Economy & Work

Why I Became a Working Class Organizer – Frank Hammer on Reality Asserts Itself (pt 1/4)
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Why I Became a Working Class Organizer – Frank Hammer on Reality Asserts Itself (pt 1/4)

This interview was originally published on October 7, 2013. On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, retired UAW Local President Frank Hammer tells the story of his radicalization in the movement against the Vietnam War and turning his back on a professional career to take up working class activism.

How We Broke the Bank of England – Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (pt 4/8)
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How We Broke the Bank of England – Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (pt 4/8)

This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced on June 12, 2014. Mr. Johnson says, “I used to tell my dad, if I’m fortunate enough to see St. Peter and get through the gate, I’m not going to get in because I helped knock off the British pound”.

To Get Us Out of Poverty, We Need a Massive Infrastructure Plan  – Ann Morrison / Wisconsin
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To Get Us Out of Poverty, We Need a Massive Infrastructure Plan – Ann Morrison / Wisconsin

In a report from rural Wisconsin, Ann Morrison says she and her neighbours are suffering from decades of neglect as the local economy has been wrecked by neoliberal polices from both major parties. She calls for an FDR style New Deal and to stop blaming the poor for poverty.

Bill Black pt 6/9 – The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One
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Bill Black pt 6/9 – The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One

Bill continues his history of modern financial fraud in America. He says the dark side of “financial discipline”, is the Merrill Lynch’s and Goldman Sachs of the world don’t provide discipline. They provide cash. They fund the expansion knowing it’s crap because they know as long as it’s going up, they personally, not Goldman, they personally will make a ton of money. Bill Black on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.

How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Trillions – Chuck Collins
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How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Trillions – Chuck Collins

Chuck Collins, a member of Patriotic Millionaires, has unraveled how the super-rich use the wealth defense industry to gain power in its efforts to hoard and hide their clients’ assets. As a result, it becomes a parasitical appendage on the real productive economy, extracting rents and fees from the wealthy and enterprising sectors of the economy. Mr. Collins joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news

Bill Black pt 4/9 – The Best Way to Rob a Bank is To Own One
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Bill Black pt 4/9 – The Best Way to Rob a Bank is To Own One

The weakness of regulations and resources to enforce accountability on the finance sector is by design. Regulators’ budgets have been gutted, and even weak laws made unenforceable. Unless individual bankers go to jail when they commit fraud, nothing will change. Bill Black on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.

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