Today’s EU: Trump’s State of the Union

Today’s EU:  Trump’s State of the Union

This is today’s economic update from Richard Wolff for Democracy at Work and for our Patreon community. I want to speak very briefly today about one particular assertion by President Trump in the State of the Union message that subsequently got quite a bit of play, but shouldn’t have because it is a classic misrepresentation […]

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Unions are my Family | Bernie Sanders

Unions are my Family | Bernie Sanders

I understand that you have a governor here who is trying to destroy the trade union movement. Well I’ve got some bad news for him. And that is if I’m elected President of the United States we’re going to do everything that we can to rebuild the trade union movement. [applause] Without a strong labor […]

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The Catholic Church – Builder of Civilization, Episode 12: Anti-Catholic Atrocities

The Catholic Church – Builder of Civilization, Episode 12: Anti-Catholic Atrocities

Today we’r e going to observe Western civilization turning against its own builders. We’r e going to look at some of the forgotten episodes of martyrdom in the modern period. So join me for stories of tragedy and her oism today on The Catholic Church: Builder of Civilization. (music) Welcome to The Catholic Church: Builder […]

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What topics will Trump cover in State of the Union?

What topics will Trump cover in State of the Union?

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Is this Las Vegas hospitality workers union the future of American labor?

Is this Las Vegas hospitality workers union the future of American labor?

JUDY WOODRUFF: The heyday of unionization in the American work force is several decades’ old. In fact, unions are still struggling to get more workers to join, while many companies remain opposed. But, in Nevada, there’s a case study of a union that has broken through. And this weekend, several presidential candidates will be participating […]

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How to empower communities

How to empower communities

(light music) – The central, sort of, solution in this book that I want to emphasize is what I call inclusive localism. Now, “localism” is a word for an empowered community. That is, push more decision-making back down to the community, which over the years has migrated up into the state level, into the national […]

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The Catholic Church – Builder of Civilization, Episode 11: Origins of International Law

The Catholic Church – Builder of Civilization, Episode 11: Origins of International Law

We’ve heard a great deal over the years about the terrible demographic tragedy that struck the peoples of the New World in the Age of Discovery, but who were the greatest and most outspoken critics of the abuses of the natives? Catholic theologians. Let’s talk about this issue today on The Catholic Church: Builder of […]

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The Catholic Church – Builder of Civilization, Episode 10: Concept of Rights and Law

The Catholic Church – Builder of Civilization, Episode 10: Concept of Rights and Law

Thomas: So where did we get the idea of individual rights? Do I even need to answer that question by now? Fr om the Catholic Church, believe it or not. We’r e going to talk about that, and a lot more, today on The Catholic Chur ch: Builder of Civilization. (music) Welcome to The Catholic […]

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Richard Wolff on Why Markets Destroy Community

Richard Wolff on Why Markets Destroy Community

Someday, if you have time, go back and read a little Plato and Aristotle. Both of those great fathers of modern Western civilization talked about markets. And both of them didn’t like them. They were critical of markets. Why? They had the same argument: markets destroy community. That was their argument. Markets disrupt and destroy […]

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The Catholic Church – Builder of Civilization, Episode 3: Priests as Scientific Pioneers

The Catholic Church – Builder of Civilization, Episode 3: Priests as Scientific Pioneers

Thomas: Last week we started to overturn that firmly established myth that the Church has been an enemy of science. Today we’r e going to bury that myth once and for all. So join me for The Catholic Church: Builder of Civilization. (music) Thomas: Welcome to The Catholic Church: Builder of Civilization. I’m Dr. Thomas […]

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