Tag Archives: Economy

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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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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Dean Baker Interview — Podcast May 7, 2012

Policy Responses to the Economic Crisis: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic Policy and Research, and author of The Conservative Nanny State (2006) and The End of Loser Liberalism (2011) returns … Continue reading

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Gary LaMaster Interview — Podcast April 30, 2012

Myths, Delusions and Lies: How Tea Party Ideologues Are Poisoning Our Politics.  Gary LaMaster, member of the Verde Valley Independent Democrats’ editorial board, former journalist and one-time owner of a successful advertising agency in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, gives Democratic Perspective listeners … Continue reading

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Democratic Perspective’s First Anniversary — Podcast April 9, 2012

The Republican Wrecking Crew:  Not surprisingly, people who don’t believe in government aren’t very good at governing. On Democratic Perspective’s first anniversary show, co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson are joined by VVID members Gary LaMaster, Dick Searle, Bill Timberman and Chuck … 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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Alan Grayson Interview, Part 2 — Podcast October 7, 2011

Unemployment: The Republicans Have NO Plan. In the second part of Democratic Perspective’s interview with Representative Alan Grayson, he explains what it will take to put Americans back to work. What we must do is what Franklin Delano Roosevelt did … Continue reading

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Reserve Army Of The Unemployed.

This week, Democratic Perspective again spoke with former Congressman Alan Grayson. The focus was on the economy and jobs. According to Grayson, there are currently 23 million American workers without full-time jobs if you count those who have given up … Continue reading

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