Jared Bernstein is the author of Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed? (And Other Unsolved Economic Mysteries). An economist at the Economic Policy Institute, he explains to Bill Resnick and to you why we're all feeling poorer these days--especially those who were poor to begin with. Bernstein will be speaking at Powell's on Wednesday at 7:30.
Joe Uris and Abe Proctor rant 'n' rail on with a pre-May Day Special covering the history of the Labor Movement in the United States, and how it's been steadily eroded since the last of the *real* Domocrats were in power.
There is lots of food in the world, but lots of people are starving. Why are the neediest being priced out of the food market? Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starving and an activist with Food First, analyzes the situation in this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.
Bill Resnick hosts this show as the Old Moles root out the underlying issues regarding taxes, the courage it takes to keep hope alive in hard times, labor struggles in Colorado and Colombia, and inequities in human health. Listen to the whole show by clicking on the arrow on this page, or listen to individual pieces by clicking on their links below.
Taxes are due this week, so Bill Resnick and Mike Leachman discuss why people hate paying taxes even though we wall need services they pay for.Michael Leachman is a policy analyst at the Oregon Center for Public Policy, which does in-depth research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues with the goal to improve decision making and generate more opportunities for all Oregonians. You can read more by him here.
Dr. David Naimon (DrNaimon.com) interviews Melody Petersen, (New York Times) the author of Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs.