Updates on CEO pay, new book on inequality, US estate and inheritance taxes. Interview with Alan Schulman, coordinator Democracy at Work New York City.
Updates on car companies buying ride-share companies, Pope’s latest, evidence against Prof. Krugman’s rosy view of inequality. Major discussions of (1) why markets need not undermine worker-coop based economy and (2) European leaders’ failed policies on Greece.
On today’s program, Vince addresses a question he’s been asked thousands of times as an activist and writer: “What do you want?” And, more importantly, “How are we going to get it?” The Left knows what it doesn’t want – exploitation, inequality, dis-empowerment, racism – but what replaces the structures, institutions and cultures that produce these phenomena? People can resist all they wish, but without a vision for the future, resistance is futile. Let’s talk about the future.
Updates on capitalism vs higher education, real costs of apps, how other half banks. In depth analyses of projected economic downturn in 2016, capitalist inequality and housing changes, and how capitalism affects sports.
Iran Deal: Manufactured Crisis
GARETH PORTER – Just back after two weeks in Vienna at the Iran talks, He is an investigative journalist and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare.
Sandra Bland “Suicide” After Minor Traffic Stop
KERRY McLEAN – McLean is a human rights lawyer and activist with the International Lawyers Guild. Based in New York “The troubling, highly suspicious death of Sandra Bland is unfortunately all too familiar to African Americans.
Dan Berger – Berger is author of Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era.
The power and control of secretive autonomous and unaccountable national security elites over the nation’s decision-making regarding war and peace, with Caroline Fredrickson
Since the official end of the last recession in June 2009, the wealthiest 1% households in the U.S. have captured 91% of all the net income gains, according to university studies based on US income tax records. At the same time, median family real incomes have consistently fallen 1%-2% every year since 2009 in the US—and that’s at the median …
Jack Rasmus discusses the recent report that the wealthiest 1%, who own most of the stock in US corporations, will receive more than $1 trillion in stock buybacks and dividend payouts in 2015. Buybacks-dividends delivered $3.8 trillion since the end of the recession in 2009, with another trillion coming this year.
Norma Ramos is a long-standing social justice attorney who self-defines as an eco-feminist. She links world-wide inequality of women to the destruction of the environment. She has received many awards in recognition of her work against human trafficking.
Updates on Bernanke’s new big-bucks finance job, GM avoids billions in victims’ claims for faulty ignitions, Seattle capitalist raises all workers to minimum $70k/yr, Americans’ self-delusion on inequality, private profit trumps public policy, and anti-student-debt activism. Responses to listeners: impact on China if capitalism’s relocation stopped. Major discussions of economics of wages and prices, narrowness of economics education, and basic global economic development issue.