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On Brand with Donny Deutsch
Michael Fanone: Defending the Capitol on January 6th

On Brand with Donny Deutsch

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 43:58


On this episode, Donny sits down for a powerfully revealing conversation with former D.C. police officer who suffered brutal injuries while protecting the Capitol from the attack on January 6th, Michael Fanone. Michael recounts, in detail, his memories from that terrifying day, how he felt when he first saw his own body cam footage, what he is proud of, and what angers him about the backlash. But, before their sit down, Donny is back with his first brand 'ups' and 'downs' of the year, as he launches into his weekly segment naming Eric Adams, Walmart, New Year's Resolutions, Tik Tok, and Minimum Wage, among many others in his Brands of the Week.  Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe to get our episodes as soon as they drop!  THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: BLINKIST - Go to http://www.Blinkist.com/DONNY to start your free 7-day trial and get 25% off of a Blinkist Premium membership INDEED - Get a $75 credit at http://www.Indeed.com/ONBRAND  Follow: @donnyjaydeutsch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
Let's do the numbers on a $15 minimum wage (rerun)

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 34:59


Hey smarties! We're on a break for the holidays and revisiting some favorite episodes from 2021. We want to say a big thank-you for being part of the “Make Me Smart” family this year — every voicemail, question and donation made a huge difference. None of us is as smart as all of us, and we couldn't do this show without you. There's still time to help Marketplace reach its end-of-year fundraising goal. If you can, please donate here. Thanks, happy holidays and we'll see you in the new year. Why is it so hard to raise the minimum wage? Even the leading expert on the topic isn't quite sure. “It's actually really popular to raise the minimum wage in the United States, it's popular across the partisan divide,” said Arindrajit Dube, an economist with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. “It just becomes very embroiled in politics…. But then you put it actually as a ballot initiative, it pretty much always passes — including in red states, blue states, purple states.” After the wage has spent more than a decade at $7.25 an hour, Dube said resistance to a hike is softening among industries like fast food and retail, which used to be hard-liners. Democrats have been trying to tie a new federal minimum wage to the COVID relief bill, but they've hit procedural and partisan snags. Monday the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office added a wrinkle. Its analysis said that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 would lift almost a million people out of poverty and raise wages for 17 million more — but it would cost the economy 1.4 million jobs. So today on the show we'll go deeper into the issue with Dube, who calls the CBO projection “a bit too pessimistic.” He'll also tell us how this conversation plays out overseas, how minimum wage hikes affect spending and gross domestic product, and why a country as big and diverse as the U.S. needs a federal minimum wage at all. Later in the show, listeners call in with their experiences teaching in-person classes and getting the vaccine. Plus the rapper Dessa — recently behind this Janet Yellen banger — answers the Make Me Smart question. Finally, if you're interested in minimum wage and other labor issues in the U.S., you'll want to check out the latest season of “The Uncertain Hour,” which is all about how the typical American job has been gigged, temped and subcontracted away. Here are links to everything we talked about on the show today: You can read more about Dube here: “The Burger Flipper Who Became a World Expert on the Minimum Wage” from Bloomberg “Even a divided America agrees on raising the minimum wage” from Brookings The CBO's latest analysis of a minimum wage hike, and one from 2019 (be warned: both are PDFs) “No Quick Fix for Auto Chip Shortage” from The Wall Street Journal “Biden: Yellen needs a ‘Hamilton' musical. Dessa: Here you go.” from “Marketplace.” You can also hear “Who's Yellen Now?” on YouTube and all the streaming services.

Marketplace All-in-One
Let's do the numbers on a $15 minimum wage (rerun)

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 34:59


Hey smarties! We're on a break for the holidays and revisiting some favorite episodes from 2021. We want to say a big thank-you for being part of the “Make Me Smart” family this year — every voicemail, question and donation made a huge difference. None of us is as smart as all of us, and we couldn't do this show without you. There's still time to help Marketplace reach its end-of-year fundraising goal. If you can, please donate here. Thanks, happy holidays and we'll see you in the new year. Why is it so hard to raise the minimum wage? Even the leading expert on the topic isn't quite sure. “It's actually really popular to raise the minimum wage in the United States, it's popular across the partisan divide,” said Arindrajit Dube, an economist with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. “It just becomes very embroiled in politics…. But then you put it actually as a ballot initiative, it pretty much always passes — including in red states, blue states, purple states.” After the wage has spent more than a decade at $7.25 an hour, Dube said resistance to a hike is softening among industries like fast food and retail, which used to be hard-liners. Democrats have been trying to tie a new federal minimum wage to the COVID relief bill, but they've hit procedural and partisan snags. Monday the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office added a wrinkle. Its analysis said that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 would lift almost a million people out of poverty and raise wages for 17 million more — but it would cost the economy 1.4 million jobs. So today on the show we'll go deeper into the issue with Dube, who calls the CBO projection “a bit too pessimistic.” He'll also tell us how this conversation plays out overseas, how minimum wage hikes affect spending and gross domestic product, and why a country as big and diverse as the U.S. needs a federal minimum wage at all. Later in the show, listeners call in with their experiences teaching in-person classes and getting the vaccine. Plus the rapper Dessa — recently behind this Janet Yellen banger — answers the Make Me Smart question. Finally, if you're interested in minimum wage and other labor issues in the U.S., you'll want to check out the latest season of “The Uncertain Hour,” which is all about how the typical American job has been gigged, temped and subcontracted away. Here are links to everything we talked about on the show today: You can read more about Dube here: “The Burger Flipper Who Became a World Expert on the Minimum Wage” from Bloomberg “Even a divided America agrees on raising the minimum wage” from Brookings The CBO's latest analysis of a minimum wage hike, and one from 2019 (be warned: both are PDFs) “No Quick Fix for Auto Chip Shortage” from The Wall Street Journal “Biden: Yellen needs a ‘Hamilton' musical. Dessa: Here you go.” from “Marketplace.” You can also hear “Who's Yellen Now?” on YouTube and all the streaming services.

Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar
1/3/22: Omicron News, Twitter Censorship, Corporate Profits, Minimum Wage, Maxwell Trial, Primary Biden, Covid Lies, Starbucks Workers, and More!

Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 89:19


Krystal and Saagar talk about how states have responded to Omicron, Twitter's censorship on covid, corporations using the cover of inflation to jack up prices, minimum wage raises in states across the country, results from the Ghislaine Maxwell trial, public health officials' stunning admissions, the Left's need to primary Biden, unionization at Starbucks with Buffalo store workers, and more! To become a Breaking Points Premium Member and watch/listen to the show uncut and 1 hour early visit: https://breakingpoints.supercast.com/ To listen to Breaking Points as a podcast, check them out on Apple and Spotify Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-points-with-krystal-and-saagar/id1570045623  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Kbsy61zJSzPxNZZ3PKbXl  Merch: https://breaking-points.myshopify.com/ Starbucks Workers United: https://sbworkersunited.org/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Multi-Hazards
Finding Certainty in the New Year (Remix with Margaret Heffernan)

Multi-Hazards

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 60:41


Another year rolls by and certainty seems just as hard to find. Dr. Margaret Heffernan's recent book Uncharted: How to Navigate the Future has a message: Tomorrow may be uncharted territory, but we can learn to handle uncertainty and move forward with confidence and agility. Join Dr. Heffernan and Multi-Hazards podcast host Vin Nelsen in this remix from early last year, all the more relevant now that we face new and challenging times going into a new year. Study Guide here, click where it says "PDF" on the middle left: https://multi-hazards.libsyn.com/finding-certainty-in-the-new-year-remix-with-margaret-heffernan Topics in this podcast include: * Why can we be optimists? * Why could asking experts for their opinions about the future be a waste of time? * Why and how our planning needs to change? * Uncertainty: necessarily bad or good? * How can uncertainty represent possibility? * What do transhumanists want? * How can aging bring out the best in us? * What is the "doctrine of inevitability"? * Why are driverless cars a problem? * How has technology taken away our willingness to explore? * Why are artists better with unpredictability? * Why do artists keep producing things that are ahead of their time? * How are scientists sometimes like these artists? * What generates breakthroughs in science? * How can we "reskill" for the future? * How can we have hope for the new year? Intro: "Ten Inch Spikes" by Jeremy Korpas on Youtube Audio Library Outro: "Floating Home" by Brian Bolger on YouTube Audio Library Photo by John Gibbons on Unsplash Margaret Heffernan's Bio Dr. Margaret Heffernan produced programmes for the BBC for 13 years. She then moved to the US where she spearheaded multimedia productions for Intuit, The Learning Company and Standard&Poors. She was Chief Executive of InfoMation Corporation, ZineZone Corporation and then iCast Corporation, was named one of the "Top 25" by Streaming Media magazine and one of the "Top 100 Media Executives" by The Hollywood Reporter. The author of six books, Margaret's third book, Willful Blindness : Why We Ignore the Obvious at our Peril was named one of the most important business books of the decade by the Financial Times. In 2015, she was awarded the Transmission Prize for A Bigger Prize: Why Competition isn't Everything and How We Do Better, described as "meticulously researched... engagingly written... universally relevant and hard to fault." Her TED talks have been seen by over twelve million people and in 2015 TED published Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes. Her most recent book, Uncharted: How to map the future was published in 2020. She is a Professor of Practice at the University of Bath, Lead Faculty for the Forward Institute's Responsible Leadership Programme and, through Merryck & Co., mentors CEOs and senior executives of major global organizations. She holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Bath and continues to write for the Financial Times and the Huffington Post. Text and photo taken from her website: https://www.mheffernan.com/biography.php#modal-close

The Mike Broomhead Show Audio
Arizona Minimum Wage Set To Increase Jan 1st

The Mike Broomhead Show Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 30:04


Barry Markson in for Mike Broomhead talks about the news Arizona has the 5th highest minimum wage in the nation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Morning Joe Rant Show Podcast
Covid change, Trump on Candace Owens, Gatekeepers of society, minimum wage data showing the truth, carbon capture only negates 3 seconds in 1 year, and Christmas not originally a Christian holiday.

