Austerity

Puerto Rico in chaos. Trump hasn’t mentioned Puerto Rico’s humanitarian crisis. What the Jones Act does to Puerto Rico. Graham Cassidy is still alive and the Koch Brothers are angry. Donald Trump campaigns for Luther Strange and picks a fight with professional athletes who protest. What other athletes support Colin Kaepernick? Brian Kilmeade thinks Muhammad […]
Kimberley Phillips-Fein, a Professor of Individualized Study at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University and author of Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics, explains when New York City was a middle class city and the City of New York system. The rise of New York’s […]
Sean Spicer makes another deranged case for smaller government. Journalist Nelson Denis, explains the one hundred year anniversary of Puerto Ricans getting citizenship in the United States. America’s second class citizenship for Puerto Ricans. The colonial treatment of Puerto Rico in America. Puerto Rico and the Cold War. The Jones Act and imposed austerity on […]
Mark Blyth of the Watson Institute at Brown University explains why the Brexit is the chickens coming home to roost on austerity and inequality. How Brexit and Donald Trump show the failure of austerity, Right Wing politics and Neoliberalism. Why the public does not and should not distrust the elite. Why the Euro is awful […]
Digby (Heather Parton) explains the politics behind the Brexit. Anti immigrant bigotry and the global crisis. The toll of austerity. How will Brexit effect American politics. Why Barack Obama saved us from the worst of austerity. Does Hillary Clinton understand that Neoliberalism failed? Are The Democrats getting more bold? How does Hillary Clinton win. Why […]
Matthias Matthijs, an Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University, explains the history of the European Union and the relationship between the UK and the EU. Why the Left in Britain skeptical of the EU historically. The common currency and getting “Britain’s money back”. Thatcher and the rise of Euro Skeptic politics […]
Saqib Bhatti of the Roosevelt Institute explains why Chicago won’t go bankrupt and why Detroit didn’t have to either. Why Austerity hawks push bankruptcy policies and the best policy path forward. And for Members only! An interview from the deep archives with John Perkins, author of Confessions of a Economic Hit Man. Members make the Majority Report possible. […]
Cliff Schecter explains the economic incoherence and moral blindness of Jeb Bush’s call for americans to work longer hours. Is austerity a national security threat? How long will the Eurozone torture Greece? China’s economic crisis and why does the right wing elite idealize China? Conservationist Claudine Andre explains how she began her work on Bonobo […]
Historian Georgios Giannakopoulos, explains the stunning results of Greece’s referendum on austerity and the historical events that led up to it. Austerity and the politics of blackmail in Greece.  Why does the Troika continue to impose austerity on Greece when it has proven a complete failure. Why the European Core is undermining the European project. […]
Greece’s left wing Syriza Party wins big and vows to reverse austerity and restore democracy. The lunatics meet up at the Iowa Freedom Summit and Sarah Palin gives an “amazing” speech. On the Fun Half: Republican Congressman repeats all of the lies about the Minimum Wage in one small clip. Republican governors pursue regressive taxes […]