AmericasDemocrats.Org — July 10th, 2011

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James K. Galbraith

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James K. Galbraith is an economist who has served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee. He is a professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, a Senior Scholar of the Levy Economics Institute, and Chair of the Board of Economists for Peace and Security.  In this interview, says all the hype surrounding a double-dip recession is just a red herring. He tells us we should be more afraid of the cuts that are closing nursing homes and making seniors homeless.

Julius Getman


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Julius Getman, professor of labor law at the University of Texas at Austin Law School, discusses his book Restoring the Power of Unions: It Takes a Movement.  He talks about the legal system’s historic prejudice against labor and says teachers deserve to have a say in their work.

James Clyburn


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An interview by Bill Press with Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn, who says Democrats will take back the House of Representatives in 2012 if they send the message to Republicans that cutting Medicare is off limits.