Dr. Rasmus explains exactly what Artificial Intelligence is, how it so far has penetrated business and industries, and what are the various forecasts of its potential impact on jobs the rest of this decade and beyond. The ideology, misrepresentations, and falsifications surrounding the concept: will it produce as many jobs as it destroys? Like previous industrial technology revolutions. Or is it different this time? What occupations will be especially hit hard by AI? How will the AI and nextgen technology revolution now underway affect the future of work and employment in the USA? Dr. Rasmus also briefly reviews last month' job figures reported this morning by the Labor Dept. Is it really a ‘tight labor market' being messaged by the mainstream media? Also noted is the Federal Reserve chair, Jerome Powell's, statement this past week that the Fed will start tapering and raising rates earlier than reported previously. What does that mean for the economic recovery?
Dr. Rasmus dissects the Infrastructure and Reconciliation bills' latest content. What's in and what's out. Are they really ‘paid for'? Or are they funded by ‘smoke and mirrors'? What's the actual Deficits impact? Why Biden's Infrastructure Act signed last Monday is not a stimulus and won't have much effect on the US economic recovery; why the Reconciliation (Build Back Better bill) just voted on in the US House likely won't pass and if it does will be gutted to around $500B. The show next discusses the emerging Covid 5th Wave and its economic impact and why inflation in the US economy has become structural and not transitory. The show concludes with updates on the US-Mexico-Canada meeting, China's property financial crisis, and recent developments in the US labor movement with the Deere strike settlement, Teamsters voting, and organizing campaigns at Amazon and Starbucks.
Mennene Marcus og Martinus tar turen for å lage listen topp 3 ideer til nye apper. Hva med en app som kan sende lukter? Hva med Wher's my dog app? Mads har også alliert seg sammen med M&M for å rundlure Rasmus. Produsent: Jørgen Vigdal
The Enneagram Daily Reflections series marches on today with enneagram 1, Juanita Rasmus! The show starts today with Juanita getting us all grounded before jumping into some good enneagram teaching and background on wings and stress and security. Then let's hear about how ones take care of themselves, and how we can better take care of them (tip 1: don't touch their food). You can find out more about Juanita by visiting juanitarasmus.com and you can find your copy of 40 Days on Being a 1 at Amazon.com, ivpress.com or LifeInTheTrinityMinistry.com! PLUG! The holidays are just around the corner and there is no better tool than Holidays and the Enneagram with Suzanne. Over two hours of teaching to help you better take care of yourself and love those around you that you're spending the holidays with. Click here to download today! Today's Introduction: 1. Suzanne talking with Heather Mustain about her relationship with husband and enneagram 1 Chad Mustain. Taken from the introduction in episode 94 of The EnneagramJourney. 2. Joey Tribbiani from the show F.R.I.E.N.D.S. talking about food 3. An excerpt from Others On The Journey, released on August 13, 2020 on The Enneagram Journey Podcast.
Dr. Rasmus addresses the big topic of the week: accelerating inflation now rising 6.2% according to the latest CPI report and fastest in 30 yrs. Rasmus explains why the 6.2% is actually a low estimate. The multiple causes driving it today are explained: global supply chains breakdown, US domestic supply problems, price gouging by US companies with excessive market power, consumer demand, and the role of global financial commodities speculators. Why the latter is driving global crude oil prices to 2008 levels once again and spilling over to US economy as major factor in US domestic inflation. Rasmus explains why the mostly supply side and commodities speculator driven forces will continue for some time well into 2022. How inflation will slow the US economic recovery as it surges. And why a new causal element driving inflation is now appearing: inflationary expectations. Inflation + slowing economy + no government further stimulus = political wipe-out of Democrats in 2022 midterm elections.
