Category Archives: Business

This Isn’t The World We Grew Up In: The Consequences of Disruptive Technologies — Podcast December 5, 2016

One Thing Is Sure: It’s Gonna Get a LOT More Complicated. Democratic Perspective’s Gary LaMaster and Bill Timberman continue their discussion of artificial intelligence with a closer look at how it’s already affecting our social, political, and economic relationships. In the absence of effective help from … Continue reading

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The New Gilded Age: History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, But It Does Rhyme — Podcast August 17, 2015

Oligarchs Then and Now: Democracy and the Distribution of Wealth. Democratic Perspective goes another round with the oligarchs. Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson discuss what’s driving the increased concentration of wealth in the United States today, and why it poses … Continue reading

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Think Globally, Act Locally: The Benefits of Local Businesses — Podcast December 08, 2014

Product Diversity and Local Business Support Networks: A Promising New Alternative to the Big-Box and Franchise Model of Retailing. Democratic Perspective’s Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson talk about the benefits of buying locally with Meg Williams Jamison, Northern Arizona Director of Local First Arizona, Justin Ove, … Continue reading

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Lanny Morrison Interview — Podcast October 6, 2014

Tackling the Real Issues: A Conversation with Lanny Morrison, Democratic candidate for Arizona State Representative, Legislative District 6. Democratic Perspective’s Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson talk to Lanny Morrison about his candidacy for the Arizona House from LD 6 — his background in business … Continue reading

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Cottonwood: Now the Heart of Arizona’s Wine Country — Podcast April 21, 2014

Riot and Revelation: Old Town Cottonwood On the Move. Democratic Perspective welcomes Paula Woolsey, co-owner of Revelation Wines, Old Town’s first full-production winery, and Jet Tennant, owner of Riot in Old Town for a discussion of the latest news on the Old Town Cottonwood revival.

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Making Wall Street Pay.

On January 6, 2014, investor and financial consultant, John O’Donnell joined Mike Cosentino on Democratic Perspective to discuss the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). The Financial Transaction Tax is also known by the misnomer, Robin Hood Tax. Although various forms of … Continue reading

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The Financial Transaction Tax: a Way To Guarantee That Wall Street Pays Its Fair Share? — Podcast January 6, 2014

The Financial Transaction Tax: An Idea Whose Time Has Come, or an Unfair Burden on the Financial Services Industry? Democratic Perspective‘s Mike Cosentino is joined by John O’Donnell, investor and financial consultant, in a discussion of the Financial Transaction Tax — … Continue reading

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Food For Thought.

Note: Having fallen behind on blog posts and listings of resources, I’ll try to catch up beginning with our October 7, 2013, interview with Wenonah Hauter. Wenonah Hauter is author of Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and … Continue reading

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Old Town Renaissance: Cooperative Development in Cottonwood, Arizona — Podcast October 14, 2013

Imagination, Hard Work, and a Little TLC From Local Government: How One Town in Arizona Turned Itself Around. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson interview some of the business and government leaders responsible for the remarkably successful re-development of Old Town … Continue reading

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Wine in the Verde Valley: What Successful, Sustainable Development Looks Like — Podcast September 16, 2013

Viticulture and Winemaking in the Verde Valley: a Dream, a Passion, and a Successful Business Model. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson welcome five people to the show who’ve been instrumental in the rise of the wine industry in Arizona’s Verde … Continue reading

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