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Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids
Dangerous people are filling the heads of young people with dangerous nonsense. Who are these people? They are what Jordan Peterson calls “the post-modernists:” neo-Marxist professors who dominate our colleges and universities. And here’s the worst part: we are financing these nihilists with tax dollars, alumni gifts and tuition payments. Time to wise up. After watching this video, please take our quick survey: https://l.prageru.com/2M7DstJ Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2eB2p0h Get PragerU bonus content for free! https://www.prageru.com/bonus-content Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU's text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ PragerU is on Snapchat! JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/2aozfkP JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2aoz2y9 Script: You may not realize it, but you are currently funding some dangerous people. They are indoctrinating young minds throughout the West with their resentment-ridden ideology. They have made it their life's mission to undermine Western civilization itself, which they regard as corrupt, oppressive and “patriarchal.” If you're a taxpayer—or paying for your kid's liberal arts degree—you're underwriting this gang of nihilists. You're supporting ideologues who claim that all truth is subjective; that all sex differences are socially constructed; and that Western imperialism is the sole source of all Third World problems. They are the post-modernists, pushing “progressive” activism at a college near you. They produce the mobs that violently shut down campus speakers; the language police who enshrine into law use of fabricated gender pronouns; and the deans whose livelihoods depend on madly rooting out discrimination where little or none exists. Their thinking took hold in Western universities in the ‘60s and ‘70s, when the true believers of the radical left became the professors of today. And now we rack up education-related debt—not so that our children learn to think critically, write clearly, or speak properly, but so they can model their mentors' destructive agenda. It's now possible to complete an English degree and never encounter Shakespeare—one of those dead white males whose works underlie our “society of oppression.” To understand and oppose the post-modernists, the ideas by which they orient themselves must be clearly identified. First is their new unholy trinity of diversity, equity and inclusion. Diversity is defined not by opinion, but by race, ethnicity or sexual identity; equity is no longer the laudable goal of equality of opportunity, but the insistence on equality of outcome; and inclusion is the use of identity-based quotas to attain this misconceived state of equity. All the classic rights of the West are to be considered secondary to these new values. Take, for example, freedom of speech—the very pillar of democracy. The post-modernists refuse to believe that people of good will can exchange ideas and reach consensus. Their world is instead a Hobbesian nightmare of identity groups warring for power. They don't see ideas that run contrary to their ideology as simply incorrect. They see them as integral to the oppressive system they wish to supplant, and consider it a moral obligation to stifle and constrain their expression. For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/dangerous-people-are-teaching-your-kids
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Greenwald: Empowering the "Deep State" to Undermine Trump is Prescription for Destroying Democracy
http://democracynow.org - Some supporters of Trump, including Breitbart News, have accused the intelligence agencies of attempting to wage a deep state coup against the president. Meanwhile, some critics of Trump are openly embracing such activity. Bill Kristol, the prominent Republican analyst who founded The Weekly Standard, wrote on Twitter, "Obviously strongly prefer normal democratic and constitutional politics. But if it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state." We talk about the deep state with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, co-founder of The Intercept. Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: http://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: http://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email: http://democracynow.org/subscribe Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DemocracyNow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow Tumblr: http://democracynow.tumblr.com Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/democracynow iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/democracy-now!-audio/id73802554 TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Democracy-Now-p90/ Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/democracy-now
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The Spider's Web: Britain's Second Empire (Documentary)
At the demise of empire, City of London financial interests created a web of secrecy jurisdictions that captured wealth from across the globe and hid it in a web of offshore islands. Today, up to half of global offshore wealth is hidden in British jurisdictions and Britain and its dependencies are the largest global players in the world of international finance. The Spider's Web was written, directed and produced by Michael Oswald, you can sponsor his future films on Liberapay (supports one time donations) and Patreon: https://liberapay.com/IndependentPOV https://www.patreon.com/independentdocumentary Share this documentary with your friends, and ask sites to feature it: https://twitter.com/spiderswebfilm https://www.facebook.com/Spiderswebfilm/ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6483026/ The Spider's Web was substantially inspired by Nicholas Shaxson's book Treasure Islands you can read an extract of it here: https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2011/jan/08/jersey-tax-haven-nicholas-shaxson Translate this documentary here on youtube or contact us for the .srt file [email protected] For those interested to learn more about tax justice and financial secrecy, read about the Tax Justice Network's campaigning and regular blogs - become part of the movement for change and listen to the Tax Justice Network's monthly podcast/radio show the Taxcast https://www.taxjustice.net/taxcast/ Review on Filmotomy: https://filmotomy.com/the-spiders-web-britains-second-empire/ Review on Open Democracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/neweconomics/film-review-spiders-web-britains-second-empire/ Website: www.spiderswebfilm.com German Version: https://youtu.be/1ZZR8vBKqwc Spanish Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85dsTnbhchc French Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hizj_6EH34M Italian Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwmvXLamkto&t=1s Subtitles: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Korean, Hungarian, English, Turkish, Portugese.
