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The Necessity for Higher Wages – Heiner Flassbeck on RAI Pt 4/5
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The Necessity for Higher Wages – Heiner Flassbeck on RAI Pt 4/5

Mr. Flassbeck, former head of UNCTAD, says we’re going into the Japanese scenario, a stagnation with a kind of deflation because we have no purchasing power in the hands of the mass of the consumers. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced July 31, 2014, with Paul Jay.

The U.S. Dollar and the Search for a  Reasonable  Capitalist –  Heiner Flassbeck on RAI Pt 3/5
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The U.S. Dollar and the Search for a Reasonable Capitalist – Heiner Flassbeck on RAI Pt 3/5

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Flassbeck says the stock market bubble can burst at any moment because everybody knows there is no real growth behind it; then we are really in trouble as the whole effect of stabilization will disappear in one moment. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced July 31, 2014, with Paul Jay.

Racing to a Dead End  – Heiner Flassbeck on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 2/5
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Racing to a Dead End – Heiner Flassbeck on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 2/5

Mr. Flassbeck, former head of UNCTAD, says current economic policy is heading back to the 1930s, a race to the bottom, they have no solution at all, we will end up again in trade wars or other wars. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced July 29, 2014, with Paul Jay.

DC Test Scores Up, but Poor Black Kids are Doing Worse- Andy Shallal on Reality Asserts Itself (3/4)
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DC Test Scores Up, but Poor Black Kids are Doing Worse- Andy Shallal on Reality Asserts Itself (3/4)

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Shallal says we went from No Child Left Behind under the Bush era to no kid left untested, then to no teacher left unstressed, and our schools are still doing very poorly. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 27, 2014.

Being the “Other” in America – Andy Shallal on Reality Asserts Itself (1/4)
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Being the “Other” in America – Andy Shallal on Reality Asserts Itself (1/4)

Mr. Shallal, owner of Busboys and Poets restaurants and candidate for DC mayor, tells Paul Jay that after coming to America as a child, the shocking death of MLK led him to discover how much race permeates everything. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 25, 2014.

Sen. Graham: President Must Side with Openness About C.I.A. and 9/11 – Pt 3/7
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Sen. Graham: President Must Side with Openness About C.I.A. and 9/11 – Pt 3/7

Sen. Bob Graham, a former Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says the President should declassify the Senate report on CIA torture and the still secret 28 pages of the Congressional report on who financed the 9/11 attacks. This interview was produced March 17, 2014, with Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself.

Are the Saudis Fueling a Sunni-Shia War? – Toby Jones on Reality Asserts Itself (2/2)
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Are the Saudis Fueling a Sunni-Shia War? – Toby Jones on Reality Asserts Itself (2/2)

Toby Jones, a Prof. at Rutgers University specializing in Middle East history, tells Paul Jay the Saudis are committed to victory in their rivalry with Iran and use money and sectarian ideology to achieve their geo-political interests. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced January 15, 2015.

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