Category Archives: Economic Stimulus

President Obama’s Legacy — Podcast January 16, 2017

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times: Democratic Perspective Looks Back At the Obama Years. On the eve of President-Elect Trump’s inauguration, Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, Klaus von Stutterheim, and Steve Williamson evaluate the successes and failures of President … Continue reading

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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 All-Too-Real Hunger Games.

As the result of a CBS documentary in 1968, our nation focused on reducing hunger through a variety of federal programs, including food stamps. By 1979, hunger in the US had been all but eliminated. Now it’s back with a … 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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Shedding Light On The Solyndra Failure.

Our editorial board member, Bill Timberman, has a unique ability to research a subject in depth and clearly explain his findings to others. So Democratic Perspective asked him to tell us what happened to Solyndra. For the complete Solyndra story, … Continue reading

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The Real Solyndra Story — Podcast September 17, 2012

The Real Solyndra Story: Why Republican Opposition to Government Loan Guarantees Is a Threat to America’s Future. Bill Timberman, from the Editorial Board of Democratic Perspective, joins co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson to discuss the Solyndra bankruptcy, the economics of … Continue reading

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The History Of Our Economy And How To Fix It.

Democratic Perspective was again fortunate to host Thomas Palley, economist, author and Schwartz Economic Growth Fellow at the New America Foundation. Asked to comment on the issues confronting the US economy, Palley responded, “The argument that I’m making in my … Continue reading

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More Hullabaloo.

In her latest interview with Democratic Perspective, Heather Parton (aka Digby) revealed the secret to her amazing success as a blogger: hard work. “I work seven days a week. I write every single day,” she said. “I’m sympathetic to anyone … 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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Dean Baker Interview — Podcast May 7, 2012

Policy Responses to the Economic Crisis: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic Policy and Research, and author of The Conservative Nanny State (2006) and The End of Loser Liberalism (2011) returns … Continue reading

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