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Defining the Unthinkable : Europe After Brexit
Defining the Unthinkable : Europe After Brexit
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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
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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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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
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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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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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The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party
Did you know that the Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, founded the KKK, and fought against every major civil rights act in U.S. history? Watch as Carol Swain, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, shares the inconvenient history of the Democratic Party. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2ylo1Yt Follow Carol Swain on Twitter! https://twitter.com/carolmswain Follow Carol Swain on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/profcarolmswain/ 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: When you think about racial equality and civil rights, which political party comes to mind? The Republicans? Or, the Democrats? Most people would probably say the Democrats. But this answer is incorrect. Since its founding in 1829, the Democratic Party has fought against every major civil rights initiative, and has a long history of discrimination. The Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, opposed Reconstruction, founded the Ku Klux Klan, imposed segregation, perpetrated lynchings, and fought against the civil rights acts of the 1950s and 1960s. In contrast, the Republican Party was founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party. Its mission was to stop the spread of slavery into the new western territories with the aim of abolishing it entirely. This effort, however, was dealt a major blow by the Supreme Court. In the 1857 case Dred Scott v. Sandford, the court ruled that slaves aren’t citizens; they’re property. The seven justices who voted in favor of slavery? All Democrats. The two justices who dissented? Both Republicans. The slavery question was, of course, ultimately resolved by a bloody civil war. The commander-in-chief during that war was the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln – the man who freed the slaves. Six days after the Confederate army surrendered, John Wilkes Booth, a Democrat, assassinated President Lincoln. Lincoln’s vice president, a Democrat named Andrew Johnson, assumed the presidency. But Johnson adamantly opposed Lincoln’s plan to integrate the newly freed slaves into the South’s economic and social order. Johnson and the Democratic Party were unified in their opposition to the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery; the 14th Amendment, which gave blacks citizenship; and the 15th Amendment, which gave blacks the vote. All three passed only because of universal Republican support. During the era of Reconstruction, federal troops stationed in the south helped secure rights for the newly freed slaves. Hundreds of black men were elected to southern state legislatures as Republicans, and 22 black Republicans served in the US Congress by 1900. The Democrats did not elect a black man to Congress until 1935. But after Reconstruction ended, when the federal troops went home, Democrats roared back into power in the South. They quickly reestablished white supremacy across the region with measures like black codes – laws that restricted the ability of blacks to own property and run businesses. And they imposed poll taxes and literacy tests, used to subvert the black citizen’s right to vote. And how was all of this enforced? By terror -- much of it instigated by the Ku Klux Klan, founded by a Democrat, Nathan Bedford Forrest. As historian Eric Foner - himself a Democrat - notes: “In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party.” For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/inconvenient-truth-about-democratic-party
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The Biggest Myths About Socialism
Why are Americans so afraid of socialism? Because its powerful detractors have been lying to the American people about it for decades. Here Francesca runs through the common myths about socialism and what makes them wrong. And here's the article on Venezuela that Francesca suggests you read: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/08/venezuela-chavez-maduro-pink-tide-oil-bureaucracy/
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State of Democracy: Richard Wolff
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Populism and Its Causes
On March 23, Peter A. Hall, Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies at Harvard University; HLS Professor Matthew C. Stephenson and Ruth L. Okediji, Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; discussed populism and its causes, as part of the Human Rights in a Time of Populism conference held at HLS on March 23-24. HLS Professor Gerald L. Neuman moderated.
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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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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.
Dr Shashi Tharoor MP - Britain Does Owe Reparations REACTION
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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
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FARMLANDS (2018) Official Documentary
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Confronting Tech's Titans: Schooling Wall Street on Silicon Valley | Scott Galloway Interview
From accurately predicting the recent price action of Bitcoin to foreseeing Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods, Scott Galloway, NYU Stern Professor and author of "The Four," has proven to be one of Wall Street's most clairvoyant commentators. In this interview with Datatrek's Nicholas Colas, the two discuss which tech titan will topple Apple to become the world's most valuable company, what the future holds for social media and the dangers of cryptocurrencies. The only financial TV that matters. Start a 14-day free trial on Real Vision: https://rvtv.io/2HRqYV7 Filmed April 24, 2018 in New York City.
