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"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KGO 810

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05:28 min | 1 year ago

"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KGO 810

"Glad you could join us have Brett who? You just heard reporting the news? Yep. I see it. Thank you very much. Were just, uh, talking about what's next. I see some tax. I see some hostile text. You know, I always like to read the nasty texts. We get them in before 15 80 88 time. Most people are pretty nice, but People who like to step out a little. Don't you? Just get on the text line for 15 80 88 can Um And the 51 Oh, shut up to the 51 on Mark understandably brings up issues of racism and lack of technology in baseball, but silent on tennis. Tennis is the whitest sport after ultimate Frisbee. I gotta give you credit for that. That was funny. That was, um uh what? We're talking about baseball? Yeah. We weren't talking about sports. Generally, you want to talk? I mean, of course, you're right. Uh, but but, uh, it's worse than that antennas. Tennis is reflected, Um, historically homophobia, you know, so I mean, if you really want to get into that, but we weren't talking about sports. Generally, we're talking about baseball and the home run Derby, and then we talked about the All Star game. About deficiencies in baseball with some of which we're going to touch down with Michael Hiltzik. It really wasn't going to be the focus of anything, and I said there are slow to embrace technology because the balls and strikes should be called by computer by the way. This is what they're talking about. Right down the hall at KNBR. This has been an ongoing controversy in baseball. Or shall we say, a question that arises in baseball frequently for the last few years? Because you have an expanding and contracting strike zone, depending on who's calling balls and strikes as the home run umpire, and then I said they have a rich tradition. They'd like to think of themselves with this rich tradition in baseball, and they do I mean is America's sport. But I said that also includes and then I mentioned racism and then this person comes to get me. Okay, I wasn't talking about. Let's talk about sports generally. And who is the most woke sport or what is the most woke sport? I guess the way you said anyway, but thank you for calling me out. 51. Oh, That was very good. Um, I thought somebody else did something really nasty. I mean, just see. No, um Lot of people waiting on the AIDS situation, you know? Yes. Uh, it really is, um one of those things that I don't know. I feel as though it has popular support in the East Bay. I mean and beyond among AIDS fans. I mean to stay in Oakland is my point, Right? Don't you agree with that? There's someone the text on is saying, Well, you know, attendance has been down and I don't know that you know the city and the community wants to make the kind of sacrifices that they need to make to keep the AIDS there. What's your take on that? I think there is some fans who are getting disenchanted. I think they feel as though um it's another sports team that is blackmailing leaders of other They've already been You know. Al Davis screwed the city of Oakland County of Alameda and Left to L A and then came back and they're gone again. And then they lost the Warriors. The relationship with the Warriors, though I mean the the Warriors have really kept themselves present in the city of Oakland. And have gone a long way to help that community too. So, um, so I just I think over time, it just really gets on people's nerves. That, uh, that there's a professional franchise that is trying to, you know, wedge their way in there to the tune of taxpayers having to pay the infrastructure around any new stadium to the tune of $855 million Yeah, a lot of money right there in the community. But now many in the community feel as though they're being held up by for all this. Why don't you just text it? 415 80 88 10. Let me look from the 9 to 5 up until two months ago, When the A's blackmailed the city of Oakland and their fans, I consider myself a big fan. I haven't watched or listened or followed them or baseball since Ron Wow. That can happen. You can get totally turned off, too. The sport completely as a result of the fact that your team a team that you've been loyal to, uh, moves, you know. Leaves a community or pull something like this. You know, if you feel as though this is, uh, this is from the 415 shut out to the city and maroon. Mark. They already have a logo. The vague ages. It's done in the name with a done deal with an emphasis on the A. Yeah, so it's v e G Capital A s. Wow, that might. Yeah, their support. Wow. Anyway, Um Um What is this? I want to get an ace player on the air. I want to hear They True story. I don't know the age but to be honest and the A's player Of any age player knows the real inside story. You know what I mean? It's not happening at the player level. Am I wrong about that bread? I think that you know, this is exactly, uh so you can get all the players players you want. I mean, if you want to talk about, you know, Um The lineup and you want to talk about, you know, right handed pitching and left handed pitching, then you may want to talk to his players, but I think if you want to talk about it's going to happen with the stadium, I think you want to talk about,.

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"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

07:48 min | 1 year ago

"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KGO 810

"That I even I'm even going to the Olympics. The 20 year old will be leaving for the Tokyo Olympics. July 25th. She hopes the place in the top 10. She tells me her goal is to enjoy this incredible journey and another Olympic Games. Maybe in her future. I mean, that really is a journey. Wow. Had no idea that she was from such a tough background, You know? Yeah, when you consider that that's even more impressive. Congratulations, sir. We'll watch from a new movie, too. Well, just to show up. There is pretty amazing just to be in to have qualified. But Hopefully, she has a good competition. The Olympics Crazy plagued with Covid 19, as you're well aware there won't be a crowd. I don't even know how safe frankly these athletes are. I'd be very concerned, but They're going full speed ahead. You know? So Yeah, Watch it. I did you circle back around. Sorry. I'm just bothering me. I want to go to the bar. Let's go to breath. Let's go back to Brett now for an update everyone on that situation with the stadium in Oakland Breath Stadium correspondent. So so the issue is the A's have promised to privately financed this particular stadium at Howard Terminal. Problem is the access to Howard Terminal is the issue. And that's where the taxpayer is. It will be on the hook in this particular deal, so the project generated revenues from Jacqueline and Infrastructure financing District are estimated to be $360 million. In in, uh, taxpayer money. Uh, but then the project generate revenues at the Howard terminal Infrastructure financing estimated to include $495 million to be used for infrastructure development, so that would be the taxpayers on the hook for 485 million. That's just an estimate, though, and but just to balance that out. It's estimated that it would bring in $7 billion in new revenue over the life of the stadium for offers. Yeah, Yeah, well, that's so It's an investment, right? Yeah, well, these They always argue that in the case of these huge sunk costs of the short you're talking about, right is that look, you pay the money now It's a lot. But obviously over the life of the stadium, and usually they'll, you know they'll break it out over the course of a decade or whatever. It'll pay for itself and you know the city will get its money back. Look, it's a It's a huge commitment on the part of the city and on the part of the AIDS, but I hope they stay there. I mean, it's just that is a rich tradition. It would be really, um It would be super sad to see them leave. So, uh, when we come back, I want to do a I want to do a chunk of trump just a little chunk because this word about Giuliani And he's somebody in Trump's orbit. That's what we can technically do it as chunk of Trump and frankly, it's not just about Giuliani. It's about what he urged Trump to do. On election night. It's in a new book. There have been there two new books out about the Trump administration. They both appear to be really, really good. And you know what? When I say really, really good. A well source good authors, ones from a Wall Street Journal author, Wall Street Journal writer and he's got really good pedigree. So, uh, When it comes to sources. I'll touch on both of those things next, so we'll do a mini chunk of Trump next. You can participate in the show throughout the morning. 415 80 88 10 415 80 88 10 As I mentioned the Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Hiltzik joins us bottom of the hour. Uh, in the I'm sorry. Top of the next hour Bottom. The next bottom of the hour. Carla Marinucci from the California playbook and politico. She joins us as we continue. Mark Thompson, K g 08 10. Oh, What up everybody. Mark Thompson here on day Joe A 10. It is Wednesday, July 14th coming up bottom of the hour after Brett's news, Carla Marinucci. Co author of the California playbook from Political. We'll Talk About a lot of things affecting California. We'll.