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What is TAX COMPETITION? What does TAX COMPETITION mean? TAX COMPETITION meaning & explanation
What is TAX COMPETITION? What does TAX COMPETITION mean? TAX COMPETITION meaning - TAX COMPETITION definition - TAX COMPETITION explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. Tax competition, a form of regulatory competition, exists when governments are encouraged to lower fiscal burdens to either encourage the inflow of productive resources or discourage the exodus of those resources. Often, this means a governmental strategy of attracting foreign direct investment, foreign indirect investment (financial investment), and high value human resources by minimizing the overall taxation level and/or special tax preferences, creating a comparative advantage. Some observers suggest that tax competition is generally a central part of a government policy for improving the lot of labour by creating well-paid jobs (often in countries or regions with very limited job prospects). Others suggest that it is beneficial mainly for investors, as workers could have been better paid (both through lower taxation on them, and through higher redistribution of wealth) if it was not for tax competition lowering effective tax rates on corporations. Some economists argue that tax competition is beneficial in raising total tax intake due to low corporate tax rates stimulating economic growth. Others argue that tax competition is generally harmful because it distorts investment decisions and thus reduces the efficiency of capital allocation, redistributes the national burden of taxation away from capital and onto less mobile factors such as labour, and undermines democracy by forcing governments into modifying tax systems in ways that voters do not want. It also tends to increase complexity in national and international tax systems, as governments constantly modify tax systems to take account of the 'competitive' tax environment. It has also been argued that just as competition is good for businesses, competition is good for governments as it drives efficiencies and good governance of the public budget. Others point out that tax competition between countries bears no relation to competition between companies in a market: consider, for instance, the difference between a failed company and a failed state—and that while market competition regarded as generally beneficial, tax competition between countries is always harmful. From the mid 1900s governments had more freedom in setting their taxes, as the barriers to free movement of capital and people were high. The gradual process of globalization is lowering these barriers and results in rising capital flows and greater manpower mobility. With tax competition in the era of globalization politicians have to keep tax rates “reasonable” to dissuade workers and investors from moving to a lower tax environment. Most countries started to reform their tax policies to improve their competitiveness. However, the tax burden is just one minor part of a complex formula describing national competitiveness. The other criteria like total manpower cost, labor market flexibility, education levels, political stability, legal system stability and efficiency are also important. In general tax competition results in benefits to taxpayers and the global economy. Governments typically react with "carrot-and-stick" policies such as: reduction of both personal and corporate income tax rates; tax breaks/holidays (i.e. time limited tax exemptions); favorable tax policies for non-residents; raising the barriers to free movement of capital; not allowing companies domiciled in tax havens to bid for public contracts; and political pressure on lower tax countries to “harmonize” (i.e. raise) their taxes.
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State of the Union 2019 and Democratic response in full
President Trump is delivering his second State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress Tuesday night (a president's first address to Congress is not considered to be a State of the Union speech). He will be laying out his vision of the country and goals for his administration before an already divided body after being forced to delay his speech amid a partial government shutdown stemming from disputes over border security. CBSN’s continuous live coverage begins at 5:00 PM, ET, with a special ‘State of the Union’ edition of Red & Blue anchored by Elaine Quijano. At 8:00 PM, ET, Quijano and a panel of CBS News reporters and contributors will preview the speech and discuss the Trump administration’s policies since last year’s address. At 9:00 PM, ET, watch the State of the Union Address and the Democratic response live. Stay with CBSN as our panel of guests and experts deliver a comprehensive analysis. For live updates: https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/2019-state-of-the-union-live-stream-donald-trump-democratic-rebuttal-live-updates/ -- Subscribe to the CBS News Channel HERE: http://youtube.com/cbsnews Watch CBSN live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7 Follow CBS News on Instagram HERE: https://www.instagram.com/cbsnews/ Like CBS News on Facebook HERE: http://facebook.com/cbsnews Follow CBS News on Twitter HERE: http://twitter.com/cbsnews Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream CBSN and local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites like Star Trek Discovery anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B --- CBSN is the first digital streaming news network that will allow Internet-connected consumers to watch live, anchored news coverage on their connected TV and other devices. At launch, the network is available 24/7 and makes all of the resources of CBS News available directly on digital platforms with live, anchored coverage 15 hours each weekday. CBSN. Always On.
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On Civil Society | Yanis Varoufakis: Has capitalism failed us? | May 18, 2018.
"Money is a political construct, a construct of community, a construct of a society, that must be political. And if we do not control this, by definition, political force, because money is a force—it makes the world go round, as we know—if this political force it not controlled democratically, then we do not live in a democracy." Yanis Varoufakis, the former Minister of Finance for Greece at the height of Europe's debt crisis, was at the Appel Salon as part of the TPL's #OnCivilSociety series, to talk about his new book "Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism", In conversation with Ana Serrano, Chair of the Open Democracy Project. #OnCivilSociety #OnDemocracy Go to tpl.ca/civilsociety to see upcoming events in this series.
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Democracy - What is Democracy?
Please activate subtitles. What is democracy? Where did it come from? Why should we care? Is it just about voting? Critical Productions presents its first documentary, 'Democracy', which offers ways to come closer to answering these questions and more. 'Democracy' takes a look at the definition and brief history of democracy, as well as its impact on the government, the media and most importantly of course, the people. Are you living democracy or do you just live in one? 'Democracy' sheds light on representative democracy and features interviews with academics, politically active people such as MEP Nigel Farage, as well as taking the word on the street. Features music by Simon Bell and Jorick Croes.
Views: 70611 Critical Productions
Does Democracy have a Future in South Africa? ‘State Capture’ and Elite Politics
Skip ahead to main speaker at 1:16 Ivor Chipkin is the founding director of the Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI), based at both the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg and the University of Cape Town. He is an Associate Professor at Wits and a Senior Associate Member at St Anthony’s College at the University of Oxford. He completed his Ph.D. at the Ecole Normale Superieure in France and published ‘Do South Africans Exist’ in 2007, the first attempt to engage with the political concepts undergirding African Nationalism in South Africa. In May this year, he and several colleagues published ‘Betrayal of the Promise’, a report on ‘state capture’ in South Africa that has had an important political and intellectual impact in South Africa and elsewhere. He is currently involved in a campaign to democratize and professionalize the civil service.