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HyperNormalisation 2016
HyperNormalisation is a 2016 BBC documentary by British filmmaker Adam Curtis. The film was released on 16 October 2016 The Power of Nightmares https://archive.org/details/ThePowerOfNightmares-AdamCurtis Bitter Lake http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p02gyz6b/adam-curtis-bitter-lake
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Robert Reich: We're Living a Constitutional Crisis
Robert Reich explains how Trump threatens the rule of law and undermines the Constitution. Watch More: The Big Picture ►► https://youtu.be/gSlHVZpNxMM For more videos like these, be sure to subscribe. If you'd like to support our work, you can do so here: www.inequalitymedia.org/donate Follow Robert Reich: Facebook: facebook.com/RBReich Twitter: twitter.com/RBReich Instagram: instagram.com/rbreich/
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PBS NewsHour full episode July 30, 2018
Monday on the NewsHour, the death toll rises as California deals with multiple spreading wildfires. Also: Violence erupts in Nicaragua amid political discontent, Politics Monday on President Trump's threat to shut down the government, Nigerians risk human trafficking in search of a better life, author Min Jin Lee answers readers' questions and appreciating the small things and the big picture. 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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PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 13, 2018
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump signs off on a defense spending plan with a new focus on China and Russia. Also: Former "Apprentice" star and White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman on her new book, Politics Monday on another round of primary elections, sharing food storage techniques with African entrepreneurs, deadly fighting in Afghanistan, and more. 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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Language Access for Voters Summit 2018
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Arizona State University Pastor Center for Politics and Public Service, and Democracy Fund Voice are hosting the third annual Language Access for Voters Summit at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center. As in years past, the event convenes state and local election officials, advocates and stakeholders from language communities to discuss critical issues of language accessibility. Speakers will share experiences and observations on efforts to serve voters with language needs. Panelists representing Asian American, Latino, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and additional language communities from across the country will discuss demographic changes, the Section 203 designation process, federal requirements under the Voting Rights Act, voluntary and proactive language assistance, as well as strategies for cost-effective services. Participants will also highlight how emerging trends in election administration, such as the spread of vote centers and new election technologies, are impacting language access. The summit aims to share information, as well as generate new understanding and appreciation between various stakeholder communities.
Europe's 'unfair' Apple tax ruling sparks US anger
Please watch: " mosharraf karim new funny video clips 2016, bangla funny video, bangla natok 2016" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGZ2K-wstNg -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- There has been widespread criticism in the US of the European Commission's ruling that Apple should pay up to €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes. The US Treasury said that such tax investigations were "unfair" and undermined the tax rules of individual states. Charles Schumer, a senior Democrat senator, called the move a "cheap money grab". The White House said the ruling could cost US taxpayers. White House spokesman Josh Earnest argued that if Apple paid the back taxes, it might offset that amount against tax due in the United States, which would be unfair for American taxpayers. Apple faces €13bn Irish tax bill Apple reaction: Live updates Apple tax ruling 'a serious blow' Rory Cellan-Jones: EU takes on Apple, Ireland and the US 'Illegal state aid' Earlier the European Commission said Ireland had enabled Apple to pay substantially less than other businesses, in effect paying a corporate tax rate of no more than 1%. Ireland and Apple both said they disagreed with the record penalty and would appeal against it. "Member states cannot give tax benefits to selected companies - this is illegal under EU state aid rules," said Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager. The standard rate of Irish corporate tax is 12.5%. The Commissions's investigation concluded that Apple had effectively paid 1% tax on its European profits in 2003 and about 0.005% in 2014. Ms Vestager said that the tax agreement reached between Ireland and Apple 'Grabbing revenue' The US Treasury said: "We believe that retroactive tax assessments by the Commission are unfair, contrary to well-established legal principles, and call into question the tax rules of individual member states." Last week the Treasury warned that the European Commission was in danger of becoming a "supranational tax authority". Charles Schumer, one of the highest-ranking Democratic senators, said: "The EU is unfairly undermining our ability to compete economically in Europe while grabbing tax revenues that should go toward investment here in the United States". 