investment

Economic Benefits of Tax Cuts Should Have Arrived – Where Are They?

March 15, 2018

Businesses have had plenty of time to take Trump’s corporate tax cuts into account for their investment plans. However, as CEPR’s Dean Baker reports, this has not happened. Instead, they spent their tax windfall on stock buybacks

UK Banks Profit from Israeli Crimes against Palestinians

July 23, 2017

A new report from War on Want reveals that some of the UK’s top banks and financial institutions are investing in companies known to supply Israel with weapons and technology used in the oppression of Palestinians

Is it Time for a New Deal Federal Jobs Program?

July 5, 2016

Bernie Sanders advisors Bill Black and Stephanie Kelton tell Paul Jay that the public-private partnership model is a disaster, and increased infrastructure spending combined with austerity would throw the economy into a recession

Should Public Higher Education Be Free?

March 19, 2014
The University of Baltimore’s Peter Toran and UC-Santa Barbara graduate student Samir Sonti discuss UB’s plan to offer students a free final semester of tuition, and agree that federal intervention is needed to address structural causes of high student debt and low graduation rates

Obama’s Budget Cuts Millions From Financial Regulatory Agency

March 7, 2014

Jerry Epstein: President Obama’s budget would slash the Commodity Futures Trade Commission budget to about $200 million, which will make regulating the $400 trillion derivatives market even more challenging

Hamid Dabashi on the Middle East

February 14, 2014
Hamid Dabashi: All foreign nations involved in Syria are attempting to quell the revolutionary uprisings for economic and strategic interests, but the Syrian people will ultimately decide their own future

NAFTA Strengthened Canada’s Corporate Class

January 7, 2014

Engler: Free trade deal bolstered neoliberal capitalism in Canada and opened it up to further resource extraction

NAFTA

January 2, 2014
Tim Wise: The numbers expose the official distortions around NAFTA’s failed promises

Economist: Record High Stock Prices Driven by Squeezing Workers’ Wages

December 2, 2013

Gerald Epstein: The media celebrates Dow 16,000, but the vast majority of stocks are owned by the top 1%