Billionaires

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

In the Home of the Richest Man in Palestine

January 17, 2014

The Real News’ Lia Tarachansky and journalist Max Blumenthal meet Munib al Masri, the richest man in Palestine

Reality Asserts Itself - Ralph Nader

December 20, 2013
Ralph Nader and Paul Jay discuss Ralph’s decision to stay in the Florida race and what an electoral strategy could be now

1 out of 3 Bank Tellers in NY on Public Assistance

December 5, 2013

New report finds bank executives receive big bonuses, while 39% of frontline bank employees must rely on welfare because of insufficient wages

"Mayor 1%" Rahm Emanuel vs. Chicago's 99% Pt. 1

November 21, 2013
TRNN interviews “Mayor 1%” author Kari Lydersen about Rahm Emanuel’s battles with Chicago’s 99% pt 2

Government Close Down – Another Grand Betrayal in the Works?

October 3, 2013

Bill Black: Likely outcome is no change to Obamacare but more cuts to social safety net The Obama administration is planning to make further cuts to the social safety net in order to reach a political settlement with Republicans over the government shutdown, said economist and professor Williams K. Black. “It's the grand betrayal, as…

Low-Income New Yorkers Pay Higher Rent – Billionaires Receive Massive Tax Break for Luxury Condos

July 10, 2013

Two decisions by the NY State Legislature and Rent Guidelines Board will deepen gentrification in NYC