'Profound' effect Apple said the decision would be harmful for jobs. "The European Commission has launched an effort to rewrite Apple's history in Europe, ignore Ireland's tax laws and upend the international tax system in the process," the company said. "The Commission's case is not about how much Apple pays in taxes, it's about which government collects the money. It will have a profound and harmful effect on investment and job creation in Europe. "Apple follows the law and pays all of the taxes we owe wherever we operate. We will appeal and we are confident the decision will be overturned." Jump media playerMedia player helpe Irish government held a similar view, with finance minister Michael Noonan saying: "I disagree profoundly with the Commission." He added: "The decision leaves me with no choice but to seek cabinet approval to appeal. This is necessary to defend the integrity of our tax system; to provide tax certainty to business; and to challenge the encroachment of EU state aid rules into the sovereign member state competence of taxation." However, the record tax bill should not be a problem for Apple, which made a net profit of $53bn in the 2015 financial year. Apple is not the only company that has been targeted for securing favourable tax deals in the European Union. Last year, the commission told the Netherlands to recover as much as €30m (£25.6m) from Starbucks, while Luxembourg was ordered to claw back a similar amount from Fiat. Source:http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37226101
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
The Trump administration clashes over the Russia Probe
The Trump administration confronts Russian election interference as a showdown with special counsel Robert Mueller looms. Panelists also discussed former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s trial for tax and bank fraud.
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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
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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How Alberta's Tax and Budget Policies Undermine Women's Equality - Kathleen Lahey
A presentation at People vs Profiteers: Demanding Justice and Equity, the Parkland Institute's 18th Annual Conference (November 21-23, 2014). http://parklandinstitute.ca/ http://parklandinstitute.ca/fallconference2014 How Alberta's Tax and Budget Policies Undermine Women's Equality - Yes, there are other alternatives! Since 2000, the combination of Alberta’s flat-rated personal and corporate income tax systems, lack of broad-based consumption taxes, growing reliance on nonrenewable energy resource development for government revenues, and adoption of neoliberal economic thinking has rapidly undermined women’s economic, social, and political status in the province. By 2005, Statistics Canada had documented regression from the goal of sex equality described as ‘worse than in the 1950s’ on some counts, and Alberta’s unwillingness to change its fiscal course portends further regression and rising inequalities well into the future. This lecture outlines the key factors leading to this situation, and outlines key steps that need to be taken to bring Alberta women – and fiscal fairness overall – back into alignment with democratic principles and Alberta’s unique advantages. Recommendations on how changes in personal and corporate income tax rates and credits, expanded sources of tax revenue, and new ways of thinking about human development as well as about economic development will be outlined, including the case for building public programs around women’s and families’ needs, empowering Aboriginal and low-income people, and taking advantage of women’s own dreams and hopes for their futures. Kathleen A. Lahey, Professor and Queen’s National Scholar, Faculty of Law, Cross-appointed Dept. of Gender Studies and Graduate Program in Cultural Studies, Queen’s University; specializing in all aspects of tax law and policy, comparative fiscal studies, equality law, and queer law; recently published ‘Taking Back the Budget: Feminist Institutional, Gender-Based, and Gender Budget Analysis’ (Iananna, 2014) Conference Video sponsored by: Health Sciences Association of Alberta http://www.hsaa.ca/ Conference Video produced by: KTNEXUS http://ktnexus.ca/
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The 700 Club - August 1, 2018
A dead-end job comes to the end of the road when a prayer on TV opens new doors. Plus, find out what’s eating your gut bacteria and how to build a better gut.
