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Reich Debunks 6 Big Lies About The Economy Reich Debunks 6 Big Lies About The Economy

One of the big lies that we’ve been told over and over again for years, and again some Americans start to believe it because they hear it over and over again, is that if you give tax cuts to the rich and to the corporations everybody will benefit. It will all trickle down to everybody…

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Capitalism In Crisis – Module 27 : Who Caused the Great Recession? Capitalism In Crisis – Module 27 : Who Caused the Great Recession?

This episode begins with Adam Smith placing a call to fellow zombie economist Jeremy Bentham…now residing in Truthiness City. Bentham…wary of liberals…had accepted part-time work at the university there…creating 18th Century rebuttals to liberal dogmas about what’s happenin’ now. But…with demand waning for his own dogma…Bentham more recently downsized to a mundane job…complete with billboard…

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How France maintains its grip on Africa How France maintains its grip on Africa

Françafrique – literally meaning “France in Africa” melded into one term – refers to France’s powerful, inseparable synergy with its former Empire in the African continent. It prevails around political and economic patronage as well as military cooperation. For decades the doctrine allowed the French to maintain their grip on Africa, affecting its former colonies…

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Unraveling the Central Banks’ Misbehavior (w/ Jim Grant & Bill Fleckenstein) Unraveling the Central Banks’ Misbehavior (w/ Jim Grant & Bill Fleckenstein)

Jim Grant: Hello. I’m Jim Grant. I am with my friend, Bill Fleckenstein. And let me just say that I met Bill during the panic of 1907. And we have known each other so long, we could almost—Bill Fleckenstein: Almost finish each others’ sentences. JG: It’s true. I think, actually, we got to know each…

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The 2008 Financial Crisis: Crash Course Economics #12 The 2008 Financial Crisis: Crash Course Economics #12

Jacob: Welcome to Crash Course Economics. My name is Jacob Clifford. Adrienne: And I’m Adrienne Hill. And today we’re going to do something a little different. We’re going to explore one moment in history in depth. We’re going to talk about how the 2008 Financial Crisis happened and the government response to it in the…

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Robert Reich: Everything You Need to Know About the New Economy Robert Reich: Everything You Need to Know About the New Economy

The biggest economic story of our times isn’t about supply and demand. It’s about institutions and politics. It’s about power. The median annual earnings of full-time wage and salaried workers in 1979, in today’s dollars, was $43,680. The median earnings in 2018 was $45,708. If between 1979 and 2018, the American economy almost tripled in…

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Public vs Private | TIKhistory Q&A 27 Public vs Private | TIKhistory Q&A 27

To fully understand the present, we must understand the past. And one thing I see time and time again is people misunderstanding elements of the past, which is bad because it leads to false conclusions, which in turn leads to horrible and needless suffering. One of my Patrons, John Hargreaves, recently asked me a question…

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Economic Update: Capitalism Makes Few Winners Many Losers Economic Update: Capitalism Makes Few Winners Many Losers

Welcome friends to another edition of Economic Update a weekly program devoted to the economic dimensions of our lives jobs incomes debts those now those in the future and those besetting our children as they face the future – I’m your host Richard Wolff I’ve been a professor of economics all my adult life and…

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Michael Moore Talks ‘Capitalism: A Love Story’ & More Michael Moore Talks ‘Capitalism: A Love Story’ & More

Now joining us, Michael Moore, director of Capitalism: A Love Story and a couple of other ones you might remember, Sicko, Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine, Roger and Me, just to name a few. Michael, welcome to The Young Turks. Thank you. Don’t forget Blue Hawaii too, with Elvis. All right. So the DVD is…

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Power of Banks vs Democracy Power of Banks vs Democracy

Whenever there’s a big decision to make about the future of the UK, the news cameras will be focused on the people in Parliament. But here’s a question for you; what if those news cameras are pointing the wrong way? Do politicians really have that much power these days? And if they don’t, who’s making the decision that…

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