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Trump's Trade Policy Towards China: A Distraction to Benefit of the Rich

Trump’s Trade Policy Towards China: A Distraction to Benefit the Rich

December 7, 2018

As stock markets around the world are reeling from contradictory Trump administration signals regarding US policy towards China, we look at: Who benefits? And: What would a better trade policy towards China look like? CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot and PERI’s Gerald Epstein discuss the issue

The Lack of a Free Market for Executive Compensation

Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism

December 7, 2018
Steven Clifford the author of “The CEO Pay Machine,” speaks at the forum, “Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism,” held in Washington DC, on October 19, 2018
Making Global Climate Change Local

Making Global Climate Change Local

December 7, 2018

At the Sanders Institute Gathering, Abdul El-Sayed, the runner-up in Michigan’s Democratic 2018 governor’s race primary, talks about how to bridge fights for environmental health and justice with the global fight to reduce carbon emissions

Climate Crisis Critical Issue in 2020 Elections - Jane Sanders

Climate Crisis Critical Issue in 2020 Elections – Jane Sanders

December 7, 2018

Jane Sanders tells Paul Jay that voters shouldn’t support candidates who claim to be progressive, but don’t prioritize the fight against fossil fuel interests

Lame Duck Republican Legislature Tries to Strip Democrats' Power

Lame Duck Republican Legislature Tries to Strip Democrats’ Power in Wisconsin

December 7, 2018

Since Democrats won all statewide races in Wisconsin, the Republican strategy is to illegally erase their loss by disempowering the offices that the Democrats won. The Nation’s John Nichols discusses the situation

Slain Youth Advocate Sought Year-Round Jobs for Baltimore City’s Young People

Slain Youth Advocate Sought Year-Round Jobs for Baltimore City’s Young People

December 6, 2018

Councilman Zeke Cohen submitted a resolution to advance the BMORE Invested Fund to expand Baltimore’s Youthworks program to year-round employment, honoring DaVonte Friedman

As Voter Fraud Scandal in North Carolina Deepens, Democrats Push Voting Rights Bill

As Voter Fraud Scandal in North Carolina Deepens, Democrats Push Voting Rights Bill

December 6, 2018

Tar Heel Democrats are voting to expand voter rights, while Republicans push voter IDs to hold on to power. We speak to NC state representative Graig Meyer

Bernie Sanders: Concentrated Wealth is Concentrated Power

Sanders Institute Gathering

December 6, 2018
Sen. Sanders joins Paul Jay who asks if breaking up the big banks is enough to weaken the power of Wall St.