Alternative economics

Badiou's Communist Hypothesis

program date: 
Mon, 01/04/2010

 Alain Badiou enunciates the communist hypothesis:  The subordination of labor to a dominant class, (whether it be a class of capitalists or a class of party bureaucrats)  is not inevitable.  If so, then the existence of a coercive state, with the violent policing we heard about at the beginning of this show, is not inevitable either.  Here is the Old Mole’s Frann Michel making the case for this hypothesis, and for the courage to weather the hard times of struggle.

8:08 minutes (4.66 MB)

Cooperating Toddlers

program date: 
Mon, 01/04/2010

 Are human beings capable  of  living in a better society in which cooperation predominates over competition?  Harvard psychologist Felix Warneken discusses experiments showing that kids of 18 months have a spontaneous impulse to help others in need.  More about this here.

13:44 minutes (7.86 MB)

Better Policing

program date: 
Mon, 01/04/2010

 Kristian Williams, Portland writer and author of Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America, continues his discussion of last week with Bill Resnick about police violence.  In this second part of the interview, Bill and Kristian look at what it would take to make policing non-violent.  

18:57 minutes (10.85 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 12/31/09

Air date: 
Thu, 12/31/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
A look at the best and worst of the year and decade in Portland

A look back at the best and the worst of the year and decade.

 

A 12-year-old girl shot by police with a beanbag, failed attempt to recall the mayor, new community journalism, solving Portland's gang problem, race and recession...these are just some of the issues Voices from the Edge covered during 2009. This week well be taking a look back the lows and highs in the Rose City the last 12 months as well as memorable moments earlier in the decade: remember Police Chief Mark Kroeker, Mayor Katz's River Renaissance, or Columbia Villa?

Rick North from Oregon Physicians For Social Responsibility talks about Growth Hormones in cows and dairy products

program date: 
Wed, 12/30/2009

 Hosted by Will Newman II

FrankenFood or miracle for family dairies?

For over a decade, Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) has been in the center of a controversy about genetic engineering, food safety, and animal health.  Join us in a discussion with Rick North, from Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, as we examine the good and bad sides of rBGH.

 

 

55:04 minutes (25.21 MB)

The Decade In Review: Call in with your Best and Worst of the Decade

program date: 
Tue, 12/29/2009

 Hosted by Joe Uris

Today's show will be The Decade In Review...  Joe will seed the discussion with some of his own observations, then ask for yours.

57:40 minutes (26.41 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 12/24/09

Air date: 
Thu, 12/24/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Are we any closer to real health care reform?

Are we any closer to real health care reform?

The U.S. Senate has set an 8 am vote on its health care reform bill. Senate Majority Harry Reid has secured his 60 votes, but at what cost to health care reform?

December 21 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 12/21/2009

 This show, hosted by Tom Becker,  asks whether higher taxes in Oregon on corporations and wealth individuals would help the economy;  whether  the latest healthcare bill is worth supporting; and what  are the political impications of the military's use of the  label  "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder".

54:01 minutes (30.91 MB)

Can Higher Taxes Help the Economy?

program date: 
Mon, 12/21/2009

Oregon Voters will be asked in January to decide whether to raise taxes on corporations and wealthy individuals. The opposition claims that taxing the rich hurts the economy, undermines small business, and costs jobs. But does that contention hold water? In this interview, the Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with economist and writer John Miller, a regular contributor to Dollars & Sense, about the impact of taxes on jobs and investment. 

21:23 minutes (12.24 MB)

Health Care Reform, and Citizen Soldier's Study on the Mental Health of our Soldiers

program date: 
Tue, 12/22/2009

Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

It's an end-of-the-year grab bag as Abe and Joe toss around a number of hot topics, and then hand them off to callers. On the docket are the health care 'reform' bill, a study from Citizen Soldier on the mental health of our soldiers, and a friendly note from a listener.

 
 

 
59:13 minutes (27.11 MB)
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