Economy http://wamc.org en #OccupyAlbany Returns http://wamc.org/post/occupyalbany-returns <p>Local voices of the national Occupy movement came together over the weekend in Albany.</p><p>In October 2011, the anti-establishment, anti-corporate movement that began a month earlier on Wall Street reached New York State's seat of political power when an "Occupy" encampment <a href="http://wamc.org/post/occupy-albany" target="_blank">sprung up</a> in Lafayette Park, across the street from the state capitol.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:58:49 +0000 Dave Lucas 94786 at http://wamc.org #OccupyAlbany Returns "Money: The Unauthorized Biography" By Felix Martin http://wamc.org/post/money-unauthorized-biography-felix-martin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>From ancient currency to Adam Smith, from the gold standard to shadow banking and the Great Recession: a sweeping historical epic that traces the development and evolution of one of humankind’s greatest inventions.</p><p>What is money, and how does it work? In <em>Money: The Unauthorized Biography</em>, <a href="http://www.felixmartin.org/">Felix Martin</a> challenges nothing less than our conventional understanding of money.</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89172 at http://wamc.org "Money: The Unauthorized Biography" By Felix Martin "Down The Up Escalator: How The 99 Percent Live In The Great Recession" By Barbara Garson http://wamc.org/post/down-escalator-how-99-percent-live-great-recession-barbara-garson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Great Recession has thrown huge economic chal­lenges at almost all Americans save the super-affluent few, and we are only now beginning to reckon up the human toll it is taking. <em>Down the Up Escalator</em> is an urgent dispatch from the front lines of our vast collective struggle to keep our heads above water and maybe even—someday—get ahead.</p><p>Barbara Garson has interviewed an economically and geographically wide variety of Americans to show the painful waste in all this loss and insecurity, and describe how individuals are coping. Her broader historical focus, though, is on the causes and consequences of the long stagnation of wages and how it has resulted in an increasingly desperate reliance on credit and a series of ever-larger bubbles—stocks, technology, real estate. This is no way to run an economy, or a democracy.</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89006 at http://wamc.org "Down The Up Escalator: How The 99 Percent Live In The Great Recession" By Barbara Garson Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-sean-patrick-maloney-15 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Unemployment is a national problem, especially since the recession.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that benefits must be extended to the long-term unemployed.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 88144 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney Ideas Matter - Mass Humanities Traveling Humanities Seminar to Ghana http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-mass-humanities-traveling-humanities-seminar-ghana <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week in our Ideas Matter segment - we’ll learn about <a href="http://www.masshumanities.org/ths_ghana">Mass Humanities’ Traveling Humanities Seminar to Ghana</a>.</p><p>In 1957 Ghana became the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve political independence and according to World Bank figures, Ghana is experiencing one of the fastest rates of economic growth in the world. While these credentials inspire enthusiasm both in and about the country, in the face of inefficient financial management by successive governments, high budget deficits, an electoral system in need of reform, high unemployment, and low education results per investment, the critics are questioning if free and fair elections alone defines Ghana as a democracy. The Mass Humanities Traveling Humanities Seminar looks at Ghana's emerging democracy.</p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86916 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter - Mass Humanities Traveling Humanities Seminar to Ghana The Irish Edge http://wamc.org/post/irish-edge <p></p><p></p><p>Telling the stories of Irish businesses that have successfully integrated their Irishness with the demands of the global marketplace, <em>The Irish Edge</em>, is a new guide intended as an inspiration to entrepreneurs/innovators and owners of export-oriented businesses.</p><p><em>The Irish Edge</em> tells the stories of successful Irish enterprises that have survived and thrived through the recession, building on culture, tradition, place, identity, language and sustainability.</p><p>The enterprises in this book compete, not only on the basis of identity, but by adapting themselves to what is now called the modern ‘experience’ economy.</p><p>James Kennelly is co-author of the book and is professor of International Business at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79117 at http://wamc.org The Irish Edge 4/11/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/41113-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, news man Ray Graf and executive editor of the <a href="http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/">Poughkeepsie Journal</a>, Stu Shinske. Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p>Today's topics include:<br>• The latest news from the lower Hudson Valley<br>• The Economy vs. the Environment<br>• Viewers Give up on Television<br>• Trust in Cruise Ships in down sharply</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 61983 at http://wamc.org Numbers indicate NY economy on the mend http://wamc.org/post/numbers-indicate-ny-economy-mend <p></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:53:01 +0000 Dave Lucas 61461 at http://wamc.org Numbers indicate NY economy on the mend Rich Honen - Economic Outlook http://wamc.org/post/rich-honen-economic-outlook <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Rich Honen from Phillips Lytle LLP joins us to discuss everything from the economy to the current state of the stock market to the attempts to limit unemployment.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58310 at http://wamc.org Herbert London: The World As We Knew It http://wamc.org/post/herbert-london-world-we-knew-it <p></p><p>For elderly women who cut coupons in order to survive in their Florida apartments;&nbsp; for pensioners accustomed to monthly checks;&nbsp; for those who were saving for that condo in Tucson, the world as they have known it will be gone.&nbsp; Although politicians cannot say it for fear of generating public panic, the globe is so awash in debt that fiat money, cash reserves and savings will all be in a perilous state in the not too distant future.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:16:49 +0000 57728 at http://wamc.org