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Audio by album may_21_2012

Alternatives to Austerity

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Mon, 05/21/2012

 Costas Panayotakis is an economist, sociologist, ecologist, writer, activist, playwright and actor.  He is the author of Remaking Scarcity: From Capitalist Inefficiency to Economic Democracy, and he talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how austerity policies are destroying the economies of Greece and other countries, and what working people need to do to respond.  Here is Costas and friends performing as "Austerity Nuts" on the New York Subway.  

14:22 minutes (8.22 MB)

ALEC and Government by Corporation

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Mon, 05/21/2012

 Here is all you need to know about ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council -- the corporate funded and corporate-run group that writes bills for right-wing legislators to take home and enact into law.  Well-read Red Frann Michel makes it all crystal clear.  You can read her analysis and follow her links here

6:53 minutes (3.94 MB)

Transformation of Work

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Mon, 05/21/2012

 As the opportunities for paying jobs get fewer as the working-age population grows, more folks are turning to the off-the-books economy.  Clayton Morgareidge reads from this blog post by Laura Flanders about what that might mean for the future of work.  

6:06 minutes (3.5 MB)

City Repair and Village Convergence

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Mon, 05/21/2012

 Neighbors in Portland are transforming and using the common spaces between homes.  Mark Lakeman, one of the founders of City Repair, talks here with Bill Resnick about the work of his organization and what it means for community life.  They have a wonderful website.  

8:42 minutes (4.98 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 05/21/2012

Many thanks to all you listeners who contributed to KBOO during the Spring Membership Drive! 

Clayton Morgareidge hosts this edition of the Old Mole which deals with austerity policies in Greece and around the world, how the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) writes the right-wing agenda into law, how the underground economy is becoming the model for a "new" economy, and how City Repair and the Village Building Convergence are changing lives and neighborhoods in Portland.  

43:37 minutes (24.97 MB)


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