DLBN Podcast - Hosted by Al Norman & Steve Anthony

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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 …

Robert Reich: 12 Myths About Taxing the Rich

Robert Reich: 12 Myths About Taxing the Rich

The 12 Biggest Myths about Raising Taxes on the Rich Some politicians are calling for higher taxes on the rich. Naturally, these proposals have unleashed a torrent of opposition – mostly from…

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.

[DLBN]TO SELL DIRECT TO CONSUMERS (BYPASS AMZN) NIKE OPENS A WAREHOUSE IN BELGIUM THE SIZE OF 26 FOOTBALL FIELDS serving Europe, Africa & Middle East. Renewable powered, but way too much concrete & asphalt. Huge warehouses are a terrible trend.[ALNORMAN]

[DLBN]HOME DEPOT IS PHASING OUT ENVIRO-UNSAFE RUGS/CARPETS SOAKED IN PFAS. After selling bad eco-products for 39 yrs, HD began a “chemical strategy” in 2017 to clean up paint, flooring, insulation, & cleaning products. What took so long? [ALNORMAN]

The top finance official for the City of Pittsburgh says the city shouldn’t be buying supplies from Amazon.


A new report confirms what advocates have long suspected: #Amazon ’s search algorithm favors its own products. Time for #antitrust enforcement!
https://t.co/98OMSkCsgV via @ilsr

Meet @519Direct’s newest member, Rebecca, Owner of Classical Aesthetics Day Spa in #Guelph. You can get relaxing #manipedi’s, #hairremoval and #IPLskintreatment. Drop by, say “Hi” and book your next appt to be pampered.

#classicalaesthetics #519direct #directcoops #shoplocal


[DLBN]FED EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION SAYS WALMART “LIKELY DISCRIMINATED” AGAINST 178 WOMEN WORKERS IN PAY AND PROMOTIONS. There are more than 1,600 other cases pending at EEOC. WMT lawyering has fought off these cases for 19 years.[ALNORMAN]

[DLBN] LATE LAST YEAR AMAZON BEGAN USING A SECRET SEARCH ALGORITHM THAT FAVORS ITS OWN MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCTS RATHER THAN BEST SELLERS. Proof that the company which owns the marketplace should not also sell products on that platform.[ALNORMAN]

[DLBN] 80% OF SMALL BUSINESSES WORRY ABOUT A POSSIBLE RECESSION says a BlueVine study, but 44% have no plan if a recession hits & they need bridge financing to weather the storm.[ALNORMAN]

[DLBN] US HOUSE JUDICIARY COMM. SENDS AMZN 14 PAGES OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR COMPETITIVE PRACTICES, & seeks 10 years of “executive communications” between Bezos & 7 top staff. But If an antitrust bill gets written, will the Senate ever pass it? [ALNORMAN]

IPO, acquisition or exit to...community ownership? A worthwhile strategy, by my friend @ntnsndr - https://t.co/GZOMZS9AqT @jwpcPBC #platformcoop #altfinance

Every choice you make has an impact. When you shop local, you support the local economy. When you shop sustainably, you encourage and incentivize the fashion industry to operate ethically and sustainably. Be proud of your choices. You're making a difference! #sustainableshopping

#Toronto residents are fighting back against illegal election signs https://t.co/gBqfWMSPCL

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