The Morning Joe Rant Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 29:25


Covid change, Trump on Candace Owens, Gatekeepers of society, minimum wage data showing the truth, carbon capture only negates 3 seconds in 1 year, and Christmas not originally a Christian holiday. Covid change - Cutting the covid quarantine period in half during a terrible outbreak. The story is: the onset of symptoms happens faster with this variant. So if exposed, you will exhibit covid symptoms within the first five days, as opposed to needing 10 days to see if symptoms are exhibited. The other story is: the Great Resignation is not stopping, people are quitting still, and the government has long ago stopped protecting citizens and instead made corporations their primary focus of concern. SOOOOOO is it for the science or for the money/get back to work types? Why we have such distrust in institutions (at least in America). BUT.......Delta's CEO asked the CDC for a 5-day isolation. Some flight attendants feel at risk - source Candace Owens negates Trump when it doesn't fit her narrative (vaccine). Gatekeepers of society - When people refuse to look at data and statistics (Minimum wage for example) - source Who benefits from higher minimum wage: Average age: 36 years old 89% are older than 20 or older 37% are 40 or older 56% are women 28% have children 57% work full time On average, they earn more than half of their family's total income Carbon Capture - World's biggest carbon-removal plant negates 3 seconds' worth of global emissions in 1 year - source 1, source 2 The true origins of Christmas!!! Christmas wasn't ever a Christian holiday. Was a Roman festival celebrated by pagans of winter solstice in honor of the god Saturn - source 1, source 2 Produced by The Wild 1 Media - www.thewild1media.com. Check out our other podcasts- https://darksidediaries.sounder.fm https://anchor.fm/ttmygh https://crypto101.sounder.fm/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Today in San Diego
Plane Crash Victims Identified, Minimum Wage Bump Across California and New Food Waste Laws.

Today in San Diego

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 4:04


On the "Today in San Diego" Podcast, Marianne Kushi Shares New Details About the Plane Crash Near El Cajon, Information on San Diego's First Influenza Death of the Season and Sheena Parveen Gives an Update on the Rain Ahead.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

KNX All Local
Hospital Cases of COVID Soar - Bracing For A New Rainstorm - California Sees A Minimum Wage Hike

KNX All Local

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 6:36


The Top Local Stories Of The Day See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Business Lounge Podcast
Employment Law Updates In Illinois

The Business Lounge Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 5:50


In this video, we will explain any recent employment law changes that have gone into effect in Illinois. This could be because of recent changes in Illinois or Federal statutes. With the advent of Covid-19, there are some protections for workers that businesses should be aware of to avoid liability and to protect their bottom lines. Read the full article here: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/learn-about-law/changes-to-illinois-employment-law-2021 O'Flaherty Law now serves over 105 counties across Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana. If you have any questions regarding a case or would like to speak to one of our attorneys after watching a #LearnAboutLaw video, give us a call at (630) 324-6666 or send us an email at info@oflaherty-law.com to get in contact with someone from our team. Our Joliet attorneys are happy to schedule a consultation with you. Our Joliet contact information is: 200 N. Hammes Ave., Ste. E6, Joliet, IL 60435 (815) 409-4925 joliet.il@oflaherty-law.com https://g.page/r/CWJTkjqUcEYUEAg/review Subscribe to our channel for daily videos dedicated to all things law and leave a comment with any questions about this topic. Find us online for more legal content and to stay connected with our team - Website: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/ - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/oflahertylaw - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oflahertylaw - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oflahertylawGroup/ **None of the content in this series is intended as paid legal advice. We discuss the following changes to #Illinois #employment #law, as of March 2021:Changes to Illinois Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Laws, illinois Increase in Minimum Wage, Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance, and Am I Allowed Time Off Because of Covid-19?

Marketplace All-in-One
A 2022 New Year’s gift for many workers? An increased minimum wage

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 26:36


At the start of 2022, more than 50 jurisdictions are slated to raise their minimum wage rates, many to $15 an hour or more. Despite widespread support for increased minimum wages and years-long activism, efforts to boost the minimum wage at the federal level have largely stalled. But even as many employers independently raise pay amid a tight labor market, inflation continues to chip away at the gains made by many workers. Also on today’s program: A look back at the week, what consumer spending looks like amid the arrival of omicron, how the surge in electric vehicle demand impacts the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a festive take on The Numbers.

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
A 2022 New Year’s gift for many workers? An increased minimum wage

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 26:36


At the start of 2022, more than 50 jurisdictions are slated to raise their minimum wage rates, many to $15 an hour or more. Despite widespread support for increased minimum wages and years-long activism, efforts to boost the minimum wage at the federal level have largely stalled. But even as many employers independently raise pay amid a tight labor market, inflation continues to chip away at the gains made by many workers. Also on today’s program: A look back at the week, what consumer spending looks like amid the arrival of omicron, how the surge in electric vehicle demand impacts the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a festive take on The Numbers.

1010 WINS ALL LOCAL
Testing sites across NYC have to hit the brakes due to a lack of personnel. Public Hospitals are suspending visits due to Omicron Spike. 2700 NYPD officers call out due to COVID symptoms. Some restaurants are trying to pay minimum wage on top of tips. An

1010 WINS ALL LOCAL

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 7:03


This is the All Local for Wednesday Morning, December 22nd 2021. Brought to you by Glenn Schuck.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

MoneyForLunch
Lawyer Norm Blumenthal: System doesn't work for working people

MoneyForLunch

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 39:00


Norm Blumenthal - an attorney for workers and consumers. Selected as one of the Top Attorneys in Southern California. In 2017, Norm was inducted and recognized as one of America's Most Trusted Lawyers in Employment Law. Norm Blumenthal is a Regular contributor on Money For Lunch. ➡️ Connect with Bert:  YouTube |  Twitter  |  Instagram ➡️ Get a Free Copy of Dominating Your Mind: https://amzn.to/2XuM9Xr While supplies last, limited time. ➡️Want Free Publicity? Visit FreePublicityExpert.com now!

THE RICH CELENZA SHOW
#910 - Are You Exchanging Money for Misery? (RICH CELENZA Podcast)

THE RICH CELENZA SHOW

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 7:32


RICH CELENZA takes an honest approach on how people need to take a hard look at the life they are leading. Are they miserable? If so why? Is it because of their job? Or is it because of the career they chose? A lot of people may feel stuck because they need money so they feel forced to do things that they don't like to do. Rich understands that sometimes we need to do what we need to do to support ourselves. But people need to understand that if they want to change their life then they need a plan to do it. 

One Rental At A Time
Minimum Wage Raised 50%, CA & SF in Trouble, 10 Year Falls, Rates up Good news

One Rental At A Time

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 19:07


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Gen X Talks!
Episode: 18 "Street level view of minimum wage" (Complete)

Gen X Talks!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 39:11


Just some nuts and bolts street level views on how minimum wage affects regualr people. Just my Dads point of view but worth a listen. Sorry about last posts audio break up --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gen-x-talks1/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gen-x-talks1/support

Hashtag Trending
Hashtag Trending Dec. 17 - Apple in-office delay; Metaverse needs power; T-mobile increases minimum wage

Hashtag Trending

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 4:00


Apple delays its office reopening, Intel says the metaverse will require a huge leap in computing power, and T-Mobile significantly hikes its minimum wage.

