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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
The Ghosts of 'New Democrats' Are Haunting Us

The Ghosts of ‘New Democrats’ Are Haunting Us

May 1, 2018

Norman Solomon / TruthDig. Twenty-five years ago, the so-called New Democrats were triumphant. Today, their political heirs are eager to prevent the Democratic Party from living up to its name. At stake is whether democracy will have a chance to function. A fundamental battle for democracy is in progress—a conflict over whether to reduce the…

Does the US Deserve President Donald Trump?

October 9, 2017

In this live interview, Danny Katch, author of ‘Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People,’ discusses how direct action impacts politics, from immigrant rights demonstrations to the NFL players’ protests

Low Rate of Unionization in US Consequence of Deregulation

September 7, 2017

Bill Black points out that former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers’ recent plea for greater unionization contradicts his actions as a member of the Clinton and Obama administrations, when he promoted financial deregulation, increasing the power of capital

The People's Summit 2017

June 19, 2017
Rep. Gwen Moore tells Paul Jay of her journey from poverty to Congress, and how Bill Clinton’s welfare reforms and corporate Democrats refusal to deal with chronic poverty, has allowed the GOP to obstruct legislation that would bring millions out of deep poverty

TRNN on Trump

July 22, 2016
The failure of Obama/Clinton economic policies lends credibility to Trump’s acceptance speech at the RNC, as he evokes images of “lawless black men and murderous illegal immigrants” – Bill Curry and Yvette Carnell in conversation with Paul Jay

Was Clintonomics Good for Working People?

February 29, 2016

PERI’s Robert Pollin says the poverty rate decreased under President Clinton but his support of Wall Street deregulation set up a massive transfer of wealth from the working class to the elite

Is Clinton “A Progressive Who Gets Stuff Done”?

February 3, 2016

Media critic Jeff Cohen says the media is failing to challenge Hillary Clinton’s claim to be a progressive reformer

Can Clinton Be Trusted to Regulate the Industry That Made Her Wealthy?

January 21, 2016

Former regulator Bill Black and Public Banking Institute founder Ellen Brown say Hillary’s track record gives no indication that she will fulfill any promise in her 2016 campaign to implement regulations on Wall Street

The Next Federal Reserve Chair will Decide the Fate of Dodd-Frank

September 9, 2013

Gerald Epstein: Larry Summers is the chief architect of the financial crisis and should not be chief regulator of the financial system