This week, what we're throwing down on the Table is an in-depth discussion and interview with Ryan Gilbert from BroadStreetHockey.com about whether or not this Philadelphia Flyers team can be contenders not only in the Metropolitan Division, but the NHL overall. It was a great discussion as this Flyers season has been an interesting one early on!But first, we dove into the Eagles defense and whether or not Jonathan Gannon is a one and done defensive coordinator. (approx. 6:50)We then got into a discussion about where this Temple Football program is going in the future after a terrible 2021 season. How can they get out from under this program slump? (approx. 14:15)From there, we discussed how Dave Dombrowski has been talking up during these winter meetings Bryson Stott as the next shortstop on this Phillies team. (approx. 22:50)We then discussed the trade rumors surrounding the Sixers and the Celtics. Would the Celtics actually trade Jaylen Brown for Ben Simmons? (approx. 30:30)What we threw down on the Table was a fantastic discussion with Ryan Gilbert from Broad Street Hockey about how this Flyers team looks after about 10 games early this season. Can they be contenders? We got Ryan's thoughts on the Flyers' goaltenders, Rasmus Ristolainen's defense, and offensive performances throughout the season thus far. All of this and much more during our discussion with Ryan! (approx. 39:55)Head over to our website for all of our podcasts and more: philadelphiasportstable.com.Follow the guys on Twitter:Jeff Warren: @Jeffrey_WarrenLen Hunsicker: @LenHunsickerErik Leonard: @BrickPolittFollow the show on Instagram: instagram.com/philadelphiasportstable"Like" our Facebook Page: facebook.com/PhiladelphiaSportsTable
Dr. Rasmus explains how the Federal Reserve has provided $5T in free money to banks and private investors during the Covid recession, when they didn't need it. That's $120B every month. The Fed this past week reduced that to…$105B a month. How the monetary system works to subsidize financial markets, bankers, and investors. Why mainstream media avoids explaining this. Meanwhile, progressive democrats reaching their ‘endgame' in passing the Infrastructure and Reconciliation bills in the US House. How Pelosi is maneuvering them to a final passage of the Infrastructure bill only is explained. Last month's Employment and Jobs report out today is also dissected to show it reflects a weakening economic rebound—and not the hype presented by the media
Dr. Rasmus dissects & debunks the new billionaires taxes coming out of Democrat Congressional Finance committees. How billionaires like Elon Musk and others will easily avoid paying the tax the way it is being formulated. Why the individual billionaires tax will likely be tied up in courts for years. Rasmus gives a short history of the passage of the Income tax in 1913 and explains why a constitutional amendment will probably be necessary to approve a billionaires tax which is based on wealth accumulation, not income. How billionaires would easily avoid the tax even if approved by the US Supreme Court. The companion proposal in Congress to tax corporations that make $1 billion in profits with an Alternative 15% corporate tax is also debunked. Why the Democrats are raising both new proposals, as they slash the Build Back Better bill and drop real tax hikes previously proposed in order to placate Senators Manchin & Sinema. Rasmus predicts the progressive caucus in the House will soon capitulate to the much reduced $1.5T Build Back Better bill that remains. Concluding the show, US 3rd Quarter GDP data just released in analysed, which shows a significant slowing of the US economy growth for various reasons. (Note: Read Dr. Rasmus' latest blogpost, “The ‘Smoke & Mirrors' Billionaires Tax” at his blog, http://jackrasmus.com. )
**Udsendelsen er sponsoreret af Arbejdernes Landsbank og HelloFresh** Så er Superligaen næsten 14 runder gammel. Det snerper til med slutspil og nedrykningsspil. Nogle hold er ved at redde sig fri af nedrykning og/eller opfylde målsætninger ved at komme blandt de øverste seks, mens andre er eller kan være på vej mod en stor skuffelse. I 14. runde kan man begynde at sætte tjek-tegn ud for følgende konklusioner: - Guldet skal afgøres mellem FC Midtjylland og F.C. København - AaB, Silkeborg og nu også Brøndby rykker nærmere at være top 6-favoritter og slutte sig til Randers i toppen. - SønderjyskE og Vejle ligner nu storfavoritter til nedrykning - Og så er der nu virkelig meget på spil for OB og AGF i mandagskampen. Dagens panel består af fodboldtræner Rasmus Monnerup og Lukas Babalola. Vi taler i rækkefølge om: - OB-AGF - optakt (00:00:45) - Månedens talent (00:28:00) - FC Nordsjælland-AaB (00:32:45) - Randers-FC