DLBN Podcast - Hosted by Al Norman & Steve Anthony

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Robert Reich on the Failure of the GOP Tax Law

Robert Reich on the Failure of the GOP Tax Law

(Source: https://nowthisnews.com/videos/politics/robert-reich-on-the-failure-of-the-gop-tax-law) According to former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, Trump and the Republicans’ only maj…

Robert Reich: Why We Need to Break Up Big Tech

Robert Reich: Why We Need to Break Up Big Tech

The combined wealth of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and Google’s Sergey Brin, and Larry Page is larger than the combined wealth of the bottom half of the American populati…

Robert Reich: Everything You Need to Know About the New Economy

Robert Reich: Everything You Need to Know About the New Economy

The biggest economic story of our times isn’t about supply and demand.  It’s about institutions and politics.  It’s about power. The median annual earnings of full-time wage and sa…

Robert Reich: Socialism of the Rich, Capitalism for the Rest

Robert Reich: Socialism of the Rich, Capitalism for the Rest

Robert Reich explain how the wealthy and corporations receive billions in corporate welfare. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmdivrgllf4 …

Civic Economics

Prime Numbers: Amazon and American Communities

Prime Numbers: Amazon and American Communities

New study reveals explosive growth of third-party sales, sales tax avoidance (Published on: https://civiceconomics.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/prime-numbers-amazon-and-american-communities/) A…


Unbreaking America: Solving the Corruption Crisis

Unbreaking America: Solving the Corruption Crisis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfQij4aQq1k Our government is broken, and we have to fix it. RepresentUs board member Jennifer Lawrence and Director of RepresentUs Josh Silver, walks through th…

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

2020 Election: Policies that Can Tackle Corporate Concentration (Episode 72)

2020 Election: Policies that Can Tackle Corporate Concentration (Episode 72)

Listen Now: https://ilsr.org/2020-election-blp-episode-72/ Host Chris Mitchell is joined by ILSR co-directors Stacy Mitchell and John Farrell as well as ILSR co-founder David Morris to discu…

Meet Our Hosts

Al Norman

Al Norman achieved national attention in October of 1993 when he successfully stopped Wal-Mart from locating in his hometown of Greenfield, Massachusetts. Since then he has appeared on 60 Minutes, and gained widespread media attention from the Wall Street Journal to Forbes magazine, which called Al Wal-Mart’s #1 Enemy. 60 Minutes called Al “the guru of the anti-Wal-Mart movement.” Al was a consultant for the film “The High Cost of Low Prices,” and was featured in the films “Store Wars,” “Wal-Mart Nation,” and “Up Against The Wal.” His website is www.sprawl-busters.com. His latest book is Occupy Walmart, which was released in May of 2012.​

Steve Anthony

Steve Anthony is an award winning Canadian radio and television broadcaster and host, was a founding VJ of MuchMusic, which, along with MTV, pioneered music-video television worldwide. As host of “CP24 Breakfast”, Steve and the “Breakfast” team were able to launch the show against the decades-long dominance of CITYTV’s Breakfast Television and, by audience numbers, take it to the #1 Morning TV show in Canada. In August 2018, after learning of the downfall of so many “mom and pop” businesses over the years, Steve decided to join Direct Global / Direct Co-ops in their efforts to “change the world” and save the backbone of every community: its small businesses.

Ok, this was taken off duty in a relatively well lit parking lot with my headlights on. Did anyone consult with police before designing and manufacturing the new Ontario licence plates? They’re virtuallly unreadable at night.

Missouri to join the United Food & Commercial Workers stands.[ALNORMAN]

“He used his second inaugural address in a manner that would seem entirely alien to other politicians, including many today,” writes Edward Achorn https://t.co/vvsmRK0omK

A Russian prankster glued a massive portrait of President Vladimir Putin to the inside of a residential elevator. He then placed a camera in the elevator to record people’s reactions.

[DLBN]S&P REPORT FROM 2018 WARNS BIG BOX STORES ARE APPEALING THEIR PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS “leading to hundreds of million of dollars in estimated lost tax revenues to local governments...and weaker credit quality.”[ALNORMAN]

[DLBN] OLD NAVY FACES LAWSUITS OVER A “MASSIVE FALSE DISCOUNT ADVERTISING SCHEME...because Old Navy rarely if ever offers the products at the advertised list price." Old Navy "invents" inflated “list prices out of thin air.”[ALNORMAN]

[DLBN] TRUMP SAYS MICROSOFT, APPLE, GOOGLE, & AMAZON ARE THE “MAGA” ON HIS HAT—“the trillion dollar club.” Trump had nothing to do with the ‘success’ of any of these giants. AMZN is suing Trump over lost Pentagon contract.
[ALNORMAN] https://t.co/P6ssblBx7w


[DLBN] FED JURY IN CA. AWARDED 5,000 WMT WAREHOUSE WORKERS $6.1 M FOR MISSED MEAL BREAKS. WMT failed to pay for all hours worked, overtime wages, & meal, rest breaks. Workers asked for a new trial, but Judge let the verdict in their favor stand.[ALNORMAN]

"Even at 99 cents per week we're making money, so look at your wireless phone bill and just imagine how much money @Rogers, @Telus and @Bell are making off customers."

In Maine, Walmart is systematically appealing its property valuations — aiming to cut its property tax bills by 75%.

ILSR fought Walmart’s expansion in Maine. We won in a few cases, but lost in most. The main reason? Towns wanted the tax revenue.


It’s a party here complete with a mariachi band at the @Amazon’s NYC offices. One year ago we stopped their HQ2 scam to extract billions from NYC taxpayers. Today we demand they end their monopoly. #breakupamazon

[DLBN] MORGAN STANLEY KILLED TOPS MARKET. By 2018, Tops was $724 M in debt—-half paid as dividends to its owner—Morgan Stanley—which borrowed $200 M to buy Tops. Tops is suing MS over millions in illegal dividends that put Tops into bankruptcy.[ALNORMAN] https://t.co/ino9YzWb6L

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