Simple English News Daily
Friday 17th December 2021. World News. Today: UK Omicron boom. Denmark Kosovo prisons. Japan import record. Turkey minimum wage rise. Austra

Simple English News Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 8:13


World News in 7 minutes. Friday 17th December 2021.Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts English Learning for Curious Minds podcast: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/Please help to support the podcast by giving what you would spend on a cup of coffee just once a month at send7.org/supportToday: UK Omicron boom. Denmark Kosovo prisons. Japan import record. Turkey minimum wage rise. Australia play disaster. India marriage changes. Ethiopia abuses. Nigeria police salary. Chile election. Colombia police abuse. Haiti freed Christians. And Freedom soup.Send your opinion or experience by email to podcast@send7.org or send an audio message at send7.org for us to broadcast. Please help to support the podcast by giving what you would spend on a cup of coffee just once a month at send7.org/supportWith Stephen Devincenzi and Khadija Tahir.SEND7 (Simple English News Daily in 7 minutes) tells the most important world news stories in intermediate English. Every day, listen to the most important stories from every part of the world in slow, clear English. Whether you are an intermediate learner trying to improve your advanced, technical and business English, or if you are a native speaker who just wants to hear a summary of world news as fast as possible, this podcast is for you. Transcripts are totally free and can be found at send7.org/transcripts. Simple English News Daily is the perfect way to start your day, by practising your listening skills and understanding complicated stories in a simple way. It is also highly valuable for IELTS and TOEFL students. Students, teachers, and people with English as a second language, tell us that they listen to SEND7 because they can learn English through hard topics, but simple grammar. We believe that the best way to improve your spoken English is to immerse yourself in real-life content, such as what our podcast provides. SEND7 covers all news including politics, business, natural events and human rights. Whether it is happening in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas or Oceania, you will hear it on SEND7, and you will understand it. For more information visit send7.org/contact

The Scoot Show with Scoot
Cellar company establishes a $20 minimum wage

The Scoot Show with Scoot

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 35:09


Scoot talks about how T-Mobile will pay its new hires $20 an hour and reflects on the financial situations for people before and after the pandemic. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ray Appleton
Hour 1 - U.S. Study Suggests Vaccines May Be Ineffective Against Omicron Without Booster. Canines In California Trained To Sniff Out COVID From Old Socks. Hobby Lobby Raises Minimum Wage To $18.50 An Hour For Full-Time Employees

Ray Appleton

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 37:35


All three U.S.-authorized COVID-19 vaccines appear to be significantly less protective against the newly-detected Omicron variant of the coronavirus in laboratory testing, but a booster dose likely restores most of the protection. Early Alert Canines is part of a pilot program with the California Department of Health and the Association of Public Health Laboratories. The CDC Foundation is funding the program. Arts and craft giant Hobby Lobby announced Tuesday that it will raise its minimum full-time hourly wage to $18.50, effective Jan. 1, 2022. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
Alan McDonald: It's a bad time to consult on minimum wage rises

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 4:44


The Employers and Manufacturers Association says it's a rubbish time to consult on minimum wage rises.  It's understood the Government's consulting on three years' worth of wage increase.  Head of Advocacy & Strategy, Alan McDonald, told Heather du Plessis-Allan they believe the first rise will be around one-dollar, which is a blow to businesses. “There is very little financial resilience left in the business community, and it comes on the back of a whole lot of other costs and expenses for businesses.” LISTEN ABOVE 

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
The Huddle: NZ Post is throwing boxes, Aucklands borders are open and minimum wage is going up

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 9:14


NZ Post is in the news for the wrong reasons today. The Auckland borders are open and it seems Aucklanders are waiting to see how the traffic holds up before leaving.  Should the government go ahead with increasing the minimum wage? LISTEN ABOVE to Hayden Munro and Tim Wilson talk about this and the rest of today's news with Heather du Plessis-Allan. 

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
HDPA: Increasing the minimum wage again is the wrong move

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 2:29


Apparently, the government is considering another hike in the minimum wage. We're told MBIE has been out consulting and now the government is considering another three-year cycle of increases, starting with the first of more than a dollar. Frankly, they need to kill this idea. I do feel for people struggling to make ends at the moment with the rising cost of living: rents have gone up in a massive way, the cost of food is up, petrol's up. Inflation is running at an unacceptably high 5.1% and it's only going to get worse; HYEFU figures today predict it will climb to 5.6% in the next quarter. But as much as I feel for struggling workers, I also feel for struggling businesses. They can't afford this. They've already been hit with a 25% increase in the minimum wage in just 4 years. Many of them, especially in Auckland, have been kept in restrictions – and still are – to “protect” kiwis' health. Their debt levels are high. I don't think we – and especially the unions calling for more pay increases – truly understand yet how bad it is for businesses. Financial assistance, like the wage subsidy, means I don't think we've really seen the full extent of the closures that are coming. Ultimately the rising cost of living is not business' problem to fix. They didn't cause this. The government and decisions out of Wellington did. Adrian Orr pumped too much printed money into the economy and drove inflation. The government is largely to blame for the rising cost of rents: by giving students an extra $50 accommodation allowance each back in 2018 and thus pushing up market rents, by slamming landlords with tax changes in March and thus pushing up market rents, and by MSD paying, in some cases, 5 times too much for rentals and pushing up market rents. This is the government's problem to fix. So, they should get creative. Shift tax brackets, give tax breaks, do whatever they can to fix their problem. Don't shift it onto businesses. 

Tim Ben & Brooke: The GTF Podcast
Server Gets $2200 Tip - Gets Fired TBB Extra Podcast 12-14-21

Tim Ben & Brooke: The GTF Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 19:53


A server at a restaurant in Arkansas got a huge tip from a huge party this week but got fired after refusing to split it with other servers who did not work the party We talk the ins and outs of tipping Don't miss Ben's story about he had that required he wear roller skates Recorded Tuesday December 14 2021 with Tim Hattrick, Ben Campbell, Hannah Kress and Barrel Boy

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
Council of Trade Unions economist: Craig Renney on minimum wage increase

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 2:20


Pressure on the Government to lift the minimum wage before Christmas. Stats New Zealand figures show a six percent annual increase in rents across the country, and a four percent annual rise in food prices.  Both easily top wages at 2.4 percent. Council of Trade Unions economist, Craig Renney, told Heather Du Plessis Allan a change could be made before the Government adjourns for the year. “What we're wanting to see is wages catch up with some of the inflation which is being driven by international factors. Just simply we want to see wages catch up with where costs have risen to.” LISTEN ABOVE 

Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Government Contractors Can't Do Without
Fastest 5 Minutes: Protest Timeliness, Minimum Wage for Contractors, Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface

Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Government Contractors Can't Do Without

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 7:58


This week's episode covers a new Federal Circuit decision on bid protest timeliness, a final DOL rule on minimum wage for federal contractors, the DOL's new Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface, a GAO report on DOD's approach to intellectual property, and a White House announcement relating to procurement opportunities for small disadvantaged businesses, and is hosted by Peter Eyre and Monica Sterling. Crowell & Moring's "Fastest 5 Minutes" is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be without.

BiggerPockets Money Podcast
257: 20 Year-Old Minimum Wage Marine with $850k in Real Estate

BiggerPockets Money Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 86:31


We have a lot of impressive guests on the show, and they just seem to get younger with every new episode. You've heard the stories of people in their twenties buying rentals, people in their thirties hitting coast FI, and people in their forties and beyond making many, many millions. But, what about a marine recruit, making a low salary, buying more than $800k in real estate within his second decade on earth? Now that sounds like an interesting story.Jabbar Adesada fits the bill exactly! After moving in with his father, he was given strict instruction to read books like Rich Dad Poor Dad, I Will Teach You To Be Rich, and Automatic Millionaire. Jabbar decided to put down his NBA/med school dreams and open up a brokerage account. Lucky for him, right around the time he started investing was the 2020 stock market crash, giving him all the discount he needed to make his first profits.After running some “when will I be a millionaire?” scenarios, Jabbar realized that real estate, and not the stock market, was the best path to financial independence. Jabbar shares the story of how he was able to find funding, a down payment, and a property that would allow him to house hack, Craige Curelop style. Not only that, Jabbar just closed on a short-term rental in the Smoky Mountains, which puts his real estate portfolio north of $800k! Let's mention this again: He's twenty years old! In This Episode We CoverWhy early financial education can make or break your child's path to successThe best finance books that you (or your child, cousin, niece, or nephew) should read Why crashes aren't a sign to panic, but a sign to buy moreHouse hacking at a young age, and how to get pre-approved for loans without an extensive job history Having an “obsessive mindset to be wealthy” and using it to help not only yourself but othersPracticing delayed gratification and building a brighter future with each investmentAnd So Much More!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd
221. FIRST THEY IGNORE YOU: Part Four - The fight for a minimum wage

Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 58:08


In the fourth and final episode about how progressive victories were won, we're taking a look at the introduction of the national minimum wage. It feels unthinkable now that there shouldn't be a minimum rate that workers are paid, but it wasn't too long ago that hourly rates of £1 or £1.50 were commonplace. The road to a national minimum wage was long and winding but campaigning, persuasive leadership, new academic thinking all helped to create something that's become part of the fabric of working life in the UK.To help us understand the history of the labour market, what pre-minimum wage Britain was like, and who the key players were in the fight we're joined by historian Sheila Blackburn, Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Liverpool. We're also honoured to be joined by Margaret Beckett MP who served as Secretary of State for Trade & Industry under Tony Blair from 1997 and also by Gavin Kelly, Chair of the Living Wage Commission who joins us to talk about where the minimum and living wage conversation goes from here.Plus, Geoff asks Ed for advice on some split loyalties between his wife, and the dry cleaner. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

KUOW Newsroom
Inequality in Seattle is growing even as minimum wage rises

KUOW Newsroom

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 1:02


Business daily
France's Macron backs minimum wage law for EU

Business daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 7:02


Announcing his plans for France's rotating presidency of the European Union, President Emmanuel Macron said he's in favour of legislation on a minimum wage for all EU nations. However, many challenges lie ahead on the issue. Also today, a Starbucks branch has unionised for the first time in its 50-year history. The New York employees say they feel they've started a revolution at the global coffee company.

