This months update covers the election, the upcoming so-called fiscal cliff, problems facing more US cities and towns, and the reaction to austerity in Europe. Below the video I posted a makeshift index for the discussion in case anyone's interested but doesn't have the time to watch the video in one setting.
The times below are ruff markers, maybe off by a few seconds.
1:30 Some words on Hurricane Sandy from a NYC perspective
5:45 A lesson from Occupy's reaction during the aftermath of Sandy
6:30 Europe's Day of action against austerity
12:35 The 2012 election and what was not discussed
15:15 History of Public Works ignored
19:57 Income is taxed, but what about property?
25:45 The economic differences between Obama and Romney
36:20 Breakdown of the Fiscal Cliff, exactly what it is, where it came from, what's being discussed and what the proposals are.
45:00 What are the tax increases for the rich (even if the middle class isn't taxed)
47:00 Why this fixation on Deficits?
52:45 Okay the Deficit goes up…..who cares?
57:38 Governments borrow money but who are the creditors?
1:07:28 Austerity by another name
1:09:05 Why Paul Krugman (Keynesians et al) thinks Austerity is crazy
1:13:10 A more racial position without borrowing
1:16:47 Can you really tax the rich? Aren't they the one's who create the jobs?
1:24:57 A look at what happens when a city goes bankrupt
1:29:20 What's the conclusion?
1:38:36 Q&A What about Black and Latino's in this "movement"