Alternative economics

Bribery a k a Lobbying: Clayton Morgareidge on David Graeber on capitalist democracy

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Mon, 08/26/2013

Clayton Morgareidge reads from and comments on David Graeber's The Democracy Project, which argues that our whole political system functions by bribery, and that the corruption of government entails the corruption of language through euphemism. For instance, rape, torture, and murder are now "human rights violations"; bribery of public officials is "lobbying"; soliciting bribes is "fundraising."

8:26 minutes (3.86 MB)

Max Richtman on defending and extending Social Security

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Mon, 08/26/2013

Bill Resnick talks with Max Richtman, president of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare , who clarifies that Social Security is an earned benefit, and the program is not broke or breaking. The current program can continue paying full benefits for twenty years; and with a slight adjustment of the payroll cap, it can continue long after that. (Currently, only the first $113,000 of income is taxed, no matter whether someone's total income is $113,000 or $113,000,000). Half of all Social Security beneficiaries rely on the program for 90 % of their income, though the average benefit is only about $13,000 per year. Bill and Max  discuss how chained CPI would reduce benefits.

18:55 minutes (8.66 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 08/22/13

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Thu, 08/22/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Cults in Oregon, the US & Canada w/Lisa Kendall & Ken Burtner
Cults in Oregon, the US & Canada w/Lisa Kendall & Ken Burtner

Would you be surprised to know that Cult’s operate in Oregon and in many communities throughout the United States? What do we know about Cults? Join Ken Burtner & Lisa Kendall and I as we discuss what we now know about Cults and what communities can do when people seek help leaving these camps. Ken Burtner is a nationally recognized trauma recovery specialist. He has helped over 100 families through his service at the Cult Resource Network in Portland, OR. He is a board member of Move Forward and offers counseling to those impacted by the Move of God at no charge. Lisa Kendall is Founder of Move Forward, a human rights activist, and former child member of the Move of God.

The Global Movement for Freedom

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Mon, 08/19/2013

George Katsiaficas has written widely about people's liberation movements around the world, many of them unreported in our media.  Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the "Eros Effect" -- the desire for freedom that constantly asserts itself in uprisings everywhere, from the Paris Commune to the Occupy Movement.

20:53 minutes (11.95 MB)

Recovery Zone on 08/28/13

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Interview with Amy Korst, author of The Zero-Waste Lifestyle and www.GreenGarbabeProject.com

Stephanie Potter interviews Amy Korst, author of The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less, and creator of www.GreenGarbageProject.com. Amy and her husband launched the Green Garbage Project to see if they could live trash-free for an entire year, and they managed to produce less trash (just four pounds!) than most Americans do in a day. In her book, Korst helps readers foster a pioneering spirit with tips on making what they need at home, buying less, saving more, and living a healthier life.

Presswatch

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Presswatch
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Fri, 08/16/2013

Host Theresa Mitchell discuss abortion, abortion protesting and aborthion rights

56:46 minutes (51.97 MB)

Radiozine on 08/16/13

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Radiozine
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Fri, 08/16/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Laura Gottesdeiner on the Foreclosure Epidemic

We hear an interview from Economic Update. Host professor and economist Richard Wolff speaks with author Laura Gottesdeiner about the foreclosure epidemic. 

http://www.democracyatwork.info/radio/

Alternative Radio on 08/27/13

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 08/27/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Barbara Ehrenreich on Kicking People When They're Down

Barbara Ehrenreich speaks on Kicking People When They're Down (Recorded in Santa Fe, NM on March 13, 2013.)

Voices from the Edge on 08/15/13

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Thu, 08/15/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with Alexander Villarreal about child exploitation
Interview with Alexander Villarreal about child exploitation

The state found me on the streets alone when I was two years old. I had lice, was suffering from malnutrition, and cigarette burns covered my body. While in the foster care system, I went through seven foster homes in which I continued to endure abuse. When I was four, a loving family adopted me. Because of my abuse, I had severe scarring all over my body, and my adoptive parents had to put vitamin E oil on me each night before I went to bed. As I got older, the state provided information regarding my abusive family history, but by that time my heart was hardened and guarded. When I became a teen, my parents were unable to emotionally reach me. They sent me to boarding school, but I left and ended up on the streets.

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