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"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

05:41 min | 1 year ago

"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KGO 810

"With the exit of a trump appointee, but I'm also going to ask him about the inflationary tendencies that the economy seems to be showing. Not a big surprise, given the fact that you have stimulus checks that were Not only significant, but they were distributed to a population That's sort of been not sort of. I mean, has been Locked down for a long time. And so there was a tremendous I think surge of spending. And with supply chains having been interrupted, we talked about the The chips that find their way into cars and phones. And so many, um Devices with with those unlimited supply. You have a supply and demand problem there that drives prices up. So you have, and I didn't even mention gasoline. Gasoline is one of the big things that Produces an inflationary spiral because that adds to the cost of everything. I mean, the cost of trucking things that has the cost of transporting things of all sorts. Anyway. My point is, I do willed with Michael Hiltzik, who knows business so well. I'll talk to him about that as well. In other words, how serious an inflationary spiral is this? I always thought The negatives is just me buying the party line that the prices were short term going to go up, but long term they would find their way back down. In other words, as that surgeon spending pretty much eases and as the supply chains pretty much are resuming the sort of free flow that they had pre pandemic. You would find that prices will begin to settle down. That's what's happened with lumber. Remember in lumber was so expensive at the beginning the pandemic image, insane expense to get number if you could get it. That's how tough it was. Now the price of lumber has settled down. So it may you know, uh, it may be one of those things. You talk about the coffee prices going up as well. It is. Yeah. The coffee prices? No. What about the coffee prices? Why are you yelling? Because I love coffee. Can't you tell? I'm out of my mind with coffee, but it's not because of the pandemic at speed. They blame climate change, so Or not. Will talk and talk about that. But Wow. Well, how long do we have Hiltzik on Albert? We're building a longer list for him. Now I want to ask about the he also has a problem with the With the All Star game and not with the All Star game. But you know, the All Star Game has proceeded the night before by the home run Derby. Sure, and Michael Hiltzik has a problem with the way they run the home run Derby. He's not happy with it this year. Mm. So that's what they did differently. Well, they did a lot differently. Actually, I think they instead of they used to have this system. Well, I'll tell you what they do, which I think makes total sense. They run a clock and you try to hit as many home runs as you can in the time. Sure, that seems pretty straight forward. That's why I don't understand. Hiltzik. What's your problem? What kind of mine and we'll talk about it? All right. Okay. I do have a problem with the home run Derby, though. And I have a problem with baseball In just this way. I think baseball is slow to embrace technology there. This game, which, like you know, likes to Harken back to a rich tradition. Of course, that rich tradition has included included racism. It's included cheating, I mean, and that's not ancient history. The cheating, Okay, check out the Astros. Alright. Um, I'm just saying that You know, so baseball is not without fault, but they kind of like to see themselves baseball as America's sport. You're the rich tradition, and that you know is we're reluctant to change because of our allegiance to tradition. Well, the reality is, uh, get into the 21st century. Dude, I mean, if you're if you're if you're Calling balls and strikes and they're always different, depending on who the guy is crouching down behind the catcher. I'd say That's a system that has to change. So as a batter. I don't know when I get in the batter's box, whether he's going to call the outside corner here or if he's going to call it two inches from here type thing. It should absolutely be computerized. That's what I think. I noticed we talked a lot about baseball the last couple of days. What's going on Albert? That's just because because of the all Star breaking the Giants doing so well, I guess maybe that's the reason and the A's are doing well, too. Yeah, the A's are doing and talk of the stadium really heating up and well, that is scary. I mean, it sounds to me like they really may move. I mean, is this all You know, sometimes right before they walk out of the store. They say I've had enough. You know, I'm not gonna You know, I won't sell it for this. And then the person I've That they really may move. The A's may move and the stadium may not happen at what? What? What's your take on it? I think that the fact that the commissioner stepped in, uh in, uh, and made that statement yesterday that that Las Vegas would be a good home for the A's was definitely an attempt to try and influence vote that I believe is coming up next week. On the future. Your stadium over the Howard terminal. Um So when you say, uh, an attempt to influence you mean to turn the heat up on Oakland, Yeah, to make the leaders realize that they are serious about finding a new home. Um, but of course, we just did the story, but Commissioner Rob Manfred said. It's not a bluff. He's really he wants them to really consider the fact that the.

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"michael hiltzik" Discussed on 790 KABC

