Watch: What One-Sided Trade Pacts Are Doing To Our Jobs

I was on “The Nicole Sandler Show” recently talking about the one-sided trade agreements we’ve been tricked into and the damage they do to the economy. It’s also quite entertaining. Seriously, it is. Bad puns, jokes and, of course, Nicole!!

On the show I talk about what the 2012 $540 billion trade deficit means. “Imagine if factories in America got orders for $540 billion of goods… the economy would be booming. … that was just one year of our trade deficit.”

The show was partly based on my recent post, New Fast-Track Bill Means Higher Trade Deficits and Lost Jobs.

And check out RadioOrNot.com.

PS Nicole and I are buddies and I’m on the show once in a while, so I can get away with terrible jokes and puns.
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This Was Good

Last night’s Virtually Speaking was really good, and you can listen to it here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2013/12/23/dave-johnson-cliff-schecter-virtually-speaking-sundays-1.

Commentators Dave Johnson (Campaign for America’s Future) & Cliff Schecter (Libertas LLC) discuss:

1) Good public policy as popular public policy. A government jobs program with a minimum wage increase would be both. Moral Mondays as an example of bringing public opinion to bare. Gillibrand’s populist “Opportunity Agenda.”

2) Political satirist CoT’s most ridiculous moment from the morning gabfest.

3) Potential progressive options to Clinton (Sanders, Schweitzer, O’Malley) and the impact they may have on the Democratic Party, and Clinton’s positions and campaign.

Jay Ackroyd moderates. Follow @CliffSchecter @DCJohnson @Bobblespeak @JayAckroyd.

Virtually Speaking Tonite 6pm PT – 9pm ET

Virtually Speaking Sundays – 6p PT/9p ET

Listen live or later http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2013/10/21/dave-johnson-cliff-schecter-vs-sundays

Dave Johnson & Cliff Schecter offer a counterpoint to the Sunday morning media shows. Jay Ackroyd hosts. Likely:

• The return of the austerity and grand bargain narratives, including the appointment of New Democrats Chris Van Hollen, James Clyburn and Nita Lowey to the budget negotiation committee.

• GOP in disarray. Are the Teahadists chastened or emboldened by the loss?

• PPACA. Particularly the tension between identifying problems and defending it from attack

Plus satirical commentary from Culture of Truth.

Follow @DCJohnson @CliffSchecter @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak

The VS Media Panel: Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, Dave Dayen, Dave Johnson, Dave Waldman, Digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler & Stuart Zechman.

Listen live or later http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2013/10/21/dave-johnson-cliff-schecter-vs-sundays

Virtually Speaking Tonite 6pm PT – 9pm ET

Virtually Speaking Sundays – 6p PT/9p ET

Political & social commentators Dave Johnson & David Waldman & Jay Ackroyd offer a counter point to the Sunday morning talk shows. Plus political satire from Culture of Truth.

This week: #Gunfail in the NYTimes. Obamacare launch. Republican infighting. War vs diplomacy.

Follow @dcjohnson @kagroX @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak

The VS Media Panel: Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, Dave Dayen, Dave Johnson, Dave Waldman, Digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler & Stuart Zechman.

Listen live or later http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2013/09/30/dave-johnson-dave-waldman-virtually-speaking-sundays

Virtually Speaking 9ET / 6PT – Me, Gaius Publius, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd

6p PT/9p ET – Listen live or later: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2013/09/06/gaius-publius-dave-johnson-stuart-zechman-w-jay-ackroyd

Who are ‘we the people’? How might clear majorities of people prevail given that all the electeds (mostly) are against us? Dave Johnson, Gaius Publius, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd consider the political environment often described as left, right, center and the inverse relationship between the views of the people with power and the general populace.

For example, large majorities in both Republican-supporting voters and Dem-supporting voters favor No Cuts to Education, Medicare and Social Security.

How do we bring this popular coalition together in a way that wins? What are our best strategies for doing that?

Virtually Speaking Sundays: Marcy Wheeler & Dave Waldman

Do you know about Virtually Speaking?

Tonite (Sunday) at 6p PT / 9pm ET you can listen to Marcy Wheeler and Dave Waldman discuss current events with Jay Ackroyd. Plus satire from Culture of Truth. Syria? Gunfail?

