Alternative economics

Pillaging Public Pensions

WRR: Pensions

Last week, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber called for a special legislative session (to begin 8am September 30th) noting that "we have an opportunity to combine cost savings from reforms to the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) and new revenue to restore lost school days." In other words, maybe we can remedy some of the draconian cuts made to education in recent years by slashing the pensions of retired teachers and other public workers. Or in other words, let's pit old people against children.

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 16, 2013

program date: 
Mon, 09/16/2013

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Tom Becker hosts this edition of the Old Mole, and we hear --

53:50 minutes (30.8 MB)

Occupy's One Demand

program date: 
Mon, 09/16/2013

On the first anniversary of the start of the Occupy movement, and after much debate about the effectiveness of demands, the movement has announced one big demand: the end of capitalism.  Here Joe Clement comments on how this demand comprehends all the issues the Occupy movement brought to our attention.  

16:16 minutes (9.31 MB)
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