“make vs. take”, analysis-fueled news program that fearlessly tackles the world of politics, money, and the unholy alliance between big business and government. Ratigan also hosts the insightful and provocative podcast, Radio Free Dylan His upcoming book, Greedy Bastards, will be released in January.
Ratigan’s political commentary is a throw-back to ambitious reformers exemplified by Teddy Roosevelt in the early 1900’s. Central to this mission is a fearless engagement of powerful private and public interests that seek to protect their power and profits by depriving America of its core values of fairness and equal opportunity.
The country, now more than ever, needs passionate debate and smart policy, a brazen willingness to scrap what doesn’t work, and the entrepreneurial spirit to try what does. It needs heroes to take on the establishment, and fight for the new American ideal. Ratigan is one of this movement’s most powerful mouthpieces.
Previously, Ratigan worked and thrived on the front lines of global finance and trade for nearly 10 years at Bloomberg LP, where he established multiple beats, including their coverage of mergers and acquisitions. He launched and hosted their flagship morning tv broadcast and ultimately consolidated and oversaw Bloomberg News’ worldwide coverage of banking, investment, insurance and hedge funds as their founding Global Managing Editor for Corporate Finance.
In 2003, Ratigan joined CNBC where he created and hosted Fast Money in addition to co-anchoring CNBC’s The Call and Closing Bell. From seven trips to the World Economic Forum, to 5 to Warren Buffett’s annual meeting, to thousand’s of interviews in dozens of countries, Dylan understands the structural economic unfairness rotting America’s core and he’s not afraid to call it for what it is.
Following the 2008 financial crisis, Ratigan resigned his position at CNBC and launched The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC. Disgusted and disturbed by the rampant evidence of fraud, the theft and cover-up in American government, mega banks and mega-corporations, he is on a mission to create fairness for all Americans. Using the mantra “The truth will set you free; but first it will piss you off”, Ratigan focuses on solutions to our nation’s largest problems while holding the government accountable for its role in solving them.