Ray Appleton
Hour 2 - California Considering New Restrictions And $500 Fines For Wasteful Water Use. California Could Raise Minimum Wage To $18 An Hour.

Ray Appleton

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 37:04


As California enters the second year of an extreme drought, the state is considering even more restrictions on water use as well as the potential for $500 fines for violations. California could have the highest minimum wage in the United States if Los Angeles entrepreneur Joe Sanberg has his way. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

RN Breakfast - Separate stories podcast
Conditions for garment workers worsen during COVID-19

RN Breakfast - Separate stories podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 8:52


A new report by women's rights organisation ActionAid reveals that while big brands are returning to profits after a hard pandemic, the garment workers in Cambodia and Bangladesh are significantly worse off. Many are suffering from slashed wages and higher experiences of abuse, due to brands cancelling or delaying billions of dollars of orders.

The Jeff Oravits Show Podcast
Congressman Biggs DC update. Chris Rhode with City of Flag discusses minimum wage. Olivia and Owen share Christmas memories. Jeff on the mandated 4 day work week.

The Jeff Oravits Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 74:07


Congressman Biggs DC update. Chris Rhode with City of Flag discusses minimum wage. Olivia and Owen share Christmas memories. Jeff on the mandated 4 day work week. Show# 1255: Wednesday, December  8, 2021.   0:00-15:01 Are you ready for the government regulated 4 day work week? The Progressive Caucus proposes a law to limit work weeks to 4 days. Jeff breaks down this latest dumb idea!  15:02-24:32 Governor Ducey visits a 30' gap in the border wall. Next time bring a post hole digger and some material and just finish the wall! Plus Olivia and Owen share more of your Christmas memories.  24:33-43:21 Congressman Andy Biggs gives a D.C. update including immigration, debt ceiling and a look into 2022. 43:22-61:26 CHRIS W. RHODE with the City go Flagstaff updates us on an increase in Flagstaff's minimum wage, enforcement of the minimum wage and more. 61:27-74:07 Plan “A” must have been such a success so now Britain goes to “plan B”. Olivia and Owen share more Christmas memories.      Christmas Giveaway: Email the answer to talkwithjeff@icloud.com Share with us a Christmas/holiday memory or story! We'll choose randomly out of the answers a winner for both 1st and 2nd place on Friday's show.  Make sure to include your first name and your city.    1st place (Total value of $300): Starlight lanes (2hrs of bowling, pizza, shoes, beer)-$100 value, Timberline firearms and training (free hour of range time and a firearm rental- $35 value), $50 at Just wireless, $15 dollars at Daylight Doughnuts,$100 dollars at Ashley Home-store, and one of Olivia's Christmas hats!    2nd place (Total value of $60): $25 at Sportsman's Bar and Grill, $25 at Wingfield Bakery Co., and $10 at Daylight Doughnuts!   One entry/email per person.          Search "TalkWithJeff" on your favorite podcast provider or CLICK HERE.   Tune in M-F from 4:06-5:40PM PST OnAir 97.1FM and OnLine at www.BigTalkerRadio.com

The State of California
The State of California: Minimum wage could be on the rise again

The State of California

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 6:50


There's a new campaign underway to raise California's minimum wage again, beyond the recent rise to $15 an hour, this time to $18 an hour, with annual increases tied to inflation  If the man behind the idea can collect enough petition signatures, the $18 hourly wage will go before California voters on next November's ballot At $18 an hour, California would have the highest minimum wage in the nation, and for more,  KCBS Political Reporter and host of this show Doug Sovern along with KCBS News Anchors Patti Reising and Jeff Bell spoke with Joe Sanberg, the Southern California entrepreneur, millionaire investor and anti-poverty activist who is spearheading this campaign.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Gen X Talks!
Episode: 18 "The simple truth about minimum wage from street level"

Gen X Talks!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 68:27


My Dad has talked about this topic during Bar B q's and such. Seemed to be a good topic of discussion and Since my Dad recoreded it for me, I thought HEY! WHY NOT POST IT??? :) Maybe he's right, I don't understand it all. Maybe he's not? Maybe I'll understand it more as I get older. Anyways, here it is..... More fun ones coming, I promise. GZK --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gen-x-talks1/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gen-x-talks1/support

News Talk 920 KVEC
Hometown Radio 12/07/21 5p: Gordon Mullin looks at attempts to raise the California minimum wage to $18

News Talk 920 KVEC

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 41:57


Hometown Radio 12/07/21 5p: Gordon Mullin looks at attempts to raise the California minimum wage to $18

The Jeff Oravits Show Podcast
Pearl Harbor Day and America 80 years later. Jerry Nabours sees northern lights in Finland and discusses what it's like traveling in era of Covid. Minimum wage and continued price increases.

The Jeff Oravits Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 74:13


Pearl Harbor Day and America 80 years later. Jerry Nabours sees northern lights in Finland and discusses what it's like traveling in era of Covid. Minimum wage and continued price increases. Show# 1254: Tuesday, December  7, 2021.   0:00-18:08 Pearl Harbor Day, prospects of war today?  Jeff reflects on 80 years after the attacks of December 7, 1941. The state of the world today, conflicts with China with clips from China expert Dan Palm. Jeff also answers email (talkwithjeff@icloud.com) question from Sam on the minimum wage in Arizona and if it's going up.   18:09-28:42 AZ Minimum wage history and increases to come.  Continued discussion on the impacts of government regulated minimum wage. More info on this weeks big giveaway. (See below to participate)   28:43-43:22 Free parking? Not for long. Christmas stories including midnight mass and fields on fire. Plus Jeff's swamp story.    43:23-60:40 Northern lights in Finland with Jerry Nabours. Jerry shares his recent trip to Finland to see the northern lights and also discusses traveling in the era of Covid. 60:41-74:13 Jerry Nabours discusses the rash of smash and grab crimes and Arizona's castle law. He also shares a great Christmas story.   Christmas Giveaway: Email the answer to talkwithjeff@icloud.com Share with us a Christmas/holiday memory or story! We'll choose randomly out of the answers a winner for both 1st and 2nd place on Friday's show.  Make sure to include your first name and your city.    1st place (Total value of $300): Starlight lanes (2hrs of bowling, pizza, shoes, beer)-$100 value, Timberline firearms and training (free hour of range time and a firearm rental- $35 value), $50 at Just wireless, $15 dollars at Daylight Doughnuts,$100 dollars at Ashley Home-store, and one of Olivia's Christmas hats!    2nd place (Total value of $60): $25 at Sportsman's Bar and Grill, $25 at Wingfield Bakery Co., and $10 at Daylight Doughnuts!   One entry/email per person.   SUBSCRIBE the Jeff Oravits Show Podcast -       Search "TalkWithJeff" on your favorite podcast provider or CLICK HERE.   Tune in M-F from 4:06-5:40PM PST OnAir 97.1FM and OnLine at www.BigTalkerRadio.com

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Three Martini Lunch: Minimum Wage Truth, Biden Wants Better Coverage, Cuomo Suing CNN?

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021


Before their martini consumption, Jim and Greg remember Pearl Harbor 80 years after the Japanese attack that launched our nation into World War II and all the heroes who have served our nation. Then they go through new studies showing once again that raising the minimum wage leads to employees losing their jobs. They also […]

3 Martini Lunch
Minimum Wage Truth, Biden Wants Better Coverage, Cuomo Suing CNN?

3 Martini Lunch

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 29:53


Before their martini consumption, Jim and Greg remember Pearl Harbor 80 years after the Japanese attack that launched our nation into World War II and all the heroes who have served our nation. Then they go through new studies showing once again that raising the minimum wage leads to employees losing their jobs. They also recoil as the Biden White House tries to convince major media outlets that the president deserves much better coverage on the economy. And they get the popcorn ready as Chris Cuomo is reportedly preparing to sue CNN for the money remaining on his contract.Please visit our great sponsors:Universal CoinCall Universal Coin at 800-UCB-GOLD to get your U.S. Mint silver coin for only $30.Use the code MartiniMy Pillow https://www.mypillow.comNo supply chain issues with My Pillow! Shop now with confidence. Use code MARTINI at check out.

