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Billionaires are hoarding piles of cash

Billionaires are holding mountains of cash, offering the latest sign that the ultra-wealthy are nervous about putting more money into today’s markets. According to the new Billionaire Census from Wealth-X and UBS, the world’s billionaires are holding an average of $600 million in cash each—greater than the gross domestic product of Dominica. That marks a […]

America’s Dwindling Economic Freedom

A combination of factors in the US are putting the American economy at a huge disadvantage.  The following report looks at how freedom affects the economy.  As the US is becoming a police state, with highly regulated financial markets, it can only create additional costs and discourage new investment.  With the possibility of the internet, […]

The Pathology of the Rich – Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself

Paul Jay, Senior Editor, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Baltimore. And welcome to Reality Asserts Itself. A few weeks ago, we did a series of interviews with Chris Hedges, and one of the things we talked about was the weakness of the left, the weakness of the people’s movement, if […]

Economics revolution brewing against neoclassical, orthodox economics

The Soviets had an expression about the paradoxes in the Capitalist West, that they would sell each other nooses to kill themselves.  It appears that due to the transformation of the educational system to a market based system, and less so of an abstract academic, intellectual nature (where students pay and expect to get a […]