Category Archives: Investment Banking

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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Corporate Welfare — Podcast December 16, 2013

The Welfare Programs You Never Hear About: Are Government Benefits Payments Going To the Wrong People?  Democratic Perspective’s Steve Williamson, Chuck Williamson, and Bill Timberman take a look at the Federal Government’s subsidies to private industry. Why do they dwarf benefits … 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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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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James Galbraith Interview — Podcast, May 14, 2012

Predators and Victims: The Cost to the Real Economy and the Middle Class of an Overgrown  Financial Sector. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson talk with James K. Galbraith, professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs … Continue reading

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