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Nov 3, 2017

11/03/2017: Greece’s Yanis Varoufakis on the Greek tragedy of the debt crisis

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(U.S. Edition) The House GOP has finally released its plan for a new tax code, which we'll be trying to decode in the coming days. The first item on our agenda: looking at what Republicans want to do with mortgage…

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Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis explains how the debt crisis was a Greek tragedy

Nov 3, 2017
"When you treat one European people as expendable and as collateral damage in a kind of war, a dirty war...you're condemning Europe to constant fragmentation and disintegration at the economic, financial and moral level."
Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis speaks at the official launch of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025.
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For homeowners, Republican tax proposals could change the equation around mortgages, property taxes

Nov 3, 2017
The Republican tax plan includes changes to mortgage interest deductions that would have the biggest impact on regions with high housing costs.
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(U.S. Edition) The House GOP has finally released its plan for a new tax code, which we’ll be trying to decode in the coming days. The first item on our agenda: looking at what Republicans want to do with mortgage interest. The proposed bill would limit the deduction on that to the first $500,000. Afterwards, we’ll discuss how Republicans want to treat “pass throughs,” where your company’s profits are taxed as your income. And then to cap off today’s show, we’ll chat with Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis about the eurozone and his issue with Greek people being viewed as a separate group from Europeans.

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