President Trump's 2019 State of the Union Address
Watch the 2019 State of the Union Address from President Donald Trump and the Democratic response from Stacey Abrams February 5, 2019. Live coverage from ABC News starts at 8:30 pm EST. Get additional State of the Union analysis, fact-check and video at https://abcnews.go.com/ Additional Live Updates and Coverage here: https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/Politics/donald-trump-address-nation-2nd-state-union/story?id=60785409 SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://www.youtube.com/ABCNews/ Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/abcnews FOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/abc GOOD MORNING AMERICA'S HOMEPAGE: https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/
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A Great American Secret: How Private Wealth is Changing the World
A foundation in the United States is a type of charitable organization. However, the Internal Revenue Code distinguishes between private foundations (usually funded by an individual, family, or corporation) and public charities (community foundations and other nonprofit groups that raise money from the general public). Private foundations have more restrictions and fewer tax benefits than public charities like community foundations. The two most famous philanthropists of the Gilded Age pioneered the sort of large-scale private philanthropy of which foundations are a modern pillar: John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie. The businessmen each accumulated private wealth at a scale previously unknown outside of royalty, and each in their later years decided to give much of it away. Carnegie gave away the bulk of his fortune in the form of one-time gifts to build libraries and museums before divesting almost the entirety of his remaining fortune in the Carnegie Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Rockefeller followed suit (notably building the University of Chicago) and gave nearly half of his fortune to create the Rockefeller Foundation. Meanwhile, in 1914, Frederick Goff, a well-known banker at the Cleveland Trust Company, sought to eliminate the "dead hand" of organized philanthropy and so created the first community foundation in Cleveland. He created a corporately structured foundation that could utilize community gifts in a responsive and need-appropriate manner. Scrutiny and control resided in the "live hand" of the public as opposed to the "dead hand" of the founders of private foundations. Starting at the end of World War II, the United States's high top income tax rates spurred a burst of foundations and trusts being created, of which many were simply tax shelters. President Harry S. Truman publicly raised this issue in 1950, resulting in the passage later that year of a federal law that established new rigor and definition to the practice. The law did not go very far in regulating tax-exempt foundations, however, a fact which was made obvious throughout the rest of that decade as the foundation-as-tax-refuge model continued to be propagated by financial advisors to wealthy families and individuals. Several attempts at passing a more complete type of reform during the 1960s culminated in the Tax Reform Act of 1969, which remains the controlling legislation in the United States. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_(United_States_law) Warren Edward Buffett (/ˈbʌfᵻt/; born August 30, 1930)[2] is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is considered by some to be one of the most successful investors in the world,[3][4] and as of March 2017 is the second wealthiest person in the United States, and the fourth wealthiest in the world, with a total net worth of $73.3 billion.[5] Born in Omaha, Buffett developed an interest in business and investing in his youth, eventually entering the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1947 before transferring and graduating from University of Nebraska–Lincoln. After graduating at 19, Buffett enrolled at Columbia Business School of Columbia University, learning and eventually creating his investment philosophy around a concept pioneered by Benjamin Graham–value investing. He attended New York Institute of Finance to specialize his economics background and soon after began various business partnerships, including one with Graham. After meeting Charlie Munger, Buffett created the Buffett Partnership. His firm would eventually acquire a textile manufacturing firm called Berkshire Hathaway and assume its name to create a diversified holding company. Buffett has been the chairman and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway since 1970,[6] and his business exploits have had him referred to as the "Wizard", "Oracle" or "Sage" of Omaha by global media outlets.[7][8] He is noted for his adherence to value investing and for his personal frugality despite his immense wealth.[9] Buffett is a notable philanthropist, having pledged to give away 99 percent[10] of his fortune to philanthropic causes, primarily via the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2009, with Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, Warren founded The Giving Pledge, whereby billionaires pledge to give away at least half of their fortunes.[11] He is also active in contributing to political causes, having endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. presidential election; he has publicly opposed the policies, actions, and statements of the current U.S. president, Donald Trump. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Buffett
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Rush Limbaugh on whether Trump is justified in securing wall funding
President Trump declares a national emergency on the southern border in a bid to divert billions toward border security; reaction from talk titan Rush Limbaugh. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network in cable, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 16 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre. Subscribe to Fox News! https://bit.ly/2vBUvAS Watch more Fox News Video: http://video.foxnews.com Watch Fox News Channel Live: http://www.foxnewsgo.com/ Watch full episodes of your favorite shows The Five: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-the-five/ Special Report with Bret Baier: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-special-report/ The Story with Martha Maccallum: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-the-story-with-martha-maccallum/ Tucker Carlson Tonight: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-tucker-carlson-tonight/ Hannity: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-hannity/ The Ingraham Angle: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-the-ingraham-angle/ Fox News @ Night: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-fox-news-night/ Follow Fox News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoxNews/ Follow Fox News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoxNews/ Follow Fox News on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foxnews/
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Richard Wolff: "Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism" | Talks at Google
Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York City. He wrote Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism and founded www.democracyatwork.info, a non-profit advocacy organization of the same name that promotes democratic workplaces as a key path to a stronger, democratic economic system. Professor Wolff discusses the economic dimensions of our lives, our jobs, our incomes, our debts, those of our children, and those looming down the road in his unique mixture of deep insight and dry humor. He presents current events and draws connections to the past to highlight the machinations of our global economy. He helps us to understand political and corporate policy, organization of labor, the distribution of goods and services, and challenges us to question some of the deepest foundations of our society. For more of his lectures, visit the Democracy at Work YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/democracyatwrk. Get the book here: https://goo.gl/XDxuDL
Views: 123956 Talks at Google
Reconstruction and the Fragility of Democracy
Historian Eric Foner, author of Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, discusses the Reconstruction era (1863–1877) during which large numbers of black men became voters and office-holders. Yet this time also saw a violent counter-revolution that wiped out the possibilities of interracial democracy for more than a half century. Presented in conjunction with the 42nd Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies. To access live, real-time captioning, please click on the link below or insert the following URL into a separate browser window: http://www.streamtext.net/text.aspx?event=111215nara630pm
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Parliament not diverse enough, says Maclean's -- where only two writers aren't white
Ezra Levant of TheRebel.Media reports that Maclean's magazine says that Parliament's problem is that it's... too white. It's weird enough that Maclean's thinks people would only want to vote for their own "tribe" or "clan" but it's especially strange when you see how white Maclean's is. 37 out of 39 of Maclean's writers are white. If they think this is important, shouldn't they work on themselves first? JOIN TheRebel.media for more fearless news and commentary you won’t find anywhere else. http://www.TheRebel.media VISIT our NEW group blog The Megaphone! It’s your one-stop shop for rebellious commentary from independent and fearless readers and writers. http://www.TheRebel.Media/TheMegaphone READ Shakedown: How Our Government is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights -- Ezra Levant’s book about the Canadian Human Rights Commissions, censorship and the Mohammed cartoons was voted "the best political book of the last 25 years."