790 KABC

08:37 min | 1 year ago

"michael hiltzik" Discussed on 790 KABC

"Exile from my living room in Palm Springs, California and it's time to open up the state of California for business. Straightaways. The sports desk in Culver City, John the CHP is reporting yet another quote, Road rage shooting this time in the San Fernando Valley on Laurel Canyon Boulevard near the 11 Freeway. Where a man someone in a white sedan shut up, Alexis and that man got shot in the arm had to go to the hospital. And the CHP does not know of any more information about the suspect very similar to the incident that happened two weeks ago where now the reward money is up to $400,000 for information on the killer of six year old Aiden. Okay, Here's what I don't understand. In Southern California. We get around town by driving ourselves in our own cars. Which is something that I find to be highly preferable to sitting on a crowded, smelly bus with a bunch of homeless people talking to themselves or a subway. You would assume that all the rage would be going on the bus is and the subways and if you get to sit in your car and control the temperature and control the music, you would be a little bit happier. But apparently Randy, something went haywire. Yeah, And now people are gonna be paralyzed. Ever honk their horn again, No matter what happens. Which is really good. We're gonna have to teach ourselves how to drive all over again because my favorite thing to do in the car is on the horn. Last thing I need those to get shot at. 802 22 k A. B C is the phone number What 800 25222 as I mentioned before we are live on this holiday this memorial day Monday. We are local. And we've got a big show for you today. Coming up after the news that one doctor Kelly victory will be here to take your Calls your concerns your questions on covert 19 lockdowns all points in between. And it two o'clock. David Horowitz, the man himself is going to be here to talk a little politics with us. And of course, we'll Sprinkle in your phone calls. But first one of the tricks that people use online when they want to say something That's not particularly polite, but they don't want to catch the public blowback for saying it. Is they create these burner accounts. You don't go on Twitter as Randy Wing or as John Phillips, you have an alter ego. Remember when Mitt Romney got caught with his alter ego? Oh, with the French name? Yeah, peered electro or something along the I think that was it. And then Andrew winner got caught with his Burner account, which was Carlos danger, he was doing a little more than trolling with that account. Yeah. No kidding. He was trying to fill up his dance card. And then you mentioned to the news that NBA star Kevin Durant has a pension for doing it is well, Yeah, I don't think he doesn't anymore. But a couple years ago, he got in trouble because he had multiple burner accounts he would use to trash fans that would trash him on his official Twitter account. Which that level of being that big of a star who has time for that. And then Michael Hiltzik with the L A Times also got caught doing the same thing. Where he would write a call on people would trash his columns because they're all idiotic and that he would fight with people as his alter ego and the comments section and defend the brilliance of Michael Hiltzik. The last place any normal person should be is the comments section of the L. A Times website and the absolute last place A reporter should be is the comment section because that devolves into idiocy on the first comment That's right. And Randy. I believe we found yet another case of an individual believing they were on their burner account but accidentally being logged into their real account, and it was a politician in the state of Hawaii. That's correct. What usually happens when this comes out is you think that you're tweeting on your little burner account with some fake screen name and no one's gonna know it's you can't get traced back to you. We accidentally clicked on your regular account. Sometimes you're verified account, and that's what happened to the state senator from Hawaii. Donovan dela Cruz, who is verified on Twitter. Tweeted something that he must have thought was from his burner account to a journalist Tariq Nasheed and the tweet is as follows. Edward. I can't say I'm going to kill you. Bad word I can't say being verified on yelp. Oh, Now. Extra added lair. To all of this is Tariq Nasheed, the journalist that he was tweeting at happens to be black and one of the words that we can't say happens to be the n word. And the state senator for Hawaii won't be in office very long. Yeah, and that state center from white, not a black person. No, no, no, no, no. No. And what's interesting is you Look at who the state senator is following. It's like everyone in the California state Legislature. So I don't know if he's buddies with all of these people, because that would be enought account to follow Assemblyman from California or a state senator from California of You're a legislator in Hawaii. But he seems to be in that click. You know, I actually think it makes a lot of sense. If you remember when we were in the middle of a lock down. A lot of California legislators went on the big vacation to Hawaii. That's right. That one of the what was it PG and hear someone like that paid for it? Yeah, they were out on a junket. Maybe they booked a room with Donovan dela Cruz friends. Yeah. Mm hmm. Edward around them, too. So now, any minute now we're going to see you Go account any minute now we're going to see Donovan Dela Cruz either tweeting. My account was hacked or I have a mental illness problem or admitting that whips Rodica. Have you been checking out the responses to his tweet? It's pretty fantastic. People keep tweeting him pictures of Kramer on stage at the laugh Factory. So many people spend way today. What do you do spend way too much time on social media. Yeah, No kidding. Now, things are starting to get back to normal to one degree or another, including movie theaters being open with new movies. Being put on the screen now, typically when they would open up the theaters even after they were closed down for so many months, you could go to the theater. But who wants to go to the theater and watch the Little Mermaid for the 500 times? But now there's new content and Randy, It looks like things at the movie theater back to normal. Yes, this is a review them in viral of the brand new Disney film crew, Ella, which is a live action prequel. 101 Dalmatians for some reason, and we'd like to read you the reviews. You get a real understanding of what happens in this movie crew, Ella Three stars. Five ladies walked into the showing late and spend a few minutes continually changing their seats and whispering loudly to each other. They finally got settled in and then this kid started making noise. One of the women got up, walked over to the kid and told him to Please shut the bad word. I can't say up. The kid's mom yelled at her and called her a white trash bitch. And then she yelled back and called her fat and then a mixture shouting match broke out like she was feeling my fruit. Uh, thanks does sound very John Phillips ask. They walked out and continued fighting right outside, and at this point half the audience had gotten up to watch them instead of the movie parentheses. I was sitting all the way in the back, so I was able to do both. And then I heard the sound of a Taser The mom taste the other lady. Twice..

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"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

01:35 min | 1 year ago

"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KGO 810

"Johnson is Hanging out. That's on pyro technics going on two. Yeah. Yeah. Explosions and stuff. Yeah, the mayor says the city is alive against. It really is an exciting time. It is indeed all right. More excitement as we continue. We'll get into business of money with Michael Hiltzik. Bullet sort out some things when it comes to Bitcoin Doetsch Coin and the new 18 T deal Next on KGO a 10. Top GOP leader in the House. South says he won't support a congressional probe into the U. S Capitol sees House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy Tuesday said a new bipartisan commission looking into the attack on the Capitol in January six would be quote duplicative of federal law enforcement efforts and quote potentially counterproductive. A proposal negotiated by one of McCarthy's key lieutenants would give both Democrats and Republicans equal representation on the panel and require bipartisan agreement for subpoenas. McCarthy said he wants to go beyond January 6th and explicitly include a review of what he called political violence and U. S. Cities last summer during racial justice protests. Karen Travers, ABC NEWS Washington. President Biden in Michigan. Speaking with auto workers in Dearborn, he's also touring an electric vehicle plant trying to build support for his infrastructure plan. New guidelines for colon cancer screening The Age recommendation Now to get checked is 45 years old instead. Of age. 50. I'm Michelle Franzen. ABC NEWS KGO eight News update on the Mark Thompson program..

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"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

04:43 min | 1 year ago

"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KGO 810

"You know, since the election, he's gotten more irrational, less predictable, and we still have, uh, basically more than three weeks before gone, there's a change. Interesting. Yeah, it's been very strange. And as you say, whether when it comes to this bill, Hey, the horse has already left the stable and you're trying to pull it back in. That's that done. Let's talk a little bit about your you know, you're right. Obviously on all things business for the L A times. Let's talk a little bit. Michael. About what your senses about the long term impact of the covert 19 outbreak on Particularly California businesses, small and large, but just the business climate in general. There are a lot of scars that have been created by this pandemic that they're going to take. It seems to me many, many months, maybe years, just to heal. Yeah, And you know, my colleagues and I have been trying to figure out what changes will be permanent and what will be Transitory and it's very hard because we're still we're still not at the end of this and we we are seeing a lot of damage already being produced mean we're seeing restaurants that have gone out of business businesses. Other businesses that have gone out of business changes in people's Retail buying habits on what have you and it's. It's very hard to know how much of that is really temporary and how much will come back. I mean, I think people will go back to restaurants when they can, and some of their favorite places may may have been closed. But will reopen. I think with new owners that so I think we're going to see a transition of ownership of restaurants. Muchas we saw. Not that anybody was particularly happy this that after the housing bust of 2008 we saw how's it come back, but with new investors and new owners, and I think we'll see this. I mean, if you've got a restaurant location in a It wasn't a good book. It was in a good spot. The The physical restaurant is still there, even if the owners have given up for lost their ownership of it, So you know what else is in there? There's there's still you know, a dining room. And I think it Zeke White possible that new owners will come in and take advantage of the fact that the old owners really had to Had to bail out. So so I think we'll see Ah lot of this this change and I'm not sure that's all bad or it's all. Uh um Permanent, but but we'll see some of that. I think people have discovered the the ease if they hadn't in the past of ordering online and getting things delivered. Amazon, you know, has a lot of faults on it is rightly criticized for a lot of things, but their customer service. They have invested very heavily. In customer service. And when you order something there, it gets to your home on time. And if it doesn't in my experience, at least they make it good. Um Yeah, So I mean, I had you know, some delivery glitches in this season on, do they? Essentially they fixed them so S so Amazon. I think they set a standard for testing her service that that other that frankly brick and mortar retailers hadn't met in years, and they're going to have to do that. Well, well, I think we're going to see different habits. Really? Yeah. I think we're gonna see different habits. It won't go back. And as you suggest a competition Forces everyone to up their game and Aziz. You also suggest businesses that have closed in restaurant locations or prime example. Others are likely to step in. There's sort of a Darwinian theory of business to the sort, you know, fittest survive, and somebody will come in and fill that void. We hope because So many businesses going under. We're speaking with Michael Hiltzik, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and Business Times columnist. Business columnist of the L A times. Michael, You're great, too. Come on. I really appreciate it. Thank you so much. I actually do it any time. Thank you, sir. Happy holiday. Stay with us. You're listening to the Mark Thompson show Dan actually from ABC, seven years filling in back in a moment. Mark Thompson show if Dan Ashley filling in on kgo a 10 Haverty Furniture is here to help you get your home all set for the new year so you can set the stage with more style, set the bar more beautifully and set a more show.

