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The state of the unions (1995) | THINK TANK The state of the unions (1995) | THINK TANK

Ben Wattenberg: Hello, I’m Ben Wattenberg. The recent AFL-CIO election brought new leaders to America’s labor movement. What happens next? Joining us to discuss the state of American labor are Albert Shanker, president of the American Federation of Teachers; Barry Bluestone, professor of political economy at the University of Massachusetts and author of “Negotiating the…

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The story of the Paris Commune (1871) The story of the Paris Commune (1871)

In 1871 for a few months during the summer there was something unusual going on in Paris. A completely functional democratic commune was formed by the working people and they brought reforms that could still be considered revolutionary today. Anarchists, Marxists and other socialists worked together on this project which was supposed to be the…

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Immigration: Costs, Benefits and How Best to Respond Immigration: Costs, Benefits and How Best to Respond

Immigration is an urgent issue on the minds of many in the United States today and indeed in other countries. It’s a burning issue globally. And it might pay for us to take a few minutes and talk about what immigration is as an economic phenomena so we kind of understand the economic basis for…

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Economic Update: Corporate Capitalism in Decline [CLIP] Economic Update: Corporate Capitalism in Decline [CLIP]

[WOLFF] Where in the broader picture, of what you see going on in the United States and beyond, is the problem of the economic system? What we talk about on this program? I thought my viewers and listeners would enjoy how it looks from another perspective. From yours, you have broad interests, but in that,…

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Singapore is not immune to the forces of social division (NTUC National Delegates’ Conference 2019) Singapore is not immune to the forces of social division (NTUC National Delegates’ Conference 2019)

Singapore’s situation is quite different from Hong Kong’s. But we should study closely what is happening in all these other places, including Hong Kong, and ask ourselves: “Can this deep social angst happen here? Can this social division befall us?” And my answer is: “Yes it can, if we are not careful.” Singapore is not…

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Christopher Monckton – Agenda 21 and Environmental Marxism Christopher Monckton – Agenda 21 and Environmental Marxism

Good afternoon everybody. It’s my very, very great pleasure to have been asked about three minutes ago to introduce Lord Christopher Monckton to this group. This is going to be something very unusual for you. It’s not very often that you find yourself in an entirely friendly environment. Some months ago Christopher (Essex) at one…

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Do We Need Anarchists? Lessons from the Goddess of Anarchy Do We Need Anarchists? Lessons from the Goddess of Anarchy

TAYA GRAHAM: The struggle for workers’ rights has deep roots in this country, and it’s easy to forget the things we take for granted like weekends and a 40 hour work week would not exist without it. As the movement to make $15 the national minimum wage continues, history can and should inform the present.…

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