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How Dismantling an Obscure Tax Created an American Aristocracy

By: Taya Graham

Republicans’ decades-long efforts to gut the estate tax is creating a permanent ultra-rich class, and undermining the government’s ability to pay for popular programs like Social Security and Medicare The post How Dismantling an Obscure Tax Created an American Aristocracy appeared first on The Real News Network....

Economic Update: A Deepening Crisis of Capitalism

By: Richard D. Wolff

This week: Updates on the IMF’s prediction of slowing global growth; Bank of England warnings on accumulation of sub-prime debt; Nordhaus Nobel prize and market ideology; Dutch unions and others against corporate tax evasion; signs of labor militancy in Marriott strike and profit-sharing demands of steelworkers; interview with Chris Hedges...

Laura Flanders Show: The Next Economy

By: Laura Flanders

10 years since the financial crash we’ve learned that there exists in the US not just one economy, but many, as well as many kinds of economic actors. From platform cooperatives to cryptocurrency, people are continuously building economic alternatives. So says Nathan Schneider, crusader for collective ownership and author of...

AcTVism: Col. Wilkerson on the State of the U.S. Empire

In this interview we talk to a retired U.S. retired Army Colonel (31 years) and the former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell (2002-2005), Prof. Lawrence Wilkerson, about the state of the U.S. Empire, its foreign policy and the ideology and forces that influence it. In addition,...

How Germany Breaks its Own Laws to Arm Saudi Arabia

By: Gregory Wilpert

The German government is pursuing the interests of the its arms industry, even as this means violating their own laws, their coalition agreement, and promises to the public The post How Germany Breaks its Own Laws to Arm Saudi Arabia appeared first on The Real News Network....

Inside Nikki Haley’s Shocking Speech to Secretive Far-Right Group

By: Aaron Maté

Just days before she resigned as UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley delivered a private speech to the Council for National Policy, a secretive group of influential right-wing figures. Journalist Max Blumenthal obtained exclusive access and reveals shocking details — including Haley’s admission that she threatened the Chinese ambassador with a US...