The WTF California Podcast
The Recall Police, Tough on Crime Rhetoric, $18 Minimum Wage and Fantasy Football Blues

The WTF California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 49:46


On this episode of WTF California Podcast, the recall police are out in the City of Antioch thanks to Joy Motts. Should the California State legislator work to reform the recall process. We all of a sudden are seeing a tough on crime talk from media as if that is the new agenda.  A vigilante arrives in Sacramento, catalytic converter thefts up 1,500% in Sacramento County. A proposal for $18 minimum wage could go to the voters. Plus, Fantasy Football blues ahead of the playoffs. Articles From the Show: Letter: Celebrate Antioch Foundation President Meddles With Recall Proponents Signature Gathering CoCo County Deputy DA Wants Local, State, Federal Takedown Of Organized Retail Crime SFPD: Suspects In Violent Smash And Grab Robberies, Car Burglaries Will Be Arrested, Convicted District Attorney Chesa Boudin defends his record against critics New Recall Efforts Launched Against LA County District Attorney George Gascón should California reform its recall process? Lawmakers meet to discuss changes Vigilante ‘Predator Poachers' come to Sacramento 'It's an epidemic': Reports of catalytic converter thefts up 1,500% in Sacramento County Jack London Square Christmas tree intentionally set on fire ahead of tree lighting, official says As Oakland Lawmakers Prepare To Vote To Increase Police Staffing New Report Questions Need CHP: Woman killed after suspected mail thieves run stop sign, slam into car in Fresno County Should California have a $18 minimum wage? Voters may get to decide Cupertino faces its housing reputation as cities get ready for SB 9 Bay Area health experts warn omicron surge is coming, but will it be worse than delta? San Jose Businesses Worry Omicron Variant Will Force Shutdowns Again ‘Enough Is Enough!' Bay Area Lawmaker Urges Newsom To Impose Harsher Penalty For Attacks On Journalists Neighbors Creating Holiday Magic On Candy Cane Lane In Pleasanton Since 1953

Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast
Episode #398 – Katie Eismann From The Adam Hall Group, Musician Minimum Wage, And Vocal Recording Tips

Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 36:54


My guest this week is Kati Eismann, who's the global marketing director for the Adam Hall Group. The Adam Hall Group brands include sound reinforcement company LD Systems, stage lighting company Cameo, stand company Gravity, cable protectors by Defender, and Adam Hall hardware and flight cases. It's also the distributor to brands like Hofner, EBS, Maiton and Mad Professor Amplification. Before joining Adam Hall Kati spent 10 years with labels such as Warner, Universal and Virgin, and then moved into the fashion sector at brands such as Eastpak and Endemol, before returning to music business with her position with Adam Hall. During the interview we spoke about being one of the few females in live sound, how the music business prepared Katie for the fashion industry, the difference between the US and European audio markets, and much more. I spoke with Katie via Zoom. On the intro I'll take a look at the minimum wage for working musicians, and some vocal recording tips.

KNX In Depth
KNX In Depth: New York City beefs up its COVID vaccine mandates, is L.A. far behind? -- Gen Z experiencing the biggest disruptions, depression from the COVID pandemic -- Is it time to raise California's minimum wage?

KNX In Depth

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 47:31


New York City isn't messing around anymore when it comes to its COVID vaccine mandates: not only will the city require all workers at *private* companies in to be fully vaccinated by the end of this month, but they'll start stepping up verifications at places like restaurants, bars and gyms -- including checking younger kids. Will California be far behind? We'll go In Depth. And every age group probably feels like they've had it the worst during the pandemic, but new research shows it's young adults and teenagers who have undergone the most disruptions.  It won't be a full-blown boycott of the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics, but no U.S. government personnel will be going to China --- it's a diplomatic boycott --- will it make any difference? Californians will get to vote next year on whether the state's minimum wage should be kicked up to $18/hour. And at the end of the show: big changes coming for KNX and the way we deliver the news. An entirely new way of listening. So we will explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Wake Up Wyoming
Cow Farts - Minimum Wage & Other Nonsense

Wake Up Wyoming

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 130:01


The many foolish things some people believe.

Idiotville: Erie, PA’s Favorite Podcast
Idiotville #182: Shaggy is dope. Too dope.

Idiotville: Erie, PA’s Favorite Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 77:00


THIS WEEK:Dill, Brent, Anna, and a returning Ryan are joined by Shaggy from Shaggy's House of HorrorsShaggy is the host of “Shaggy's House of Horrors” – an Idiotville ProductionFast Food is trash and the good places are never open. This segues into a discussion of Minimum Wage vs Inflation and why raising the minimum won't cause prices to rise faster. We pimp our “Sunday Morning Drive” NFL pre-show on the Colorcast app. Shaggy's show is all about horror movies – why the movies are good, why they're bad, and he and his co-host dissect a movie a week!We have a discussion about the importance of the title of an episode of a podcast. Shaggy gives us a brief bio and work history – retail, radio, fast food. The Ember+Forge Beer Segment! Frosty the IPA from Hamburg Brewing Company. This is an excellent Winter IPA from a brewery that we haven't tried before. Give it a shot! It's available locally. Be sure to catch this segment LIVE every Wednesday on Facebook!AFTER THE BREAK:Brent and Dill have harsh words for someone who wanted to hit them in their pocketbook. Ryan and Shaggy talk about their various projects: Le Café Music. TST, and Shaggy's House of HorrorsRyan gets into the process for their music show and why he's doing it.After this, more horror movie talk - Shaggy's knowledge on this is almost as deep as Brent's knowledge of bukkake movies on Pornhub.comOur guy Ryan was IN a horror movie!=====================================================================Do you feel like you aren't getting enough Idiotville? Check out our Patreon for BONUS CONTENT at Patreon.com/idiotvillepodcast(c) 2021 Idiotville Productions. This content may not be used without written permission of Idiotville Productions. =====================================================================www.idiotvillepodcast.buzzsprout.com www.patreon.com/idiotvillepodcast - It's back!www.teepublic.com/idiotvilleproductions=====================================================================Our theme song is composed and performed by Warehouse 11: Guitars by Brian Blake, drums by Dave Blake, bass by Chris Owochttps://www.facebook.com/Warehouse11Band/ http://www.warehouseelevenband.yolasite.com/=====================================================================www.idiotvillepodcast.comwww.facebook.com/idiotvillepodcastinstagram: idiotvillepodcastTwitter: @BrentNLibery, @TheRealJakeNew1, @Dill_spears, @TedBrogan2, @MartyBalawkay, @Trashsportstakeidiotvillepodcast@gmail.comJoin our Facebook group!Support the show (http://Patreon.com/idiotvillepodcast)

