The president has signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and now congress has 3 months to ratify the agreement. Kathryn Johnson, Policy Impact Coordinator with the American Friends Service Committee says that now that the agreement (created by 600 corporate advisors) has become public, the potential impact on the environment, health, and labor is “all that […]
More and more contracts, from cell phone agreements, to bank accounts, to product use contracts and more are including language that binds the user to settle disputes by mediation rather than court trials and eliminate the possibility of class action lawsuits. Joanne Doroshow, founder and executive director of the Center for Justice and Democracy, discusses […]
The top 100 CEOs in the U.S. have retirement accounts with greater holdings than the bottom 41% of everyone else. Jan Miyasaki interviews Scott Klinger from the Center for Effective Government about the numbers and the laws that allow CEOs to set aside unlimited money in their retirement accounts, benefiting not only themselves, but the […]
Local U.S. Post Offices served as small banks between 1910 and 1966. Mehrsa Baradaran, associate professor at the University of Georgia, discusses how reinstating this process could help low income people get small loans they need to survive and, in addition, expand the local economy.
Jan Miyasaki speaks with Columbia University history professor Mae Ngai about the history of immigration reform in the U.S. and how it could happen today.
Tristan Quinn-Thibodeau, Outreach and Partnerships Manager, Global Movements Program, of the group WhyHunger, discusses the group’s involvement in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. He and Jan also discuss the recently-awarded Food Sovereignty Prize.