This week's episode discusses the decline of cities and private cities; the freelancers' economy; legalization of sports betting; how Fiat, Chrysler and Porsche are added to emissions cheating scandal; the new federal jobs guarantee; and how Catholic University attacks tenure. Also included is an interview with Chris Hedges on the unsustainable US system.
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On May 14, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin smiled for pictures in front of the new US embassy in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "Big day for Israel," Donald Trump tweeted. "Congratulations!"
Noam Chomsky. (Photo: Andrew Rusk)
A US Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle carrying a Hellfire missile lands at a secret air base after flying a mission in the Persian Gulf region on January 7, 2016. (Photo: John Moore / Getty Images)
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The National Football League has announced it will fine teams if players refuse to stand for the national anthem before games. But under the new rules adopted by the league's 32 owners, players will be allowed to stay in the locker room during the anthem. Over the past two seasons, dozens of players have knelt during the anthem to protest police shootings of unarmed black men. The on-field protests began in August 2016 when quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the anthem to protest racism and police brutality.