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Economy


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

Upward Distribution of Wage Income Behind Social Security's Shortfall
CEPR's Dean Baker says Republicans often omit the role of stagnant wage growth in the discussion around the growing deficit in this social insurance program

  February 16, 2017

Why Rolling Back Dodd-Frank Won't Benefit Small Businesses
Wall Street is sitting on billions - instead of giving loans to those who need it, the banks use it for speculation and CEO bonuses, says PERI co-director Gerald Epstein

  February 3, 2017

US Fines Deutsche Bank to the Applause of Shareholders
The fines for mortgage fraud had to be low so as not to endanger the viability of Deutsche Bank or Credit Suisse - but now it's not a real punishment, says economist John Weeks

  December 26, 2016

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

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