Wednesday, 31 August 2016

How Reaganomics Killed America’s Middle Class

Thom discusses what Ronald Reagan’s economic policies have done to America’s middle class with economist Richard Wolff, author of the book “Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism.”

Has The Crash of 2016 Now Begun? What Can & Should Be Done?

Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work, goes off on the state of the economy w/Thom. What no one is talking about is the fact that that China isn't driving the looming economic crash - what's driving it is the fact that so-called "free market" capitalism and austerity politics are failing at a global scale.

Why The Crash of 2016 Will Happen

Britain Would Welcome Apple After Tax Case Issues With EU

Apple has already announced that it will appeal the European Commissions' ruling that the company owes 13 billion euros in back-dated taxes. And now the UK has opened the door for Apple to invest its business in post-Brexit Britain. For more on this I am joined live by RT's Laura Smith.

Reich gegen Arm - Die Gewinner der Krise – Doku

Während der Mittelstand unter Sparpaketen und Sozialkürzungen stöhnt, sind die Vermögen der Reichen um bis zu 17% angewachsen. Nach dem ´Global Wealth Report´, dem jährlichen Bericht der Boston Consulting Group, schreitet die Konzentration des globalen Vermögens in den Händen weniger Reicher stetig fort: mittlerweile besitzen die 1% Millionärshaushalte 40% des weltweiten Vermögens. Die Politik, die diese Umverteilung von Unten nach Oben verhindern sollte, unterstützt sie de facto.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

UK Pubs Struggling for Business

The British pub is a national institution, popular with locals and an attraction for tourists. But pubs are struggling - their numbers have been declining for decades and the rate of closures has been accelerating.

Inside the Murky World of Negative Interest Rates - Counting the Cost

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Henry Ford - The Most Influential American Innovator of the 20th Century

Henry Ford offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labor and management, and a thought-provoking reminder of how Ford's automobile forever changed the way we work, where we live, and our ideas about individuality, freedom, and possibility.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Martin Jacques: Understanding the Rise of China

The Death of Neoliberalism and the Crisis in Western Politics

THE GUARDIAN: In the early 1980s the author was one of the first to herald the emerging dominance of neoliberalism in the west. Here he argues that this doctrine is now faltering. But what happens next?

The western financial crisis of 2007-8 was the worst since 1931, yet its immediate repercussions were surprisingly modest. The crisis challenged the foundation stones of the long-dominant neoliberal ideology but it seemed to emerge largely unscathed. The banks were bailed out; hardly any bankers on either side of the Atlantic were prosecuted for their crimes; and the price of their behaviour was duly paid by the taxpayer. Subsequent economic policy, especially in the Anglo-Saxon world, has relied overwhelmingly on monetary policy, especially quantitative easing. It has failed. The western economy has stagnated and is now approaching its lost decade, with no end in sight. » | Martin Jacques | Sunday, August 21, 2016

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Private Landlords Take Billions In Housing Benefit

Private Landlords in the UK have received £9.3 billion in housing benefit over the last year, twice what they received ten years ago.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Brexit: Could Liechtenstein Be a Model for the UK? - BBC Newsnight

Liechtenstein is in the European Economic Area. It also has restrictions on the free movement of people. Could it be a model for the UK’s Brexit? Our Business Editor Helen Thomas reports.

Monday, 15 August 2016

US Stocks in Record Terrority

Aug. 15, 2016 - 1:36 - The NASDAQ and S&P have reached new records. Varney & Co. with more.

Brexit Could Be Delayed until 2019?

Aug. 15, 2016 - 6:06 - Euro Pacific Capital Economist John Browne on reports Britain's exit from the European Union could be delayed until the end of 2019.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Donald Trump's Full Speech on the Economy

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump outlines his economic policy in a speech to the Detroit Economic Club.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Euro kaum verändert - Pfund verliert nach Zinssenkung - Economy

Homeless in New Zealand - Thousands Living in Garages and Cars

Once a pioneer of the social welfare state, New Zealand now has over 40,000 people who are homeless, forced to live in their cars and in garages as a result of rapid house price and rent rises and a shortage of social housing. Al Jazeera correspondent Tarek Bazley visits South Auckland and meets two families – one with six children living in a derelict garage, the other who lived with three teenagers for months in their car – and charts the country’s fall from and egalitarian society to one with deep divisions of wealth.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Will President Obama Help or Hurt Hillary Clinton?

Aug. 01, 2016 - 8:15 - 'The O'Reilly Factor': Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points 8/1

Monday, 1 August 2016

The Netherlands Tests Free Basic Income for the Unemployed

The Netherlands has begun testing a unique guaranteed income scheme that aims to help those living below the poverty line.