Minnesota or Wisconsin: Whose Economic Plan is Working; Student Debt – The Bankers’ Gain and a Nation’s Loss

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(00:00) Minnesota has raised taxes on the wealthy, increased sales taxes, and invested in poverty programs, infrastructure, and education. Wisconsin has cut taxes for the wealthy, reduced union rights, privatized government assets, reduced corporate taxes, and passed legislation favorable to business. Which state has prospered? Which state is creating jobs? Will the results be sustained?

Guest: Ron Baiman
Learn more at: Chicago Political Economy Group

(28:00) The American people have invested in education and did their parts. But where are the jobs? For the first time, is the investment in education a losing proposition? What is the result when young graduates have student debts, low paying jobs, and the inability to start families and create households? Prior to the 1980s, a large portion of American education was underwritten by the government with great overall economic success. What happened?

Guest: Neal Meyer
Learn more at: Democratic Socialists of America

Music Featured:
“Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution” – Tracy Chapman
“Death to My Hometown” – Bruce Springsteen
“The World Turned Upside Down” – Dick Geaghan

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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.