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Category: Government, Politics

Gerd Leonhard
Gerd Leonhard joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the unprecedented power and influence the Big Tech companies have in our lives, and whether it’s time for governments to rein them in.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame discusses the loss of the Democratic Party that dates back to Jefferson, and how progressive presidential hopefuls represent something different from what their party originally stood for.
Steven Mintz
Steven Mintz joins Jim Blasingame to report on the U.N.’s world happiness report that shows the U.S. is #19, and discuss some of the reasons, while also discounting the always questionable methodology of anything the U.N. does.
Eva Rosenberg
Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to report that the IRS is turning to private contractors to collect back taxes, but there is a protocol for those contractors that you should know before you respond to any IRS inquiries.
Eva Rosenberg
Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the key dates for filing tax returns, and what you have to do to stay alive if you miss an IRS drop-dead filing date.
Ted Fishman
Ted Fishman joins Jim Blasingame to report on conditions around the 70th anniversary of China’s Communist Party, and whether demographic shifts and other dysfunction will be its ultimate undoing.
Brad Close
Brad Close joins Jim Blasingame to lament the current lack of leadership in Washington due to a complete breakdown in the value of compromise that’s been replaced with a form of partisanship that is the opposite of governing.
Brad Close
Brad Close joins Jim Blasingame to report on an evil bill that’s resurfaced in the House called the “Transparency Act”, HR 2513, which will become a privacy invasion and financial regulatory nightmare for millions of small businesses.
Brad Close
Brad Close joins Jim Blasingame to report on why the SECURE Act, which would help Baby Boomers stay at work longer, is still stuck in the Senate, after passing the house with a significant bi-partisan vote.
Ed Felten
Ed Felton joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the issues surrounding the proliferation of cryptocurrency and blockchain as it poses a potential threat to sovereign governments and their currency.

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