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Project Censored – 02.06.18

On this Project Censored show, the topic is immigration policy and higher education. Specifically, Nolan and Nick take a look at the DACA controversy, and how it is being reported on in the corporate media. This show also features a discussion with college student activists about these and related issues. As well, there’s a discussion of the corporate press and …

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Alternative Visions – Trump’s Tax Cuts: More than $5 Trillion (Not $1.5T) – 01.12.18

Dr. Rasmus starts the show with comments on last week’s announcement by WalMart raising its minimum wage and the Bloomberg News story about China considering cutting back buying US Treasury bonds. The rest of the show addresses the Trump Tax Cuts true extent of tax reduction on corporations, businesses, investors and the wealthiest 1% households. Jack debunks the notion that …

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Alternative Visions – Stock Bubbles, Bannon-Trump Rift, and Predictions 2018 – 01.05.18

Download this episode (right click and save) Dr. Rasmus provides his economic and political predictions for the coming year, 2018, including: flattening yield curve and recession 2019, slowdowns in autos, housing, retail, why the Fed won’t raise interest rates 3 more times in 2018why  health care costs are about to surge again, why the Dems won’t take back the Senate …

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Alternative Visions – ‘Trump Tax Cuts 2.0: Facts, Ideology & Consequences’ – 11.03.17

Dr. Rasmus dissects the just announced US House of Representatives’ version of the Trump Tax Cuts. The ‘tax cut shell game’ is explained. The main elements of the business tax cuts under the House proposal are described, including corporate rate, virtual ending of US multinational offshore taxation, retention of carried interest, inversions, and other business deduction tax loopholes. Personal income …

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Alternative Visions – How Bankers Run the Fed and Donald ‘The Trumpet’ on Jobs – 06.23.17

Dr. Rasmus continues the review of the Federal Reserve Bank, showing how the private banks today control the Fed more than ever in recent decades. How the Fed’s structure permits private banking interests to dominate strategic decisions of the central bank, and how there control of the Fed is about to deepen further under Trump. Jack explains how the expansion …

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Trends This Week – Looking ahead – 05.31.17

Despite much of the world predicting otherwise, the Trends Journal predicted rising markets, falling gold prices and economic growth, all of which the United States economy has seen since Donald Trump won the Presidential election last November. Looking ahead to the future, while the economy experiences growth, there is also an increase in civil disobedience and unrest throughout the world. What could …

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Alternative Visions – The Trump Budget: Absurd Assumptions Run Rampant – 05.26.17

Dr. Rasmus examines the Trump budget released this past week, which is based on a crude restatement of Supply Side economics bullshit that has had no evidence in reality since it was first introduced under Reagan in 1981. Rasmus explains why the budget’s ridiculous assumption of 3-3.5% GDP for the next decade is nonsense. How the budget double counts tax …

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Alternative Visions -Potholes Emerging in the US Economy? -05.19.17

Last week the US stock market experienced a major hiccup as it now appears the US economy is softening in areas and the ‘Trump Trade’ may not materialize. Dr. Rasmus explores the soft spots in the US economy in US policy, business spending, household consumption, trade and government spending. Consumer and Corporate debt data released by the NY Federal Reserve …

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Trends This Week – Where do we go from here? – 05.17.17

The world has seen big changes in the last few months. New political parties have been elected across the world, the United States economy has reached new highs, and more civilians than “enemies” have died in an effort for “peace.” What’s coming next? Listen in as global forecaster Gerald Celente shares his predictions. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Alternative Visions – Background to Coming Trump-Republican Tax Cuts – 03.31.17

Big tax cuts for rich and corporations are the next big policy offensive around the corner. Jack provides an historical review of tax cuts for rich and corporations in the US over the past century. Major tax reform proposals are summarized since the passage of the corporate and personal income tax in 1913 through Nixon in 1971. Details of the …