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Money as a Democratic Medium | Financialization and Inequality
Over the past few decades, the advanced capitalist countries have become increasingly financialized against a backdrop of deepening wealth and income inequality. How do we conceptualize and analyze the distributive consequences of the rise of finance? What do recent political upheavals, including the Trump presidency and Brexit, mean for the status quo of financialized capitalism? And what role, if any, can public policy play in tackling the un-equalizing effects of the contemporary system of money and credit? On Dec. 14-15, Harvard held a two-day conference, “Money as a Democratic Medium,” which challenged its participants to re-examine the history of money in America, and to redefine its future. Roundtable Discussion Gerald Epstein, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Rana Foroohar, Financial Times Natascha van der Zwan – Leiden University Rebecca Spang, Indiana University Commentator: Sandy Brian Hager, City University of London Conference Agenda: https://sites.google.com/view/hls-money-as-democratic-medium/home
Views: 772 Harvard Law School
Money as a Democratic Medium | Monetary Sovereignty, Democracy, and Economic Development
Recognizing the character of money as a sovereign project throws the complexity of economic development, especially in a globalized monetary system, into high relief. The hegemony of certain moneys as reserve currencies, the dense growth of financial markets, and the role of international financial institutions all now configure the landscape. How have efforts to democratize money, an initiative that depends on domestic participation, fared in the past and how might they relate to public welfare and economic development in an era when monetary sovereignty is challenged? On Dec. 14-15, Harvard held a two-day conference, “Money as a Democratic Medium,” which challenged its participants to re-examine the history of money in America, and to redefine its future. Presentations and Discussion: Katharina Pistor, Columbia Law School, "Capital Rules by Law" Jamee Moudud, Sarah Lawrence College, “A Critical Legal History of French Banking and Industrialization” Anush Kapadia, Indian Institute of Technology, “Democratic Sovereignty Makes Money” Commentator: Roy Kreitner, University of Tel Aviv Law School Conference Agenda: https://sites.google.com/view/hls-money-as-democratic-medium/home
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Tax harmonisation: A cartel operated by governments against citizens interests - Roger Helmer
Donate to UKIP: http://www.ukip.org/donations | http://www.ukipmeps.org • European Parliament, Strasbourg, 18 April 2012 • Speaker: Roger Helmer MEP, UK Independence Party (UKIP, East Midlands), Europe of Freedom and Democracy group (EFD) • Debate: Taxation of energy products and electricity - Report on the proposal for a Council Directive amending Council Directive 2003/96/EC restructuring the Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity [COM(2011)0169 - C7-0105/2011 - 2011/0092(CNS)] Reporteur: Astrid Lulling (A7-0052/2012) Transcript: Mr. President, There is so much wrong with this proposal that it is difficult to know where to start in sixty seconds. First of all, this is a move towards tax harmonisation. But tax harmonisation is a cartel operated by governments against the interests of citizens. The United Kingdom Independence Party, which I represent, supports tax competition, not tax harmonisation. Secondly, the proposal aims to increase energy taxes. This will reduce the profitability of European companies, and undermine Europe's competitiveness in global markets. Thirdly, the proposal adds yet another layer of complexity to the existing multiple layers of energy taxes and regulations. And fourth, taxation is and must remain a national competence. This measure represents an unwarranted interference by Brussels into the affairs of member-states. On all these grounds I call on colleagues to reject the proposal. ...................... • Video: EbS (European Parliament) .................................. EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom
Views: 532 UKIP MEPs
PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 15, 2019
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump declares a national emergency to secure additional funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, an action expected to trigger legal challenges. Plus: What happens to foreign ISIS fighters after the fall of the caliphate, Pete Buttigieg on why he’d make a good president, the political analysis of Shields and Brooks and Oscar-nominated actress Regina King. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Which funding sources does Trump plan to use for wall money? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTMQxgsbTj8 News Wrap: ICE stops force-feeding 2 detained asylum seekers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EAb-Yo2Ow8 How California plans to challenge Trump's national emergency https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L-Mx1K7-X4 Kobach says emergency declaration warranted over border wall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVxseG98fWM What should happen to thousands of foreign ISIS fighters? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH3PzS-sB3M Mayor Pete Buttigieg on why he could make a good president https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpeNWhbbyDI Shields and Brooks on Trump's emergency, Democratic platform https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK3Sq8JjqSM Regina King: 'Beale Street' a reminder of black resilience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaxoFuaRaYI Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe
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Donald Trump's full State of the Union address
U.S. President Donald Trump delivered his 2019 State of the Union speech in Washington to a joint session of Congress, setting out his agenda amid a host of challenges confronting the administration. To read more: http://cbc.ca/ »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sA5P9H For breaking news on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1WjDyks Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.