Midtjylland (00:49:45) - F.C. København-Vejle (01:03:30) - Viborg-Brøndby (01:18:30) - SønderjyskE-Silkeborg (01:35:30) Som nævnt i udsendelsen får du stor rabat de første fire uger, hvis du vælger at prøve måltidskasser fra HelloFresh. Her er linket, der sparer dig for op til 725 kroner de første fire uger: https://cutt.ly/cRV8exe Du kan også bare bruge koden 'HELLOMEDIANO', og du er velkommen til at give koden til dine venner, hvis de også gerne vil prøve HelloFresh. Og så taler vi om, hvordan du, der allerede er kunde, kan få 300 kr. for at finde en ven, der godt vil prøve - eller bare sende en gratis måltidskasse til en ven. Det kan du læse om her: https://www.hellofresh.dk/account-raf/freebie?origin=header-menu&type=freebie Husk projekt 'Støt Mediano', hvor du kan blive frivillig abonnent på Mediano. Det kan du gøre her: www.mediano.nu/stot Du kan også læse om formålet med Støt Mediano. Det kan du gøre her: https://www.mediano.nu/oversigt/2021/10/2/nu-kan-du-sttte-mediano-men-alt-indhold-er-stadig-gratis
**Udsendelsen er sponsoreret af Arbejdernes Landsbank og Audi** Vi tog til Østjylland for at få et kig ind bag de indre linjer i en af Superligaens aktuelle succes'er, Randers FC. Hvorfor kan Randers lykkes for andet år i træk, når den slags er så svært for klubberne i større byer som AaB, AGF og OB? Det har vi spurgt assistenttræner Rasmus Bertelsen og chefscout Mads Agesen om. Få en masse konkrete svar i denne udsendelse. Vært: Peter Brüchmann Randers FC er forsvarende pokalvinder, i fuld gang med et europæisk puljespil, er lunt placeret i top 6, sælger spillere for gode penge og skaber egne talenter. Stort set alt det, som alle andre klubber end FCM, FCK og Brøndby drømmer om. Men hvad er opskriften på det, der indlysende er en succes i Superligaen. Hvem gør hvad i Randers FC? Hvordan kan Randers have fire gode angribere, når mange andre klubber leder efter bare at have én? Hvordan kan Randers tage til Norge og finde Lasse Berg Johnsen, når nøglespillere som Andre Rømer forlader klubben? Hvem scouter? Hvilken rolle spillerne trænerne? Og hvordan ser hverdagen ud i Randers. Husk projekt 'Støt Mediano', hvor du kan blive frivillig abonnent på Mediano. Det kan du gøre her: www.mediano.nu/stot Du kan også læse om formålet med Støt Mediano. Det kan du gøre her: https://www.mediano.nu/oversigt/2021/10/2/nu-kan-du-sttte-mediano-men-alt-indhold-er-stadig-gratis
Deborah Laufer v. Michael Rasmus
Kirsten Birgit har kun givet sit nye guldnummer til meget få mennesker, men alligevel er folk begyndt at ringe ind til Den Politiske Bivuak. Rasmus og Malou vidste slet ikke, at man kunne tilmelde sig ventelisten til Den Politiske Bivuak.
In this episode of the People Behind the Plans podcast series, host Courtney Kashima, AICP, is joined by Rasmus Astrup, partner and design principal at Danish urban design and landscape architecture practice SLA. Rasmus was a co-presenter during the 2021 National Planning Conference at a session titled, “Strategies to Combat Extreme Heat”. Rasmus and Courtney discuss the importance of biodiversity and nature-based solutions to address the needs of cities to mitigate against the effects of climate change and specific issues like extreme urban heat. The two also discuss a few of the projects that his firm worked on from places around the globe like Toronto, Abu Dhabi, Copenhagen, and Detroit. They also dig into the significance of local knowledge and expertise when taking on projects as well as how to deal with the disproportionate impacts on more vulnerable populations. Episode URL: https://planning.org/podcast/fighting-climage-change-in-cities-with-biodiversity-and-nature-based-design/ This episode is sponsored by Tyler Technologies
The show leads with a critique of Biden's town hall meeting last night on CNN and concludes with a discussion of what's happening in China with its property markets bubble and coming defaults. The Biden town hall reveals the failing strategy of the Biden administration with regard to passing much needed fiscal social programs, climate change investments, jobs, and now accelerating inflation. Biden reveals what's really behind the negotiations with Manchin and Sinema. Dr. Rasmus next discusses the causes behind the current supply driven inflation and predicts prices will continue rising well into 2022. And the US economy will continue slowing in the closing months of 2021. Stagflation (both inflation and weak jobs recovery) is the condition of the moment. Dr. Rasmus warns events in China's property markets, with defaults at Evergrande and other developers, now inevitable, bear close watch. Is what's happening in China housing the beginning of the next ‘subprime mortgage'-like global financial crisis?
