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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Shepherd Q&A with Les Leopold, author of “The Looting of America”

What was more horrifying about last year’s financial implosion: that it happened, or that the average person couldn’t make sense of it? Fortunately, author Les Leopold had already been investigating the complex financial instruments that nearly brought down the economy and...
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009

Donald Sykes Discusses the City's efforts to Create Employment

When Donald Sykes took over the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board in 2007, he had decades of experience in training new workers. Sykes—a former head of the Social Development Commission and the New Hope Project, and a veteran of Washington policy-making—returned two years ago to a Milwaukee...
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

A case for the sales tax referendum

On Nov. 4, Milwaukee County voters will have the opportunity to advise their elected officials on a proposal to shift the tax burden for parks, recreational and cultural functions,emergency services and transit from the property tax rolls and onto the sales tax with a penny increase in the sales tax. Proponents...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Mark Weisbrot on the U.S. media’s misleading reporting on

Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., is considered to be one of the leading experts on the Venezuelan economy and the reforms of President Hugo Chavez. Weisbrot was in Milwaukee last week to discuss American media’s coverage of progressive changes in Latin America, coverage that Weisbrot claims is misleading.