Doug Henwood is the publisher of the Left Business Observer—a publication that addresses economics with writing that is not dry or boring. He’s turned his attention to AARP. He believes that AARP has become nothing more than an insurance company and is no longer a lobbying force for older Americans. We discuss his thesis to determine if AARP membership is money well spent.

Ed Jaffee exerted his influence on Congress for one of this country’s largest conglomerates. We’ll examine lobbying; lobbyists and modern law making from his book Dodging the Bullet.

Here is the lineup of guests on BRAINSTORMIN’ with Billy the Brain for Monday, April 18, 2011. Listen at or on AM 1400 in Ventura at 10 o’clock am Pacific time.

Stephanie Vance, the “Advocacy Guru” appears on the show to discuss her latest book Citizens in Action.