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Hedges and Lessig on Money and Politics

July 16, 2014
Chris Hedges and Lawrence Lessig continue their discussion about how to break the power of corporate money in the US political system

Reality Asserts Itself - Robert Johnson

June 15, 2014
Mr. Johnson says the compulsive pressure of money in politics has led to an abandonment of rules other than rules which transfer risk onto the back of the public

Hudson Report

March 17, 2014
Economists Michael Hudson and Jeffrey Sommers discuss how provisions in an IMF deal like cuts to gas subsidies and pensions will hurt the average Ukrainian citizens and benefit kleptocrats

Crisis in the Eurozone

July 23, 2013
Wouter De Broeck: Creditors breathe a sigh a relief and ordinary people pay big price over deal, while no political party is seen as credible before discontent voters

Why the Right Should Support the Return of Glass-Steagall

July 17, 2013

Bill Black: Glass-Steagall prevented a classic conflict of interest that any side of the aisle can blatantly see

Police Brutality Against Blocupy Frankfurt Protest Makes Headlines

June 16, 2013

What began as a protest against the ECB, German banks and the German government turned into a protest against police brutality

IMF Admits ‘Notable Failures’ During Greek Bailout

June 11, 2013

John Weeks: IMF admits failure during bailout of Europe; now it should face up to its role in Africa

Banks Win Big as Regulators Refuse to Rein in $700 Trillion Derivatives Market

May 17, 2013

Bill Black: Weakness of financial regulators shows you can not “tame the scorpion”

Social Security Reform

April 14, 2013
Joseph Minarik (former chief economist of the Office of Management and Budget for eight years during the Clinton Administration) and economist Richard Wolff take on President Obama’s proposed changes to Social Security