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…

RepresentUs

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.

Amazon’s come up with a Catch-22 to snare start-up brands. If you want decent placement for your brand on its site, you must agree to allow Amazon to buy your brand for $10k any time it wants.

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[DLBN]W VA. ACTIVISTS PRESSURE HOME DEPOT & LOWE’S TO BOYCOTT ROCKWOOL INSULATION. Protesters oppose large coal & gas-fired mineral wool factory in their community for environmental reasons. Home Depot won’t comment.[ALNORMAN]
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[DLBN]AMAZON 3RD PARTY SELLERS COMPLAIN OF “SURPRISE CANCELLATIONS.” Such sellers account for 58% of sales on Amazon, but they can be terminated “for any reason, at any time.” 30 day notice doesn’t solve the arbitrary power.[ALNORMAN]
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Way to go Italy! For your immediate attention @JustinTrudeau @cathmckenna https://t.co/NgC477Zp2K #globalcitizen

[DLBN] WALMART’S E-COMMERCE PLATFORM CALLED “SECOND FIDDLE” TO AMAZON, LOSING $1.7 B THIS YEAR AND $1.4 B LAST YEAR. Reshuffling its staff won’t make WMT’s e-fiddle play sweeter music.[ALNORMAN]
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[DLBN]WALMART USED TO OFFER NO “SPECIAL SALES” BECAUSE IT HAD “EVERYDAY LOW PRICES.” But to compete with Amazon’s Prime Days, it extended “The Big Save” sale with no subscription fee & no shipping fee on orders over $35. This is what fear does.[[ALNORMAN]
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I don't know about you, but I'm proud to live in a country with an amazing parks system and with a real plan to tackle harmful single-use plastics and fight climate change. 🇨🇦 I don't think any of that's worth complaining about — and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. ❤️

In 43 metro areas & 160 smaller markets, Walmart captures 50% or more of grocery spending. Our new report shows how decades of failed antitrust policy allowed Walmart to gain this kind of monopoly power: https://t.co/K8Gcjx51zX

[DLBN] EVERYBODY WANTS TO ADVERTISE ON AMAZON: US ad revenues for 2019 are $11.33 B vs. $3.3 B in 2017. But “if we combined the demand of 2 to 4 smaller retailers, then we will get the attention of larger brands.”[ALNORMAN]
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[DLBN] BEZOS BUSY HIRING 2 LOBBYISTS WITH FUND-RAISING TIES TO TRUMP—JUST AS $10 B PENTAGON “JEDI” CONTRACT REACHES FINAL STAGE. Amazon buying insiders to win govt. business.
[ALNORMAN] https://t.co/duPfOy0LAu

“The trend seems to be that volume is the way for the big shoe companies to make money,” Brian Horne said. “Obviously, a hole-in-the-wall shoe store doesn’t speak volume.” #savemomandpops
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