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Viktor Orban angry at EU’s criticism of Hungary’s democratic values Viktor Orban angry at EU’s criticism of Hungary’s democratic values

In an unusual visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban launched a sharp attack on MEPs after they criticized the state of democracy in Hungary. Orban strongly defended his government’s record as the Parliament presented a report calling Budapest to remove constitutional changes that some claim limit democracy…

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When Governments Cut Spending When Governments Cut Spending

What history, and both recent history and the most distant past history tells us is that bringing your spending under control through budget cuts and stringency bears big dividends in the short term and the medium term. Obvious case is Canada. Canada’s public finances in the 1990s were in a truly terrible mess. They took…

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Predatory Capitalism and War for Oil Predatory Capitalism and War for Oil

PAUL JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Washington. And we pick up our series of interviews with Larry Wilkerson. Thanks again for joining us. LAWRENCE WILKERSON: Sure. JAY: So in ’93, Colin Powell retires and you go back to teaching. So pick up the story. WILKERSON: Let me just back…

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Policy in a minute – Democracy reset Policy in a minute – Democracy reset

Voter turnout is falling around the world and power is becoming concentrated in the hands of a few. We need to ‘take the power back’ and The Opportunities Party has a plan to do that. We want to see a written constitution so that everyone knows their rights in this modern, diverse, multicultural society that…

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Debts, Deficits, and Spending Cuts Debts, Deficits, and Spending Cuts

“It’s the expenditure, stupid,” should be the line, not, “it’s the deficits, stupid.” My name is Jeff Miron. I’m director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. I want to talk about deficits, debt, and the U.S. fiscal situation. First, what is the deficit? It’s the difference between how much we…

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Democracy in the Global Era of Populism Democracy in the Global Era of Populism

WILLIAM HOWELL: We’re going to pan back a little bit from the conversation that we just had. We just had a conversation that was focusing, I think, really intently in powerful ways on our city, this beautiful city and this deeply troubled city that we live in. And I want to pan back a little…

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Robert Phillipson interviewed about English Linguistic Imperialism Robert Phillipson interviewed about English Linguistic Imperialism

My question is, years after your book, “English-only Europe?” what is the situation now? The book appeared in two thousand and three I tried to write it not just for specialists, academics but for the general public and I was hoping that politicians, decision makers, people who work in the EU institutions, the translation services,…

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Robert Reich: The Monopolization of America Robert Reich: The Monopolization of America

Not long ago I visited some farmers in Missouri whose profits are disappearing. Why? Monsanto alone owns the key genetic traits to more than 90 percent of the soybeans planted by farmers in the United States, and 80 percent of the corn. Which means Monsanto can charge farmers much higher prices. And farmers are getting…

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Democrats are the ones fueling the fires of white nationalism Democrats are the ones fueling the fires of white nationalism

Ingraham: Is failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams kind of the purest distillation of what the modern Democratic Party today is all about? Well, it’s about identity politics to them. Abrams: We have to acknowledge any constraints that people see when they see us. I’m a black woman with natural hair and a sturdy build,…

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Milton Friedman Speaks: The Economics of Medical Care (B1234) – Full Video Milton Friedman Speaks: The Economics of Medical Care (B1234) – Full Video

Reality – captured in user friendly symbols and processed for understanding. ♪ Music ♪ The Idea Channel I’m very glad to introduce our speaker, Milton Friedman as a friend. Milton, the floor is yours. (applause) Thank you, Bill. I’m going to talk about the economics of medical care. This is an area in which, as…

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