Daily Archives: April 29, 2014

Kerry bashes RT as “propaganda”


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Published on Apr 25, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry accused RT Thursday of being a Russian “propaganda bullhorn.” Blasting the network for its supposed efforts to “propagandize and distort” the events in Ukraine, Kerry followed a familiar path of ignoring US involvement in the crisis and placing the blame squarely on Russia. Offering analysis with RT’s Gayane Chichakyan is Brian Becker, national coordinator of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition.

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How George W. Bush Screwed this Generation of College Students…


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Published on Apr 29, 2014

Thom Hartmann says every kid in America could have a free public college education if it weren’t for the cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Thomas Piketty On Capitalism And Inequality

April 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Red-hot political economist Thomas Piketty on inequality in the 21st century. And Economist Gregory Mankiw responds.

 

This undated photo provided by Harvard Press shows French economist Thomas Piketty. In his new book, Piketty, who helped popularize the notion of a privileged 1 percent, sounds a grim warning: The U.S. economy is beginning to decay into the aristocratic Europe of the 19th century. (AP)

Capitalism had a pretty great story in the twentieth century. The giant inequalities of the past receded. Wages rose. Democracy triumphed. And economists told us, by in large, this is what capitalism does. Now comes a new voice with a roaring bestseller, a ton of new data, and a very different story. Economist Thomas Piketty is the hottest thinker on the planet right now. And his message is that the twentieth century was an outlier. That capitalism is now pulling us back to inherited wealth and punishing inequality. If he’s right, what do we do? This hour On Point: Thomas Piketty, and “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.”

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1/3 of Americans think there will be space colonies by 2064


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Published on Apr 28, 2014

A New Pew Research Center Poll is shedding light on how Americans view space exploration in the 21st century. One-third of Americans said they believe there will be manned long-term colonies on other planets by the year 2064. Meanwhile, the Hubble telescope turns 24 this month and Space X founder Elon Musk made a historic announcement about the future of space travel. RT Correspondent Meghan Lopez takes us through the out of this world developments.

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Just How do you Punish a Billionaire?

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Published on Apr 29, 2014

Thom Hartmann weighs in on the punishment handed down by the NBA against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

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Is Democracy Only Available to the Elite?

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Published on Apr 29, 2014

Thom Hartmann talks about a new study that shows the average American has no say in the political process with Dr. Martin Gilens, Professor of Politics at Princeton University / Co-Author (w/Professor Benjamin Page of Northwestern University) of the new study, Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens, author several books, latest-Affluence & Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America)
Website: http://scholar.princeton.edu

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New Economic Perspectives

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Published on Apr 29, 2014

Thom Hartmann talks economics with Dr. Stephanie Kelton, Chair, Department of Economics-University of Missouri at Kansas City / Creator & Editor- New Economic Perspectives Website: http://neweconomicperspectives.org

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