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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

Real Media: Media & Mistrust

October 28, 2017

Sociologist and author Tom Mills talks about growing public mistrust of the media, who owns the print media, and how the broadcast media tends to draw its journalists from certain sectors of society

Venezuela One Year After Chavez’s Passing

March 5, 2014

Latin American studies professor Miguel Tinker Salas and journalist Ewan Robertson discuss the presidency of Hugo Chavez

Why is Inflation So High in Venezuela?

February 23, 2014

Gregory Wilpert (2/2): Attempting to build socialism surrounded by a global capitalist economy and being reliant on oil revenues, Venezuela is struggling to find a solution to capital flight and exchange rate problems

Venezuela Protests Reveal Rivalry in Opposition Leadership

February 22, 2014

Gregory Wilpert (1/2): High inflation and shortages trigger a protest movement that splits opposition camp

US & Iran Relations

November 18, 2013
Vijay Prashad: International pressure should continue to mount on France after they thwarted efforts to reach consensus in the last meeting.

Reality Asserts Itself - Ray McGovern

November 4, 2013
In this segment of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern discuss the relationship between seeking to be the world’s single superpower and the resulting blowback and need to suppress dissent at home In a recent episode of Reality Asserts Itself, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern and TRNN Senior Editor Paul…

Securities Transaction Tax

October 31, 2013
Robin Hood tax supporters National Nurses United, economist Jeffrey Sachs, and European Parliament VP tell Congress to support “no brainer” tax on Wall Street Supporters of a tax on Wall Street financial transactions gathered on Capitol Hall last Wednesday to put pressure on Congress for its adoption. The tax, included in the Inclusive Prosperity Act,…