Alliance for Democracy

Winner-Take-All Politics/AfD cable program update

Posted in Alliance for Democracy, The Populist Dialogue by Alliance for Democracy Portland OR on November 26, 2010

Alliance for Democracy sponsors

Paul Pierson, co-author of Winner-Take-All Politics, How Washington Made the Rich Richer – And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class.

Paul Pierson identifies the real culprit behind one of the greatest economic crimes of our time – the growing inequality of incomes between the vast majority of Americans and the richest of the rich.

It is not free trade agreements nor financial globalization nor technological changes in the workplace.

No, the real culprit is American politics.

The winner-take all economy is primarily a result of winner-take-all politics.

Event details:
Tuesday, November 30th, 7 – 9 PM
First Unitarian Church at SW 12th and Salmon
Admission:  $5 -20, but no one turned away.

Co-sponsored by Economic Justice Action Group of the First Unitarian Church and KBOO community supported radio

We also have recorded the first two episodes of our new cable TV program, The Populist Dialogues.  Our first episode features an interview with Dr. Samuel Metz talking about Single Payer Healthcare.  Our second episode features Barbara Dudley, former head of Greenpeace USA and adjunct professor at PSU, talking about Fusion Voting and a proposal for a State Bank of Oregon.

The broadcast schedule is

“Single Payer Health Care with Dr. Samual Metz”, Project: Alliance for Democracy: The Populist Dialogue, Episode 1.

Wednesday 12/1/2010, 7:30 PM, Channel 22
Friday 12/3/2010, 4:30 PM, Channel 22
Monday 12/6/2010, 10:00 PM, Channel 11
Wednesday 12/8/2010, 9:00 PM, Channel 23
Monday 12/13/2010, 5:00 PM, Channel 23

“Barbara Dudley Fusion Voting and Korean Free Trade Agreement”, Project: Alliance for Democracy: The Populist Dialogue.

Thursday 12/2/2010, 8:00 PM, Channel 22
Monday 12/6/2010, 10:30 PM, Channel 11
Tuesday 12/7/2010, 7:30 PM, Channel 22
Wednesday 12/8/2010, 10:00 PM, Channel 23
Thursday 12/9/2010, 8:00 PM, Channel 23

Since this is a new undertaking for AfD, we would appreciate your feedback on it so that we can make it better in the future. Email idea and suggestions to

These are our two pilot programs,  In January, we will be a weekly program and we will forward that schedule when known.

Also, we will post the videos to our Alliance for Democracy website soon (

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