Category Archives: populism

occupy congress

So many lovely articulate people… [Audio: English; Captions: None; Transcript: Below] h/t Cheryl for the transcript! Many thanks!! Interviewer: Did you come down from Occupy NY? Aaron: I came down with the Occupy Peoples’ Think Tank Int: What does Occupy … Continue reading

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a bank in the public interest

[Audio: English; Captions: English] Oh, I like this. Tweet

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lacking war on poverty, more die

The one war, if we engaged in it, that would save lives: [Audio: English; Captions: auto-decent] While the auto captioning on this has some flubs (poppy is poverty, buy for die, etc) it’s overall good enough to understand what he … Continue reading

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FDR Predicts Modern Republicans

[Audio: English; Captions: none; Transcript: see below] MoveOn.org originally posted this clip, but didn’t bother with a transcript — so I won’t bother with a complimentary link. However, Laura kindly provided this: Let me warn you and let me warn … Continue reading

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re-starting local lending

This is a very interesting article I think we would all do well to read. Yes, I’m aware of the irony — looking at a state level solution. But, really the notion that Democrats want federal level stuff and Republicans … Continue reading

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progressive country, tis of thee

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shared sacrifice, by bernie sanders

A letter to the President: Shared Sacrifice Everyone understands that over the long-term we have got to reduce the deficit – a deficit that was caused mainly by Wall Street greed, tax breaks for the rich, two wars, and a … Continue reading

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pass the popcorn, please… is that a spine or two I spot?

This is very interesting to watch. Going Populist? Dems Put GOP On Spot Over Tax Benefits For The Super-Rich. The Republicans have been absolutely adamant — to the point of holding the country hostage — about refusing any sort of … Continue reading

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the grossness of wealth inequality

I just thought I’d pass this tidbit along Just take a look at the latest reports on what the top hedge fund managers haul in. In 2010 John Paulson led the list with a record $4.9 billion in personal earnings. … Continue reading

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down the yellow brick road

I really wanted to embed this, but between DCMA & hard-headed corporations, it has to be a link: The Wizard of Oz: Pay No Attention I came across this gem of an article, courtesy of @carwinb: The Wizard of Oz: … Continue reading

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