Economic Update – April 27, 2018

Economic Update

Economics Professor Richard D. Wolff and guests discuss the current state of the economy, locally and globally. The program explores alternative ways to organize, markets, and government policies.

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Updates on teachers’ strikes, capitalism abuses Facebook, colleges reward privilege and reproduce it, Shell Oil knew about fossil fuels and global warming for last 50 years, UK housing size shrinks, Sinclair Broadcasting traps employees, US anti-depressant epidemic. Interview Rob Robinson: continuing discussion of water as human right vs for profit: how people fight and win.


Economic Update

Distorting Economic Truths

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Updates on labor strikes at Disney, home sales and prices drop sharply, Nestle profits by privatizing water, hurting the post office profits UPS and FedEx, Larry Summers wrong on taxing soda, more costs of the VW emissions scandal, the economic costs of sexual harassment. Interview with Julianna Forlano, journalist and comedian on ‘being funny in … Continued


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Winds of System Change

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Updates on big French strikes protect workers’ gains; rising sub-prime loans, students pay more as states do less for public tuition costs; West Virginia teachers strikes inspire same in Oklahoma, Arizona and Kentucky; US poverty worse than other nations, Prof. Perotin finds worker coops superior to capitalist enterprises; and high tariffs on imported trucks created … Continued


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Resistance Economics

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Updates on NRA economics, anti-Chinese tariffs, BMW emissions cheating, Brexit’s lesson, IBM dumps older workers, Tennessee teachers fight and win, CBO reports US income inequality deepening even counting welfare etc. Interview Prof. Ian Seda-Irizarry on “heterodox” economics at City University of New York. Hosted by Economics Professor Richard D. Wolff.


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System Broken

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Updates on doctors prescribing fentanyl for pay, why deficits are not the issue, how tobacco companies dont solve the cigarette problem, big corps battle over net neutrality, German city denies food to non-German hungry, Trump vs Stormy Daniels, pay discrimination against women. Interview with Ken Byrne on the successful Conway School transition to one run … Continued


Economic Update

Economic Update – March 16, 2018

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Economics Professor Richard D. Wolff and guests discuss the current state of the economy, locally and globally. The program explores alternative ways to organize, markets, and government policies.


Economic Update

Winds of Economic Change

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West Virginia teachers strike, Trump tariffs, Germany makes public transport free, UK living standards crash 2005-2015, US rich schools get richer, debtors prisons return in US. Interview Dr Harriet Fraad on breakdown of traditional family, causes and consequences.


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A System Rigged Against US

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Updates on how Democrats helped destroy their party by backing campaigns against labor and the left after 1945, jobs created under Obama/Trump, lobbying in Trump’s swamp, deregulation and risky bank lending, worker coops to reduce inequality. Interview with attorney Leonard C. Goodman on how the legal system supports a rigged system.


Economic Update

Karl Marx (1818-1883)

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Updates on global capitalism’s extreme inequality (Oxfam report), Victoria’s Secret’s billionaire owner, why immigration is a weapon of political distraction,” how GOP tax cut helps the┬árich more than others, MSU sex abuse scandal reflects “running schools like a business.” Major discussion: Marx’s life, goals of his writings, and their lasting relevance.  


Economic Update

Economic Update – February 16, 2018

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Updates on capitalist fishing industry self-destructs, how malls mirror US capitalism, blaming government self -destructs in Oklahoma, renationalizing in UK, Mulvaney says interest rate spikes coming (how tax cuts hurt us). Interview with lifelong unionist Charles Fabian on decline and potential of US labor movement. With Host Richard D. Wolff.


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