Sunday, 28 January 2018

Universal Basic Income (UBI) Is Coming

The mayor of Stockton, California is pushing for a universal basic income program. The Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) project aims to distribute $500 per month to the “most vulnerable” citizens, no strings attached. RT America’s Natasha Sweatte reports.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Is America under Trump Good for Business? | Inside Story

'America First' has long been one of the most common refrains of Donald Trump's administration.

The US President first used the phrase in his inauguration speech, and he's repeated it over the past year in reference to political and economic policies. Then, it's no surprise that the phrase resurfaced in his speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday. But this time with the caveat, saying 'America First' does not mean 'America alone'.

So, can the man who's promoted projectionist policies and scrapped trade deals, convince the world the US is open for business?

Presenter: Richelle Carey | Guests: Ann Pettifor - Director of the UK based think-thank, Prime Economics; Michele Geraci - Head of the China Economic Policy Research Programme with Nottingham University; Mark Farha - Economics Analyst and Assistant Professor at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Saudi Billionaire, Prince Alwaleed, 'Released' from Detention

One of the world's richest men, billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, has been released from detention, according to family sources speaking to the Reuters News Agency.

He had been held in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh since November, along with about 200 others accused of corruption. The Saudi attorney general says many have been released, after paying settlements of billions of dollars.

Al Jazeera's Hannah Hoexter reports.

Saudi Aramco - Era of Discovery (1984)

A 1984 documentary about the early history of Saudi Aramco, from the arrival of the first geologists in 1933 to the export of the first oil in 1938.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Trump Dumps First Woman Fed Chair For Investment Banker

It's a shame to see Janet Yellen, who did an "outstanding job" as chair of the Federal Reserve, get fired in favor of an investment banker who doesn't have a background in economics, says Dean Baker, co-director at CEPR

How Does Bitcoin Mining Work? - BBC Newsnight

David Grossman enters a cryptocurrency maze to find out how powerful computers mine digital currencies such as Bitcoin.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Global Wealth Inequality in Focus at Davos Summit

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has opened the World Economic Forum in Switzerland with a warning that protectionism is gaining ground, while globalisation is losing its appeal.

US President Donald Trump - who champions an "America first" trade policy - is expected to join 70 other leaders at the three-day summit.

At the centre of this year's summit is the debate over the growing gap between rich and poor.

Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from the resort of Davos.

You Won't Believe How Much The 1% Got Last Year

The richest 1% took home 82% of wealth created. Cenk Uygur, the host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Apple: The Biggest Tax Cheaters in History Repatriate Profits Under Trump’s Tax Bill

What Apple did was outright illegal according to the European Union, but instead of taking legal action against Apple for tax evasion, the Trump tax bill will reward them says white-collar criminologist Bill Black

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Keiser Report: Trillion Dollars for World's Wealthiest in 2017

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss how the world’s wealthiest became a trillion dollars wealthier in 2017. In the second half, Max interviews Charlie Shrem of about the latest drama in the bitcoin community and all the positive developments.

Monday, 1 January 2018

These Are The Last Five Communist Countries

Communism vs. Socialism: What's The Difference? | NowThis World

There's a lot of confusion surrounding the terms Communism and Socialism. The two are often used interchangeably, even by entire governments and political leaders, but they are not the same at all! So what’s the difference? Find out in this quick explainer!