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"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

02:54 min | 2 years ago

"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KGO 810

"Is really a side gig from them. And the question is, do you want to do you want to enforce the law as it benefits those who were really working hard? At at at these jobs, or do you want to let it go for those who really just in it for a lark, or for a few bucks a week, and I think that's something that we have to think about. But the fact of the matter is that the reason that we have all of these drivers who were doing it for a few hours a week and say their content With being independent contractors Costs. Labor law has not been enforced. Really, for 50 years and in this country and we should never have let this happen and you see the momentum going out, by the way, have been talked about that uber and lift. Don't make any money. They're both deeply in the red even while they're exploiting. Drivers, so it's just a sustainable business model. Well, you know, it's it's hard to say it may not be Well, it has to be re imagine Now, I would say, at least in the short term, meaning the next couple of years. I mean, I just think you're gonna have less demand. I don't know what society's going to look like. And we hadn't planned on talking about this Michael Hiltzik, But you're a super bright guy. I mean, the fact is this world of uber and lift, which was clotted with demand before has seen a man drop off completely. Yes, well, we don't know how. How long that's going to be the case. Maybe that'll be the case to the end of the year, maybe into next year. We simply don't know. But that doesn't change the fact that these companies haven't been able to make money. Under the old circumstances. It's going to be harder for them to make money under the new circumstances, and that means that there's Are going to rise. Maybe they'll have fewer drivers because there's less business. So so we don't really know. But the fact that the world is changing in ways that we don't fully understand. It really doesn't mean that we shouldn't have protections for the workers that we get from maybe five. The columnist. Pressure builds on uber and lift under California's gig worker law. He is Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Hiltzik and I will link to it on my Twitter feed at Mark T Live. Thank you, Michael Hiltzik. All right. Thanks for having me. We'll talk to Pat Thurston and mop up around here. A cz we continue kgo. Well, there's no arguing. These are uncertain times and you want in your financial dealings, someone that you can trust is your financial advisor. Someone who has experience and someone who has a team with your best interests at heart. That's O'Donnell Financial Group, and Greg Oh, Donald. They don't tell their clients to buy investments that they're not invested in themselves. In fact, Morningstar reveal that only 47% of US stock fund managers actually do that actually own the funds they manage. More than half the fund.

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"michael hiltzik" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

07:56 min | 2 years ago

"michael hiltzik" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Show Michael Hiltzik wonderful new book a one volume of the new deal in modern history thanks to him to put all these wonderful right seats together and it flows like a dramatic and tired this is a small risk written by a great narrator but in fact it's all made up of frantic moments and doubts and and real distress in America and when we talk about social security will talk about how much suffering that was going on and Roosevelt was aware of this one man who attacked at the front the president believed in was huge Johnson who had been a general he'd risen up through the ranks in the first war he was very good at organizing ordinance supply and he was a favorite of Bernard Beirut Kenny was associated with success in business but he came to the president's attention that Hugh Johnson was a man who could draw up something called the national recovery administration and act on it what was the NRA Michael well the array was really very good the new deals after two to recap for industrial recovery there was agricultural recovery was important but the industrial computer the industrial economy really had been of course and depression for her for five years already it was Hugh Johnson's ideally with this big blustery X. ways west point they're often drunk just as loud and intimidating figure and it was it was his idea and also many of the other new dealers idea that that competition has actually helped create the Great Depression bye bye forcing prices down by forcing wasteful efforts by by corporations to compete with each other and the idea of the NRA was to restrict competition it was it was to allow big business to form cartels with to allow them to fix prices it's suspended the anti trust rules for for at least two years this is the idea and that and that way competition would be managed corporations and and smaller businesses would would be led they would all agree on how much to pay their workers and how much to charging prices and somehow that this would create an industrial because that was the theory that they acted upon and Hugh Johnson drew it up and in fact he also helped draw up the national industrial recovery act which was the action Congress what was section seven AA that they put in there Michael we'll fix in seven a this is something that he Johnson didn't care much for section seven A. was was a part of the N. I. R. A. and was implemented by the by the NRA which protected collective bargaining for unions is was it a brand new idea certainly as federal legislation the evolution was if you're going to allow corporate managements to to form cartels and set prices you really have to protect the workers in the way they were going to do that was by enforcing the workers right to unionize and to bargain collectively now in the in the group fullness of time and under Hugh Johnson who who have more of an affinity for management and he did for labor section seven A. wasn't all that well enforced but it it became the core of the Wagner act in nineteen thirty five which created the NLRB the national labor relations board and really did protect collective bargaining for for the future and what we're seeing here and I'm speaking of Michael Hiltzik is the pragmatic adjustments are they have an ambition they reached too far they cook up something that may or may not work they have opposition they get it through Congress because the Congress was overwhelmingly in favor whatever the president was doing they needed to act and then they adjust later note that there's no ideology here there there's there just people running around in a room I want to stay with you Johnson for a moment because he is a very colorful man and Michael I'm reminded in reading the quotes in your book this was a man who could quote almost like a nineteenth century poet he he he had the ability to reach for images all lost in popular imagination to phrase to make his phrases almost as if he was mocking his audience because he was so well read that will that's right in fact if you listen to Hugh Johnson speaker personal yet again a very colorful way with invective immediate a very direct way of talking but he would solve his speeches with classical allusions and that I mean inclusions from ancient Greece and and Latin literature and I I you got the impression that his listeners while they enjoyed the way the way that he really took on businessman and and political opponents and almost run them by the necks when he's speaking he would also these he would quote Kipling he would quote Aristotle it here even proved very odd character but it's very popular and and for the first year he was really the face of the new deal in the popular imagination he was more than FDR than moly that all the characters and tug well then the brain trust all the people we know of today they saw Johnson and that's why they put him on the cover of time magazine well and that's the irony of it is is time magazine he he Johnson was time magazine's man of the year from nineteen thirty three that's the first year of the new deal not as Roosevelt was the man of the year in nineteen thirty two and in nineteen thirty four but right in the middle there with Hugh Johnson of all people an inmate who that that's almost forgotten today which was makes it so interesting to write about and on July seventeenth Michael has quotes from the speech that he gave in New York take a cues the bankers and Wall Street would we love this language today she slackers scoundrels his lawyers that he was going to take them all on well of course the NRA was way over the top but it's important to note that this was an energy that was spreading around the the country and everybody throwing in and doing their part in trying to get prices up it wasn't working right away Hugh Johnson said he wanted to put four million people to work in three months unfortunately there were warning signs Hugh Johnson was personally week he had weaknesses you have a wonderful conversation between Bernard baroque and Frances Perkins what Izzy Taylor that's right what Frances Perkins who of course was the first woman in the U. S. cabin she was at P. R. as labor secretary she had a sort of a maternal instinct about Hugh Johnson she's she's she's so that underneath all the blood there was a lot of insecurity so she is she like Java C. help them now Bernard the roof had employed Johnson before winding him as a word to the to the Roosevelt administration and just before Johnson was appointed to head the NRA which after all he had created by writing that the law he goes to see Frances Perkins at at her home in Washington senses she I've heard that that that Roosevelt was going to name a few this important post and and purchase as well yeah that's our expectation and prove his you know he was not up to that job he's not going to be able to handle it well Perkins was shocked because and so was FDR who said well didn't did bruk give us Johnson but what group knew that that wasn't really clear to his new employers was that Johnson did have these weaknesses first of all he had a weakness for alcohol and once he was appointed to this high pressure job which had him flying all over the country and and banging tables and intimidating big businessmen everywhere he went he would have to dry out at Walter Reed hospital for four days and even weeks at a time and it finally brought him down because he just couldn't handle it he hit his alcoholism got worse and worse but the group knew that this was this was coming and he tried to signal the Perkins who is really just shocked she she thought that the request was he Johnson's great friend and she was standing near him trying to undermine him at the very outset of the administration what hell Johnson together was a secret his secretary who made all the decisions the book is the new deal a modern history Michael Hiltzik and when we come back the big challenge that is taking care.

