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Billionaire 'King of Bankruptcies' to Head Commerce Under Trump
Despite promises to 'drain the swamp,' Trump chose a man for Deputy Secretary of Commerce who enriched himself at expense of labor and consumers and shipped jobs overseas, says University of Missouri-Kansas City professor Bill Black

  December 1, 2016

Trump Picks Ex-Goldman Banker Known as 'King of Foreclosures' to Head Treasury
The joke's on you if you thought Trump was going to do anything less than deregulate Wall Street, says former financial regulator Bill Black

  December 1, 2016

Can Trump's Gangster Capitalism Manage the Global Economy?
Leo Panitch and Paul Jay discuss what the consequences of Trump's plans to deregulate Wall St., reduce taxes, create an infrastructure boondoggle, attack unions and foreign policy adventures will have on the global economy

  November 28, 2016

Trump Considering Man Who Rigged the Economy for Treasury Secretary
Rob Johnson tells Paul Jay that you can't say you're fighting against the 'rigged' economy and then hire someone who helped rig it

  November 22, 2016

How Taxes Were Shifted off the Donald Trumps of the World and onto Homeowners
Economist Michael Hudson, author of 'J is For Junk Economics, explains how the rising prices of homes came at a great cost to the middle and work classes

  November 21, 2016

Universal Basic Income: A Solution to Inequality, Economic Instability, and Climate Change
A guaranteed monthly income can be fully funded through charges on carbon emissions, financial market transactions, and extractive practices, says PERI's James K. Boyce

  November 21, 2016

Michael Hudson: Donald Trump Wants to Make the 1% Even Richer
Economist Michael Hudson explains how economic terms like capital gains are deployed to mislead the public about who is benefiting from economic policy and where wealth is going

  November 18, 2016

Michael Hudson on the Orwellian Turn in Contemporary Economics
Economist Michael Hudson sits down with Sharmini Peries to talk about the elections and his new book 'J is for Junk Economics'

  November 17, 2016

The Economic Consequences of a Trump Presidency
Economist Heiner Flassbeck says the worst way to pursue public spending would be through the failed model of public-private partnerships

  November 16, 2016

AT&T-Time Warner Proposed Merger Earns Nearly Universal Panning
Comcast's purchase of NBCUniversal is a cautionary tale for consumers when it comes to media monopolies, says Professor Victor Pickard

  October 31, 2016

'FAILED: What the "Experts" Got Wrong on the Global Economy' - Mark Weisbrot (3/3)
CEPR economist Mark Weisbrot dispels the myths surrounding Latin America's historic elections of left governments and their implementation of anti-poverty and social programs

  August 17, 2016

'FAILED: What the "Experts" Got Wrong on the Global Economy' - Mark Weisbrot (2/3)
CEPR economist Mark Weisbrot says the collapse of the IMF's power over low and middle-income countries is one of the most significant changes in the international financial system

  August 16, 2016

'FAILED: What the "Experts" Got Wrong on the Global Economy' - Mark Weisbrot (1/3)
CEPR economist Mark Weisbrot says the failures of the Eurozone and European economies are due to unaccountable, unelected authorities who have taken control of fiscal policy in order to remove social and economic protections for ordinary people

  August 15, 2016

Deep Depression in Italy Gave Germany an Absolute Advantage
Economist Heiner Flassbeck says there's no debt crisis in Europe, it is Germany's absolute competitive advantages that drove deflation throughout Europe

  August 4, 2016

Ending Tax Dodging by Utilities Can Prompt Clean Energy Transition
Janet Redman of the Institute for Policy Studies explains how ending subsidies to utilities can help fund clean jobs and clean energy transition.

  July 21, 2016

Why Bankers and Financiers Benefit from Low Inflation Policy
PERI's Gerald Epstein explains why financial institutions like the IMF promote fiscal policy that reduces investment, economic growth, and employment

  July 5, 2016

Corbyn and Sanders Reigniting Democratic Socialism
Prof. Leo Panitch says Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn are opening up space for people who want economic democracy and socialism

  May 7, 2016

Why Krugman's Latest Attack on Sanders' Economic Plans Is Wrong
Economists Bill Black and Michael Hudson respond to Paul Krugman's latest New York Times column, "Sanders Over the Edge"

  April 9, 2016

Growth is Useless Without Equal Economic Distribution
Robert Pollin of PERI challenges Paul Krugman's assertion that Sanders' economic proposals are unrealistic and questions conventional wisdom on economic growth

  April 2, 2016

Panama Papers Expose Kleptocracy in Action
Investigative Journalist James Henry describes how government officials are directly benefiting from the tax havens they are responsible for dismantling

  April 4, 2016

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