Supervikar Jon Martin Henriksen stiller opp og blir med på kåringen over de aller verste oppgavene i hjemmet. Mads har vært storkar med kurv, Rasmus vil utvikle en kjøkkenbenk-robot og hva er egentlig en avfallskvern? Produsent: Jørgen Vigdal
Del 2: Kirsten Birgit har fået nyt nummer, så nu kan hun ringe til Socialdemokraternetiet igen. Hun prøver at komme ind på livet af Rasmus og Malou ved at fortælle om Kulturministeriets opdrag om, at der skal sættes fokus på Danmarks kolonitid. Et opdrag, der har resulteret i en komisk genistreg på Danmarks nye slavemuseum.
Det er en stor dag i Den Politiske Bivuak. Malou har skaffet et guldnummer og Rasmus er sprunget ud som deklareret satiriker på Twitter.Der skal laves et principprogram og Københavnerne kan se frem til meget billigere boliger; og så selvfølgelig: En 1.000.000 flere parkeringspladser - under jorden!
Velkommen til en Mediano-premiere. Her er den første udsendelse, som er en direkte konsekvens af Støt Mediano-projektet. Fordi så mange af jer lyttere har valgt at gå ind på mediano.nu/stot og betale 35 eller 50 kr. om måneden, kan vi nu lave analyser af mandagskampene og begynde at sætte vand over til Mediano Legends, Mediano Moneyball og andet godt. Mandag aften gik Rasmus Monnerup, Peter Brüchmann og Alex Munk Hjort i studiet for at analysere AGF-AaB i Superligaen, som blev spillet for øjnene af et fyldt Ceres Park. AGF vandt 1-0 og har dermed vundet fire af de seneste fem kampe og er på formbarometeret (fem kampe) lige nu kun overgået af FC Midtjylland. - Men hvad lykkedes AGF så godt med? - Hvorfor blev det så meget en kamp på AGFs præmisser og hvorfor lykkedes AaB ikke med sit spil? Det kan du høre dugfriske analyser af her. Husk projekt 'Støt Mediano', hvor du kan blive frivillig abonnent på Mediano. Det kan du gøre her: www.mediano.nu/stot Du kan også læse om formålet med Støt Mediano. Det kan du gøre her: www.mediano.nu/oversigt/2021/10/…-er-stadig-gratis **Som altid når vi taler om Superligaen, er Arbejdernes Landsbank vores hovedpartner - og i kraft af lytterne kan vi nu lave endnu mere**
Dr. Rasmus discusses his article, published last Monday, ‘The Great Strike of 2021'. Why are 5 million US workers not returning to work? Rasmus explains why and how they're coping ‘withholding their labor' as the economy reopens. It's a strike wave of the lowest paid and most abused US workers. Signs their strike example may be spilling over to union workers now striking as well. Rasmus compares the 2021 strike wave with the last strike waves of 1970-71 and 1945-46. (Check out his blog, http://jackrasmus.com for recent articles on the subject). In the second half of the show the current escalation of inflation is discussed. Why Biden's recent measures to put LA ports on 24/7 work schedule will not have much affect. Why the capitalist global supply chain is in chaos and why supply-driven inflation will not be temporary but continue well into 2022. Rasmus explains ‘stagflation' likely coming, as US GDP and economic recovery is faltering 3rd quarter 2021 while inflation continues to escalate.
In this episode, The Annex discusses the topic of entrepreneurship with Rasmus Koss Hartman from Copenhagen Business School. Photo Credit. By Francisclarke – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53752550
This week on All N: a Nintendo podcast! ★ What have we been up to? ★ ☆ Metroid Dread and Credits ☆ Squid Game ☆ We were on a live discussion at Sweden Game Arena ☆ Monster cereals and 90's McDonald's ☆ Disney+ Halloween specials ☆ Jackbox Party Pack 8 ★