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"michael hiltzik" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

06:47 min | 2 years ago

"michael hiltzik" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Itself Michael where did it come with that phrase he he wrote the speech with Molly where did they come to that phrase well you know this is one of those those eight eternal mysteries no one is quite sure so one of FDR's speech writers as close friends and residents said well he thought it came from a volume of Henry David Thoreau which had a separate like the Senate moly thought that he recalled the phrase appearing in a newspaper advertisement that back in in February a month before the the inauguration although he was never able to actually find the ad what what is known is that there's this concept that that we have only have to fear fear is it's not it wasn't a new concept of sort of a common rhetorical device goes all the way back it's been traces far back as the seventeenth century English philosopher Francis Bacon but I I think that's been that Roosevelt gave it was the sense of of of optimism and confidence as I said that he he he basically was telling people this is going to pass we are a great country we know we have greatness ahead of us we are going to do what we can in this administration to put this in this awful pants behind us and that was really the the the the force of those words the way Roosevelt delivered the FDR gathers a cabinet around if he chooses the cabinet collectively in one place Michael notes that Eqis held the keys who would become an integrated with the understanding of the success of the new deal was chosen just because you happen to be in the right place at the right time and smiling in a way that the president approved up so he was given a department however the critical moments are very early and I take from your book Michael that all of these decisions were spontaneous they were doing the best they could with the time credit press on them they call the bank holiday they had to close the banks because of the lack of confidence and then we came to March twelfth Sunday the president knows that they're going to reopen the banks in the morning they're worried about a Ron they're worried about violence and he takes to a microphone again I'm not going to play that but is this is the first fireside chat what was what was important about the way the president presented the situation that night well this fireside chat which is he said was that the the second Sunday really about a week a little bit more than a week after the inauguration this is a great example of of the way Roosevelt could seize the attention of his audience it is a great example of Roosevelt's oratory which I think is unique in American history we haven't had a president since then who really was able to communicate as it moves the way resulted first of all he gave a very simple very direct and very lucid description of what had been going on with the banks and of course as as we know the banks of clothes because they've been these constant runs just depositors through winding up and again mobbing them the front doors of banks all over the country and clamoring to get their money out to get their cold out and that's why the banks had to close in Roosevelt kept them close for for more than a week it what he wanted to tell the the public was that his administration was going to start re opening the bank the next day they were going to open them step by step the strongest banks first when banks and leaders need a little bit more help next but but what he wanted to tell them and convince them was that every bank that opened was going to be a sound bank and if it opens and and most of them were going to open the next two or three days the public could have confidence that they could put their money in and then it would be safe and in fact that's exactly what happened at the bank started re opening on March thirteenth and they were once again moms in front of the doors of all these banks but they were depositors clamouring to put their money back in and as I describe in my book this was a really crucial moment for the new deal because it it told Roosevelt and his assistants and his aides and his cabinet members that they were on the right course of they actually did have the ability and and to convince the public that that they should be confident of what was ahead not fearful anymore Michael hill textbook is new deal and Michael uses Walter Lippman's voice almost like a narrator standing off to the side although Lippman had a power across the country that was beyond partisanship and he declared in the P. and the quote is that the present crisis is a good crisis what did he mean by that Michael well one minute it divided crises into good and bad news so bad crisis is something you can't really do anything about the prices of the classes that you can learn from that you can see what he is in solving it you you learn a lot about how to handle crises and how to handle the situation he thought the banking crisis was a good prices because it was going to give the new administration the opportunity to make important changes impose new regulations implement deposit insurance all sorts of other things that we're ultimately going to make the financial system of the United States and the economy much stronger and and I think Whitman was not always right about everything but he was certainly right about that and in making and talking about this is the crisis and the and the president assembling this staff is cabinet very quickly I'm struck by how intimate they all were with each other a first name basis running in and out there's there there's there's a frenzy here almost as if we're watching a stage play did you feel that while you were reading their remarks Marco well certainly at the very beginning the first Hundred Days and we now talk about the Hundred Days of every new administration as a as a as an important inflection point but the first Hundred Days of the rest of the ministration really was all about crisis management they were putting out fires left and right and they did have to pull together and in fact they had to pull together with their predecessors from the Hoover administration and one of the ironies of the new deal is added its first most important step which was a bank holiday in the re opening of the banks had all been mapped out by Herbert Hoover's treasury department and it sort of got taken over uber's didn't have the gumption to do what his treasury aides wanted him to do but Roosevelt did so they sort of took the Hoover Hoover administrations ideas and then implemented them in in a uniquely Roosevelt in way but yes they all pull together they understood that that was really what was at stake was the future of the country and they were going to do everything they could to save it all of these characters that was one wild child in particular al lost in history but in critical at the time his name is Hugh Johnson who Michael Hiltzik in his book called the general the book is the new deal and when we come back on the story of Hugh Johnson and the success and failure of the NRA.

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"michael hiltzik" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

02:16 min | 2 years ago

"michael hiltzik" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"John this is John Batchelor show is March nineteen thirty three Washington DC we're looking at the inauguration of a new press his name is Franklin Delano Roosevelt he is a man who is physically challenged because he suffers from post he has been governor of New York for several years very successfully during the downturn the crash in twenty nine followed by a decline of work business around the country this is the Great Depression and as Franklin Delano Roosevelt approaches to make his speech to the nation and it will be broadcast on radio the audience were told in a an exciting thrilling and moving new book the new deal a modern history by Michael Hiltzik we're told that the audience is gloomy and you can see the faces looking up at two of the new president saying what's he going to tell us this is just a fancy boy from Hyde Park he doesn't know how bad it is out here Michael congratulations in a very good evening to you what we see in the president's mind as he started that speech that day how did you want to present himself to the nation well I I think you're right in that some of the things he said at Roosevelt and all of his aides really were aware that there was incredible to spare and and fear in the country and at the time this is the president going on for four years and the political leaders in the business leaders in the country had thrown up their hands and said we don't have an answer so so I think what Roosevelt wanted to communicate was first of all that he wasn't necessarily sure he had the answers hi there but that he was determined to act and and that is really what he communicated he was determined to act and he was determined to succeed so he so in his words and his delivery you could you could hear you could have a sense of optimism and confidence that he really communicated that was a real break with the past that that that I think it's listeners heard on that day that's bad but I'm not in touch with the president our address grammar my.

