Economics

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 […]
Roger Stone tells Alex Jones that if he is killed blame the Clintons. David Dayen author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud explains why he told the bottom up story of the foreclosure crisis. The three individuals that Dayen followed to understand banking corruption in the housing market. Scams, […]
Robert H Frank a Professor of Economics at Cornel University and author of the new book Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy, explains the danger to the public of the successful not recognizing the role of luck. The time Mitt Romney wished he was Latino. The roles of the luck and the […]
Law Enforcement moves against the squatters in Oregon. David Dayen explains the problem with liberal establishment attacks on Bernie Sanders and the deeper implications for reform policies. -Why are establishment Democrats attacking the 21st century Glass-Steagall. Missing the point on stronger financial reform. Why institutions were to “interconnected” to fail. The need for structural reforms. […]
Andrew Sayer of Professor of Social Theory and Political Economy at Lancaster University and author of the recent book Why We Can’t Afford the Rich, explains the ideological and financial mechanisms that form neoliberal economics. Why we live in a global plutocracy. The problem with the word investing. Are all economies moral? How money and power […]
Caroline Fredrickson the President of the American Constitution Society and author of the Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over, explains how women and African Americans were cut out of the benefits of the Social Safety net. How the southern politicians protected the legacy of slavery during the New Deal era. The ongoing reality […]
Economist Jeff Madrick, author of the recent book, Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World,explains why mainstream economists failed to anticipate the 2008 economic crisis. The “invisible hand” utopia myth and why it is dangerous for the economy. The myth of rational decision making. All the things that markets don’t work […]