We talk with Kate Gold, President of VSCS-United Professionals at Northern Vermont University, and Tanya Vyhovsky of Rights & Democracy about the Vermont People's Bailout: COVID Virtual Town Hall, and Will Lambek of Migrant Justice, joined by Ashley Smith of Champlain Valley DSA, about the
Economic analyst Doug Henwood warns that This Downturn Could Be Worse Than the Early 1930s, but it’s also an opportunity to emerge from this crisis as a better country. Meagan Day, co-author of Bigger Than Bernie: How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democra
Robert Pollin, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and founding co-director of its Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), explains that the Green New Deal isn’t just about saving the planet; it’s about doing so in a way that builds the power of working people and erodes inequality.
Lt. Governor David Zuckerman says we should focus on the challenges that face Working Vermonters. Many Vermonters are not benefiting from the state's economic growth. While the wealthiest have seen their incomes climb dramatically, working class Vermonters' incomes remain flat. We should pass legislation that will ease the struggle for many. Affordability is a coin with two sides: expenses and income.