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Trump delivers 2019 State of the Union address
In his State of the Union speech, President Donald Trump focused on the idea of “American Greatness,” urged citizens to unite behind a common agenda, and to leave behind politics of “resistance” as well as “ridiculous partisan investigations.” Judy Woodruff gets reaction to and analysis on the speech from Amy Walter, Mark Shields, Chris Buskirk, Karine Jean-Pierre, Peter Wehner and Robert Costa. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe
Views: 59253 PBS NewsHour
Theresa May Reassures British and Foreign Capital Over Brexit
Leaving the European Union won't have a major impact on capitalist globalization, but it reflects the political rise of a xenophobic right that could soon undermine the remaining environmental, labor, and social protections in Britain, says political scientist Leo Panitch Help support The Real News by making a donation today: http://therealnews.com/donate
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The Epic Story of Wealth, Power, and Fairness That Gave America the Income Tax (2002)
In 1894, an amendment was attached to the Wilson–Gorman Tariff Act that attempted to impose a federal tax of two percent on incomes over $4,000 (equal to $111,000 in 2016).[13] The federal income tax was strongly favored in the South, and it was moderately supported in the eastern North Central states, but it was strongly opposed in the Far West and the Northeastern States (with the exception of New Jersey).[14] The tax was derided as "un-Democratic, inquisitorial, and wrong in principle".[15] In Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co., the U.S. Supreme Court declared certain taxes on incomes – such as those on property under the 1894 Act – to be unconstitutionally unapportioned direct taxes. The Court reasoned that a tax on income from property should be treated as a tax on "property by reason of its ownership" and so should be required to be apportioned. The reasoning was that taxes on the rents from land, the dividends from stocks, and so forth, burdened the property generating the income in the same way that a tax on "property by reason of its ownership" burdened that property. After Pollock, while income taxes on wages (as indirect taxes) were still not required to be apportioned by population, taxes on interest, dividends, and rental income were required to be apportioned by population. The Pollock ruling made the source of the income (e.g., property versus labor, etc.) relevant in determining whether the tax imposed on that income was deemed to be "direct" (and thus required to be apportioned among the states according to population) or, alternatively, "indirect" (and thus required only to be imposed with geographical uniformity).[16] Dissenting in Pollock, Justice John Marshall Harlan stated: When, therefore, this court adjudges, as it does now adjudge, that Congress cannot impose a duty or tax upon personal property, or upon income arising either from rents of real estate or from personal property, including invested personal property, bonds, stocks, and investments of all kinds, except by apportioning the sum to be so raised among the States according to population, it practically decides that, without an amendment of the Constitution – two-thirds of both Houses of Congress and three-fourths of the States concurring – such property and incomes can never be made to contribute to the support of the national government.[17] Members of Congress responded to Pollock by expressing widespread concern that many of the wealthiest Americans had consolidated too much economic power.[18] In Commissioner v. Glenshaw Glass Co., 348 U.S. 426 (1955), the Supreme Court laid out what has become the modern understanding of what constitutes "gross income" to which the Sixteenth Amendment applies, declaring that income taxes could be levied on "accessions to wealth, clearly realized, and over which the taxpayers have complete dominion". Under this definition, any increase in wealth – whether through wages, benefits, bonuses, sale of stock or other property at a profit, bets won, lucky finds, awards of punitive damages in a lawsuit, qui tam actions – are all within the definition of income, unless the Congress makes a specific exemption, as it has for items such as life insurance proceeds received by reason of the death of the insured party,[48] gifts, bequests, devises and inheritances,[49] and certain scholarships.[50] On December 22, 2006, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated[54] its unanimous decision (of August 2006) in Murphy v. Internal Revenue Service and United States.[55] In an unrelated matter, the court had also granted the government's motion to dismiss Murphy's suit against the Internal Revenue Service. Under federal sovereign immunity, a taxpayer may sue the federal government, but not a government agency, officer, or employee (with some exceptions). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixteenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution
Views: 1804 The Film Archives
A Wet Blanket of Endless Taxation - Bill Etheridge MEP
http://www.ukipmeps.org | http://ukip.org/join • European Parliament, Strasbourg, 14 March 2018 • Bill Etheridge MEP, UK Independence Party (West Midlands), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group (EFDD) - @billukip • Joint Debate: Common Corporate Tax Base 1. Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base - Report: Alain Lamassoure (A8-0051/2018) Report on the proposal for a Council directive on a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) [COM(2016)0683 - C8-0471/2016 - 2016/0336(CNS)] Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs 2. Common Corporate Tax Base - Report: Paul Tang (A8-0050/2018) Report on the proposal for a Council directive on a Common Corporate Tax Base [COM(2016)0685 - C8-0472/2016 - 2016/0337(CNS)] Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs .................... • Video: EbS (European Parliament) .................................. EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom
Views: 254 UKIP MEPs
Glenn Weyl Book Lecture: Radical Markets Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society
E. Glen Weyl is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New England and Visiting Senior Research Scholar at Yale’s Economics Department and Law School. His research spans economics, law, philosophy, computer sciene and political science with the aim of bringing together insights from all these fields to radically expand the scope of market exchange. For more info: https://www.brown.edu/academics/political-theory-project/glen-weyl-book-lecture-radical-markets-uprooting-capitalism-and-democracy-just-society Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Brown University
Views: 2789 Brown University
The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy
The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy Greg Miller, Washington Post National Security Correspondent Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2018 and for public service in 2014 Thursday, October 25 | 4:30pm | Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall Sponsored by the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences. Free and open to all. Bio: Greg Miller covers national security for The Washington Post, and is the author of "The Apprentice -- Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy," a book published in 2018 by the Washington Post and Harper Collins. Miller was among the Post reporters awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Russia's interference in the 2016 election and the fallout under the Trump administration. Miller was also part of the team awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for the paper's stories about U.S. surveillance programs exposed by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
Views: 518 Dartmouth
LIVE: Acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker testifies before the House Judiciary Committee
Live coverage and analysis as acting attorney general Matthew G. Whitaker testifies before the House Judiciary Committee. Read more: https://wapo.st/2GeOtdV. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/
Views: 136234 Washington Post
Watch President Trump's full State of the Union address and the Democratic response
Host Libby Casey and Washington Post reporters provided live coverage and analysis from Capitol Hill of President Trump's 2019 State of the Union address and the Democratic response. Read more: https://wapo.st/2D6GzPu. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/
Views: 106174 Washington Post
Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine
A brief history of America under the New World Agenda Presented by: ClassWarFilms http://www.youtube.com/user/ClassWarFilms New world order strategy dictates major global economic, political, and military policies. Nothing happens accidentally. Events are manipulated. At issue is world dominance. America, Israel, and key NATO nations are partnered to achieve it. Wars, economic disruption, financial terrorism, and other upheavals play out in real time. Grand schemes lie behind them. Today's economic crisis wasn't happenstance. It was well planned, willful policy to transfer unprecedented wealth to private hands. Super-rich crooks got richer. Social inequalities deepened. Unmanageable debt levels skyrocketed. "Bailouts" metaphorically mean grand theft. Unknown trillions of dollars, euros and pounds vanished to secret accounts and offshore tax havens. Currencies are being debased. Crisis conditions worsen. At issue is subverting democracy, ending social justice, and consolidating global power in private hands. Political analyst Peter Eyre calls it "a well orchestrated master plan to swindle trillions of taxpayer dollars from so many countries." Pumping them into banks and financial institutions lets them game the system advantageously. "Are you starting to get the picture?" "In a nutshell, the elite 'New World Order' (rulers) got into bed with the banking and financial sectors, who then got into bed with the governments of the world, who then got into bed with senior political figures, who then told us, the taxpayers, that all your money will now have to be used to bail them out or face economic collapse." It's a con, a scam to loot wealth from nations and households. Anyone facing default gets in trouble. Individual borrowers have their assets seized by creditors. Governments have to deal with the loan shark of last resort - the IMF. Its terms require privatizing public enterprises, mass layoffs, deregulation, deep social spending cuts, wage freezes or cuts, unrestricted access for Western corporations, corporate-friendly tax cuts, increases for working people, undermining trade unionism, and enforcing harsh repression against those who balk. In sum, its financial terrorism, New World Order tyranny, waging war on nations and humanity for profit and power. Learn more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ6mPmh6ydA&list=PL77B38BDCA7C3736B&feature=plpp_play_all Our Dark Brethren (the Illuminati): http://freedomfightersunite.webs.com/ourdarkbrethren.htm System of Lies and Deception: http://freedomfightersunite.webs.com/apps/videos/channels/show/2842233-system-of-lies-and-deceptions-the-dark-agenda
Views: 926 Aakasha Essa
State of Democracy: Richard Wolff
Can Democracy Cure Capitalism?
