Billionaires

Spy Plane Resumes Flights Over Baltimore Amid COVID-19

May 4, 2020

The expensive aerial surveillance program won’t help heavily disinvested Baltimore, say Ceasefire co-founder Erricka Bridgeford and author Brandon Soderberg.

Tea Party 2.0? Reopen Government Protests Linked To Right-Wing Donors

April 21, 2020

The ongoing protests endanger public health, but are supported by Trump and may be funded by right-wing donors.

Cornel West: Elites Underestimate the Power of the People

February 18, 2020

Scholar and activist Dr. Cornel West says Bernie Sanders will take on corporate power and implement a just foreign policy, and that former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a “neoliberal gangster.”

The Top 5 Mainstream Media Myths That Perpetuate Income Inequality

December 27, 2019

The Real News takes aim at the top 5 mainstream myths that bolster income inequality and tout the ultra-rich.

Rep. Tlaib’s Bill Targets Trump’s Opportunity Zones Scam

December 10, 2019

Rep. Rashida Tlaib introduced legislation to repeal Trump’s Qualified Opportunity Zones bill, citing opportunity zones as a “scam” that really benefit billionaires. But this isn’t a scam Trump started. Jacqueline Luqman talks with Mehrsa Baradaran to explain why.

Bloomberg Could Buy the White House to Kill a Wealth Tax

November 13, 2019

Inequality.org’s Sam Pizzigati says a $6 billion presidential campaign by Michael Bloomberg would pay for itself in two years if it would stop a wealth tax.

How Dismantling an Obscure Tax Created an American Aristocracy

How Dismantling an Obscure Tax Created an American Aristocracy

October 22, 2018

Republicans’ decades-long efforts to gut the estate tax is creating a permanent ultra-rich class, and undermining the government’s ability to pay for popular programs like Social Security and Medicare

Steve Bannon on the Crisis of Capitalism and the Divine Right of Billionaires

April 5, 2017

Mathew Fox and Paul Jay discuss Bannon’s alliance with the far-right Catholic Opus Dei, and his vision of the Judeo-Christian West

Reality Asserts Itself - Heiner Flassbeck

February 2, 2014
Heiner Flassbeck, former director of UNCTAD, says the “market” is good for making high profits from international exchange rates; the only rational solution for a healthy economy is take exchange rates away from the market