VIDEO: 'Casino Capitalism: Economist Michael Hudson on What’s Behind the Stock Market’s Rollercoaster Ride
While Americans watched stock prices tumble across the globe in Monday’s market turmoil, economist Michael Hudson joins Democracy Now to help make sense of what’s really behind the fluctuations in the market.
If Donald Trump represents the bizarre side of this developing presidential race, then Senator Bernie Sanders represents the serious, rational side. But no matter what the turnout, Americans yearn for fresh blood, new thinking and new ideas.
The powerful peers of the corporate plutocracy are frightened by wealth inequality happening in America. While many are looking to fix it, their concern is not driven by moral outrage at the injustice, but rather by self-interest.
VIDEO: In Victory for Corporations, Court Rejects Rule on Labeling Goods Containing 'Conflict Minerals'
One of the deadliest documented conflict in African history is the fight over precious minerals. While many activist groups want mandatory labeling of "conflict minerals," a federal appeals court ruled against it this week.
In this “irregular” economy, the result is the same: no predictable earnings or hours. But could the majority of the American labor force become fungible, sought only for reliability and low cost?
Everything is a potential market to the capitalist, but it's time to end the suffering of ordinary Americans, which is very good for the profit margins, and make human life a top concern.
The Hillary Clinton email hysteria rages on as the Washington press corps have virtually declared war on her. But is this a Republican stunt to derail the Democratic presidential candidate they fear the most?
They reveal the U.S. government acting as a mediator between Mexico's government and U.S. oil and gas companies seeking to cash in on a policy made possible by the behind-the-scenes efforts of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's U.S. State Department.
Perhaps Phil Gramm could run a telethon to support ex-executives shamed for their fat retirement packages. Don’t laugh, for Phil really feels the pain of the rich.
Right now, a grassroots movement is growing of Californians determined to reform this broken commercial property tax system, and who know California needs more stable funding for its schools, libraries, roads, and communities.