Is Fascism Right Or Left?
Every Republican president since the 1970s has been called a fascist. Ironic, no? After all, fascism has its roots in the left. Dinesh D'Souza, author of The Big Lie, explains. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2eB2p0h Joining PragerU is free! Sign up now to get all our videos as soon as they're released. http://prageru.com/signup Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU's text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ PragerU is on Snapchat! JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/29SgPaX JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2c8vsff Script: “He’s a fascist!” For decades, this has been a favorite smear of the left, aimed at those on the right. Every Republican president—for that matter, virtually every Republican—since the 1970s has been called a fascist; now, more than ever. This label is based on the idea that fascism is a phenomenon of the political right. The left says it is, and some self-styled white supremacists and neo-Nazis embrace the label. But are they correct? To answer this question, we have to ask what fascism really means: What is its underlying ideology? Where does it even come from? These are not easy questions to answer. We know the name of the philosopher of capitalism: Adam Smith. We know the name of the philosopher of Marxism: Karl Marx. But who’s the philosopher of fascism? Yes—exactly. You don’t know. Don’t feel bad. Almost no one knows. This is not because he doesn’t exist, but because historians, most of whom are on the political left, had to erase him from history in order to avoid confronting fascism’s actual beliefs. So, let me introduce him to you. His name is Giovanni Gentile. Born in 1875, he was one of the world’s most influential philosophers in the first half of the twentieth century. Gentile believed that there were two “diametrically opposed” types of democracy. One is liberal democracy, such as that of the United States, which Gentile dismisses as individualistic—too centered on liberty and personal rights—and therefore selfish. The other, the one Gentile recommends, is “true democracy,” in which individuals willingly subordinate themselves to the state. Like his philosophical mentor, Karl Marx, Gentile wanted to create a community that resembles the family, a community where we are “all in this together.” It’s easy to see the attraction of this idea. Indeed, it remains a common rhetorical theme of the left. For example, at the 1984 convention of the Democratic Party, the governor of New York, Mario Cuomo, likened America to an extended family where, through the government, people all take care of each other. Nothing’s changed. Thirty years later, a slogan of the 2012 Democratic Party convention was, “The government is the only thing we all belong to.” They might as well have been quoting Gentile. Now, remember, Gentile was a man of the left. He was a committed socialist. For Gentile, fascism is a form of socialism—indeed, its most workable form. While the socialism of Marx mobilizes people on the basis of class, fascism mobilizes people by appealing to their national identity as well as their class. Fascists are socialists with a national identity. German Fascists in the 1930s were called Nazis—basically a contraction of the term “national socialist.” For Gentile, all private action should be oriented to serve society; there is no distinction between the private interest and the public interest. Correctly understood, the two are identical. And who is the administrative arm of the society? It’s none other than the state. Consequently, to submit to society is to submit to the state—not just in economic matters, but in all matters. Since everything is political, the state gets to tell everyone how to think and what to do. For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/fascism-right-or-left
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Are Democracies in Peril?
A panel discussion featuring HKS Faculty: Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School; Jane Mansbridge, Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Harvard Kennedy School; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Suzanne Young Murray Professor, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University; Meghan O'Sullivan, Jean Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School; Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, HKS; Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe Institute Moderated by Nicco Mele, Lecturer in Public Policy and Director, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, Harvard See more information at http://iop.harvard.edu/forum/are-democracies-peril
George Friedman: "Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe" | Talks at Google
Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe. A major new book by New York Times bestselling author and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman (The Next 100 Years) with a bold thesis about coming events in Europe, this provocative work examines ‘flashpoints’—unique geopolitical hotspots where tensions have erupted throughout history—and why conflict is due to emerge again. “There is a temptation, when you are around George Friedman, to treat him like a Magic 8-Ball.” —The New York Times Magazine With uncanny accuracy, George Friedman has forecasted coming trends in global politics, technology, population, and culture. Now, in Flashpoints, he focuses on the continent that was the cultural and power nexus of the world for five-hundred years: Europe. Analyzing the historical fault lines that have existed for centuries within the borderlands of Europe and Russia--which have been the hotbed of numerous catastrophic wars--Friedman walks readers through the flashpoints that are smoldering once again. The modern-day European Union was crafted in large part to minimize these built-in geopolitical tensions, but as Friedman shows with a mix of fascinating history and provocative cultural analysis, that design is failing. Flashpoints is George Friedman’s most timely book, delivering an unflinching forecast for the coming years. About the author: George Friedman is the Chairman and founder of Stratfor, the world's leading private intelligence company. He is frequently called upon as a media expert in intelligence and international geopolitics, and is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Next Decade and The Next 100 Years. He lives in Austin, Texas. This Authors at Google talk was hosted by Boris Debic.
Views: 187460 Talks at Google
PBS NewsHour Democratic Debate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – PBS NewsHour hosted the sixth Democratic Presidential Primary Debate sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at 9 p.m. EST, at the Helen Bader Concert Hall in the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts on the main campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. PBS NewsHour co-anchors and managing editors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff moderated.
