Disorderly Conduct with Alexis Goldstein and Jesse Myerson
By Tarbell featuring Alexis Goldstein and Jesse Myerson
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A podcast that explores finance and economics ... without a permit.
||ExplicitSpringtime, the only pretty ring time||Take a Spring Break and listen to Alexis and Jesse talk about Sanders, Clinton, and Trump's various approaches to funding their campaigns, learn what SIFI and FSOC stand for and what they have to do with Scalia, and get the latest on the Corinthian students' fight for debt relief.||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRemember Us?||Alexis and Jesse are back! First, they go to the movies and discuss The Big Short, then check in on the struggle to obtain justice for victims of for-profit college fraudsters, and lastly pay tribute to the late scholar and writer Ellen Meiksins Wood.||1/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOut With The Old, Out With The New||Why concepts like "the precariat" and "human capital" are trash, why student loan "servicer" Navient is trash, and why Nathan Schneider (@nathanairplane) believes that block-chain/cryptocurrency technology, though it has been mostly trash so far, might be the farthest thing from trash in the future.||6/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitUnconventional Wisdom||Alexis being too cool for school, Jesse hosts a solo show, first reviewing the new Progressive police policy unveiled by The Roosevelt Institute and Mayor Bill de Blasio, and then interviews Truthout's Editor-in-Chief Maya Schenwar (@MayaSchenwar) about monetary bail and its abolition, and then Valance Co. President Warren Mosler (@wbmosler) about "currency manipulation."||5/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNew Games, Old Rules||First, find out why BitNation, a utopian techno-libertarian project, dubbed "Governance 2.0" faces some big time skepticism. Then, find out how the widespread use of "forced arbitration" clauses means you may have already signed away your right to sue. Last, hear from The New Republic's Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig about Pope Francis and the legacy of Catholic leftism.||3/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitComing Up To Speed||We revisit stories we've reported on in the past to reveal new developments. A rule about retirement account managers' responsibilities -- which we covered in Episode 3! -- got the endorsement of President Obama. The talks between SYRIZA and European capital -- which we covered like just in the last episode! -- concluded in a controversial deal. And we speak to two of the Corinthian 15, a group of people on a debt strike against a major for-profit college.||3/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Big Guns||The Republicans are gunning for disabled people's Social Security payments, mega-bank HSBC is gunning for news outlets' ability to report on its crimes, and NYU's Nantina Vgontza joins to talk about SYRIZA, which is gunning for Europe's austerity-obsessed capitalist class.||2/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitReturn, Revival, and Revisiting||Jesse and Alexis bring back their segment ADHDisCon, wherein they talk about everything from alternatives to CBO budget scoring to an anti-racist economic program to Alexis' hopefulness about the Democratic Party. Then they talk about how Antonio Weiss, seemingly defeated by Elizabeth Warren, may have won out after all. Lastly, they replay last year's interview with Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton), who has recently accepted a position as Chief Economics for the Senate Budget Committee's Minority caucus.||1/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFiggy Pudding||Grumpy, grumpy Wall Street gets its bonuses, a leading economics forecaster sees doom on the horizon, and Elizabeth Warren's Citigroup speech fulfills a DisCon prophesy -- so we go back in time to make sure you know we told you so.||12/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe More Things Change...||We start with a wrap up of the 2014 midterm elections telling the saga of Andrew Cuomo and the Working Families Party, checking in with our favorite weird North Carolina Congressional district, and winding up with Elizabeth Warren, Jim Himes, and the future of Wall Street and the Democratic Party. Then, we reflect on the recent passing of the anniversaries of the Russian Revolution and fall of the Berlin Wall. Lastly, we speak to David Dayen (@ddayen) about Loretta Sanchez, President Obama's nominee for Attorney General, and one of DisCon's favorite topics, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).||11/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Kitchen Sink||On today's episode, Jesse and Alexis play "A-D-H-DisCon," a lightening round about everything from business-class travel to flag burning. Then, Alexis interviews Eugene Puryear, a socialist running for the DC City Council.||10/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFine Old Conflict||Alexis and Jesse duke it out about the First Lady's turnip Vine (and ask you to judge the winner), discuss the threat the Supreme Court poses to the Fair Housing Act's "disparate impact" component, investigate the economic and historical context for the "black lives have value" meme, and hear from Daniel Wagner about the ugly intersection between financial services and the prison system. During the "disparate impact" segment, we discussed this Colorlines article and Melissa Harris-Perry segment. In the "Black Lives Have Value" segment, Jesse cited this NYTimes article by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, and Alexis mentioned the essay "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo. Don't forget to weigh in on the debate about Michelle Obama's Vine using the hashtag #TeamAlexis or #StandWithJesse.||10/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHe Said, She Said||Today's episode is all about controversy: Alexis takes on Anthony Weiner for taking on Elizabeth Warren for taking on Eric Cantor, and Jesse presents audio from the Rethinking Economics conference of Modern Money Network organizer Rohan Grey challenging Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, plus an interview with Kingston College Professor Steve Keen (@ProfSteveKeen) from the conference.||9/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLooters||In an episode devoted to looting of all kinds, we discuss the shady political economy of actual highway robbery being committed by... the nation's police officers. We look at Bill de Blasio's record and the power the Mayor's office has to grant or deny tax breaks to global financial companies. Finally, we talk to CEPR Senior Economist Eileen Appelbaum about her new book "Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street" Special thanks for DisCon listener Dave for research support. Please check out his band Rocket Cathedral ( rocketcathedral.bandcamp.com ), whose song "Cheap Black Coffee" appears on the show, and support their Indiegogo ( bit.ly/rocketcathedral ).