Congressional Dish
CD243: Target Nicaragua

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 128:14


In mid-November, following the re-election of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, Congress passed and President Biden signed the RENACER Act, which escalated an ongoing economic war against President Daniel Ortega. In this episode learn about what the RENACER Act does as we examine the situation in Nicaragua and find out and why Daniel Ortega has a target on his back. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes Essential Background Episodes CD102: The World Trade Organization: COOL? CD167: Combating Russia (NDAA 2018) LIVE CD186: National Endowment for Democracy CD187: Combating China Rabbit Hole Episodes CD041: Why Attack Syria? CD067: What Do We Want In Ukraine? CD108: Regime Change (Syria) CD131: Bombing Libya CD156: Sanctions – Russia, North Korea & Iran CD172: The Illegal Bombing of Syria CD176: Target Venezuela: Regime Change in Progress CD190: A Coup for Capitalism CD191: The “Democracies” Of Elliott Abrams CD208: The Brink of the Iran War CD224: Social Media Censorship CD225: Targets of the Free Marketeers CD229: Target Belarus U.S.-Nicaragua Relations Maureen Taft-Morales. November 4, 2021. “Nicaragua in Brief: Political Developments in 2021, U.S. Policy, and Issues for Congress.” Congressional Research Service. U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. September 14, 2021. U.S. Relations With Nicaragua William I. Robinson. August 19, 2021. “Crisis in Nicaragua: Is the Ortega-Murillo Government Leftist? (Part I)” North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) Clare Ribando Seelke. March 17, 2008. “Nicaragua: Political Situation and U.S. Relations” [RS22836]. Congressional Research Service. Maureen Taft-Morales. April 19, 2007. “Nicaragua: The Election of Daniel Ortega and Issues in U.S. Relations [RL33983] Congressional Research Service. IMF Staff. May 16, 2006. “Nicaragua : Staff Report for the 2005 Article IV Consultation, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Reviews Under the Three Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Requests for Rephasing and Waiver of Performance Criteria, Financing Assurances Review, and Request for Extension of the Arrangement.” The International Monetary Fund. Author's Name Redacted. May 16, 1997. “Nicaragua: Changes Under the Chamorro Government and U.S. Concerns” [96-813 F]. Congressional Research Service. Edgar Chamorro. January 9, 1986. “Terror Is the Most Effective Weapon of Nicaragua's 'Contras.'” The New York Times. Fred Hiatt, Joanne Omang, Michael Getler and Don Oberdorfer. April 7, 1984. “CIA Helped To Mine Ports In Nicaragua.” The Washington Post. Nicaragua Relationships to Russia and China 100% Noticias. September 9, 2021. “Nicaraguan Parliament Ratifies Security Agreement with Russia. Havana Times. “Russia, Nicaragua ink information security deal.” July 19, 2021. TASS: Russian News Agency. Frida Ghitis. June 8, 2017. “A Russian Satellite-Tracking Facility in Nicaragua Raises Echoes of the Cold War.” World Politics Review. Cristina Silva. May 22, 2017. “New Cold War: Is Russia Spying on the U.S. From a Nicaragua Military Compound?” Newsweek. Carrie Kahn. November 17, 2016. “U.S. To Monitor Security Agreement Signed Between Russia And Nicaragua.” NPR Morning Edition. John Otis. June 4, 2015. “Nicaraguan Canal Plan Riles Landholders.” The Wall Street Journal. Matthew Miller. May 4, 2014. “China's 'ordinary' billionaire behind grand Nicaragua canal plan.” Reuters. 2021 Sanctions “Nicaragua Leaves the Organization of American States.” November 19, 2021. Telesur. U.S. Department of the Treasury. November 15, 2021. “Treasury Sanctions Public Ministry of Nicaragua and Nine Government Officials Following Sham November Elections.” Antony Blinken. November 15, 2021. “New Sanctions Following Sham Elections in Nicaragua.” U.S. Department of State. Ned Price. August 6, 2021. “The United States Restricts Visas of 50 Additional Nicaraguan Individuals Affiliated With Ortega-Murillo Regime.” U.S. Department of State. Antony Blinken. July 12, 2021. “The United States Restricts Visas of 100 Nicaraguans Affiliated with Ortega-Murillo Regime.” U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of the Treasury. June 9, 2021. “Treasury Sanctions Nicaraguan Officials for Supporting Ortega's Efforts to Undermine Democracy, Human Rights, and the Economy.” “Nicaragua Minimum Wage.” Minimum-Wage.org 2021 Nicaraguan Elections “North Americans Debunk US & OAS Claims on Nicaragua Election.” November 10, 2021. Kawsachun News. Monique Beals. November 7, 2021. “Biden slams Nicaragua's 'sham elections,' calls Ortegas autocrats.” The Hill. Meta (formerly Facebook). November 1, 2021. “October 2021 Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior Report.” Meta (formerly Facebook). November 1, 2021. “October 2021 Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior Report Summary.” Nahal Toosi. October 26, 2021. “Tiny Nicaragua is becoming a big problem for Joe Biden.” Politico. Antony Blinken. October 22, 2021. “The United States Applauds the OAS Resolution Condemning the Undemocratic Electoral Process and Repression in Nicaragua.” U.S. Embassy in El Salvador. Carlos Dada. October 6, 2021. “La prioridad ahorita es que no nos maten; luego, la justicia y la democracia.” El Faro. Kai M. Thaler and Ryan C. Berg. August 24, 2021. “To replace autocrats of Nicaragua, think beyond this fall's election.” The Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. December 11, 2020. “Nicaragua opposition figure seeks rule changes for 2021 vote.” The Associated Press. Foreign Agent Law Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero. May 2, 2021. “Changes in Nicaragua's Consumer Law.” Marca Sur. “Nicaragua: National Assembly Approves Law To Defend Its People. December 22, 2020. Telesur. LAND Staff. October 29, 2020. “Nicaragua Approves Cybercrime Law.” Latin America News Dispatch (LAND). Associated Press. October 15, 2020. “Nicaragua passes controversial 'foreign agent' law.” ABC News. Oretega's Arrested Opponents Felix Maradiaga Biography. World Economic Forum. Felix Maradiaga Curriculum Vitae. Academia.edu Cristiana Chamorro Biography. The Dialogue: Leadership for the Americas. Cristiana Chamorro LinkedIn Profile. Juan Sebastian Chamorro LinkedIn Profile. Samantha Sultoon Biography. The Atlantic Council. Jared Genser, Brian Tronic, Stephanie Herrmann, and Michael Russ. October 28, 2021. “Petition to United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.” Perseus Strategies. Tom Phillips. October 22, 2021. “Nicaraguan business leaders arrested in Ortega's pre-election crackdown.” The Guardian. “Nicaragua: Police arrest 2 more opposition contenders.” September 6, 2021. Deutsche Welle (DW). Ismael López Ocampo and Mary Beth Sheridan. June 9, 2021. “As election looms, Nicaraguan government arrests Ortega's challengers.” The Washington Post. “Ortega Holds Arturo Cruz Prisoner at Interrogation Jail.” June 7, 2021. Havana Times. “Nicaraguan police detain another opposition presidential contender. June 5, 2021. Reuters. “Nicaragua: Opposition Leader Linked To Money Laundering Scandal.” June 3, 2021. Telesur. The Guardian Staff and agencies in Managua. June 2, 2021. “Nicaragua police detain opposition leader and expected Ortega challenger.” The Guardian. Trump Era - April 2018 Protests Paz Gómez. August 25, 2021. “The Break-Up: COSEP's Love Affair with Daniel Ortega.” Impunity Observer. Mary Beth Sheridan. August 4, 2019. “Nicaragua's Ortega is strangling La Prensa, one of Latin America's most storied newspapers.” The Washington Post. U.S. Department of the Treasury. April 17, 2019. “Treasury Targets Finances of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's Regime.” Samantha Sultoon. November 29, 2018. “Trump administration's new Nicaragua sanctions strategically target the top.” New Atlanticist Blog from the Atlantic Council. Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Nicaragua [Executive Order 13851] November 27, 2018. Federal Register Vol. 83 No. 230. Rocio Cara Labrador. November 26, 2018. “Nicaragua in Crisis: What to Know.” Council of Foreign Relations. Rafael Bernal. November 01, 2018. “Bolton dubs Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua the 'Troika of Tyranny'” The Hill. Mabel Calero. July 26, 2018. “Daniel Ortega buries his model of alliance with private companies that lasted 11 years.” La Prensa. Max Blumenthal. June 19, 2018. “US govt meddling machine boasts of ‘laying the groundwork for insurrection' in Nicaragua.” The Grayzone. “Pension reforms in Nicaragua leads to violent protests and opposition from business groups.” The Caribbean Council. Foreign “Assistance” to Nicaragua About ForeignAssistance.gov National Endowment for Democracy Grants Awarded to Fundacion Nicaraguense para el Desarrollo Economico y Social National Endowment for Democracy Grants Awarded to Instituto de Estudios Estrategicos y Politicas Publicas Associated Press. August 26, 2021. “Nicaragua Orders Closure of 15 More NGOs.” U.S. News and World Report. William I. Robinson. August 20, 2021. “Crisis in Nicaragua: Is the US Trying to Overthrow the Ortega-Murillo Government? (Part II)” North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) Elliott Abrams. June 9, 2021. “Biden and Democracy in Nicaragua.” Council on Foreign Relations. Ben Norton. June 1, 2021. “How USAID created Nicaragua's anti-Sandinista media apparatus, now under money laundering investigation.” The Grayzone. John Perry. August 4, 2020. “The US contracts out its regime change operation in Nicaragua.” Council on Hemispheric Affairs. Responsive Assistance in Nicaragua [RFTOP No: 72052420R00004] “Section C - Statement of Work.” March-April 2020. USAID OIG Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office. October 24, 2019. “Financial Audit of the Media Strengthening Program in Nicaragua, Managed by Fundación Violeta Barrios de Chamorro Para la Reconciliación y la Democracia, Cooperative Agreement AID-524-A-14-00001, January 1 to December 31, 2018 (9-524-20-004-R)” USAID. IMF Western Hemisphere Department Staff. June 27, 2017. “Nicaragua : Selected Issues.” The International Monetary Fund. Richard Falk. February 21, 2012. “When an ‘NGO' is not an NGO: Twists and turns under Egyptian skies.” Al Jazeera. Laws S. 1064: RENACER Act Sponsor: Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) Passed by Voice Vote in the Senate November 3, 2021 House Vote Breakdown Law Outline Sec. 2: Sense of Congress "Congress unequivocally condemns the politically motivated and unlawful detention of presidential candidates Cristiana Chamorro, Arturo Cruz, Felix Maradiaga, and Juan Sebastian Chamorro." "Congress unequivocally condemns the passage of the Foreign Agents Regulation Law, the Special Cybercrimes Law, the Self Determination Law, and the Consumer Protection Law by the National Assembly of Nicaragua..." Sec. 3: Review of Participation of Nicaragua in Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement "The President should review" the continued participation of Nicaragua in the agreement. The authority listed is Article 21.2 of the agreement that says, "Nothing in this agreement shall be construed... to preclude a Party from applying measures that it considers necessary for the fulfillment of its obligations with respect to the maintenance or restoration of international peace or security, or the protection of its own essential security interests." President Trump issued an Executive Order on November 27, 2018 that said that the response to the protests that began on April 18, 2018 "and the Ortega regime's systematic dismantling and undermining of democratic institutions and the rule of law, its use of indiscriminate violence and repressive tactics against civilians, as well as its corruption leading to the destabilization of Nicaragua's economy constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States." Sec. 4: Restrictions on International Financial Institutions Relating to Nicaragua Directs the United States Executive Director at the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and the International Monetary Fund to "increase scrutiny of any loan or financial or technical assistance provided for a project in Nicaragua" and "to ensure" that the loan or assistance is administered through an entity with full independence from the Government of Nicaragua. Sec. 5: Targeted Sanctions to Advance Democratic Elections The Secretary of State and Secretary of Treasury, "in consultation" with the intelligence community, "shall develop and implement a coordinated strategy" for implementing targeted sanctions in order to "facilitate the necessary conditions for free, fair, and transparent elections in Nicaragua." Targets sanctions specifically at... Officials in the government of President Daniel Ortega Family members of Daniel Ortega High ranking members of the National Nicaraguan Police Members of the Supreme Electoral Council of Nicaragua Officials of the Central Bank of Nicaragua Party members and elected officials from the Sandinista National Liberation Front and their family members Businesses that conduct "corrupt" financial transactions with officials in the government of President Daniel Ortega, his party, or his family. The sanctions are authorized by the 2018 law (outlined below) against "any foreign person" who, on or after April 18, 2018... Used violence "or conduct" that "constitutes a serious abuse" against protestors Taken "actions or policies" that undermine "democratic processes or institutions" Any current or former government official that used "private or public assets for personal gain or political purposes" Any current or former government official involved in corruption related to government contracts Any current or former government official involved in bribery Any current or former government official that transferred the proceeds of corruption Arrested or prosecuted a person disseminating information to the public The sanctions include... Asset blocking of "all property and interests in property" if they are in the United States, come within the United States, or come within the possession or control of a "United States person." Exclusion from the United States and revocation of visas and other documents. Anyone who "violates, attempts to violate, conspires to violate, or causes a violation" of sanctions can be hit with a civil penalty of a $250,000 maximum fine or up to twice the amount of sanctions violating transaction and/or a criminal penalty of up to $1 million or up to 20 years in prison. Sec. 6: Developing and Implementing a Coordinated Sanctions Strategy with Diplomatic Partners Requires the Secretary of State to coordinate with other countries - specifically Canada, members of the European Union, and governments in Latin America and the Caribbean - to impose the sanctions together "in order to advance democratic elections in Nicaragua." Sec. 7: Inclusion of Nicaragua in List of Countries Subject to Certain Sanctions Relating to Corruption Adds Nicaragua to an annual report that gets submitted to Congress. The people identified in the report who are accused of corruption in regards to government contracts, bribery, extortion, money laundering, or "violence, harassment, or intimidation directed at governmental or non governmental corruption investigators" will have their visas revoked and be prohibited from entering the United States. Sec. 9: Classified Report on the Activities of the Russian Federation in Nicaragua The Department of State - working with intelligence officials - will submit a classified report to Congress within 90 days about... Cooperation between the Nicaraguan military and Russian military, intelligence, security forces, law enforcement, and Russian security contractors. Cooperation between Russia and Nicaragua in telecommunications and satellites Economic cooperation, specifically in banking Threats that cooperation between Russia and Nicaragua pose to "United States national interests and national security." Sec. 12: Supporting Independent News Media and Freedom of Information in Nicaragua The Secretary of State, Administrator of USAID and the CEO of the United States Agency for Global Media will submit a report to Congress listing all media "directly or indirectly owned or controlled by President Daniel Ortega, members of the Ortega family, or known allies of the Ortega government" and it will access the extent to which Voice of America is reaching the Nicaraguan people. Sec. 13: Amendment to Short Title of Public Law 115-335 Renames the "Nicaraguan Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018" the "Nicaragua Investment and Conditionality Act of 2018" or "NICA Act" H.R. 