Alternative economics

Public Opinion Poll: Socialism or Capitalism?

program date: 
Sun, 04/19/2009

Only 53% of Americans believe capitalism is better than socialism!  At least that is the finding of a recent Rassmussen poll.  Old Moles Bill Resnick and Norm Diamond discuss the poll results and what they suggests about how people are reacting to the economic crisis.  

22:43 minutes (13 MB)

Socialism and Science Fiction

program date: 
Sun, 04/19/2009

Who knows what (a real, democratic) socialism will be like?  No one.   But it can at least be imagined in various ways, and that is what some science fiction writers do, as Old Mole Frann Michel explains.  Read her remarks and follow links to her many sources here

7:29 minutes (4.28 MB)

Less Militarism, More Security

program date: 
Sun, 04/19/2009

What else could we get for the may billions of dollars already spent on two wars? Laurie Mercier talks with Jo Comerford, Executive Director, National Priorities Project about redirecting massive military expenditures to our real security needs namely education, health care and jobs. 

13:18 minutes (7.61 MB)

Getting Clear About Capitalism

program date: 
Sun, 04/19/2009

Capitalism is always a drag on the progressive agenda.  But why?  What is capitalism?  In this commentary, Clayton Morgareidge explains how the private ownership of productive property forms and deforms social life. 

9:09 minutes (5.24 MB)

Flashpoints on 04/23/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 04/23/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Financial analyst Catherine Austin Fitts talks about the alleged suicide of acting Fanny Mac CFO David Kellerman and Nora Barrows Friedman interviews one of the leading activists against the building of a wall through Palestine.

Local Exchange Trading Systems: Building Resiliant Economies

program: 
Recovery Zone
program date: 
Tue, 04/21/2009

 

29:51 minutes (13.66 MB)

Conservative Teabagging, and the Bush-era Torture Memos

program date: 
Mon, 04/20/2009

 Today, Abe Proctor hosts.  First, we'll talk about Teabagging, then we'll cover the Bush-era Torture Memos in the second half of the show.

56:31 minutes (25.88 MB)

Alternative Radio on 04/22/09

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 04/22/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

David Korten - Money or Life? (lecture) 

David Korten was an insider in the development establishment for several decades. He worked for the Ford Foundation and USAID and taught at Harvard University's Graduate School of Business. Having severed his ties to the past, today he is a leading voice for economic and social justice. He is co-founder and board chair of YES! magazine. He is the author of "When Corporations Rule the World" and "The Great Turning." His latest book is "Agenda for a New Economy."

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 04/21/09

Air date: 
Tue, 04/21/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

 What's that taste in my mouth?" Abe examines the aftermath of conservative teabagging, and discusses the implications of the recenty released Bush-era torture memos.

 

Political Perspectives on 04/21/09

Air date: 
Tue, 04/21/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Per Fagereng speaks with environmental writer Chip Ward who says, "'Too big to fail.' It's been the mantra of our economic meltdown. Although meant to emphasize the overwhelming importance of this bank or that corporation, the phrase also unwittingly expresses a shared delusion that may be at the root of our current crises -- both economic and ecological.  In nature, nothing is too big to fail. In fact, big is bound to fail. To understand why that's so means stepping away from a prevailing set of beliefs that holds us in its sway, especially the deep conviction that we operate apart from nature's limits and rules."

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