Category Archives: Financial Sector

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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The Sanders Campaign: Is It Really Over When It’s Over? — Podcast June 20, 2016

Bernie and Hillary: In Politics, as in Asymmetric Warfare, Declarations of Victory Can Sometimes Be Premature. Democratic Perspective looks at the passions driving the Sanders campaign, the threat of a permanent schism in the Democratic Party, and what effect — if any — committed Sanders supporters will have on … Continue reading

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President Obama and Edward Snowden: Two Perspectives On the State of the Nation — Podcast December 1, 2014

American Dream or American Nightmare? It Depends On Who You Ask: Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino reflects on the story of the United States in the Twenty-First Century as told from two very different viewpoints: first, that of Laura Poitras’s film Citizenfour, about the fugitive NSA … Continue reading

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Sasha Abramsky Interview — Podcast October 13, 2014

Social Policy and the Shrinking Middle Class: Increasing Inequality Is NOT an Accident. Democratic Perspective welcomes author and journalist Sasha Abramsky back to talk about the consequences of the social policy failures outlined in his recent book  The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still … 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 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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Sasha Abramsky Interview — Podcast October 21, 2013

Poverty in America: Never Mind What Conservatives Say, Poverty Is NOT the Fault of the Poor. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson interview author and journalist Sasha Abramsky about his new book  The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half … Continue reading

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Assessing the Robin Hood Tax — Podcast November 19, 2012

Assessing the Robin Hood Tax: Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson look at the proposed Financial Transaction Tax, otherwise known as the Robin Hood Tax, that would levy a 0.5% tax on financial trading transactions. How much revenue would it … Continue reading

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Assessing The Robin Hood Tax.

With the so-called “Fiscal Cliff” looming, Democratic Perspective hosts, Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, examined one of the most promising options for raising revenue – the Financial Transaction Tax (AKA The Robin Hood Tax). The tax is supported by a … 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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