Så kommer første afsnit alene uden Rasmus. Men heldigvis med den skønneste gæst youtuber og influencer Louise Bjerre også kendt som LouLiving. Louise og jeg taler om Disney+ første realityprogram The D'Amilio Show, som skulle være aftageren for The Kardashians. Der følger vi TikTokkeren Charli D'Amilio og hendes familie. Vi ved ikke rigtigt hvad det handler om, men kan vi lide det? Love on the Spectrum på Netflix er endelig tilbage. Michael fra første sæson er også tilbage og i storform og mere end klar til at finde kærligheden. Det er ingen hemmelighed, at det her program får både Louise og jeg til at smelte. Vi vender selvfølgelig også det nye Paradise Hotel - nu med nye værter, men Marlene synes, det hele er lidt brunt i det. Louise har givet Marlene hjemmearbejde, heldigvis en opgave der var god. Vi har set DR3s lille fine serie Først Gift. Tak for at få mig til at se den Vi runder også lige en Villa i Ex on the Beach. Tak fordi, du lytter med Find Louise her: https://igen.dk/ Youtube: LouLiving https://louliving.dk/
This week on All N: a Nintendo podcast! ★ What have we been up to? ★ ☆ Metroid Dread, Switch OLED and Tetris Effect are all out! ☆ Toree 2 ☆ Unsighted demo impressions ☆ Voice of Cards demo impressions ☆ The finale of Marvel's What If...? ☆ Eric's already in the Squid Game ☆ Seth's impressions of Steam Next Fest demos ☆ Check out the new Keep Nintendo Weird about Plok! ★
Dr. Rasmus takes on three important economic announcements in past 2 days to explain what's behind the hype. Is the Debt Ceiling really an issue? Why not. So why is hyped in the media and in Congress that it is? What is history of US deficits & debt run up from 2000 to 2020. What does debt & debt ceiling have to do with ensuring US economic empire? Next: the just released jobs report for Sept and why recall of pandemic jobs has now ‘hit a wall'. Real reasons why US workers not returning to work. Is this the ‘great strike of 2021'? Next: What's happening to Biden's Build Back Better bill and why is it going to be cut from $3.5T to less than $2T? Next: Announcement of global minimum 15% corporate tax agreement. Why US Senate will use it to cut domestic US corporate taxes next year from Biden's proposed 26%.
I ugens episode af SpilXpoden, har eksperterne Rasmus Graff og Benjamin Leander medbragt deres skarpeste spiltips til blandt andet VM-kvalifikationen. Herudover bliver der diskuteret generel motivation for de resterende runder i kvalifikationen til Qatar 2022 og hvad det betyder for hvordan man skal tilgå kampene. The Quiz fortsætter, men denne gang med ny styrmand, og så skal Rasmus selvfølgelig igennem en chili for at tabe septembers væddemål. Vært: Hans Christian Mandøe 00:05 Intro + chili 07:49 Match of the week: Moldova - Danmark (Lørdag 9. oktober kl 20.45) 20:19 Spiltip 1: Skotland - Israel (Lørdag 9. oktober kl. 18.00) 25:06 Spiltip 2: Kazakhstan - Bosnien & Herzegovina (Lørdag 9. oktober kl. 15.00) 29:31 Ugens trend: Motivation for resten af kvalifikationen 45:36 Spiltip 3: Andorra - England (Lørdag 9. oktober kl. 20.45) 50:46 Spiltip 4: Skotland - Israel (Lørdag 9. oktober kl. 18.00) 56:07 The Quiz 01:06:29 Spiltip 5: Jippo - Klubi 04 (Søndag 10. oktober kl. 14.00) 01:10:32 Spiltip 6: Real Sociedad B - Ponferradina (Søndag 10. oktober kl. 14.00)
Fredrik tuffar runt i sin bil genom Sverige som en modern belevad och bemedlad Rasmus på luffen och får skamsköljning inför främlingar på ett café i Norberg, Filips liv komprimerat i en 20 sek intro film i Skavlan och varför är Filip citerad på Johan Cronemans biografiomslag?!
Malou har nyt angående et telefonnummer til Den Politiske Bivuak, men Kirsten Birgit og Rasmus vil gerne lige have, at hun får taget en graviditetstest inden hun fortsætter. Mikael Bertelsen kigger forbi med en gave til Kirsten, men pludselig banker der en succes på døren. Kirsten er fortørnet over, at forfatteren Morten Pape har hapset en drøm fra hende. Da hun opdager, at han er gæst i Formiddag med Simpson på P6 Beat, ringer hun for at konfrontere ham.
Julies mand zoner tit ud og er udenfor kontakt midt i deres børnefamilieliv, og det driver Julie til vanvid, hun spørger, hvad hun skal gøre ved det? Rasmus spørger om, der er en grænse for, hvor mange issues den ene part kan have i et forhold? Og så kommer vi også lige forbi emnet: flirt efter #metoo, how? Gæster: Julie Ølgaard, Rasmus Hald Møller og parterapeut Jytte Vikkelsøe. Vært: Sara Bro. Klipper: Sara Bro. Redaktion: Sara Bro. Musik: Hold Up med Beyonce. Redaktør: Karen Straarup.