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"michael hiltzik" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

05:17 min | 2 years ago

"michael hiltzik" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"The bell icon so you'll be notified every time I put up a new another example we just spoke about John from the whatever the left touches it rulings including elections just ruining elections there should be an election day not that not the day after Labor Day two months before he ever everything they touch their rules and of course now the ruling the world although there are conservative leaders who have done the same thing I fully acknowledge that because truth is the number one issue that we give opinions here Boris Johnson is a conservative is Boris Johnson's original intent was not to lock them the UK it was to Erica garner like Sweden a certain level of herd immunity he should have done that we should have done that we should have protected the vulnerable about half of the deaths in most of these countries are in nursing homes it is a tragedy but it means that it's this particular virus is overwhelmingly confined to those with very compromised immune systems hello those with the company Elish and those of very old age so there are conservatives who have engaged in this but after they didn't follow their instincts the instincts of Donald Trump was tough to close down the country he was right the people in Syracuse came to make a living because New York City is an epicenter what is the morality about that give you an idea of how I would like the left is here's a piece by Michael Hiltzik and at the Los Angeles Times he writes a column for them is a man of the left was very angry at the lawn mosque for threatening to leave California Coles I'm a child I could react to that part but he listen to this throwaway line in the middle of his column in other March tweet the long lost touted the anti malarial drug chloroquine as a possible treatment for covert billing team so far the drug and a related compound have been flops that's as close to a law E. as anything that I have seen in the recent past but I've seen so many lies maybe I should just drop that is close to a light yes anything I've seen correct they've been flops really as he read anything at all by doctors who use it and have saved lives the Michael hill six please call me at these left wing columnists who are heard you read one you've read them all they they are shallow there it it it is mind boggling to me that anyone could actually be open minded and say they've cut drug for souls love Clark with its hydroxy Cork with the hydroxy floor clean and sing and if necessary is a throne myosin stiletto bionic do not save lives when given early enough he doesn't know what he's talking about but because the president advocated hydroxy chloride Quinn Michael Hiltzik and the rest of the left is prepared to watch people die that is how sick the left is if Barack Obama had been president and mention hydroxy Clark when he would think it was one of the greatest things the president had ever done the hatred of Donald Trump is more important than saving lives and I mean this directly and literally it's been a flop I guess he doesn't hear my show I have a doctor on doctors alone co who uses it in New York City with patient after patient it's unbelievably safe it's been use fifty years for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis the hydroxy floor Quinn issue is a true dividing line between left and right one of the many reasons as I have said that this time of my life I am most proud to be a conservative all right everybody reviews home is a remarkable product because it is all natural funny I think I could say that there is because.

"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KGO 810

"The name of the book was is his book is called it's it's even worse than you think yeah and and by the way that's just his most recent book is that a bunch of all like I've read the making of Donald Trump I'm just now getting into it's even worse than you think what the trump administration is doing to America and this isn't just some guy popping off about his opinion this is show well documented it it's it's remarkable and and when you see some of the relationships that Donald Trump has room with with underworld figures with drug dealers and you know you may develop you know mark that doesn't mean anything a lot of people know underworld figures and dropped the first payment in I'm so used to hearing the the route from the right the justified everyday just anything yeah well you know who hasn't taken a picture of an underworld figure but when you when you put it that way you're right I am but anyway it's more than just taking photos it's it's money and laundering money for for drug dealers yeah that's in the making of Donald Trump and then anyway dedicate Johnston will check social media and then another Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Hiltzik on social security benefits possibly being rolled back we'll get into that next KGO special report coronavirus update the government still virus expert Dr Anthony Fauci is warning Congress that lifting lockdowns too soon could mean more outbreaks and he says the US may not be able to count on a vaccine there's no guarantee that the vaccine is actually going to be affected as you well know because we've discussed this many times in the past and you can have everything you think it's in place and you don't induce the kind of immune response that turns out to be protected and durably protect someone the big unknown is it will be affected given the way the body responds to viruses of this type I'm cautiously optimistic Republican senator Mitt Romney during today's hearing said the US treaded water in February and March in the nation's testing is nothing to celebrate house Democrats a vote.

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"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

04:25 min | 2 years ago

"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KGO 810

"Guilty about my energy levels oh no Eric come on I mean I try to bring it you know no matter what I like your energy level thank you very kind of I was fishing for their little positive reinforcement but that doesn't mean that it's very much hear me out that you will you have energy at this time of the morning now right exactly okay exactly well I don't know I'm I'm happy to be with you this is the new home yes I'm sorry all right anyway what are you talking with David cay Johnston as we do on Tuesdays that's okay Johnson has a new column at DC report dot org about bill Barr William Barr the Attorney General and his efforts to intercede in these various cases the most recent example of course is the Michael Flynn case but beyond that a desire on the part of bar to enable trump to continue in office beyond this term so he he draws it out and sort of a stark where we'll talk to David cay Johnston Pulitzer Prize winner and magnificent magnificent investigative journalist but the authors so many books of the latest two on trump and a lot of what's going on the trump administration then Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Hiltzik we'll talk about the lawn musk and the fact that Iran must may need California more than California needs you on Moscow for all the smack talk in that Ilan musk is doing the reality is that the benefits he gets from being in California may well exceed anything he'll get anywhere else interested just there just may be not a great shot for him to bluster too much more in the face of California so we'll talk about that and then I hope it'll be time to leave a couple of minutes because I want to speak to him about another column he did which is all about covert nineteen being used by the G. O. P. to pivot on social security and roll back social security benefits as you know we do this in the swamps we frequently we talk about the fact that the bed covered nineteen their lease packages this moment in time all of its being used and seniors and you can before I get done I'm sure the market species by both parties okay maybe but let you speak to the agenda to roll back some of the programs that have really I would suggest been sort of baked into the American experience since the depression right since FDR came in with a real package which was associated with a frankly a lot of the things that this relief package is supposed to provide that is a relief to Americans hope for the future a stating that social security was among those things right and so all I'm trying to say is the social security fits into this safety net that is slowly being undone and certainly there is an ongoing attempt to undo it on the part of the GOP and he'll talk to the whole column about it so we'll we'll talk to him about that Dooling Pulitzer Prize winners at saucer not Dooling they are duo I would say we're not going to put him in the Thunderdome I guess is my point now just be panelists today yes they are exactly how to open up our steroid that's all I'm saying bread is here will update news bottom of the hour frustrates producer Albert if you call the show you'll reach him and if Alberta decides that you are airworthy we will put you on yes one five is that a tent is the gatekeeper here's you know he's a Simon cowl of of our show you know he he sits there and decides all right you're on no brand so but let's be honest with you don't have to be you know we just want your opinion on things if you decide to weigh in well sometimes what's that sometimes once sometimes Albert will give you a tip to check out what is really judge o'neill he's very good at getting people you know they're ready groomed I believe the other thing I was gonna say is we wanna communicate eserver server communicate to us but anyway we got the Twitter we got the email could you already market G. mail dot com got Twitter I got a couple of emails late yesterday I'll try to review them if we have time the future of restaurants in the bay area we got some of the greatest restaurants.