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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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We have spotted your cunning plan! - UKIP MEP David Coburn
http://www.ukipmeps.org | http://www.ukip.org • European Parliament, Strasbourg, 12 December 2016 • David COBURN MEP, UK Independence Party (Scotland), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group - @DavidCoburnUkip • Debate: North-East Atlantic: deep-sea stocks and fishing in international waters - Recommendation for second reading: Isabelle Thomas (A8-0369/2016) Recommendation for second reading on the Council position at first reading in view of the adoption of a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing specific conditions for fishing for deep-sea stocks in the North-East Atlantic and provisions for fishing in international waters of the North-East Atlantic and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 2347/2002 [11625/1/2016 - C8-0427/2016 - 2012/0179(COD)] Committee on Fisheries .................... • 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
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Origins of the Radical Right & the Crisis of Our Democracy
CAMPUS CONVERSATION The Origins of the Radical Right and the Crisis of Our Democracy Featuring Nancy MacLean, William Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy, Duke University, and Author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Noon–1:30 p.m. Cardinal Room, Student Center East
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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 26, 2017
On this edition for Saturday, May 26, Maine will be the first state in the country to use a ranked-choice voting system during its primary election next month. Later, author Alex Vitale makes a case in his new book for alternative methods to policing. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Views: 25418 PBS NewsHour
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: 67858 Critical Productions
Mark Blyth ─ Global Trumpism
Skip ahead to main speaker at 2:17 Watson Institute Student Seminar Series - American Democracy: The Dangers and Opportunities of Right Here and Right Now Designed especially with Brown undergraduates in mind, but welcoming all members of the University and wider community, this seminar series meets in the weeks both before and after Election Day to analyze what's truly at stake in this election. In the context of American history, contemporary global politics, and current issues in U.S. social, political, and economic affairs, guest speakers will set before the seminar participants the essential issues and then facilitate probing discussions. The seminar's goal is bear witness to a historic election, illuminating the "dangers and opportunities of right here and right now." Mark Blyth is the Eastman Professor of Political Economy and a Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs.
The Second Presidential Debate: Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump (Full Debate) | NBC News
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump square off on Oct. 9, Sunday, 9 p.m. EST at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri in the second presidential debate of the 2016 election. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and our original series Debunker, Flashback, Nerdwatch, and Show Me. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Google+: http://nbcnews.to/PlusNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC Follow NBC News on Pinterest: http://nbcnews.to/PinNBC The Second Presidential Debate: Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump (Full Debate) | NBC News
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Republicans Have Trifecta Control of 25 States & Need 6 More to Call for a Constitutional Convention
https://democracynow.org - Historian Nancy MacLean says much of the radical right’s agenda is being pursued at the state level. Republicans already have "trifecta control" in 25 states—control of the governor’s seat and both chambers of their legislative bodies—compared to six states for Democrats. "The ultimate Big Bang of this project is that they want to change our Constitution," Maclean says. "They are actually building towards a constitutional convention. So they have 28 states that have called for this constitutional convention. They need six more." 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: https://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: https://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: https://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
Views: 17498 Democracy Now!
