Obama’s SOTU: Politics, Poverty, Tax Policy and War Authority

Obama’s SOTU: Politics, Poverty, Tax Policy and War Authority

January 22, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Dr. Michael Shank, adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses President Obama’s State of the Union address. Shank examines Obama’s free community college pledge within the context of US poverty and inequality rates, Obama’s tax policies, and Congressional war authority. Video courtesy of RT.

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No Indictment: Missouri’s Militarization Escalates Ferguson Violence

No Indictment: Missouri’s Militarization Escalates Ferguson Violence

November 26, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Michael Shank, PhD, adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses on WBAI the militarization of Ferguson police and Missouri National Guard. Shank examines how the militarized response escalated the conflict and how the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security are militarizing police […]

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Why UN Development Goals Matter: Beyond 2015

Why UN Development Goals Matter: Beyond 2015

July 10, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Michael Shank, Ph.D., associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses UN nation-state progress on the Millennium Development Goals and transition post-2015 to the Sustainable Development Goals.  Shank highlights the need for […]

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Lessons Learned from the Financial Crisis

Lessons Learned from the Financial Crisis

October 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Dr. Michael Shank, associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses the lessons learned (or not learned) from the 2008 Financial Crisis. Video courtesy of American University’s School of International Service and […]

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Rebuild Infrastructure to Rebuild Middle Class (ASCE: $3.6 trillion)

Rebuild Infrastructure to Rebuild Middle Class (ASCE: $3.6 trillion)

July 31, 2013 at 10:45 am

Michael Shank, Ph.D., Director of Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and Professor at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses on Washington Post TV ways in which the American middle class can be rebuilt through a  American Society of Civil Engineer-led $3.6 trillion […]

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What Wisconsin’s Mass Shooting at Sikh Temple Says About American Violence

August 8, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Michael Shank, vice president at the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the spate of mass shootings in Wisconsin and Colorado, the relationship between poverty, income inequality and violence, the role of health and education in preventing violence, and the tax, trade and labor policies that increase the likelihood of […]

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Newsy Features Shank’s Article on Colorado Shooting and Gun Control

July 21, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Newsy Anchor Jim Flink features article by Michael Shank, vice president at the Institute for Economics and Peace, wherein Shank talks about how to prevent violence by addressing socio-economic factors.  Video courtesy of Newsy.

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Beyond Job Numbers: How to Fix America’s Soaring Poverty and Inequality Rates

June 5, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Michael Shank, vice president for US operations at the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the possibility of a second recession, US monthly job and unemployment numbers, America’s soaring poverty and inequality rates, the need for new tax, labor and trade policies and the need for stricter enforcement of Dodd-Frank, […]

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The Obama-Romney Fight Over Middle Class America

November 29, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Michael Shank, US Vice President at the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the absence of an American middle class and how both parties have pursued 30 years of tax, trade, tech and labor policy that has left America with high rates of inequality and poverty.  Interviewed conducted on November […]

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US Economic Ire and Income Inequality

October 9, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Michael Shank, Senior Policy Advisor for Congressman Mike Honda and PhD Candidate at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses the latest unemployment and jobs numbers. Shank offers advice for policies that would lower joblessness and increase income equality which makes for a healthier society. Video courtesy of CTV, […]

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