"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM

KUGN 590 AM

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM

"The crash in twenty nine followed by a decline of work business around the country this is the Great Depression and as Franklin Delano Roosevelt approaches to make his speech to the nation and it will be broadcast on radio the audience were told in a an exciting thrilling and moving new book the new deal a modern history by Michael Hiltzik we're told that the audience is gloomy and you can see the faces looking up at two of the new president saying what's he going to tell us this is just a fancy boy from Hyde Park he doesn't know how bad it is out here Michael congratulations in a very good evening to you what we see in the president's mind as he started that speech that day how did you want to present himself to the nation well I I think you're right in that some of the things he said at Roosevelt and all of his aides really were aware that there was incredible despair and and fear in the country and at the time this is the president going on for four years and the political leaders in the business leaders of the country have thrown up their hands and said we don't have an answer so so I think what Roosevelt wanted to communicate was first of all that he wasn't necessarily sure he had the answers either but that he was determined to act and and that is really what he communicated Heaton was determined to act and he was determined to succeed so he so in his words and his delivery you could you could hear you could have a sense of optimism and confidence that he really communicated that was a real break with the past that that that I think it's listeners heard on that day all night long.

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"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KGO 810

"Work business around the country this is the Great Depression and as Franklin Delano Roosevelt approaches to make his speech to the nation and it will be broadcast on radio the audience were told in a an exciting thrilling and moving new book the new deal a modern history by Michael Hiltzik we're told that the audience is gloomy and you can see the faces looking up at two of the new president saying what's he going to tell us this is just a fancy boy from Hyde Park he doesn't know how bad it is out here Michael congratulations in a very good evening to you what we see in the president's mind is the start of that speech that day how did you want to present himself to the nation well I I think you're right in that some of the things he said at Roosevelt and all of his aides really were aware that there was incredible despair and and fear in the country and at the time this is the press had gone on for four years and the political leaders in the business leaders of the country have thrown up their hands and said we don't have an answer so so I think what Roosevelt wanted to communicate was first of all that he wasn't necessarily sure he had the answers hi there but that he was determined to act and and that is really what he communicated Heaton was determined to act and he was determined to succeed so he so in his words and his delivery you could you could hear either through the sense of optimism and confidence that he really communicated that was a real break with the past that that that I think it's listeners heard on that day all must mmhm they might at that but I.

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"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

03:30 min | 2 years ago

"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KGO 810

"Pink Floyd and Floyd didn't panic and I don't know I'll open up the envelope when we get into the the thunder here we are now let's figure this out Roger Waters show and this is a question about water okay okay I got multiple choice and if you need help I would like to hear your gas so give us a gas but then if you need help official help Brent is available to help you okay sounds good all right so here we go the water coverage what percentage of our planet's surface I understand I'll give you is it eighty eight percent seventy one percent or fifty two percent does water cover eighty eight percent of the planet's surface seventy one percent of the planet's surface or fifty two percent now what do you think so my guess is what I remember was two thirds and what should be closer to seventy one that I'm very curious but I'm not sure what to say so well done graduation what she does race and the congratulations you've won two tickets to see Roger Waters the creative genius of Pink Floyd Friday September twenty fifth for his this is not a drill to order an audio visual experience in the round tickets furnished by AEG presents concert Westing Goldenvoice has great baby thank you stay on the line so if you would please and fresh fish producer over to get you all the info you need to gain yeah thank you your resolutions really really cool while she was impressive that was knowledge seventy one percent to take the fraction and turn it into a member in wealth yeah so we are going to talk about the corona virus the cupboard nineteen virus yes and we're going to update the state of things you know of a state of emergency was declared L. as in LA county declared a state of emergency yeah they just did we had a state of emergency in Alameda county San Francisco Santa Clara county and now we're getting our first death in California yes which it's a serious thing but there is another issue that is an adjunct to the covert nineteen that it could kill the for profit science publishing model and that might be a good thing we'll talk to Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Michael Hiltzik when we come back we'll talk about as they say covert nineteen but the ripple effect beyond what we're used to talking about the ripple effect being which is the panic and the scare legitimate as it is as to the public health affects what it might do for the for profit science publishing model show if it seems like a weird it's it's a really weird and interesting part of it and if it sounds complicated it's not so we'll get to help sick and will also update the covered nineteen situation as we continue KGO eight ten mark Thompson show on KGO eight ten some of my work when you.

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"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

