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Hosting Amazon's New Headquarters: Burden or Benefit?
Cities across the U.S. are in a bidding war to host Amazon's $5 billion investment, but Seattle journalist Richard Silverstein cautions that having Amazon as a neighbor isn't a 'honeymoon romance'

  September 15, 2017

Equifax Data Breach is a 10 out of 10 Scandal
The hacking of consumer credit reporting giant Equifax, and the company's 'cynical' handling of it, is a far-reaching disaster that borders on criminal, says financial regulation expert Bill Black

  September 8, 2017

Amazon-Whole Foods Price Cuts Could Have A Short Shelf Life
Food and Water Watch's Patrick Woodall says that the incredible wave of mega-mergers in recent years shows that "regulators have been asleep at the switch"

  August 30, 17

Social Security A Success Story: Can It Withstand Republican Privatization Attacks?
Republicans continue to launch efforts to privatize and dismantle the very efficient Social Security program says economist Dean Baker

  August 24, 2017

Intellectual Property Rights Protect Massive Profits of Corporations
We need to debate and revise the intellectual property rights regime, which is not only dysfunctional for us, but especially for developing countries, says Dean Baker, co-director of CEPR

  August 17, 2017

Stock Market Boom is Bad News for Wages
The record-setting stock market is likely rooted in forecasts that corporate profits will grow at the expense of workers' wages, says economist and "Rigged" author Dean Baker

  August 10, 2017

If Yellen is Out, What's Next for the Fed?
During her testimony to Congress, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen dodged a question about whether she would accept a second term in office--but it's unlikely that President Trump will re-appoint her, says Gerald Epstein, co-director of Political Economy Research Institute

  July 15, 2017

Trump Budget: Foundation for Great American Misery
Every time we move money out of education or building a green economy and move it into the military we are losing jobs for every dollar we spend, says Prof. Robert Pollin of the Political Economy Research Institute

  May 24, 2017

5 Types of Bullsh*t Jobs with David Graeber
David Graeber talks bullshit jobs and the concept of work under capitalism with Real Media and the Real News Network.

  May 9, 2017

UN Panel Strives to Improve Access to Medicines
We are not against intellectual property protection, but we want to see that health prevails when there is a conflict, explains legendary Brazilian Ambassador Celso Amorim in discussing recommendations of the UN High Level Panel on Access to Medicines

  April 27, 2017

Profits Can be Made from Catastrophes With Disaster Capitalism
Antony Loewenstein, author of Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe, says companies that make profits from disasters around the world also have a vested interest in maintaining these disasters

  April 20, 2017

Corporate Tax Reform Is Needed, But Not Trump's Proposal
Dean Baker of CEPR argues that a better corporate tax reform would be to have the government hold a portion of corporations' shares and earn their dividends instead of taxing them

  April 13, 2017

Fed Inflation Target Keeping Wages Low, People Out of Jobs
CEPR co-founder Dean Baker says there are good reasons for thinking that we still are far from full employment, needlessly slowing the economy and keeping people from getting jobs

  March 23, 2017

What is Capitalism & Socialism? What Differentiates Them from Each Other?
Part 1 of an interview with Richard D. Wolff, Marxist economist and founder of Democracy at Work - acTVism.org

  March 18, 2017

How to Understand Globalization: Not Nations, But Class
We must adopt a class-based analysis of globalization in order to attack the multilateral system that is producing inequality, advises South Centre Chief Economist Yilmaz Akyuz

  March 15, 2017

Trump's Big Lie: Blaming Undocumented Immigrants for Unemployment and Low Wages
Economist Robert Pollin tells Paul Jay undocumented immigrants help create more jobs than they take and Trump's infrastructure plan and military spending is unsustainable when combined with tax cuts

  February 28, 2017

Mountains of Uninvested Corporate Cash, Not Mexico, Most Responsible for Job Loss
Heiner Flassbeck tells Paul Jay that unspent and uninvested wealth held by the elites is a bigger drag on employment than free trade with Mexico

  July 27, 2016

Trump's Job Promises are Fiction - Free Trade is Fiction, Too
Economist Heiner Flassbeck tells Paul Jay that neither a high tariff wall or neo-liberal free-trade will provide jobs and higher wages - but there are policies that will

  February 21, 2017

IMF Lent to Greece Knowing It Could Never Pay Back Debt
There's a real need for international debtor rights, says economist Michael Hudson

  February 17, 2017

Trump's Tax Returns Key to Clarifying Russian Connections
Economist James Henry explains why we should take Deutschebank's findings about Trump's assets with a grain of salt

  February 17, 2017

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