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Reality Asserts Itself - Rana Foroohar

May 9, 2018
On Reality Asserts Itself, Ms. Foroohar says the legalization of stock buybacks in 1982 allowed companies like Apple to now spend only 15% of their investments on R&D, while the majority is spent on market manipulation; the Financial Times columnist and author of “Makers and Takers” says the move from traditional pensions to 401k’s makes everyone feel they benefit from finance, when the vast majority of profits go to the elites and most people’s living standards deteriorate – with host Paul Jay

Connecticut Poised to Become First State with $10.10 Minimum Wage

March 26, 2014

Lindsay Farrell of the Connecticut Working Families Party says increasing the minimum wage for workers, including tipped workers, will help lift families out of poverty

TRNN on the Occupy Wall Street Movement

September 23, 2012
VJ Prashad: With the 99% slogan, the Occupy movement raises the issue of inequality in a profound way