local perspective.

If you appreciate local journalism with a global reach, if you want to cut through the BS and get right to the heart of the matter where it counts for your family our show was made for you.


With that in mind we’re launching an initiative we’re calling M The Media Project. This is a service of SMGraves Associates and over the months and years ahead we’re hoping to experiment with a variety of mediums, financial models and service delivery methods to deliver important news to a regional audience.  

It is our hope that we will create successful media services companies, incubated right here in central Massachusetts that have the potential of becoming replicable.  

The stakes for our society are too high for us not to take this endeavor on.  There are too many capable journalists across the country willing to take part in new and successful business enterprise dedicated to the smart delivery of local political, social and cultural stories.  The stories that tell us who we are and who we desire to be.

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