Alternative Visions – Is the Global Economy Becoming More Fragile? – 06.07.15

Jack Rasmus updates last week’s show on the decline in US GDP with new data for trade, productivity and jobs, and reviews events of the global economy in Europe, China and elsewhere including the Euro and global bond market sell off of the past week. A preview of his new book, ‘Systemic Fragility in the Global Economy’ due later this summer, is offered, describing the 9 key trends in the global economy today that represent the ‘dead cat bounce’ recovery: slowing real investment, drift toward deflation, explosion of central bank liquidity and credit, rising global corporate debt, the shift to speculative financial asset investing, the restructuring of financial and labor markets in the 21st century, and why central bank monetary policy and government fiscal policies are failing to generate a sustained real recovery of the global economy. How it is all resulting in rising global income inequality in turn.

This program is a replay from a previous week. Alternative Visions show next week, June 13, will discuss the latest events of the Greek Debt Crisis and a potential Greek default impact on Europe and global economic instability


Bowl of Soul – June Is Black Music Month – Part I – 06.07.15

I’m Caught Up In A One Night Love Affair – Inner Circle feat Jocelyn Brown – R&B/House – 1979
Lose Yourself To Dance – Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams – R&B/Funk – 2013
Single Life – Cameo – Funk – 1985
Nothin’ To It – Pleasure – Funk – 1979
Centipede – Rebbie Jackson – R&B – 1984
You Know My Steez – Gangstarr – Hip Hop – 1997
Drowning In The Sea of Love – Joe Simon – R&B – 1971
Going To A Go-Go – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles- Extended Version by Mosotogam – 1966
Love’s Not – Conya Doss – R&B – 2015
Heart Don’t Change Your Mind – William Guest – R&B – 2015
Breaking Up Somebody’s Home – Ann Peebles – Blues – 1971


The Vinyl Experience – 06.05.15

VE 272 6/6/15 Sticky Fingers

Rolling Stones with Eric Clapton: Brown Sugar

Rolling Stones: Sway (singel version)

Black Joe Lewis & The H neybears: Sway (from Sticky Soul Fingers)

Flying Burrito Brothers: Wild Horses

Rolling Stones: Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (alternate)

Mississippi Fred McDowell: You Gotta Move

Rolling Stones: Bitch (extended alternate)

Aloe Blacc & Joel Van Dijk: I Got The Blues (from Sticky Soul Fingers)

Marianne Faithfull: Sister Morphine

Rolling Stones: Dead Flowers (alternate)

New Riders of The Purple Sage: Dead Flowers

Fifth Dimension: Moonlight Mile

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Expat Files – 06.05.15

-As promised, you can now send an email and get a free copy of the new e-book, “Fast Spanish” written by a faithful listener and Expat Wisdom seminar attendee. Better hurry though, the free offer is only good for a week or so.       -Every day enlightened first world people are getting a plan “B” lined up as they …


It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Monetary Reform: Trending – 06.03.15

Remarkable changes are underway in the world of monetary policy, theory and even the forms of money itself. Beyond just technology, these new forms and re-forms of the dominant money control systems are being pushed by the need for fairer economic distribution as well as raging battles between global private banks and citizens of Greece, Spain, Canada and more. This week Ellen speaks with Uli Kortsch, president of Global Partners Investments, who advocates replacing money creation by private banks through “fractional reserve lending” with government-issued money, and we visit with colleagues in London working on something similar. Co-host Walt McRee discusses a new series of workbooks designed to enable more local investment while Matt Stannard discusses the humanitarian concerns imposed by the Trans-Pacific Partnership.