Timestamps: 1:26 - The birth of a startup mafia 9:36 - The blue card in Germany 20:05 - Will there be a dot com bubble for AI? 33:48 - Financing an startup fund 46:49 - Launching a fund from a legal perspective About Adrian Locher Adrian Locher is the co-founder and former COO at the Swiss shopping platform DeinDeal, which was bought by Ringier in 2011. Adrian stayed at DeinDeal until 2015, after which he took a 1 year sabbatical to explore internet hotspots acorss the world. In 2016 he settled in Berlin, where he co-founded the Merantix venture studio. Adrian chose Berlin as his new home due to the presence of great schools for his kids and also because he enjoys Berlin's cosmopolitanism and diversity, not only from a lifestyle point of view, but also in times of finding talent. While he finds Zurich one of the most beautiful places to live, he thinks people there are noticeably less ambitious, as is the trend in Europe overall. In order to compete with America and China, Adrian thinks Europe should start putting aside nationalistic fervor and thinking at a continent-wide scale. Adrian chose to build a venture studio because this allows him to both be an investor and remain involved on the operating side as well. He thoroughly enjoys the "0 to 1" phase, where ideas are iterated and validated in the market, and step by step something gets built. Merantix is an AI-focused venture studio because Adrian and his co-founder Rasmus think AI will transform our industries as radically as the internet did decades ago. AI essentially automates and optimizes complex decision making based on a lot of experience — any process which involves this will sooner or later be revolutionized by AI. When asked if AI would ever see its own bubble burst like the internet did in the early 2000s, Adrian replied that that has already happened at a more discrete level, with industries such as autonomous driving: the initial hype turned into disillusionment when our expectations for rapid progress came crashing down. Business ideas at Merantix go through 3 stages: - Ideation: Here the team considers how the industry may be transformed and what role AI would play in that. If it looks like there's a strong shift ahead, the team starts evaluating different business models. Their ultimate goal is not to become an AI SaaS company, but a value chain integrator. - Incubation: If clients show interest, the product starts getting built. Here it should be noted that Merantix only starts hiring team members once they know exactly in which direction they want to go. - Scaling: Here Merantix takes a step back and starts looking for outside investors, remaining more as an active board member. However if more help is needed for things like financing rounds, team building efforts or pivoting, Merantix gets its hands dirty again. Memorable quotes: "Think about how the internet has changed a great number of industries. That's how much AI is gonna change them, as well." If you'd like to listen to more episodes on venture builders, check out our conversation with Nicolas Bürer. Don't forget to give us a follow on our Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Linkedin accounts, so you can always stay up to date with our latest initiatives. That way, there's no excuse for missing out on live shows, weekly give-aways or founders dinners!
Dr. Rasmus describes this past week's latest maneuvers within the Democratic party with regard to the Infrastructure, Reconciliation & Debt Ceiling bills. Pelosi's reneging on agreements with the party's progressives this past week and what it means. Rasmus explains the evolution of Progressives' positions since last March, agreements made this past July, and why Pelosi has decided on separate votes for Infrastructure and Reconciliation bills. Why the debt ceiling, passed yesterday, was never an issue and why the US can never default on its bonds. The party's corporate wing strategy to pass Infrastructure and slash Reconciliation. Manchin's ‘secret memo' of July and positions. Likely scenarios ahead by Pelosi-Schumer to pass the Infrastructure bill and reconstitute the Reconciliation bill. Why progressives will get outmaneuvered again. The lack of additional economic stimulus amid the slowing of the US economy. The show concludes with comments about the continuing problem of Evergrande to the global capitalist financial economy.
