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Caption: Democracy Collaborative logo
Here are some numbers that will make you think. Just 26 people – call them billionaires – own as much wealth as half the people on the planet. At t...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Professor Fred Block
Most people believe that capitalist economics are self-regulated. According to UC Davis economic sociologist Fred L. Block, this view is simply an ...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Philip Ackerman-Leist
The village of Mals, Italy is on the eastern Swiss boarder in the shadow of the Alps. It’s been known as the breadbasket of the Tyrol. Recently, th...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jacket cover, Credit: Design by Nicole Caputo
The American presidency has changed over the last few decades. Along with the 24/7 news cycle the demands placed upon the office holder are far gre...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Corey Dolgon
American voters have been convinced to vote against their best interests for decades, according to sociology professors Corey Dolgon.

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Gordon Lafer
Americans may vote for polar opposite candidates … liberal or conservative. Their vote may express ideological differences. But, on principles and ...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Marc Levinson
The 25-years after World War II were a golden age for much of the world. The end of that era in 1973 brought financial crisis, high unemployment, e...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Cedric de Leon
The “right to work.” The phrase sounds fair and equitable. After all, who shouldn’t have a right to work if they wish to? Twenty-six states now hav...

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Annual fiber artist event started by four local artists is now in it's 21st year. It has become one of the largest fiber art events in the nation, ...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2016
  • Length: 05:02
Caption: Rana Foroohar
Award winning business journalist Rana Foroohar explores the provocative question that is at the top of mind of today's business leaders: Is Wall S...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Norman J. Ornstein
Congress is at a standstill. They have been for several years. In 2010 political insiders Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein began searching for the c...

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  • Added: May 11, 2016
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Dr. Roslyn Fuller
Try to find a true democracy anywhere in the world and you’ll be challenged. What you’ll find instead is a nation ruled by the few, with the majori...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Runaway Inequity , Credit: Labor Institute Press
It’s become a critical fact of life in America: Runaway inequality.

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Ira Chaliff
When you’re given instructions that you feel are morally wrong, do you speak up? A number of studies over the past 50-years conclude that the major...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Victor Tan Chen
Victor Tan Chen, sociology professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, has studied the plight of the American worker … from successf...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: David Niose
According to author and attorney David Niose, American politics and public policy have been sliding in the direction of unreason. But, he says, a n...

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Eric Kingson
Americans’ pensions are gone. Housing is down and 401k are unreliable. But our Social Security system is totally funded for more than two decades.

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Maya Schenwar
America is the leading industrial country for incarcerated citizens. Editor-in-Chief of Truthout, Maya Schenwar, envisions the possibility of a fut...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2014
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Nicolette Hahn Niman
Livestock, especially cattle, are Public Enemy Number One. That’s been the perceived wisdom for decades. It’s thought that cattle erode soils, poll...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Peter Matthews
Big corporations and their super wealthy owners have bought many American politicians through campaign contributions and lobbying, according to pol...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: David Gottfried
When David Gottfried come up an idea for green environmental building 20-years ago, he ran into a number of hurdles. The building industry had been...

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Scott E.D. Skyrm
When one of Wall Streets biggest scams was revealed in a segment on 60 Minutes, viewers were outraged. Front Running. Although it is legal, it’s, a...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: David M. Howitt
David M. Howitt is the founder and CEO of Merriweather Group, and he has guided the financial, strategic, brand, and marketing of companies ranging...

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  • Added: May 13, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Ofer Sharone
Today 4.7 million Americans have been unemployed for more than six months. In France it’s more than ten percent; Israel is above seven percent; and...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2014
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Larry Doyle
The Wall Street meltdown in 2008 brought the country to its knees and spawned nationwide protests against the lack of regulation and oversight in t...

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2014
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 1