1918: Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018 Signed into law on December 20, 2018 Sponsor: Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Law Outline Sec. 2: Sense of Congress on Advancing a Negotiated Solution to Nicaragua's Crisis Congress wanted the Catholic Church of Nicaragua to negotiate for early elections on behalf of "civil society", the student movement, private sector, and the "political opposition" Congress did like that the Government of Nicaragua was refusing to negotiate Sec. 4: Restrictions on International Financial Institutions Relating to Nicaragua Forces the Treasury Secretary to instruct our representatives at the World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank to oppose "any loan or financial or technical assistance to the Government of Nicaragua for a project in Nicaragua." We can support loans "to address basic human needs" or "promote democracy in Nicaragua" Sec. 5 : Imposition of Targeted Sanctions with Respect to Nicaragua Authorizes sanctions against "any foreign person" who, on or after April 18, 2018... Used violence "or conduct" that "constitutes a serious abuse" against protestors Taken "actions or policies" that undermine "democratic processes or institutions" Any current or former government official that used "private or public assets for personal gain or political purposes" Any current or former government official involved in corruption related to government contracts Any current or former government official involved in bribery Any current or former government official that transferred the proceeds of corruption Arrested or prosecuted a person disseminating information to the public The sanctions include... Asset blocking of "all property and interests in property" if they are in the United States, come within the United States, or come within the possession or control of a "United States person." Exclusion from the United States and revocation of visas and other documents. Punishes anyone who "violates, attempts to violate, conspires to violate, or causes a violation" of sanctions with a civil penalty up to a $250,000 fine or up to twice the amount of sanctions violating transaction and/or a criminal penalty of up to $1 million or up to 20 years in prison. The asset blocking sanctions do not authorize the blocking of goods imports. Sec. 6: Annual Certification and Waiver Allows the President to waive the travel restrictions and sanctions. Sec. 10: Termination The sanctions authorized by this law expire on December 31, 2023. Audio Sources Kawsachun News - Nicaragua 2021 Election Observer Press Conference November 10, 2021 Moderator: I present Paul Pumphrey from Friends of the Congo. Paul Pumphrey: Here in Nicaragua, I saw a free and fair election. I talked to many people who were not a part of the Sandinistas party. And yet they themselves said they were willing to accept whatever result happened in the election. Moderator: Next we have Craig Pasta Jardula who is a journalist based in the United States. Craig Pasta Jardula: Mainly, I want to talk about the process, meaning the chain of custody, because that's something that we really saw that was great here in Nicaragua, it made this election a home run. The chain of custody is very strong here, including the fact that in Nicaragua, we have something that is awesome that a lot of countries need to adopt, which is where the vote is cast, it is counted, that ensures a strong chain of custody. Moderator: Next is Rick Cohn from Friends of Latin America. 13:05 Rick Cohn: I want to speak just a little bit though a group of 11 of us went to Bilwi on the Caribbean coast. And in the United States, one of the things they'll use to say this election is fake, is that a high percentage of people voted, and a high percentage of people voted for the FSLN. And that can't happen, because American politicians that would never happen. Well, so I want to say something about why the voters told us they were voting. They told us that basically, they had two Category Four and Category Five hurricanes last year, and the government came and saved their lives, saved many, many lives. And, you know, people have trust in that government. And then the government came in and made sure the electric was up. In Puerto Rico from a year earlier, electric still isn't isn't working, because they, you know, are making money selling electric, but it still doesn't work. They told us they had new roofs put on almost immediately they were delivered. They told us that the schools were rebuilt. All of the schools were in good condition. Oh, the schools and some of them have new buildings. So we had a situation where they were very happy with the performance of the government. And that is why -- oh, they also told us they had one kilometer of road before the FSLN came into power from the neoliberal period, now they have 500 kilometers. And with 70 more kilometers, they'll be able to drive from all the way to Managua, which they've never been able to do in history. So they told us these things. And the FSLN party received the highest percentage of votes, but that's not strange, because they really support the government. They received 86.7% of the vote. You know, there's no way that's made up - it's not fake. It's where they're at. It is certainly the biggest deficiency in democracy in Nicaragua is the interference that there is so much interference from the US government and the media, and the censorship and the lies that they tell. That's the interference that's occurring in this election. 33:52 Rick Cohn: Corporate media like Facebook, well, all of the corporate media including Facebook and Twitter, but social media, are actually just part of the US system and they're contracted to provide information back and forth, they're actually an aspect of the government and they close 1000s of people's accounts, who are people, and I met some of them, they're actual people, and they close their accounts. And they weren't, you know, anyone who was saying anything other than the fact that they may have been supporting the Nicaraguan people or opposed to the the sanctions on Nicaragua. AN INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE TO ORTEGA'S DESTRUCTION OF DEMOCRACY IN NICARAGUA September 21, 2021 House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration and International Economic Policy *Hearing not on C-SPAN Witnesses: Emily Mendrala Deputy Assistant Secretary of State at the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Laure Chinchilla Former President of Costa Rica Co-Chair at The Inter-American Dialogue Ryan Berg, PhD Senior Fellow in the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Oct. 2018 - Apr. 2021: Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute Apr. 2018 - Oct. 2018: Research Consultant at The World Bank July 2014 - Oct 2014: US State Department negotiator at the Organization of American States (OAS) 2009: Intern for Paul Ryan Berta Valle Wife of Felix Maradiaga Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ): The regime has rounded up nearly every potential challenger to Ortega and has not even tried to hide these arrests and forced disappearances under the veneer of legality. 05:42 Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ): Having written the NICA Act with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), I am frustrated that the International Monetary Fund recently provided $350 million to the regime. The IMF should not take Ortega's us word for it that these funds will be used to address the COVID pandemic. 06:53 Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ): We should also begin preparing a number of severe diplomatic consequences, assuming Nicaragua's election in November becomes a coronation for Ortega. Nicaragua should be suspended under the International Democratic Charter on November 8, and its participation under the Central America Free Trade Agreement should be reconsidered. 10:39 Rep. Mark Green (R-TN): On November 7 a political farce will be held, claiming to resemble elections. No one should be fooled about the outcome -- any hope of unseating the socialist dictatorship is sitting inside of Ortega's prisons. 13:56 *Emily Mendrala: As you are well aware, the Ortega-Murillo government has carried out a ruthless crackdown over the past several months, canceling the registration of opposition parties, incarcerating journalists, opposition leaders, potential presidential candidates, students, private sector leaders and others who defend free and fair elections, attacking the free press, closing long standing NGOs that provide humanitarian and medical assistance to Nicaraguans in need. 15:06 Emily Mendrala: In the face of sham elections in Nicaragua, we and our international partners must continue to denounce and push back against the Ortega-Murillo government's anti-democratic rule as well as its use of Russian-inspired laws to carry out repression. 17:56 Emily Mendrala: Through USAID we continue to support Nicaraguan civil society, independent media and human rights defenders. Our continued support assures Nicaraguans that the outside world has not forgotten them. 19:06 Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ): Are we using our voice? Is the administration using its voice and vote with international financial institution to oppose loans and other financial assistance to Ortega? Because I have to tell you, it's very upsetting to me that we do all this work here. We asked the administration to put sanctions on different people. And yet the IMF, which we probably contribute the largest amount of money, or if not, one of the largest amounts of money, they seem to just ignore what's going on in Nicaragua. And it has to -- I intend to write a letter to the IMF. And hopefully we'll have them before this committee, because this is not acceptable. 20:22 Emily Mendrala: We are using our voice and our vote and every opportunity in front of multilateral institutions to oppose lending to the Ortega-Murillo government. We will continue to use our voice, vote and influence to advocate against lending from international financial institutions to the Ortega-Murillo government and we will also continue to collaborate with international partners where appropriate: EU, Canada and others to do the same. 30:43 Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX): The upcoming November 7 elections will be neither free nor fair 1:04:30 Berta Valle: Even though Félix [Maradiaga] has dedicated his life to serving our country, the regime has charged him and others with a conspiracy to undermine national integrity. The government is alleging that Félix and others were part of a global conspiracy to use foreign resources, including from the US Agency for International Development, the International Republican Institute and the National Endowment for Democracy to harm the interests of the nation. 1:16:33 Ryan Berg: As well as November 7, I think we need to declare Nicaragua's elections illegitimate under current conditions. 1:27:16 Ryan Berg: Thank you, Congressman Green, for the question. Yes, the two countries that I would point out as extra-hemispheric actors who have have come into the hemisphere to shore up the Ortega regime are Russia and Iran. Russia, we've seen with a significant presence in Nicaragua for a while. Its increased its presence in past years, to an extent that I think should be very alarming for the US government. Not only does it have a number of port agreements with Nicaragua, and access to the Caribbean, where it can engage in anti access and area denial capabilities, potentially. But also in cyberspace. We saw recently the Russians and Nicaraguans sign a major agreement in the cyberspace, particularly to help the regime not only increase its domestic security apparatus, but to spy potentially on the opposition on our own citizens, and indeed, potentially on on other governments in Central America, depending upon the strength of the equipment transfers that we'll see in future. So they have a whole number or whole range of capabilities that they are developing within Nicaragua, that there are signals intelligence stations that are actually quite close to the US Embassy in Managua. And so that's that's Russia, Russia has an interest in shoring up this regime on the cheap. And I think Iran has approached the regime in a number of ways, most specifically, in offering partnerships to circumvent US sanctions architecture, in which it excels, because of the sanctions architecture that it has been under for so long. And we haven't seen as deep I would say, as a presence of the Iranians in Nicaragua, but it's it's there and it's also concerning. I think, in general, Congressman, part of the Ortega regime's plan for survival is to sort of recreate a situation of rivalry and enmity in Central America again, and lend a platform for major geopolitical competitors to the United States to increase their capabilities on the US doorstep and I think that's a significant aspect of this political, economic and social crisis here. 1:35:50 Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ): If the Ortega regime moves ahead was stealing this November's elections the international community must come together to impose a very steep price. John Bolton: Miami Dade College's National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower November 1, 2018 John Bolton: The "Troika of Tyranny" in this hemisphere -- Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua -- has finally met its match. John Bolton: Today in this hemisphere we are also confronted once again, with the destructive forces of oppression, socialism and totalitarianism. In Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, we see the perils of poisonous ideologies left unchecked. Nicaraguan President Speech at the United Nations General Assembly September 25, 2007 16:50 President Daniel Ortega: The General Assembly is simply a reflection of this world where a capitalist and imperialist minority is imposing global capitalism to impoverish the world continue to enslave us all and promote apartheid against Latin American immigrants and against African immigrants in Europe. This global capitalism is one beast and it has tentacles everywhere. 25:30 President Daniel Ortega: They have to understand once and for all, that just as they have managed to profit from privatizations that have given rise to these huge multi-nationals that then set up in developing countries, they say that they are helping us. No business person provides assistance, they simply go to earn as much money as they can, they don't go to invest. Developing countries are considered to be insecure countries, and we are simply being ransacked. If we compare the volume of riches that they're extracting from our countries -- the capitalists in developed countries I'm talking about -- through their major companies, the globalized multinationals. If we can compare that wealth with what the Latin American immigrants send back to their families from the U.S. or the Asian and African families in Europe send back to their families, it is a miserable amount compared to the volume of wealth that is extracted on a daily basis by these forms of institutionalized oppression. 28:30 President Daniel Ortega: These companies are simply using cheap labor. They are benefiting from clauses in free trade agreements. I've got us free trade, why not? Free trade for societies and nations. But clearly in that system, it's the law of the jungle the strongest will impose themselves on the rest. What well the world needs is fair trade. What the world demands is really a genuine change in the capitalist, globalized, imperialist economies, that is where we need to have a change. They have to change this concept that they have of a free market. They have to change the slant of these free trade agreements. Nicaraguan Presidential Address to Congress April 16, 1991 20:00 President Violetta Chamorro: My government is committed to radically reducing government intervention in the economy and the enormous bureaucratic apparatus that we have inherited. Our Congress approved a law that authorizes private banks to operate and encourages foreign investments and is studying the privatization law in order to convert government to businesses. We are rapidly advancing towards the establishment of a social market economy. Restrictions on prices and salaries must be lifted. Likewise, we have initiated a serious economic stabilization program accompanied by the corresponding tax reforms in order to discipline and improve and decrease public spending to encourage domestic production and to stimulate private domestic and foreign investment. Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

