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.

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[DLBN] ONLY 1 IN 3 SMALL BUSINESSES SAY THE 2017 TRUMP TAX CUTS & JOBS ACT HAS HAD A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THEIR BUSINESS. “A combined 55% say the new tax law has had no effect or a negative effect on their business.”[ALNORMAN]

[DLBN] COST OF CHASING AMAZON: Walmart woke up slowly to e-commerce, then frantically started spending to catch AMZN. WMT’s net income has declined -60% from $16.8 B in 2015, to $6.67 B in 2019. Operating margins fell -24%.E-gads! [ALNORMAN]

[DLBN] THE UNSUSTAINABLE COST OF 1 DAY DELIVERY: Amazon “spent $9.6 billion globally on shipping in Q3, up 46% year-over-year.” $38 B annualized for shipping! [ALNORMAN]

[DLBN] “WALMART PAYS MANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES STARVATION WAGES...many of theses employees are forced to rely on govt. programs like food stamps, Medicaid, and public housing in order to survive.” —Bernie Sanders


Own a #smallbusiness? Want to cut costs? See what @directcoops has to offer! Great #savings on Internet, phone, payment processing, health benefits, pension plans, wholesale purchases and much more. Check out https://t.co/IH0V1LLdYt for more info!

#savemomandpops #directiniative

“India's brick-and-mortar retailers say Amazon & [Walmart’s] Flipkart have flouted regulations and burned billions of dollars to offer steep discounts. The companies deny the allegations.”[ALNORMAN]


"It’s crazy to think that we can have unlimited economic development on a planet with finite natural resources and a still-growing human population. Something’s got to give,"

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[DLBN] PART OF A “SECRET SANTA” GIFT BY A FOOTBALL PLAYER TO PAY OFF LAYAWAYS AT WALMART WENT TO EMPLOYEES. Those “who split the cash, plus the managers who approved it, have now been suspended pending [WMT’s] investigation.”[ALNORMAN]

[DLBN] INDIA ‘GETS’ AMZN’S DANGER: “The marketplace can’t own the inventory, can’t have control over the inventory, can’t determine prices, & can’t have an algorithm that influences how products from different sellers are listed on the platform”[ALNORMAN]

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