While there are real reasons to be concerned about Google’s immense power, this investigation is quite politically motivated, NEP’s Bill Black on The Real News Network. You can view here with a transcript.
William K. Black
September 15, 2019 Kansas City, MO
A craven group of Democrats is furious with Beto O’Rourke for calling for the mandatory sale of assault rifles to the United States. Reuters’ headline says it all: “O’Rourke’s ‘hell yes’ vow to take away rifles worries U.S. lawmakers pushing for gun limits.” Seriously? Democratic lawmakers (who have adopted no meaningful federal law in response to tens of thousands of gun deaths and maiming) are upset because a prominent Democrat proposed a law to get military-style assault rifles out of civilian life. Granted, the Republicans have patented their right to be the party of stupid, but Democrats should not compete by becoming the party of less stupid, but equally cowardly.
While a new poll shows most US citizens believe the political and economic system is rigged against them, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren also echo this sentiment. Some conservatives are now pushing back. But what says the evidence? NEP’s Bill Black appears on The Real News Network and analyzes the situation. You can view here with a transcript.
Greg Weiner has written an article aimed at those he hates – progressive Democrats. He entitled it “The Shallow Cynicism of ‘Everything is Rigged.’” Weiner wrote, in the midst of the most corrupt administration in U.S. history, not to attack President Trump, but instead to attack Senators Warren and Sanders. Their sin? They oppose corruption. Worse, they view corruption as immoral, they ‘walk the walk’ by refusing to take contributions from corporations, and they are proving remarkably skilled at explaining to the public how the corrupt rig specific systems. Democrats are reacting by giving strong support to Warren and Sanders. Weiner argues that some corruption is good and that we need far more of it.
Trump accuses China of currency manipulation because their currency devalued in the wake of his tariffs. However, as NEP’s Bill Black explains, this accusation has no basis in fact. Instead, Trump’s trade war only increases the likelihood of a recession. You can view here with transcript.
Segregation and housing discrimination are affecting Black homeownership today as much as in the days before the 1964 Civil Rights Act. What happened and how can this be reversed? NEP’s Bill Black appears on The Real News Network and discusses this. You can view here with transcript.
Posted onJuly 8, 2019byDevin Smith|Comments Off on Facebook’s Libra Currency Monetizes Identity and Threatens Privacy
NEP’s Bill Black appears on The Real News Network and discusses Feacebook’s new proposed crypto-currency, called “Libra.” Facebook could use this technology to standardize identity and create a world of ultimate surveillance, and then profit from it. You can view here with a transcript.
NEP’s Bill Black appears on The Real News Network and analyzes the new study, “The Plunder of Black Wealth in Chicago,” opening the way for a fruitful conversation about reparations and our future. You can view here with a transcript.
*Edit: 2019/06/25 added missing link for transcript.
Posted onJune 17, 2019byDevin Smith|Comments Off on United Technologies – Raytheon Merger Is the Definition of Crony Capitalism
Trump opposes the merger of these two arms manufacturers, which would create the world’s largest such corporation, but why? NEP’s Bill Black appears on the Real News Network and gives us the interesting answer as well as explores why these mergers are dangerous and on the rise. You can view here with a transcript.
Posted onMay 9, 2019byDevin Smith|Comments Off on Trump and Mnuchin Break the Law By Refusing to Release President’s Tax Records
NEP’s Bill Black appears on The Real News Network and explains how the administration’s stance on Trump’’ taxes is illegal and what the possible consequences could be—or should be. You can view with transcript here.