Alternative economics

The Economy of Care

program date: 
Sun, 11/30/2008

Should all the money to be spent by the Obama administration to  get the economy moving be put into steel and concrete, highways and bridges?  Most of those jobs go to men.  What about the infrastructure of care--child care, long-term nursing, and other work done mostly by women?  The Old  Mole's  Frann Michel discusses how to make the economy work for women.  You can read her remarks here

6:44 minutes (3.85 MB)

Converting the economy to Peace

program date: 
Sun, 11/30/2008

The government  is about to spend billions to stimulate the economy.   What should they spend it on?  What can be learned from the post-coldwar period of the 1990s about that?  The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with economist Ann Markusen.

19:09 minutes (10.96 MB)

caring labor and the economic stimulus

for the Old Mole Dec 1, 2008

As president-elect Barak Obama puts together his economic stimulus plan, a number of feminist economists have proposed that it ought to include investments not just in infrastructure—things like roads and bridges—but also in "human infrastructure," or the care economy. Women have been among those hardest hit by the economic crisis, because women are among the most vulnerable economically. Of the 37 million Americans living in poverty even before the crisis, 27 million are women and children. By making his economic plan friendly not just to the natural environment but also to the human needs so often met by the work of women, feminist economists suggest, Obama can increase both the efficacy and the equity of his economic plan.

Old Mole Variety Hour

Air date: 
Mon, 12/01/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Today's topics include creating an economy that works for peace, sustainable production, and compassionate human caring in the current crisis and a look at the roots of the Mumbai massacre.

Nomi Prins on the Economic Maelstrom

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 11/25/2008

Nomi PrinsHosted by: Barbara Bernstein

 Journalist Nomi Prins helps us sort our way through the current economic crisis.

53:55 minutes (24.68 MB)

Flashpoints

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 11/25/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Host Dennis Bernstein speaks with Max Fraad Wolff, an instructor at the New School University and a frequent contributor to Huffington Post, Asia Times and The Indypendent, about Barack Obama's new economic team and the bailout. He also speaks with former D.E.A. agent Michael Levine, author of Deep Cover, about the jailing of former agent and whistleblower Cele Castillo (SELL-ee Cas-TEE-oh).

Locus Focus

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 11/26/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Journalist Nomi Prins helps sort our way through the current economic crisis.

President-elect Obama has just unveiled his new economic team, but the economic meltdown continues. On this week's Locus Focus our guest is journalist Nomi Prins, who draws on her extensive international financial career to help us navigate this strange new world of bailouts and boondoggles.

nomi prinsNomi Prins is a journalist and a senior fellow at Demos, a public policy think tank based in New York. Before becoming a journalist, she served as a managing director of Goldman Sachs in New York from March 2000 to March 2002. Prior to that position, she ran the analytics group at Bear Stearns, London from February 1993 to February 2000.

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 24, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 11/23/2008

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program has discussions of the collapsing economy, the politics of humor and irony in popular entertainment, and the situation in Afghanistan. To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear individual pieces, follow the links below.

This show also featured songs with words   by Woody Guthrie, set to music by Billy Bragg.  Unfortunately copyright limitations require us to limit the length of the clips available on the web.  The album is Mermaid Avenue

1.  Arthur McEwan and Bill Resnick discuss the economy.

51:21 minutes (29.39 MB)

The Spiraling Economy

program date: 
Sun, 11/23/2008

More bad news about the economy keeps arriving.  What is the situation and how can be fixed?  The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with radical economist Arthur McEwan -- aka Dr. Dollar at Dollars & Sense.

19:47 minutes (11.32 MB)

Alternative Radio

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 11/26/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Raj Patel - Stuffed & Starved (lecture)
Raj Patel, writer, activist and former policy analyst with Food First, is a visiting scholar at the Center for African Studies at UC Berkeley. He has worked for the World Bank, the WTO, and the United Nations, and has also protested them on four continents. He is the author of "Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System." Patel is also currently a Fellow at the Institute of Food and Development Policy and a Research Associate at the School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
 

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