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Alternative Visions – Has the Global Economy Crossed its Rubicon?

Dr. Rasmus explains how the global capitalist economy crossed a kind of economic rubicon with the 2008-09 global crash and has not been able to restore itself to pre-crisis trends.  With 2008, the growth in global trade as a percent of global GDP hit a wall, stagnated after, and is now declining as a percent of global GDP which itself …

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Progressive Commentary Hour – 06.27.17

CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS Why is there no unified progressive movement and what is necessary to build one. Dr. Jim Garrison is the founding President of Ubiquity University and the Wisdom School of Graduate Studies, an international school of higher education built upon innovative principles of whole brain and whole system learning. The university operates on four continents with partners in the EU, …

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The Gary Null Show – 06.07.17

A look at the background behind the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and the role of Washington, the IMF and NATO in the coup and subsequent civil war underway Chris Kaspar de Ploeg is a Dutch political analyst and freelance journalist belong to the Authentic Journalism Platform in the Netherland, who has focused on the history and current events in the …

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Trends This Week – A misguided budget – 05.24.17

Tensions continue to heat up in the Middle East and conflict with Iran could result in World War III. The U.S. continues to increase military spending, putting tax dollars towards killing. Meanwhile, U.S. infrastructure continues to disintegrate as cars drive over faulty roads and bridges and trains face daily delays. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Ask Beatty – 05.22.17

ARE YOU IN A TOXIC RELATIONSHIP? Beatty asked her listeners to reevaluate all of their relationships,  including love, work, family, friends and even acquaintances.  Are these relationships loving, respectful and mutually satisfying or are they at worse, toxic and poisonous? Beatty’s guest today is Katherine Schreiber, co-author of the Truth About  Exercise  Addiction:  Understanding the Dark Side of Thinspiration, writer, …

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The Personal Computer Radio Show – 05.17.17

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Broadcast PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET IN THE NEWS Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries Exploiting Stolen N.S.A. Tool. Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight ‘WannaCrypt’ attacks. WannaCrypt shows why NSA shouldn’t stockpile exploits, says Microsoft   FEATURE SEGMENTS o   INQUIRING MINDS – What to do with all the lithium batteries that cannot be recycled …

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Alternative Visions – How Macron and Trump Economic Policies Are Similar – 05.12.17

Dr. Rasmus reviews early policy directions of newly elected French President, Emmanuel Macron, that focus on anti-labor reform, business tax cuts, and privatization and how that set of policy priorities is similar in many ways to Trump’s.  How recent reports on unemployment in Europe show jobless rates at 18% (not 9.5%) while the US rate is really 9%-12% and not …

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The Gary Null Show – 05.02.17

An analysis of Trump’s economic strategy and the rule by a corporate oligarchy Greg Palast is a journalist’s journalist, whose news breaking stories appear on BBC Television, The Guardian and Rolling Stone Mgazine. The British Tribune has called Greg  “the most important investigative journalist in our time.” He has won many awards including from the Financial Times,  the National Press …

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Alternative Visions – Eyewitness Report on the Elections in France + US GDP Report – 04.28.17

The show welcomes back guest, Alan Benjamin, an eyewitness to the recent elections in France last week, to discuss what’s going on in France. Will the right wing, Le Pen party, win in the runoff election coming up in a couple of weeks, or will the candidate backed by the French business and political elite, Macron, win?  What are progressives …