14:54 min | 2 years ago

"michael hiltzik" Discussed on KCRW

"I'm Madeleine brand public health officials have been clear on one thing if you think you might have the corona virus stay home we just heard that but that is something a lot of people can not afford to do they might not have paid sick days and even if they do they might not be able to afford medical care business columnist for the Daily Times Michael Hiltzik argues that America's working culture and our health care system could worsen this outbreak Michael Hiltzik joins me now welcome thanks for having me great to have you okay well let's talk about this idea of sick leave how many American workers have the right to it well only about seventy percent of private sector workers have access to sick leave many of them however can't even exploit that that right because they can't afford to their hourly workers they can't give up the hours and I think we we also have to recognize that lower income workers and service workers who don't really have the option of doing their jobs we mostly also have much less access to sick leave than the average worker certainly professional workers yes some people like waiters who rely on tips to survive it's hard for them to take days off right and they can't do their jobs from home they've got to be at the restaurant so they're not only potentially exposing their their customers to illness but they're potentially exposed themselves to him not to mention workers like uber drivers lift drivers that's right they have no right to anything of course we know that uber and lift them consider them employees they don't get any employee benefits whatsoever they're they're supposedly independent contractors and they're also basically working very close to the minimum wage so they can't stay off the road so they're exposed and are exposing others to to potential infection doesn't California guaranteed paid sick leave California does guarantee pay paid sick leave but it's a pretty meager guarantee employers have to basically allow workers to accrue sick time based on their hours at work but they're not required to give workers sick leave more than three days in a year that's that's that's pathetic compared to what workers trees get so what's the point of comparison what do other countries provide well sure let's say it in the U. K. in France in Germany workers are guaranteed close to full pay sometimes a hundred percent of pay for it for several weeks it in each country they can be deprived of their jobs if they take off and then have to come back in China there's very generous sick leave which I think it's helped the Chinese authorities impose quarantines and force residents to stick to them because they know they're not going to lose their jobs and they're not going to lose a lot of pay and so looking at past outbreaks past epidemics here in the United States has this policy really hampered efforts to rein in the spread of these diseases yeah I think the most analogous case was in the H. one N. one flu virus a crisis of two thousand nine about twenty six million American residents were infected by the virus during the peak of Matt was late two thousand nine September to November or so but an estimated eight million of them kept going to work Winstead surveys were done months and months later public health authorities figured that those carriers infected another seven million co workers so that's really you know aside from the fact that people got sick and felt bad and maybe some actually died of these diseases that's also a drop in productivity so it doesn't make economic sense right well that's right you see a lot of that use a even workers who go to work when they're sick they're not going to be is as productive as healthy workers they do that many of them will have sick family members at home they're going to want to take off the going to be concerned so yeah there are a lot of complications that arise from the fact that we don't have access to time off for being sick and and I might add the other aspect of this is that we really do not have comprehensive healthcare in this country that guarantees that treatment and screening will be paid for that's going to be a major problem if the corona virus the novel coronavirus really takes root right and no guarantees from the federal government that when a vaccine is available everyone will have access to it that's right and it is governments that means not just this administration but over the long term at the federal government has been reluctant to really impose any sort of price controls or even production mandates on fire on the pharmaceutical industry so if if a vaccine against this virus is developed and I think we can assume that over time there will be one but it may not be for another year it's going to really be up to the government to figure out a way to make sure that it's available to everyone essentially for free otherwise people will not get vaccinated and it's not going to be as effective as a country well the argument is that if you force the private sector to do that to basically give away its vaccines there won't be any incentive to develop them in the first place really not talking about forcing drug companies to give the facts in a way what we're really talking about is for figuring out ways for repairs in in the healthcare industry to pay for and whether that's mandating that insurance companies cover the vaccine without copays as we cover other preventive vaccines then then that's one thing or the government could actually put the bill but to to place the because the vaccine and any other treatment and screening on the shoulders of the average worker or the average American that's really that's that's a perfect way to make sure that this outbreak continues IBM is when this is occurring of course most flus occur in the winter months but this is just when people's health care has has rolled over and have to start paying your deductible all over again and that that could maybe prevent people from going to to seek help that's right that's another flaw in the American system where this is the mantra in the healthcare industry has been let's give the patient's skin in the game that is what's for its customers or patients to pay for some portion of their health care in the hope that they will this will discourage them from seeking out unnecessary care what we know from many many studies is that P. ten to P. doubles co pays other forms of cost sharing to encourage they do discourage people from seeking out unnecessary care but they also discourage them from seeking out necessary care and as you mentioned the timing of this outbreak is particularly unfortunate because he has very few people with even with good insurance have hit their deductibles thus far and this they're going to be paying for any care that they get that they have to access if this happened in the fourth quarter October November December many more people would already have their deductibles and the incremental cost of treatment would be covered by their insurance mmhm is it better if you're on Medicare or Medicaid well it is somewhat better if you're on Medicare Medicaid or the Medicare also does have deductibles for your for some treatments and doesn't have an out of pocket limit unless you've got IT Medigap insurance Medicaid would work well except that we have an administration in Washington right now that's been unduly hostile to Medicaid and is doing everything it can to to suppress enrollment in Medicaid even taking steps that would throw people off Medicaid and what's bad about that particularly bad about that is that Medicaid serves a low income community could serve an immigrant community and music communities that they live in a Cup in close quarters once again they don't have the option to stay home so it's a sinister communities that may be especially vulnerable to the spread of a contagious disease or communicable disease like this coronavirus we speak of politics I'm wondering if this outbreak is actually benefiting two candidates in the presidential race Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and their calls for Medicare for all I think that the outbreak certainly does tell us what a Medicare for all would be a good thing it would remove a lot of these obstacles to getting treatment and it would remove these obstacles to at least getting tested and it would it would pay for the treatment and for the test that's why it's that it's a positive development if we can get that sort of reform Michael Hiltzik is business columnist for the Los Angeles Times thank you happy to be here well all this talk about current virus might make you want to start out to the store and pick up a bottle of hand sanitizer or maybe six bottles well good luck finding even one brands like pure aller flying off the shelves many stores are sold out and so customers are turning to Amazon and they're finding it bad bottles that typically sell for around five dollars going for around twenty dollars join me to talk about price gouging in the time of corona is abba bad arise she's retail reporter for The Washington Post high Hey there so which stores did you look at we look at a number of stories all of the usual suspects Costco Amazon Walmart the whole foods grocery stores around the country and as well as office supply stores like office depot and OfficeMax and you sound what that the prices are going through the roof I'm an older store are staying stable the stores are actually raising their prices yet but almost all of the stores that I've talked to have said that they're completely out of hand sanitizer so what we're seeing is that customers are flocking to the internet to sites like Amazon eBay even at the to buy some of these products that they can't get in stores and that's what we're seeing that price gouging and it's worth mentioning that Amazon for one has said that it does not allow this it you know remove more than a million listings already for counterfeit products and things that shouldn't be there but it's been sort of an up hill battle so far right so that's one thing about removing counterfeit products but another thing in terms of raising prices our third party sellers allowed to charge whatever they want you know it or not and they are trying to combat the price gouging as well but still I just went on Amazon and I saw a really high prices absolutely and you know they've said that they're trying as hard as they can they remove tens of thousands of listings due to price gouging but any of these things are rampant you know you remove one and ten more pop up and so it's become this growing problem so when people are like okay I'm willing to pay whatever I don't care about that price gouging I just want a bottle of hand sanitizer well you know I think they're a little market for that all over the country and you know we're seeing people sort of set up community barter their community exchanges on certain listeners and things like that as they try to gear up so it's not just hand sanitizer right other things people are are stockpiling I'm a troubling everything I think it started with a hand sanitizer in the face masks maybe a week ago really picked up over the weekend and now we're seeing stockpiles of race and cleaning wipes and dry beans and all sorts of foods and non perishables have you ever seen anything like this no and that's the one thing that I kept hearing from all of these retailers is that this is pretty unprecedented the maker of pure realm which is based in Ohio did say that the seat between similar objects you know during the H. one N. one crisis or the sars epidemic so this isn't quite unprecedented for them yet but many retailers are saying that they've never seen anything like this it sounds like what you see on TV in advance of hurricane in places like Florida absolutely that's that's a comparison that we keep coming back to you but the thing that's different is that you know when there's a hurricane you kind of know the time frame you know things are gonna get back to normal after a few few days or a few weeks and here we really don't know the magnitude of how they operate could be or how long it could last whether it could be months I guess it's a good thing for the manufacturer of your all in these other products I guess making money at yeah and they've said that they're running their factories over time they have to factories in Ohio that actually turned out to al and one in France and their employees are working around the clock I wonder if that is a safer place to be infection wife inside one of these factors they must have poor all over the place but you know what's also interesting is that doctors will tell us that the most effective thing we can do is wash our hands for twenty seconds and retailers are saying for the most part that hand soap sales are remaining steady really some people aren't stockpiling sep just bureau no it's not that I've heard just hero and the little wipes as well yeah a lot of the disinfecting wipes is well done well thank you so much thanks so much for having me about right retail reporter for The Washington okay well here's a pro tip you can do it yourself you can make your own hand sanitizer and it's not that hard it's only two ingredients isopropyl alcohol and aloe Vera gel these items are selling out fast too but you can get them still am the alcohol it's still really affordable on Amazon still around four dollars for thirty two ounces here is the recipe two thirds Cup rubbing alcohol one third Cup aloe Vera gel that's it stir it.

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