Marjorie Cohn, professor of law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, joins us to discuss Afghanistan. Professor Cohn has written an extensive article in which she posits that the exit of troops from Afghanistan is not an end to the conflict. She argues that the Biden administration will continue the violence using illegal drone warfare.Nick Davies, peace activist and author of "Blood on Our Hands: The American Invasion of Iraq," joins us to discuss Pentagon spending. Corruption in Congress glares as investigative reporters have determined that many of the House members who strongly support increased Pentagon spending are receiving large donations from weapons manufacturers. Also, is the Democratic party hamstrung by its right-wing or are they used as foils to intentionally kill progressive legislation?George Koo, journalist, social activist, international business consultant, and chemical engineer, joins us to discuss China. As the Chinese real estate giant Evergrande faces fiscal challenges, the Chinese government looks at the US using housing as a speculatory vehicle for profit and decides to move in a different direction. We discuss economist Michael Hudson's interview on this subject.Margaret Flowers, pediatrician, health reform activist, and co-director at Popular Resistance, joins us to discuss the murder rate increase. The US pandemic disaster has also precipitated a dramatic increase in crime. The homeland of the US empire is experiencing a nearly 30 percent increase in violent crime.Jack Rasmus, professor in economics and politics at St. Mary's College in California, joins us to discuss the two fiscal bills in the US Congress. There appears to be a pitched partisan congressional battle over the two major fiscal bills in Congress. However, Dr. Rasmus argues that the fiscal battle in Congress is really between the corporate wing of the Democrats and the wing that sees the passage of both bills in their current form as necessary to ensure a sustained economic recovery.Nino Pagliccia, activist and writer, joins us to discuss the Global South. The US Empire puppets of the Juan Guaido's "Popular Will" party have plundered hundreds of millions of dollars in Venezuela's foreign assets. This discussion is happening in light of the US client state Colombia's announcement that they will steal Venezuela's PDVSA assets in their nation.Michelle Witte, co-host of Political Misfits, joins us to discuss German elections. Michelle joins us from Germany, where she is covering the results of the German elections. There is much wrangling over the Nord Stream 2 project, as anti-Russia forces move to block it, but fuel prices are skyrocketing. Will the government act to smite the Russians even though the business and working people will suffer?Ajamu Baraka, 2016 US vice presidential candidate for the Green Party, joins us to discuss the US empire. Our guest joins us to discuss the possible decline of the US empire. As other world powers such as Russia and China are rising, the US still maintains significant economic and military horsepower. However, the ballooning debt and internal divisiveness may point to a precipitous decrease in US hegemonic aspiration.
Malou har forsøgt at få fat i et telefonnummer til Den Politiske Bivuak, men Kirsten Birgit vil gerne have input fra en af de mange krøllede hjerner, hun kender: Søren Fauli. Kirsten ringer til Danmarks næststørste kulturdronning Adrian Hughes for at lykønske ham. Rasmus er i øvrigt ikke blevet fyret, men derimod sendt på en tænkepause derhjemme. Malou skal underskrive sin ansættelseskontrakt, da der pludselig opstår en tvist.
Dr. Rasmus reviews the key economic events of the past week. 1) China's growing ban of Crypto currencies and what's behind it. Also, the Evergrande Corporate Bond default feared by US professional investors and why they are concerned 2)the Fed's decision to continue injecting $120b/mo. in free money to bankers and investors and not to begin raising interest rates until middle of 2022. US stock markets surge on the news 3) the status of the negotiations within the democratic party's corporate wing v. progressives on the two pending fiscal stimulus bills—the infrastructure bill $550B and the $3.5T Reconciliation bill. Rasmus predicts how they might get it passed, at a much reduced level of total spending. Why the democratic party's corporate wing keeps calling the party's shots on spending and tax policy to protect its wealthy capitalists.
In the first half hour of the show Dr. Rasmus describes the legislative maneuverings underway in the attempt to pass the $3.5 trillion ‘American Families Plan' (aka human infrastructure bill) in Congress. Why it's a negotiation within the Democratic party and not with the Republicans. Why it's more fundamentally about the corporate wing of the Democratic party opposed to reversing the Trump 2017 $4.5 trillion tax cuts, than it is about spending on ‘human infrastructure'. Why the final bill will approximate $1 to $1.5T and not $3.5T and how the Democrats will ‘sell it'. Rasmus then spends the second half hour returning to last week's theme, ‘What's a Socialist America, Part 2, which addresses the changes to the US political system that might (have to) occur in order to establish a Socialist America.
Et av Mads sine virkelig store humorforbilder, Harald Eia, kommer innom og bidrar til å lage en ny utgave av topp 3 overvurdert/oppskrytt. Hvorfor er Rasmus singel? Er Harald psykopat og blir det badesko på Mads før neste sommer? Produsent: Jørgen Vigdal
Dr. Rasmus starts the show with a short commentary on Biden's just announced mandate yesterday requiring businesses to vaccinate their workers. What's the economics behind the announcement, reasons and economic consequences of the announcement. Thereafter, the rest of the show addresses the topic: ‘What Would a Socialist America' look like? Many listeners and readers of Dr. Rasmus's blog have asked him to comment on that topic. So today's show begins that discussion, focusing on what a Socialist Economy would have to look like in order to establish the foundation for a Socialist America. The emphasis today is on what fundamental changes to economic institutions, class relationships, and economic policies are required to establish a Socialist Economy. Subsequent shows on ‘What's A Socialist America' will address basic changes required in the country's political system, social structure, and even culture.
