Category Archives: Monetary Policy

Indivisible: Tactics for the Anti-Trump Resistance — Podcast January 9, 2017

Don’t Mourn, Organize: Answers For Those Who Want To Know What We’re Supposed To Do Now. Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson discuss Indivisible: a Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda, a 26 page document by former Congressional staffers which provides … 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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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 Fiscal Cliff: What It Is and Isn’t — Podcast December 3, 2012

The Fiscal Cliff: Tax Rates, Entitlements, and the Republican Clown Show. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson dissect the so-called fiscal cliff. What it is, where it got its name, and what happens if or when we go over it. As … 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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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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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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An Expert’s View Of Our Economy.

Following President Obama’s State of The Union address, Democratic Perspective invited Dean Baker to discuss the economy. A highly respected macro-economist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Baker writes a weekly commentary on the economy which … Continue reading

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Dean Baker Interview — Podcast January 30, 2011

Unemployment, Economic Stimulus, and the Deficit: In an exclusive interview with Democratic Perspective, progressive economist Dean Baker, co-founder and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, discusses what has happened to the U.S. economy since the collapse of … Continue reading

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