Category Archives: De-regulation

Matthew Goodwin Interview — Podcast September 11, 2017

The Shock Doctrine and Global Warming: Matt Goodwin on Naomi Klein’s Critique of Predatory Capitalism and Its Reaction (or Lack of Reaction) to a Genuinely Existential Threat.  Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson welcome Matt Goodwin, Professor of Philosophy at Northern Arizona University, … Continue reading

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2016: Democratic Perspective’s Year In Review — Podcast January 2, 2017

Things Fall Apart; The Centre Cannot Hold: Democratic Perspective’s 2016 in Review. The Democratic Perspective crew contemplates a year that has changed everything, albeit not in the way that we’d hoped for when we went to the polls on November 8th. Those of us who still hold to the … Continue reading

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The Upcoming Trump Administration: What Should We Expect? — Podcast December 26, 2016

Billionaires, Generals, and White Supremacists: Donald Trump Introduces the Ship of State to Its New Crew. Gary LaMaster, Klaus von Stutterheim, and Steve Williamson look at President-Elect Trump’s picks for Cabinet and senior advisory positions. Compared to past administrations, this one appears to be … Continue reading

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Eva Lee Sargent Interview — Podcast September 28, 2015

The Endangered Species Act, the Mexican Gray Wolf, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department: Yet Another Instance of Science Held Hostage by Right-Wing Ideology.  Eva Lee Sargent, Southwest Program Director for Defenders of Wildlife, joins Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve … 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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The Betrayal of the American Dream.

Democratic Perspective was fortunate to interview James B. Steele on a recent show. Steele and Donald L. Barlett are America’s most honored investigative reporting team. The two have earned two Pulitzer Prizes and two National Magazine Awards. Their collaboration began … Continue reading

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James B. Steele Interview — Podcast September 24, 2012

The Betrayal of the American Dream: An Interview with James B. Steele. Democratic Perspective c0-hosts Mike Cosentino and Gary LaMaster, interview Vanity Fair reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist James B. Steele about his new book, The Betrayal of the American … Continue reading

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Chuck Williamson Interview — Podcast June 25, 2012

Banking and the Financial Crisis: Democratic Perspective’s co-hosts, Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, interview one of our own. Chuck Williamson, Steve’s brother, and retired Chief Investment Officer of First Interstate Bank (now part of Wells Fargo), offers some critical insights into banking and … Continue reading

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Beyond Austerity.

Once again, Democratic Perspective had the privilege to interview famed economist, Dean Baker. In case you’re not familiar with Mr. Baker, he predicted the housing bubble and its effects as early as 2002. He is co-founder of the Center for … Continue reading

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Gary LaMaster Interview — Podcast April 30, 2012

Myths, Delusions and Lies: How Tea Party Ideologues Are Poisoning Our Politics.  Gary LaMaster, member of the Verde Valley Independent Democrats’ editorial board, former journalist and one-time owner of a successful advertising agency in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, gives Democratic Perspective listeners … Continue reading

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