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Rich and Daily
Tyra Banks' Not So Model Behavior

Rich and Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 13:24


But we were SO rooting for you! Supermodel turned media mogul Tyra Banks' bad behavior is back to bite her on her ass again. Yet another America's Next Top Model contestant is calling out BanX for the abusive and… here it comes… cheap way she ran the competitive modeling show that made her mega-millions. Now the current DWTS host is in hot water – and it's not only at her local Malibu spa. So can Tyra do a full image makeover, or is she becoming last year's model?Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Adam and Dr. Drew Show
#1500 It's All In Your Actions

The Adam and Dr. Drew Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 36:15


Adam and Dr. Drew open the show with Drew recounting a recent trip he took to Illinois to speak to a conference of urologists and some of the behavior he experienced in the very blue city of Chicago. Drew also expresses his growing frustrations with the CDC and specifically director Rochelle Walensky's recent misleading comments on the efficacy of masks in the interest of the greater good. The guys then turn to the phones and speak with a caller who wants their thoughts on the minimum wage, leading to a much larger conversation on that topic and economics generally. Please Support Our Sponsors: BlindsGalore.com, tell them we sent you Lifelock.com, promo code ADAM

The Hartmann Report
THE BILL IS COMING DUE FOR SENDING GOOD PAYING JOBS OVERSEAS

The Hartmann Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 58:30


Reagan's neoliberal policies — maintained to this day — sent our good manufacturing jobs overseas and now most all we're left with are, “Do you want fries with that?” service jobs. Americans are furious. Why did the media call Youngkin the "education" candidate instead of the "racist" candidate? Geeky Science - How a cheap generic anti-depressant can help with covid. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Words & Numbers
Episode 248: The Nobel Prize and the Minimum Wage

Words & Numbers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 32:16


David Card recently won the Nobel Prize in economics for his contributions to the study of labor markets and natural experiments. Some minimum wage proponents confuse these excellent contributions with a particular application of his contributions to a study he conducted of a hike in New Jersey's minimum wage. We discuss the flaws in that oft-cited study, and the distinction between his contributions and the study.   Get Your Copy of Cooperation and Coercion Now! http://www.cooperationandcoercion.com Show Your Support for Words & Numbers at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/wordsandnumbers Quick Hitshttps://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/11/buffalo-election-2021-results-india-walton-defeated.html https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/580322-democrats-brace-for-flood-of-retirements-after-virginia-rout https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/11/07/biden-approval-falls-38-midterms-loom-usa-today-suffolk-poll/6320098001/ Foolishness of the Weekhttps://abcnews4.com/news/nation-world/annual-microsoft-ignite-conference-entices-criticism-over-woke-introductions https://freebeacon.com/culture/microsoft-encourages-employees-to-state-race-gender-during-presentations/ https://www.fox5ny.com/news/one-of-worlds-largest-investment-firms-will-need-permission-to-hire-white-men Topic of the Week https://davidcard.berkeley.edu/papers/njmin-aer.pdf https://www.econlib.org/no-krueger-didnt-prove-that-raising-the-minimum-wage-doesnt-increase-unemployment/ Join the Conversation Words & Numbers Backstage https://www.facebook.com/groups/130029457649243/ More James at Smoke & Storieshttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjILow4-ZJpBV-NnmSusZJ_vCuzKUJ4Ig Let Us Know What You Think mailto:wordsandnumberspodcast@gmail.com Antony Davies on Twitter https://twitter.com/antonydavies James R. Harrigan on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/JamesRHarrigan