Friday, 17 August 2018

Sen. Bernie Sanders Says GOP Is "Bankrupt Intellectually"

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won his state's Democratic primary Tuesday night. But he will run as an independent for re-election in November. Sanders joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the ideas Democrats are fighting for and the energy he's seen across the country.

Posen Discusses the Damage of Brexit to the British Economy

PIIE President Adam Posen says that the United Kingdom’s choice to close itself off from the European single market will damage Britain’s economy.

Turkey's Currency Crisis Spreads Globally | Al Jazeera English

The crisis in Turkey is spreading to other emerging markets - like India, Argentina and South Africa. On Tuesday, the Indian rupee hit an all-time low against the US dollar. The South African rand and the Argentinian peso have also seen big drops in recent days. Many fear the crisis in Turkey could damage the global financial system. Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Trump Continues Trade War with Turkey

President Donald Trump is continuing his trade war, this time it's with Turkey. Trump took to Twitter authorizing the doubling of tariffs on Turkish aluminum and steel. Turkey’s economy is already in turmoil due to high inflation, causing financial instability to financial markets. RT America’s Sara Montes de Oca has the details.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Americans Struggling to Make Ends Meet | A Hidden America with Diane Sawyer | Nightline

From fast food workers to shuttle bus drivers, many Americans aren't able to afford housing or pay the bills on current wages.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Trump Clashes with EU over Iran Sanctions

If the EU and the British Government want to keep trade flowing to protect the Iran nuclear deal, it doesn’t seem to be succeeding. Donald Trump's promise to hurt businesses that trade with Iran - by stopping them trading with the U.S - is already having an impact.

Daimler, the German truck and car giant, has already said it will pull out just hours after the U.S President reintroduced his sanctions and other companies are following suit.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

While Corporations Enjoy Their Tax Cuts, American Workers Are Losing Everything

On the surface, the US economy appears to be doing quite well right now, though most credible economists have been warning us for months that things are about to come crashing down. And one of the reasons for this impending crash is the fact that American workers are getting less pay, fewer benefits, and NOW Americans could see dramatic cuts to programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Those cuts are coming at the same time that the Trump administration is trying to unilaterally cut taxes AGAIN for the wealthy. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Monday, 30 July 2018

Is Socialism Having Its Moment in US Elections?

In other industrialized countries, movement towards a democratic form of socialism has been strong enough to win national elections. So why hasn’t socialism ever become a powerful force in American politics? There are lots of reasons, as well as younger generations who align with socialist ideals that may bring the necessary gusto. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield reports.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

The Future of Global Capitalism with David Harvey

David Harvey, Author of “Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason,” discusses the future of global capitalism.