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Interest Groups: Crash Course Government and Politics #42
Today, Craig is going to talk about something you fans out there have been demanding for months - money in politics. Specifically, we're going to talk about special interest groups and their role in the U.S. political system. Special interest groups are groups of individuals that make policy-related appeals to government - like the NRA, AARP, or the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It's all pretty controversial, as money plays an important role in the policies and people these groups influence, so we'll bring in the clones to argue for and against them. Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: http://youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudios Support is provided by Voqal: http://www.voqal.org All attributed images are licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: http://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids
Views: 414712 CrashCourse
HLS Library Book Talk | Constitutional Democracy in Crisis?
On Oct. 3 the Harvard Law School Library hosted a book talk and panel discussion on "Constitutional Democracy in Crisis?" edited by Mark A. Graber, Sanford Levinson and Mark Tushnet. Panelists included: - Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; - Sanford Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr., Centennial Chair in Law at the University of Texas Law School and Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; - Vicki C. Jackson, Thurgood Marshall Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School; and - Katharine Young, Associate Professor at Boston College Law School.
Views: 644 Harvard Law School
Anand Giridharadas: "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World" | Talks at Google
Anand Giridharadas, MSNBC analyst and Aspen Institute fellow, discusses his new book, "Winners Take All," which explores the philanthropic practices of the global elite and argues that they reinforce social inequities rather than ameliorate them. Get the book here: https://goo.gl/jLhPcd
Views: 63993 Talks at Google
Paul Tucker – Unelected Power: The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State
Listen to Rhodes Center Podcast discussion: https://soundcloud.com/rhodescenter/paul-tucker-unelected-power Central bankers have emerged from the financial crisis as the third great pillar of unelected power alongside the judiciary and the military. They pull the regulatory and financial levers of our economic well-being, yet unlike democratically elected leaders, their power does not come directly from the people. Unelected Power lays out the principles needed to ensure that central bankers, technocrats, regulators, and other agents of the administrative state remain stewards of the common good and do not become overmighty citizens. Paul Tucker draws on a wealth of personal experience from his many years in domestic and international policymaking to tackle the big issues raised by unelected power, and enriches his discussion with examples from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and the European Union. Blending economics, political theory, and public law, Tucker explores the necessary conditions for delegated but politically insulated power to be legitimate in the eyes of constitutional democracy and the rule of law. He explains why the solution must fit with how real-world government is structured, and why technocrats and their political overseers need incentives to make the system work as intended. Tucker explains how the regulatory state need not be a fourth branch of government free to steer by its own lights, and how central bankers can emulate the best of judicial self-restraint and become models of dispersed power. Like it or not, unelected power has become a hallmark of modern government. This critically important book shows how to harness it to the people's purposes. Sir Paul Tucker is chair of the Systemic Risk Council. He is a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, and the author of Unelected Power, published in 2018 by Princeton University Press. Previously, he was Deputy Governor at the Bank of England, sitting on its monetary policy, financial stability, and prudential policy committees. Internationally, he was a member of the G20 Financial Stability Board, leading its work on too big to fail; a director of the Bank for International Settlements, and chair of its Committee for Payment and Settlement Systems. His other activities include being a director at Swiss Re, a senior fellow at the Harvard Center for European Studies, a Visiting Fellow of Nuffield College Oxford, and a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation.
Milton Friedman Speaks: Is Tax Reform Possible? (B1231) - Full Video
Why do Americans pay more in taxes than they really want to? Can they do anything about it? Americans must understand that their true tax burden is what the government spends--regardless of how that spending is financed--and that if government spending goes up faster than prices in general, the real tax burden increases. Simplifying the system is far from easy, but the real defect is not in the tax system, anyway, but in the budget structure. Our only hope for tax reduction is in establishing constitutional provisions that will set limits on government spending. Check out our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/FreeToChooseNetwork Visit our media website to find other programs here: http://freetochoosemedia.org/index.php Connect with us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FreeToChooseNet Learn more about our company here: http://freetochoosenetwork.org/ Shop for related products here: http://www.freetochoose.net/ Stream from FreeToChoose.TV here: http://freetochoose.tv/
Fareed Zakaria
Remarks by Fareed Zakaria Host, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS Syndicated Columnist, The Washington Post Author, In Defense of a Liberal Education, The Post-American World, The Future of Freedom David Gergen (Moderator) Public Service Professor of Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School Director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School
How to make the world better. Really. With Dr. Bjorn Lomborg.