||9/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBack to Business||Summer's over, and everyone's nose is back to the grindstone: Central Bankers and the business press are busy being useless and pathetic in Jackson Hole, WY, and Alexis is hard at work on a conspiracy theory involving hackers, leakers, lobbyists, bankers and maybe even the Russian government. Kade Crockford (@onekade) of the ACLU of Massachusetts joins to talk surveillance, cybersecurity, and an evil zombie trade group.||9/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDon't Shoot||Alexis and Jesse talk to Dante Barry (@dantebarry) and Cherrell Brown (@Awkward_Duck) about their experiences in Ferguson in the wake of Officer Wilson's lethal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. The group touches on racist policing, police militarization, black poverty, community organizing, and much more.||8/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Economic Context of the Gaza Conflict||Alexis talks to independent journalist Rania Khalik about the ongoing assault on Gaza, the context missing from the mainstream media, and the economic effects of the Israeli occupation. Then, she talks to Steve Klabnik, a prolific open source programmer, and staunch anti-capitalist. We discuss the problem with Google, what “disruption” by the tech community really looks like, and how capitalists capture the productivity boosts that technology creates.||7/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRight to Profit vs Right to Community||While Jesse continues to play hooky, Alexis speaks with Aaron Goggans about the many problems with profit-seeking. Alexis & Aaron discuss problems with the way the United States lionizes entrepreneurs and business, but demonizes community, and examine the myth of meritocracy. Finally, they discuss what an intentional space is, and how we might use them to reclaim our ability to serve the public interest. Then, Alexis interviews Zephyr Teachout. Zephyr is a constitutional and property law professor at Fordham Law School, and she is currently challenging Andrew Cuomo in the race for Governor of New York State.||7/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSurviving the 'Pit of Vipers'||First, a message from Jesse from the wilderness of...California. Then, Alexis talks to Kshama Sawant, the Socialist on the Seattle City Council about choosing demands that will build movements, the audacity of Marxists, and surviving the 'Pit of Vipers' that is our political system. Last, Alexis talks to David Kaib of the blog Notes on a Theory about his three-part series " Wall Street and the School House ."||6/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIn This Corner: The Challengers||First, Jesse takes on superstar economist Thomas Piketty's breakout pop smash "Capital in the 21st Century." Then, Alexis takes on Taylor Griffin, the former Wall Street PR flack running to primary the last Republican populist. Last, political economist Gar Alperovitz, author of "America Beyond Capitalism" and "What Then Must We Do?" talks about his alternative economic system: the pluralist commonwealth.||4/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIf I Ruled the World||Alexis shares her dream Senate Banking Committee hearings, Jesse waxes poetic about his dream for a basic income, and Prof. Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton) joins to talk about her dream monetary policies (Spoiler Alert: she says the Fed isn't that powerful).||4/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCall It A Comeback||Alexis takes on the appointment of finance super-villain Blythe Masters to an advisory position on a major regulatory agency, Jesse details the growing support behind reviving postal banking in the United States, and Duke Professor William "Sandy" Darity discusses reparations for slavery.||2/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpectre Haunting||Jesse refutes right wing tropes about communism, Alexis uncovers e-mails revealing Wall Street regulatory capture, and Ann Larson (@AnnLarsonNYC) joins to give a primer on municipal debt||1/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLive From The District||Jesse and Alexis visit Roots Camp 2013 and discuss hope amid the affluenza and the roll-out of the Volker Rule, and interview three Roots Campers about their projects: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, The Dream Defenders, and 350.org||12/15/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Audacity Of Hope||How the government stood in the way Richmond, CA when it figured out how to beat the banks, economist Pavlina Tcherneva (@ptcherneva) shares her idea to reach full employment, and Alexis and Jesse warm your hearts with a new segment called #Hope3.||12/9/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIt All Falls Down||Jesse on how even the most socialist company is no match for capitalist markets, Alexis on the long, painful, racist demise of American public housing, and Jacobin Magazine's Peter Frase (@pefrase) on intellectual property and the future of profits.||11/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTrick or Treat||Republicans think poor people and the government are scary, Jesse and Alexis think the Trans-Pacific Partnership is scary, and Reuters' Cate Long (@cate_long) talks about how bond market vigilantes scare cities like Detroit.||10/31/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIn The Weeds||Financial regulators are on furlough, the national debt is completely unnecessary, and economists, writers and activists all answer the question, "What is the single best way to rein in the power of Wall Street?"||10/13/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShut It Down||During a discussion of The Origin of Capitalism, an unexpected call comes from Wall Street Alexis. And Laura Gottesdiener (@gottesdiener) joins the show to discuss her new book, A Dream Foreclosed.||10/3/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSIFUABS||On Episode 2, Alexis and Jesse tear into mortgage servicers, Janet Yellen, and big accounting firms. They're joined by Forbes contributor Francine McKenna.||9/26/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitToo Big To Fail||Alexis and Jesse talk about your federal tax dollars, reveal Alexis's dark Republican past, discuss Michelle Alexander's call for us all to 'get out of our lanes', and endorse owls over hawks and doves. Joined by Demos blogger Matt Bruenig.||9/11/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
Makes me a lot less clueless.
Killer podcast that helps me understand the economic actors and forces working to screw everyday Americans—as well as the people and policies that are pushing back.
An excellent and fun podcast
Smart, engaging commentary and discussion of relevant topics in finance, politics, and justice. The hosts are outstanding at breaking down complex or esoteric issues into laymen language.
Challenging & very interesting
As a non-finance person, I've gained so much from this podcast. I never thought financial stuff could be so interesting. Great interviews. Thought-provoking. Subversive. Highly recommend