Economic imperialism

Joe & Abe - Oct 14

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Mon, 10/13/2008

 Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris cuss and discuss the latest election news and coverage, including a run-down of the various Oregon Ballot Measures.  The cops are tracking your car's location with high tech cameras that log when and where your license plates appear.  Be aware!!!

55:22 minutes (25.35 MB)

Good on yer, Krugman

 Continuing on a theme, congratulations to Paul Krugman of the New York Times for his Nobel prize in economics. For my money, Krugman for many years now has been the best columnist on the Times' op-ed page, and one of the best in the business, period. His liberalism comes in large part from a place that is grounded in hard economics, which makes him both hard to refute, and able to refute mindless conservative free-market dogma.

For example, since the brouhaha over the uber-costly financial bailout erupted a couple of weeks ago, Krugman has been hitting hard on the need for taxpayers to receive an equity stake in return for their rescue of investment in the financial sector. And now it looks like it's going to happen.

Let's hope Paulson & Co. keep reading their Krugman.

-A

More Talk Radio on 10/13/08

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 10/13/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Dave Mazza guest hosts today. He speaks with David Cay Johnston, former New York Times reporter and author of Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You with the Bill). Johnston has spent his 40-year career exposing collusion between government officials and private sector entities as they enrich the rich and ignore consequences for middle-class laborers and the poor. In his previous book Perfectly Legal, he focused on hidden inequities in the tax system. He and Dave will discuss the financial crisis and the bailout and how all of us will be affected.

Economics Expert Robin Hahnel on Dow Jones Drop

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 10/05/2008

Wall Street suffered through another volatile session today.
The Dow Jones plunged as much as 800 points — the largest EVER one-day point drop — before recovering to close with a loss of three hundred seventy.
The selling spree took the Dow below 10,000 points for the first time in four years.
Investors have apparently come to the realization that the Bush administration's 700 billion dollar rescue plan is not sufficient to unfreeze the credit markets.
Meanwhile, Standard and Poor reports that the US economy is down nearly thirty percent from the October 2007 peak.  
Fourteen percent of this drop has occurred since September 1st, 2008.

3:18 minutes (3.02 MB)

Radiozine on 10/09/08

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Thu, 10/09/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Host Per Fagereng interviews Chalmers Johnson, author of "Voting The Fate of the Nation, Will Economic Meltdown, Race, or Regional Loyalty Be the Trump Card in Election 2008?" on TomDispatch.com. In the article Mr. Johnson asks, "Have the Bush years, most recently in the form of a global financial Katrina, created the conditions for a rare turning-point election in U.S. politics, as with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Democratic Party in 1932 -- or will deep-seated racism and entrenched regional/party loyalties prove too much, even for this catastrophic moment?" Chalmers Johnson's latest book, Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic, warned of the possibility of a profligate, militarized U.S.

Joe & Abe w/ Dr. Lawrence Krauss

program date: 
Mon, 10/06/2008

 Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris talk Politics, Economics, and now, Atheism with guest Dr. Lawrence Krauss, internationally famous theoretical physicist and avowed Atheist.  

 

56:45 minutes (25.98 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 6, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 10/05/2008

This program is all about the global economy and how to fix it.  The Movie Moles discuss Battle in Seattle, and Bill Resnick talks with two activists  with The Apollo Alliance  about how to put the economy on a green footing.  Hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or individual segments by following the links below.  And please support the Old Mole and KBOO duriing the Fall Membership Drive by clicking on the Join Now link at the top of this page!

1.  Bill Resnick and Kate Gordon, co-director of The  Apollo Alliance. 

2.  Bill Resnick and Barbara Byrd, Oregon representative  of the Apollo Alliance.

39:14 minutes (22.46 MB)

Movie Moles: "Battle in Seattle"

program date: 
Sun, 10/05/2008

Movie  Moles Denise Morris and Johanna Brenner discuss "Battle in Seattle," the Hollywood take on the WTO protests of 1999.  It's playing now here in Portland for a limited time. 

8:59 minutes (5.15 MB)

Like W, but with ambition

 Rolling Stone just put on an article on Sen McCain, which is as damning and devastating as most any piece of journalism I can recall. St. John is revealed as a short-tempered, misogynistic narcissist who differs from Dubya primarily on the basis of his ambition. Oh yeah, Dubya is apparently a better pilot.

Most of all the piece completely deconstructs the ubiquitous Maverick Myth that McCain has deployed around himself like armor. There is nothing there at all. He has backtracked and and sold out every one of his vaunted principals, flip-flopped on virtually every issue on which he has claimed to be resolute -- campaign finance, kowtowing to secial interests, his position on the war, and on and on. Even on torture, an issue that carries street cred for him, he cravenly helped broker a deal with the White House that effectively annuls the Geneva Conventions.

McCain is a liar and a fraud. Worse, he's a dangerous and aggressive ideologue with twin Napoleon and Daddy complexes. You think Dubya has been a disaster? McCain would the same or worse -- only smarter and more belligerent.

-A

 

Good Times with Reggae Bob on 10/06/08

Air date: 
Mon, 10/06/2008 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
FUNK THE PRESIDENT !

DO YOU MISS FUNK MUSIC ??  WE SURE DO ! 

SO MONDAY EVENING WE ARE GOING TO PLAY 3 HOURS AS WE CELEBRATE, FINALLY, THE END OF THE GEORGE W BUSH ERA WITH FUNK MUSIC !

PUT THIS TOGETHER WITH THE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE, AND WE'VE GOT "STRATEGERY" !!

Reggae Bob !

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