Air Date: 11–1-2022
Today, we take a look at the corporate price-gouging and massive profits happening under the cover of widespread inflation, all in the run-up to the midterm elections in which the GOP is running cover for corporations and blaming Democrats for price hikes.
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Despite rising inflation, major U.S. corporations are reporting record profits, as companies pass rising supply-chain costs onto consumers. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores whether concentrated market power is contributing to inflation.
What explains the oil industry's historically massive profits? A price gouging scheme that oil companies freely acknowledge. Jessica Burbank breaks it down.
In the next installment of our American midterms series we visit Rhode Island to see how inflation—at its highest since the early Reagan era—is affecting people’s lives, and their voting intentions.
Rep Katie Porter brings attention to statistics revealing the huge role corporate greed has on inflation. Porter brings attention to wage and utility inflation remaining the same despite corporate profits being significantly much higher historically.
Katie Porter brings the heat with a brilliant breakdown of corporate price gouging concerning big oil companies and inflation. John Iadarola and Jessica Burbank break it down on The Damage Report.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Rep. Jamie Raskin join Chris Hayes to discuss what’s at stake ahead of the midterm elections. “We are really truly facing an environment of fascism in the United States of America."
With U.S. midterm elections less than two weeks away, Democrats hoping to keep control of Congress and make gains in state governments are facing significant political headwinds — even in supposedly safe blue states like New York
Republicans harp on and on about inflation, but what are they actually going to DO about it? Not much, prolly. I holler bout it herein.
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The Democratic congressman for one of the closest races in the country, Mike Levin, joins to discuss what the Inflation Reduction Act actually does for climate
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Ch. 11: Final comments on the quickness with which anger can turn to fascism
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