On December 7, 2018, I spoke with Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, author and President of Copenhagen Consensus Center, a singularly innovative and influential US-based think tank. Dr. Lomborg and his team have done the hard conceptual and empirical work necessary to turn good intentions for global improvement into implementable and economically efficient strategies. That's really saying something. They have, among other things, analyzed the UN Millenial goals (169 of them, which is far too many), prioritizing and rank-ordering them in terms of practical implementability and costs and benefits. Those who claim to truly care about the world's dispossessed could do far worse than to study Dr. Lomborg's work. Relevant links re Lomborg: One-page overview of rank-ordered developmental goals: https://bit.ly/2QEVQjz A collection of articles outlining the most appropriate targets for education, health, gender, infrastructure, etc. https://bit.ly/2SxAcec Where should we focus: Lomborg's commentary in Times of India: https://bit.ly/2B02eYL The top 19 targets for world development: https://bit.ly/2zP52bs TED talks: On prioritization: https://bit.ly/2r9Ce8Q On the cost of global problems: https://bit.ly/2EhuRF3 (also a book: https://bit.ly/2BxHnjc Specific Book Links (amazon.com): The Skeptical Environmentalist (2001): https://amzn.to/2Qkkir1 Cool It (2007): https://amzn.to/2ElEWAS (film at Film: https://amzn.to/2RIP6P1) How to Spend 75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place (2014): https://amzn.to/2QpztiU The Nobel Laureates Guide to the Smartest Targets for the World (2015): https://amzn.to/2Utk2V6 Prioritizing Development: A Cost Benefit Analysis of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (2018): https://amzn.to/2rpJ5ee Make yourself smart and informed on climate and other issues of sustainability and development: 27 climate economists and 3 Nobel Laureates examine where a dollar can do the climate the most good: https://bit.ly/2BWSe4j The Paris Accord: Minimal outcome, $1.2 trillion cost (https://bit.ly/2zfYweU): explained in a short video: https://bit.ly/2L43DST How to make government smarter (with the specific example of recent developments in Bangladesh): https://bit.ly/2zJzSCc Additional relevant links: Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/ Books: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life/ Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning/ Blog: https://jordanbpeterson.com/blog/ Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/jordan-b-peterson-podcast/ Reading List: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/great-books/ 12 Rules for Life Tour: Dates, Cities and Venues: https://jordanbpeterson.com/events/ Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/ Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordan.b.peterson/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drjordanpeterson Support this channel: https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/donate
Views: 223401 Jordan B Peterson
Askwith Forums: Education, Democracy, and Human Rights
***Note the early start time.*** Panelists: Roger Brooks, president and CEO, Facing History and Ourselves Maureen Costello, Teaching Tolerance director, Southern Poverty Law Center Melissa Garlick, civil rights national counsel, Anti-Defamation League Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business Administration, HBS; chair and director, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Meira Levinson, professor of education, HGSE Moderator and panelist: Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education and director, International Education Policy Program and Global Education Innovation Initiative, HGSE; co-chair, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative In the past weeks in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, our nation has seen a wave of student activism on the rise, with teenagers at the forefront of advocating for gun control and safer schools. Engaged and civically minded youth do not just spring up out of nowhere – they need to be cultivated. A recent Slate article described the students at the forefront of this wave of student activism as being the "beneficiaries of the kind of 1950s-style public education that has all but vanished in America." When we think about how schools today are preparing the next generations of citizens to engage with human rights, civic action, and working for change in our democracy, a number of questions arise: To what extent are schools in the United States preparing students for active democratic engagement and to advance human rights? Given the documented increase in overt expressions of hatred and intolerance in American society, what role should schools play in responding and combating those narratives? How are civic education and civil rights organizations assisting educators as they prepare their students to stand for human rights, and what challenges do they face? This forum is held in conjunction with the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative. ____________________________________________________ Please note that seating at Askwith Forums is on a first come, first seated basis. Connect with Us Become a fan of the Ed School on Facebook Tweeting at an Askwith Forum? Use the #Askwith
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FRONTLINE | The Choice 2008 (full episode) | PBS
Watch the full-length program at http://video.pbs.org/video/994584710 http://www.pbs.org/frontline/choice2008/ Buy the DVD: http://www.shoppbs.org/entry.point?entry=3281899&source=PBSCS_YOUTUBE_FRL62701_THECHOICE08:N:DGR:N:N:209:QPBS FRONTLINE's critically acclaimed series "The Choice" returns this election season to examine the rich personal and political biographies of John McCain and Barack Obama in "The Choice 2008." The film draws on in-depth interviews with the advisers, friends and those closest to the candidates, as well as with seasoned observers of American politics, who together tell the definitive story of these men and their ascent to their party's nominations. Watch "The Choice 2008" throughout the election season: •Check local listings for national television rebroadcasts on local PBS stations Sun, Oct 26 and Mon, Nov 3. •Watch on Elections '08 On Demand digital cable VOD channel. Check with your local cable provider for details. •Beginning Oct 15, watch online at http://www.pbs.org/frontline.
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"Future of Food: Dictatorship or Democracy?" by Vandana Shiva
October 30, 2014 | Dr. Vandana Shiva discusses how the future of the planet is intimately linked to the future of food, both because everyone must eat and because industrial agriculture has the largest impact on ecosystems and our health. Trained in physics and philosophy, Dr. Vandana Shiva is renowned for her activism against GMOs, globalization, and patents on seeds and traditional foods. She co-founded Navdanya, which promotes seed saving and organic farming and has more than 70,000 farmer-members. She is the recipient of the 1993 Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award) and has authored several bestselling books.
Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital
In their book, Chocolate City, professors Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove tell the tumultuous, four-century story of race and democracy in our nation's capital. Washington has often served as a national battleground for contentious issues, including slavery, segregation, civil rights, and the drug war. But, the city is also rich in history of local activism as the citizens struggle to make their voices heard in an undemocratic city where residents lack full political rights. A book signing follows the program.
Views: 1567 US National Archives
Globalism, Individualism, and Technology: Apocalyptic Times for Tax Systems
23rd Annual David R. Tillinghast Lecture on International Taxation Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Greenberg Lounge Edward Troup presented the annual Tillinghast lecture on behalf of NYU Law's International Tax program. Troup is the former Executive Chair of Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs in the United Kingdom, after a career in tax in both the private and public sectors.
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Joseph Stiglitz '64: "Globalism and Its Discontents: Point/Counterpoint with Ilan Stavans"
The "Globalism and Its Discontents: Point/Counterpoint" conversation series features Amherst College professor, and host of NEPR's In Contrast, Ilan Stavans and a guest engaging in thoughtful discussion and attempting to bridge the ideological divide growing in our nation. The rise of populism worldwide today, personified by Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, is a fierce reaction to globalism policies of the past few decades. Anti-immigration movements in Europe and the United States; assaults on free speech; racial profiling; polarized politics; intolerance for gender, economic and linguistic diversity; the building of walls and the renegotiation of international trade treaties; the tension between rural and urban communities; and the questioning of the basic tenets of pluralism are some of the symptoms. Democracy itself might be at peril. Joseph E. Stiglitz is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is also the co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former member and chairman of the (U.S. president's) Council of Economic Advisers. In 2000, Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University. He has been a member of the Columbia faculty since 2001 and received that university's highest academic rank (university professor) in 2003. In 2011 Stiglitz was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Known for his pioneering work on asymmetric information, Stiglitz focuses on income distribution, risk, corporate governance, public policy, macroeconomics and globalization. He is the author of numerous books, several of them best-sellers. His most recent titles are Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited, The Euro, Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy and The Great Divide.
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