Demagogue: The Fight to Save Democracy - Michael Signer
http://www.progressivebookclub.com/pbc2/viewBook.pbc?id=1242 Demagogue: The Fight to Save Democracy from Its Worst Enemies Distinguished Speaker: Congressman Tom Perriello (D-VA) Featured Panelists: Peter Beinart, Editor-at-Large, The New Republic, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations Rachel Kleinfeld, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Truman National Security Project Michael Signer, formerly Senior Policy Advisor, Center for American Progress Action Fund; Author, Demagogue: The Fight to Save Democracy from Its Worst Enemies Discussion Moderated by: Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, the Center for American Progress Action Fund; Author, The Prosperity Agenda A provocative dicussion about the future of democracy in the post-Bush years. Michael Signer's debut book, Demagogue illuminates how humanity's urge for liberty can triumph over the dark forces that threaten our freedom. The demagogue is a dangerous byproduct of democracy, an authoritarian leader who owes his initial rise to the democratic support of the masses and who will go to almost any extreme to expand his power. This book describes not only these fascinating, often violent usurpers of freedom, from Cleon of Athens to Huey Long to Adolf Hitler, but also the heroes who have resisted them, from Aristophanes to Thomas Jefferson to Hannah Arendt. Demagogue also unravels the mystery of how 21st century leaders have made such profound mistakes in Iraq and elsewhere, unleashing democracy's ancient enemy rather than securing a new democratic world. Signer presents a bold new theory of democracy and American power, "exemplarism," revealing a host of new, innovative measures that can undermine demagogues, strengthen democracy, and create a freer world. In the end, Signer presciently reveals how America's historic victory over the demagogue at home can help a new generation of leaders rescue democracy across the world. Praise for Demagogue: "Michael Signer has written a strikingly original book. Demagogue tells the story of democracy by analyzing ...
Views: 1122 seeprogress
Capital in the Twenty-First Century
The French economist Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics) discussed his new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century at the Graduate Center. In this landmark work, Piketty argues that the main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth—threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values. He calls for political action and policy intervention. Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University), Paul Krugman (Princeton University), and Steven Durlauf (University of Wisconsin--Madison) participated in a panel moderated by LIS Senior Scholar Branko Milanovic. The event was introduced by LIS Director Janet Gornick, professor of political science and sociology at the Graduate Center. Cosponsored by the Luxembourg Income Study Center and the Advanced Research Collaborative.
ch 21) Carter-Ragan-Bush: The Bipartisan Consensus.
chapter 21: A People's History (Of The United States) Howard Zinn. ~ Chapter 21, "Carter-Reagan-Bush: The Bipartisan Consensus", covers the Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush administrations and their effects on both the American people and foreign countries. Zinn argues that the Democratic and Republican parties keep the government essentially the same, maintaining policies favorable for corporations and militant foreign policy whichever party was in power. Zinn uses similarities between the three administrations' methods to argue for this. Other topics covered include the Fairness Doctrine, the Indonesian invasion of East Timor, Noam Chomsky, global warming, Roy Benavidez, the Trident submarine, the Star Wars program, the Sandinista National Liberation Front, the Iran-Contra Affair, the War Powers Act, U.S. invasion of Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War, the Invasion of Grenada, Óscar Romero, the El Mozote massacre, the 1986 Bombing of Libya, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States invasion of Panama, and the Gulf War.
Views: 2983 andi burridge
Charles Taylor, "Democratic Degeneration: Three Easy Paths to Regression": March 26, 2018
Charles Taylor (Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at McGill University) is the author of many influential books, including Sources of the Self, A Secular Age, and, most recently, The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity. Professor Taylor has been honored with numerous awards, including the Templeton Prize (2007), the Kyoto Prize for Thought and Ethics (2008), the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity (2015), and the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture (2016).
Views: 956 Neubauer Collegium
Will There Be a Progressive/Centrist Split in the Democratic Party?
