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Alternative Visions – Why US Workers Are So Angry This Election Cycle – 09.09.16

Media, press, pundits and politicians in the US today keep hyping the US economy as doing well. We hear the US economy is growing nicely, better than other economies at least. Wages are finally rising, and full employment is here.  Jack bunks these and other myths about the US economy on the eve of the US election, and explains why …

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Meditations and Molotovs – 08.22.16

AUGUST 22nd: On today’s program, Vince explores a wide-range of issues, from the ways in which media consolidation colors our collective culture, to the absurdity of nationalism and why he loathes the Olympics. This off-script show is sure to entertain.

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Ken Roseboro – Organic Food, Not Just for Hippies Anymore: How the U.S. Is Dealing With Growing Demand

An old adage says that solving a big problem requires attacking it from all sides. That is what organic industry players—large and small—are doing to overcome organic crop supply shortages in the U.S. Organic supporters have launched a range of initiatives to increase organic farming acreage—from big company initiatives and smaller company collaborations to a new organic transition certification and long-term contracts …

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China’s Middle Class Overtakes US as World’s Largest

China’s middle class has surpassed that of the United States to become the world’s largest, according to the 2015 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report. The Swiss Bank also predicted that Asia will be the site of the greatest expansion of the world’s middle class. With 109 million adults “this year, the Chinese middle class for the first time outnumbered” that …