Category Archives: Financial Crisis

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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Tom O’Halleran Interview — Podcast October 24, 2016

Voting Is Just the Beginning: The Best Way To Ensure that the Public Trust Is Honored By Our Politicians Is To Get Involved In the Process Which Elects Them. Democratic Perspective again welcomes Tom O’Halleran, former Chicago Homicide Detective, former Governing Board member of the … 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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Getting Real About Russia.

April 22, 2013, Democratic Perspective hosted Pat Willerton, associate professor of political science at the University of Arizona. Willerton’s focus is on Russian culture and politics, having spent a great deal of time in the country before and after the collapse … Continue reading

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The Real Victims Of The Fiscal Cliff.

Since Tea Party Republicans led our nation to a fiscal cliff in 2011 by refusing to raise the debt ceiling without lowering the deficit, our economy has been held hostage. Unable to agree on budget negotiations, Congress instituted sequestration cuts … 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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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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Of Regulation, Risk, Deficits And Austerity.

Democratic Perspective is fortunate to have an outstanding economist in our ranks.  Chuck Williamson is a member of Verde Valley Independent Democrats and the brother of co-host, Stephen Williamson.  He spent his career in the banking industry, much of it as Chief Investment … 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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