Unpacked: China’s perspective on the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

My name is Qi Ye and I’m a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. I’m director of Brookings Tsinghua Center for Public Policy in Beijing. This withdrawal from the Paris agreement is not a gift to anyone and it is not a gift to China, to Europe, or to India and it is a problem. […]

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Trump to withdraw US from Paris Agreement Report

Trump to withdraw US from Paris Agreement Report by Melissa Quinn President Trump said Wednesday he would decide as early as this week whether to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change over the next few days, following reports that Trump has already decided to leave the controversial agreement. “I will be announcing my […]

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Goldman Sachs CEO: Government Gives You Too Much! (But Our Bailout Was Cool)

isn’t aunty anna of lloyd blank fine who courses the uh… c_e_o_ and chairman of goldman sachs you remember goldman sachs they’re the ones who just coincidently because all of their bodies were in the government uh… when the uh… banks crashed came out doing quite well for themselves uh… here’s our audio of him […]

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Portugal Economy Sinks, State Clings to Bailout’s Austerity Terms

JESSICA DESVARIEUX: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore. On Sunday, Portugal’s president said he would not be calling for early elections. That means that he will be sticking to the E.U.-IMF $100 billion bailout. This translates into lowering the country’s borrowing rate, and it provides relief for international creditors. But […]

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Footnote † from “The Debt Ceiling Explained”

Of course, the President doesn’t personally borrow money. Really, the Department of the Treasury, that he oversees, issues debt on behalf of the US government, and fully explaining the process by which the government issues debt in the same department that both prints new cash and collects taxes quickly leads to questions about money’s existential […]

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