Economy & Work
Honest Government Ad | Reserve Bank of Australia
The Reserve Bank of Australia has made an ad, and it’s surprisingly honest and informative. This video was originally published by The Juice Media on May 6, 2023.
Debt and the Collapse of Antiquity – Michael Hudson (pt 1/2)
We get a first look at the new book by renowned political economist Michael Hudson on the age-old battle between creditors and the real economy. Ancient Rome refused to adopt the practices of debt forgiveness and land redistribution previously understood to be essential. Instead, they instituted a rigid pro-creditor legal system, assassinating anyone who remotely threatened it–including Tiberius Gracchus, Julius Caesar, and Jesus. The empire devolved into a rentier economy, ultimately collapsing from within. Today’s neoliberal establishment increasingly defends this failed state framework, even as the same disastrous dynamics intensify.
Detroiters Fight to Reclaim Their City From Real Estate Vultures – Linda Campbell
Linda Campbell, Director of the Detroit People’s Platform, has worked as a community organizer in Detroit for decades. She speaks about local initiatives which advocate for investment in affordable housing and oppose the public financing of big real estate projects which have historically contributed to community land dispossession. She also applauds the Michigan Democrats’ recent repeal of right-to-work legislation and calls upon the political leadership to fight for higher wages, particularly for non-union workers not covered by prevailing wage protections.
Bill Black on SVB: A Bipartisan Clown Car Crash
The legendary regulator and white-collar criminologist William K. Black explains why, contrary to corporate media coverage, the bank failures set off by the Silicon Valley Bank crash were absolutely not sudden, unexpected, or unforeseeable, and why none of the regulations Democrats or Republicans are talking about would have stopped them.
Federal Reserve is Throwing Workers Out of Work to Save the Rich
Economists Gerald Epstein and Aaron Medlin’s data shows the paradox of ignoring employment and choosing to throw workers out of work has persisted over time at the Federal Reserve.
Get Organized to Win! – Jane McAlevey
One of the world’s leading “organizers’ organizer” Jane McAlevey has trained thousands of activists in building more militant unions and winning electoral organizing; she sees the fight for effective unions as critical to winning transformative climate policy. In an eight-part series, Jane tells her story to Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news.
Exposing Apocalyptic Economics with Steve Keen
Steve Keen has been exposing the ways mainstream neoclassical economists—including winners of the so-called Nobel Prize in Economics— have been arriving at their absurdly optimistic numbers regarding climate change, and they’re terrifying. In this interview with Colin Bruce Anthes, Keen goes through prevalent examples in detail and argues that these numbers and the methods behind them must simply be thrown in the garbage.
No Evidence to Support FED 2% Inflation Target – Robert Pollin
The inflation conference at Political Economy Research Institute at UMass Amherst (PERI) presented mounting evidence that raising the rate of interest will only raise unemployment and weaken the bargaining power of low-wage workers and the poor that are already hit hard by the pandemic across the world. Robert Pollin joins Sharmini Peries on theAnalysis.news.
50 Years After Allende at the UN: A Corporate Triumph Named Multistakeholderism
Remembering Salvador Allende’s speech at the UN in 1972 and the call of world nations for a New International Economic Order, Harris Gleckman explains how global corporations were more effective at setting the rules. Lynn Fries interviews Gleckman on GPEnewsdocs.
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