Follow @emptywheel @kagroX @jayackroyd @bobblespeak

Listen live or later: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2013/09/02/marcy-wheeler-dave-waldman-virtually-speaking-sundays

You can get all virtually speaking podcasts for iTune at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/virtually-speaking-blog-talk/id305728848

On Ed Schultz and Randi Rhodes Today Talking Jobs

I’ll be on the Ed Schultz radio show at 2:30pm ET and then on Randi Rhodes at 5:30pm ET talking JOBS! Jobs fix deifict and jobs fix lives.

Update — 30 seconds before I’m on the air with Mike Papantonio who was filling in for Schultz, the producer says, Hey we’re going to talk about Syria instead. So if you listened, how did I do at completely winging it?

Virtually Speaking Tonite (And You Can Listen Later)

The GREAT DAVE JOHNSON & GAIUS PUBLIUS • VS SUNDAYS 9ET 6PT

Political & social commentators Dave Johnson & Gaius Publius compare notes from their observations, investigations and considerations of the past week. Jay Ackroyd moderates.

Listen live and later: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2013/08/19/dave-johnson-gaius-publius-virtually-speaking-sundays

Content details & background here.

Virtually Speaking Tonite at 9ET/6PT

I’ll be on Virtually Speaking at 6PT with Americablog’s Gaius Publius talking about a number of things. Gaius has a great writeup over at Americablog: Programming note: Gaius & Dave Johnson on Virtually Speaking Sundays tonight

6p PT/9p ET Listen live or later:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2013/07/29/dave-johnson-gaius-publius-virtually-speaking-sundays

Details:

Time: 9pm ET tonight (Sunday)
Who: Dave Johnson, Jay Ackroyd, myself; satire by Culture of Truth
Where: Virtually Speaking at Blog Talk Radio

Tonite On Virtually Speaking

Tonite at 6ET Click here to listen live or later.

From the Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Dave Johnson & Stuart Zechman – discuss developments of the week; countering the narratives of the legacy media. Informed, lively and informal.

This week: the quandary of corporate income tax, TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), and the principles that inform liberal policy with respect to corporations. Plus political satire from Culture of Truth.

Listen live or later: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2013/05/27/dave-johnson-stuart-zechman-virtually-speaking-sundays
Follow @dcjohnson @Stuart_Zechman

More at http://virtuallyspeaking.us/virtually-speaking-sundays/2013/5/21/dave-johnson-stuart-zechman-vs-sundays

The Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, Stuart Zechman

I’m On Virtually Speaking Tonite 9ET / 6PT

Virtually Speaking Sundays – 6p Pacific|9p Eastern – Listen live and later:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2013/03/04/dave-johnson-stuart-zechman-virtually-speaking-sundays

From our media panel, Dave Johnson & Stuart Zechman discuss trends and current developments, countering the narratives of the traditional media, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented or otherwise messed with on the Sunday morning broadcasts. Culture of Truth provides the most ridiculous moment from the Sunday morning legacy media.

A Fellow with Campaign for America’s Future and a Senior Fellow with Renew California, Dave Johnson writes regularly at Seeing the Forest and Alternet. Follow @DCJohnson

A provocative member of the commentariat, movement liberal, entrepreneur and technologist, Stuart Zechman uses Twitter as a primary communications tool. He posts at Avedon’s other blog, TIME’s Swampland, Yves Smith’s Naked Capitalism and the Daily Howler. • Follow @stuart_zechman

Listeners can comment and ask questions in real time, using IRC (Internet Relay Chat) . The channel is #VSpeak.
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Virtually Speaking Sundays – Dave Johnson and Dave Waldman – aka KagroX

Listen tonite! 6pm Pacific – Virtually Speaking Sundays Click here to listen.

Political & social commentators Dave Johnson and Dave Waldman – aka KagroX – discuss developments of the week. Plus political satirist Culture of Truth comments on the most ridiculous moment from Meet the Press. Jay Ackroyd moderates.
Follow @DCJohnson @KagroX @JayAckroyd

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Use IRC (Internet Relay Chat) to comment and ask questions in real time. The channel is #VSpeak.
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