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Trends This Week – Big War Bucks in Trump’s Budget – 03.22.17

The military-first mindset that has prevailed since George W. Bush launched the War on Terror in 2001, grows under Trump. In building America’s military budget, which despite it being as large as the next seven largest military budgets around the world combined, Trump will face minimal domestic opposition. We also estimate more defense dollars funneling into Homeland Security and intelligence agencies, particularly for both domestic and foreign deep state surveillance and cyber security.

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Economic Update – “Profits, Families & Sex” – 08.07.16

“Updates on more VW sleaze, Irish bankers to jail, US public pension economics, Yale worker wins back job, Yale exposed. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on post-1970s profit-driven US economy badly damaged intimate life.” Download this episode (right click and save)

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A Just Cause – Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman John Conyers Jr – 01.31.16

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be shining a Spotlight on Congressman John Conyers Jr., who in November 2014 was elected to his 26th consecutive term, making him the first African-American to hold the distinction as Dean (most senior member) of Congress.

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Is the IRS Abandoning Its Duty to Stop “Dark Money” From Ruling the 2016 Election? By Candice Bernd

A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a ban on government contractors contributing to federal election campaigns, saying the ban was originally put in place to prevent government corruption. However, in deciding the case, the court didn’t address such contractors’ anonymous contributions to “dark money” nonprofit groups, organizations that abuse the rules of their tax exempt status to engage in political spending, such …

What’s the True Impact of the Alternative Economy? Researchers Decide It’s Time to Find Out

It is increasingly apparent that today’s economy is not working for most of us. Growing inequality of wealth and income is putting the famous American middle class in danger of becoming a distant memory. Most American children now face economic prospects worse than their parents enjoyed. We suffer from more frequent financial shocks and linger in recession far longer than …