Category Archives: Tax and Investment Policy

Lanny Morrison Interview — Podcast October 6, 2014

Tackling the Real Issues: A Conversation with Lanny Morrison, Democratic candidate for Arizona State Representative, Legislative District 6. Democratic Perspective’s Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson talk to Lanny Morrison about his candidacy for the Arizona House from LD 6 — his background in business … Continue reading

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Growing Apart: Income Inequality In The US.

On January 13, 2014, Democratic Perspective co-hosts, Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, examined the widening gap in incomes between ordinary Americans and the wealthy. It’s an issue that has been labeled the most significant problem of our time by both 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 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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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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Real Utopias. Real Democracy.

On June 10, 2013, Democratic Perspective hosted University of Wisconsin Sociology Professor, Erik Olin Wright about his book, Envisioning Real Utopias. Asked to define the term “utopia” Wright said, “It’s meant to be a provocative oxymoron. The Greek roots mean … Continue reading

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Is Our Government Really The Enemy?

The Tea Party would like you to think so, but ordinary citizens would be at the mercy of corporations and other economic forces without it. On successive weeks, Democratic Perspective examined the benefits of government in our lives and what … Continue reading

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Plain Talk about Taxes — Podcast May 13, 2013

Taxes: The Price We Pay for a Civilized Society. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Steve Williamson, and Bill Timberman discuss the Right’s vilification of government and the taxes which support it. Who benefits — and who suffers — when government is deprived … Continue reading

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Budget Sequestration and Our Dysfunctional Congress — Podcast March 4, 2013

How Dumb Can Congress Get? The Dismal Facts About Budget Sequestration:  Gary LaMaster joins Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson to discuss the current federal budget sequester. What it is, why and how it happened, and its effects, none of them … Continue reading

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Fred DuVal Interview — Podcast January 21, 2013

What Arizona’s Future Demands: Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Gary LaMaster interview prominent Arizona Democrat, and potential candidate for Governor in 2014, Fred DuVal, about what we need to secure Arizona’s place as a 21st Century leader in economic development and … Continue reading

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