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
Gregory Wilpert (1/2): High inflation and shortages trigger a protest movement that splits opposition camp
Bill Black: As private equity and investment firms purchase vacant properties, it’s leading to the restoration of homes and a decline in vacancy, but also causing a decline in tax revenue in some cities
Minqi Li: State funded expansion of infrastructure projects is creating over capacity as wages and domestic consumer demand remains low
Nuclear expert and researcher Joseph Mangano explains his research in connecting the increase of hypothyroidism in newborns on the West coast to the Fukushima nuclear disaster
The Dept. of Justice will let JP Morgan’s London Whale off the hook while prosecuting low-level traders.