The Breakdown

The Breakdown: How Can Obama Help Organized Labor?

The Breakdown: How Can Obama Help Organized Labor? The Breakdown: How Can Obama Help Organized Labor?

With no help likely to come from Congress, Dorian Warren and Chris Hayes ask: what can Obama, his National Labor Relations Board appointees and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis do to...

Mar 11, 2011 / Audio / Chris Hayes

The Breakdown: Do Corporations Deserve ‘Personhood’?

The Breakdown: Do Corporations Deserve ‘Personhood’? The Breakdown: Do Corporations Deserve ‘Personhood’?

The Supreme Court recently ruled in FCC v AT&T that corporations cannot claim a right to personal privacy under the Constitution. Will that decision affect past cases that aff...

Mar 4, 2011 / Audio / Chris Hayes

The Breakdown: Why Aren’t Corporations Paying Their Taxes?

The Breakdown: Why Aren’t Corporations Paying Their Taxes? The Breakdown: Why Aren’t Corporations Paying Their Taxes?

With pressure for deficit reduction mounting on both sides of the aisle, will legislators go after uncollected corporate taxes? Christopher Hayes asks David Cay Johnston why this r...

Feb 25, 2011 / Audio / Chris Hayes

The Breakdown: Is the Federal Deficit Actually Bad for Our Economy?

The Breakdown: Is the Federal Deficit Actually Bad for Our Economy? The Breakdown: Is the Federal Deficit Actually Bad for Our Economy?

Would getting rid of the federal deficit be the silver bullet for our ailing economy? Robert Pollin explains why the standard arguments against deficit spending don't tell the whol...

Feb 18, 2011 / Audio / Chris Hayes

The Breakdown: In an Age of Austerity, Can’t the US Cut the Military Budget?

The Breakdown: In an Age of Austerity, Can’t the US Cut the Military Budget? The Breakdown: In an Age of Austerity, Can’t the US Cut the Military Budget?

The US maintains the most expansive and expensive military on the planet. On this week's edition of The Breakdown, D.C. Editor Chris Hayes and Institute for Policy Studies Research...

Feb 11, 2011 / Audio / Chris Hayes

The Breakdown: Why Is Egypt in Revolt?

The Breakdown: Why Is Egypt in Revolt? The Breakdown: Why Is Egypt in Revolt?

Rampant corruption and arbitrary imprisonment, a senseless bureaucracy, a financially destitute majority and police-led torture of civilians—these are among the unbearable conditio...

Feb 2, 2011 / Audio / Chris Hayes

The Breakdown: Why Are We Paid Every Two Weeks?

The Breakdown: Why Are We Paid Every Two Weeks? The Breakdown: Why Are We Paid Every Two Weeks?

Are there any practical reasons for a bi-weekly payroll?

Jan 21, 2011 / Audio / Chris Hayes

The Breakdown: Should the US Return to the Gold Standard?

The Breakdown: Should the US Return to the Gold Standard? The Breakdown: Should the US Return to the Gold Standard?

Congressman Ron Paul is a supporter of it. Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner had a sick obsession with it. What would happen if the United States switched back to the gold standar...

Jan 14, 2011 / Audio / Chris Hayes

The Breakdown: How to Bust the Filibuster

The Breakdown: How to Bust the Filibuster The Breakdown: How to Bust the Filibuster

Could the Senate start getting things done, if only legislators didn't have to face filibuster threats? This week on The Breakdown: the history of the filibuster, and how to get ri...

Jan 7, 2011 / Audio / Chris Hayes

The Breakdown: How Much Will Tax Sweeteners Cost Taxpayers?

The Breakdown: How Much Will Tax Sweeteners Cost Taxpayers? The Breakdown: How Much Will Tax Sweeteners Cost Taxpayers?

In the media frenzy over Obama's recent tax deal, few have mentioned the host of tax extenders and sweeteners that will end up costing the country billions of dollars.

Dec 20, 2010 / Audio / Chris Hayes

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