The FedEx Cup Playoffs wrapped up at East Lake CC, and Patrick Cantlay played just well enough to hold off Jon Rahm and win the big, fat fifteen million dollar check. Hosts Alex Lauzon and Michael Russell ask whether Cantlay deserved his win, if Rahm was truly the best golfer this season, and if 3rd place finisher Kevin Na will ever win a major (1:46). Meanwhile, the Solheim Cup monopolized the golf world as the best women in the US and Europe battled it out at Inverness, but at the time of recording, the chances for Team America looked bleak (7:03). The men have their chance of winning in team golf with the Ryder Cup starting on September 21, and Alex and Michael look at who should round out team USA in Captain Stricker's picks this week (9:50). And on the European Tour this week, Alex is surprised beyond belief that there is a Højgaard twin who is just as good as Rasmus (14:31)! In Tuned In, Alex is listening to a new Drake album that's dropping lyrics shouting out Tiger Woods, and Michael is unplugging with another kayaking adventure on Tybee Island (16:40). This week's guest is Dannielle Garcia, a reporter for WINK-TV in Ft Myers, FL. Dannielle shares stories about her time interning at ESPN, her culinary adventures in New Orleans, and staying professional on location during COVID (19:13). The NFL season kicks off this week, and Alex and Michael give us all a little preview on what to expect in the new 17-game season (43:30). College football was in full force this past weekend, and Alex's new Texas Tailgate Tour kicked off with incredible access to Texas State hosting Baylor (49:35). As the guys #AlwaysEndWithFood, it's about Whataburger and Blackberry and Apple Butter Pie Bars (51:19). Listen + Love + Subscribe: http://bit.ly/3fdoQed Part of the Morning Read Podcast Network: https://bit.ly/3k0jSnk Support the First Tee - Greater Austin: https://bit.ly/3n09U4I Have you listened to our new food podcast? https://bit.ly/3vrJvj9 Join us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2NpEIKJ Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2QJhZLQ Watch us on YouTube: http://bit.ly/3qvq4Dt
Dr. Rasmus addresses the state of working class America this labor day 2021. Creeping austerity is the defining term, as unemployment benefits are being cut, rent assistance not distributed & rent moratorium ending, job creation rapidly falling off by late summer in today's Labor Dept. jobs report, child care payments due to expire in December, student loan forbearance in January, and no new stimulus on the horizon. Rasmus cites the 11.2m losing unemployment benefits and debunks the Republican argument with data that workers aren't returning to work because of too generous unemployment benefits. The real reasons why many aren't returning to work are noted. Why landlords are scuttling $46B rent assistance while the Federal Reserve continues $120/B every month in free money to bankers and investors. Dr. Rasmus then dissects today's Labor Dept. jobs report for August and explains why only 235,000 jobs were ‘created' last month after 750,000 a month on average in the previous 3 months. Why the unemployment rate is at least double the official 5.2%. Why the actual employed numbers (not manipulated via seasonal adjustment) in August showed a decline in actual total employment by -364,000. Why the media and politicians always ‘cherry pick' the most optimistic statistic from the monthly job reports and ignore other contrary data in the same reports.
In recent months, there has emerged a narrative that has sought to frame Joe Biden's presidency as a revival of FDR New Dealism. To what extent is this narrative realistic? Is Joe Biden really a deviation from the neoliberal economic order that has defined the “50 year counterrevolution”? Or is such talk merely a DC beltway branding exercise? About Dr. Jack Rasmus: Rasmus can address the news issues revolving around the global recession and U.S. financial crisis, current economic and political policies of corporate America, and the causes and consequences of growing income inequality. He teaches courses on Contemporary Economic Policy Analysis, Economic Thought, U.S. Economic History and Labor Economics A former journalist, Rasmus has served as an economist and analyst for several global companies and has roots in the labor movement; he was a local union president, business representative, contract negotiator, and organizer for several labor unions. Jackrasmus.com Asatar Bair: Asatar Bair (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst) has taught economics since 2001, at RCC and City College of San Francisco. He has worked as Executive Director of a non-profit. His focus is political economy; he has written a book entitled “Prison Labor in the US: An Economic Analysis,” (Routledge, 2008) and has contributed some 200 articles on the US economy to Austria's financial weekly The Boursen-Kourier. Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH! Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents? Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!) THANKS Y'ALL YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/ Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/kill-the-poor-f9d8c10bc33d Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com Get the music from the show here: https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/album/coronavirus-sessions