Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Real Jobs Program

Bill Barclay of the Chicago Political Economy Group and DSA talks about the need for a massive, multi-year federal jobs program. By the end it could cost as much as the bank bailout. But it could be funded by a small tax on financial transactions. Recorded at Left Forum March 20, 2010.

Economic Rights

Joseph Schwartz, Political Science Professor at Temple U. and DSA Vice-Chair presents an Economic Bill of Rights: jobs, food, housing, health care, education, child care, income security, leisure, a healthy environment, and the right to organize. How can we create a movement to achieve this? Will unions be key? Recorded at Left Forum March 20, 2010.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Class Fight over State Budget

DSA member and labor journalist Mike Hirsch puts the crisis of the New York State budget and the threat it poses to schools in a class perspective. People need to understand this and begin to demand fairer taxation. Taped at Left Forum March 20, 2010.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

New York Must Tax Wall Street

James Parrott of the Fiscal Policy Institute shows how New York State got into trouble by relying on a series of financial booms to fund the state. Rather than cut needed programs, the state should tax windfall profits and financial transfers. Recorded at Left Forum March 20, 2010.