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Israeli Military Strangles Its Own Weapons Manufacturer to Privatize It

March 14, 2018

Elbit Systems bought IMI at a bargain price because managers made sure the company was poorly run to provide an excuse for privatization, explains TRNN’s Shir Hever

Deficit Is Falling Because Of Government Austerity, Not Economic Recovery

March 2, 2014

Economist Stephanie Kelton says there is no long-term debt or deficit problem in the United States

The Prashad Report

January 2, 2014
Vijay Prashad: Tensions high in Lebanon as a series of lethal car bombings rock Beirut

Brazil Protests

July 1, 2013
President Dilma Rousseff conceded many of the demonstrators’ demands, and called for a national compromise to improve public services, by investing 100% of Brazil Oil revenues in education and health care.

Former Top Regulators Tell Congress to Rein in Big Banks

June 27, 2013

Three former financial regulators testify to the House Financial Services Committee in support of reinstating Glass-Steagall legislation and addressing Too Big to Fail Banks.

Ecuador

May 21, 2013
Critics say Correa is creating a pro-government media system; Correa says there is a fundamental contradiction with corporate for-profit media involved in distributing public information

FCC, Media Consolidation and Internet Regulations

May 10, 2013
Nicholas Johnson: Nomination of Tom Wheeler shows Obama wants an FCC that manages monopoly competition – not a defender of public interest; Wheeler on President’s intelligence advisory board, not likely to defend right to privacy

Big Commodity Traders Pocketed $250 Billion Profit

April 15, 2013

Gerald Epstein: New FT investigation says big commodity traders earned more profit than banks or auto

Thatcher Gave More Power to Finance

April 8, 2013

Michael Hudson: Thatcher deregulated banking and made London the center of speculation and financialization

Will a Grand Bargain or Betrayal be Obama’s Legacy

March 14, 2013

Bill Black: Slate magazine says that President Obama wants a Grand Bargain on budget cuts he can call his legacy – but it will be a Grand Betrayal that makes the recession worse