Like with most of the rhetoric that characterizes the Trump agenda, George Orwell’s concept of “doublethink” is particularly exemplified in the recent passage of the GOP's tax plan under the guise of "reform."Read more
Mainstream liberals and their cherished "facts" simply haven’t been persuasive to a large and perhaps growing part of the population.
And the rest of us are suffering the consequences.Read more
Left Out, a monthly podcast produced by Michael Palmieri, Dante Dallavalle, and Paul Sliker, creates in-depth conversations with the most interesting political thinkers, heterodox economists, and organizers on the Left.
In this episode, we speak with David Harvey about his latest book, Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason, as well as what the Left most focus on to effectively organize for a better economy and society.Read more
On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on declining Cal State University system, Trump vs coal industry realities, Hudson Yards for mega-rich vs New York's social needs, lotteries' and legalized...Read more
Instead of constantly focusing on the symptom, i.e. Trump and his cabal, we need to ask ourselves as philosopher Henry Giroux does, “What kind of society produces Donald Trump?” or more specifically, ‘What kind of person embraces this kind of budget?’Read more
On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on big banks fix rates, IRS checks on churches, CEOs' pay rises fastest to worsen US inequality. On the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff will discuss in more detail...Read more
D@W's Paul Sliker and Dante Dallavalle talk with Michael Hudson, one of the world’s six economists who accurately predicted the 2007-2008 financial crisis. His new book, J is for Junk Economics, reveals how the mainstream economic vocabulary has been turned around in an Orwellian way to mean just the opposite of what words used to mean. Michael explains how the media and academia use well-crafted euphemisms to conceal how the economy really works, the economy under Obama vs. Trump, and what might be coming next.Read more
Trump is Obama’s Legacy. Will this break up the Democratic Party? One of the world's leading economists explains.Read more
“I’ve been dreaming of this since I’ve been...drinking out of kegs.” This statement was brought to you by House Speaker Paul Ryan at a National Review conference. The reverie Mr. Ryan has been musing since his youthful fraternity days at Miami University has been to dismantle healthcare for millions of those who rely on programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, and now it’s recent expansion under the Affordable Care Act.
But it seems that Mr. Ryan isn’t the only dreamer. Under the new Trump regime the GOP may well come closer to realizing this morbid dream.Read more
A detailed analysis on charter schools published by the Economic Policy Institute noted that, “Numerous analyses have found chartering to lead to an imbalanced distribution of students by race, income, language proficiency, and disability status.” Furthermore, “pension and health care costs are systemwide concerns that cannot be ignored by shifting students and public dollars across sectors.” Charter schools seem to bring up more questions than they answer.Read more