Economic imperialism

Guess Who's Winning the Class War?

program date: 
Mon, 04/18/2011

 Tom Becker reads "Class-Warfare Scorecard: guess who's winning?" Mike Whitney deflects the myth that our economic woes are due (primarily) to "credit addled shoppers going crazy at Macy's." Instead, wages have stagnated since the 1970s, money has accumulated among those who already have more than they know what to do with (literally), and profits soar while employment plummets. 

 
The original essay can be found at the CounterPunch website.
6:42 minutes (6.14 MB)

The Economics of Public Goods

program date: 
Mon, 04/18/2011

 Martin and Bill connect the ideological, political and economic aspects of neoliberalism and talk about the obfuscation over the last 30 years of the state and public goods in the economy.

 
Martin Hart-Landsberg is a professor of economics at Lewis and Clark College and the Coordinator of their Political Economy program.
19:09 minutes (17.53 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour April 18th

program date: 
Mon, 04/18/2011

 Today's show, hosted by Denise Morris, features two conversations about Ayn Rand, an interview about public goods and the economy, and the latest scores for the current class-war.

56:16 minutes (51.51 MB)

Abe & Joe discuss the Federal Budget

program date: 
Tue, 04/19/2011

 Hosted by Joe Uris and Abe Proctor.

Today, we'll discuss the Federal Budget...

54:09 minutes (24.79 MB)

Peter Mountford discusses recent novel: "A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism"

program: 
Between the Covers
program date: 
Wed, 04/13/2011

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with fiction writer Peter Mountford about his new novel A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism, which tells the story of Gabriel de Boya, a recent college graduate who works for an unscrupulous hedge fund while pretending to be a freelance journalist. Mountford drew on his own experience for the book. Just out of college, he was hired to write about the economy of Ecuador for a nonprofit think tank. He later discovered that the think tank was running a hedge fund out of its back office.

28:10 minutes (12.9 MB)

Positively Revolting on 04-15-11 United for A Fair Economy

program date: 
Fri, 04/15/2011

Positively Revolting hosts Ani & Lyn talk about wealth and taxes with guest Brian Miller, the Executive Director of United for A Fair Economy

When it comes to taxes, not all income is created—or taxed—equal

Despite the time-honored value of rewarding hard work, our tax code gives preferential treatment to income derived from pre-existing wealth instead of income earned from work. 

LEARN MORE HERE:  faireconomy.org
 

51:28 minutes (47.12 MB)

The Mysterious Case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui: Interview with Victoria Brittain

program: 
A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 04/14/2011

Do you like a mystery? Then I have one for you. It’s the mysterious case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.

This American educated, Pakistani neuroscientist, and her 3 young children disappeared in Pakistan in 2003. Did she go underground with al-Quaeda or was she kidnapped by the US and Pakistan? That question has never been answered.What we do know is that she reappeared in 2008. Picked up by authorities in Afghanistan, she was shot in the stomach and accused of attempting to kill US soldiers. In February she was sentenced to an astonishing 86 years in Federal prison despite the complete lack of forensic evidence to support the prosecutions case.

Tune in to learn more about the mysterious case of  Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a terrorist?

29:18 minutes (26.82 MB)

A Deeper Look on 04/14/11

Program: 
A Deeper Look
Air date: 
Thu, 04/14/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
The Mysterious case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

The Mysterious case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

Hey, Do you like a mystery? Then I have one for you. It’s the mysterious case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. This American educated, Pakistani neuroscientist, and her 3 young children disappeared in Pakistan in 2003. Did she go underground with al-Quaeda or was she kidnapped by the US and Pakistan? That question has never been answered.

What we do know is that she reappeared in 2008. Picked up by authorities in Afghanistan she was shot in the stomach and accused of attempting to kill US soldiers.

Tune in to learn more about the mysterious case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a terrorist? Or a victim of the US War on Terror? My guest is Victoria Brittain, author and journalist who has covered this case extensively.

Between the Covers on 04/14/11

Program: 
Between the Covers
Air date: 
Thu, 04/14/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Peter Mountford on his novel "A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism,"

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with fiction writer Peter Mountford about his new novel "A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism," which tells the story of Gabriel de Boya, a recent college graduate who works for an unscrupulous hedge fund while pretending to be a freelance journalist. Mountford drew on his own experience for the book. Just out of college, he was hired to write about the economy of Ecuador for a nonprofit think tank. He later discovered that the think tank was running a hedge fund out of its back office.

Jess Walters, author of "The Financial Lives of the Poets" describes "A Young Man's GUide to Late Capitalism" as a "parable of the voracious global economy."

The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse

program: 
A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 03/24/2011

That's the title of the new book  edited by author Marjorie Cohn. The professor and former President of the National Lawyers Guild, joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about the history and scope of the United States use of torture. The book is made upf of essays by some of the countries most prestigious Human Rights Activist and experts. Tune in to this important discussion. Can we afford to allow this practice to continue?

30:21 minutes (27.79 MB)
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