household debt

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

Finance Has Become the Dominant Force in Shaping the Global Economy

October 24, 2017

Global inequality, household indebtedness, insufficient investment and stagnant economic recovery are the consequences of the dominance of large financial and corporate bodies in shaping globalization, explains Richard Kozul-Wright, UNCTAD’s chief economist

UK Household Debt has Reached Unsustainable Levels

October 8, 2017

Consumer and student debt in the UK have reached unprecedented levels and are a warning that austerity could lead to a new financial crisis, explains Edward Smythe of Positive Money

Shutting Down Critique of Israel on Campus

March 28, 2013

Michael Ratner: Regulations against hate speech used to close down criticism of Israeli occupation

The Life and Legacy of Hugo Chavez

March 17, 2013
Diplomats observed a moment of silence at a U.N. General Assembly meeting before the tributes by Ban Ki-moon, General Assembly President Vuk Jeremic, representatives of regional groups, and Venezuela’s foreign minister