--Caller wonders if progressives and centrists will divide the Democratic Party --On the Bonus Show: Pizza vending machines in Florida gas stations, Droids at the Tokyo tech fair, phrases to avoid on college campuses and more... Support TDPS by clicking (bookmark it too!) this link before shopping on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=thedavpaksho-20 Website: https://www.davidpakman.com Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership David's Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/david.pakman Discuss This on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/thedavidpakmanshow/ Support Our Sponsors: http://www.influencerbridge.com/davidpakman Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/davidpakmanshow TDPS Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/davidpakmanshow David's Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dpakman TDPS Gear: http://www.davidpakman.com/gear 24/7 Voicemail Line: (219)-2DAVIDP Subscribe to The David Pakman Show for more: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=midweekpolitics Timely news is important! We upload new clips every day, 6-8 stories! Make sure to subscribe! Broadcast on October 7, 2016 --Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj --Donate via Ethereum: 0xe3E6b538E1CD21D48Ff1Ddf2D744ea8B95Ba1930 --Donate via Litecoin: LhNVT9j5gQj8U1AbwLzwfoc5okDoiFn4Mt --Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj --Donate via Ethereum: 0xe3E6b538E1CD21D48Ff1Ddf2D744ea8B95Ba1930 --Donate via Litecoin: LhNVT9j5gQj8U1AbwLzwfoc5okDoiFn4Mt
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PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 2, 2018
Thursday on the NewsHour, the Trump administration rolls back Obama-era fuel standards. Also: Deadly unrest in Zimbabwe after the election, federal officials promise to secure the 2018 election, the impact of the Trump administration's tariffs, protesters stop rush-hour traffic in Chicago, and a Brief but Spectacular take on what influences an artist. 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: 48439 PBS NewsHour
HyperNormalisation by Adam Curtis HD Full [2016] [Subs]
HyperNormalisation is Adam Curtis' latest documentary film for the BBC released on Oct. 16, 2016. In the film Curtis argues that since the 1970s, governments, financiers, and technological utopians have given up on the complex "real world" and instead built a simple "fake world" that is run by corporations and kept stable by politicians. From the conflict in Syria and Libya to the path to Trump, Curtis weaves a stark picture of the terrible problems facing the modern world, and the seeming powerlessness of our leaders to be able to fix them. I know this has been uploaded before but I was annoyed there were no HD copies, and many butchered versions, so this is a clean 720P copy. English subtitles are provided where needed. This is probably the most important documentary of 2016 so it really deserves a quality source. It's now very suitable for watching on a big screen TV. Enjoy this delicious Red Pill and share it with others friends! Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic. HyperNormalisation is © 2016 the BBC. For the original release (not usable outside the UK) please see their official page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p04b183c/adam-curtis-hypernormalisation ----- DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE? ----- SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/L33TGUY WEB: https://anons.ca TWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/l33tguy ╔═╦╗╔╦╗╔═╦═╦╦╦╦╗╔═╗ ║╚╣║║║╚╣╚╣╔╣╔╣║╚╣═╣ ╠╗║╚╝║║╠╗║╚╣║║║║║═╣ ╚═╩══╩═╩═╩═╩╝╚╩═╩═╝
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Stephen Harper, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada, discussed his unconventional path into politics, the current global political climate, and how he operated as the Prime Minister during his View From The Top session. “I’m a strong believer in incrementalism in policy. I'm someone who wants to gather data and see what the experience is before moving onto the next step.”
American Identity in the Age of Trump with George Packer
(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) 0:30 - About the Jefferson Lecture 1:57 - Introduction - Dylan Penningroth 5:55 - Main Presentation - George Packer 57:11 - Audience Questions The Trump Presidency is a symptom of the fracturing in American society that goes deeper than economics and politics to the meaning of being an American. George Packer, Staff Writer for the New Yorker, argues that none of the currently available narratives of national identity point a way out of our failure and asks if there is another way to think of ourselves as Americans. George Packer is a contributor for numerous journals and magazines, including The New York Times magazine, Dissent, Mother Jones, and Harper’s. Series: "UC Berkeley Graduate Lectures" [1/2018] [Show ID: 33000]
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: 1776 The Film Archives
The National for Thursday August 2, 2018 — Paramedics Charged, Tariffs, Sears Canada
Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice Your Opinion & Connect With Us Online: The National Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenational The National Updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBCTheNational »»» »»» »»» »»» »»» The National is CBC Television's flagship news program. Airing six days a week, the show delivers news, feature documentaries and analysis from some of Canada's leading journalists.
Views: 13801 CBC News: The National
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: 922 Aakasha Essa
2018-08-14 Question Period
Question Period: August 14, 2018
Views: 2199 OntarioLegislature