Economic Update – January 24, 2020

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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. Click Here to listen to the current episode of Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff.

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Independent Media

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Updates on sale of coop craft brewery, US medical costs highest in world, and the “overcoming poverty” defense of capitalism’s inequality and instability. Interview Laura Flanders on independent media.


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Answering our Critics

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Three major criticisms of Economic Update are considered: (1) that we don’t praise capitalism for reducing world poverty, (2) that we don’t admit that “socialism has never worked anywhere,” and (3) that no inventor of a new product or technique who starts a business will ever accept that employees in such a business are equal … Continued


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US Capitalism and the Family: Myth vs Reality

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Updates on Job Quality Index and its US decline, the French activism against President Macron’s effort to cut pensions, Gartman Letter urges investors to sell stocks in face of Trump’s policies deteriorating the economy, Obamas purchase $11.5 million Martha’s Vineyard mansion, and Kansas City cuts public transport fares to zero. Interview with Dr Harriet Fraad … Continued


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Understanding Marxism

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This special edition of “Economic Update” is devoted to Understanding Marxism, the title of a short new book just published by Democracyatwork. Today’s program, like the book, explains Marxism’s systemic insights into capitalism now. We discuss Marxism’s basic criticisms of capitalism and also its complex relationship to socialism. Finally, we offer a survey of the … Continued


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Economic Update – December 20, 2019

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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. Click Here to listen to the current episode of Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff.


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Economic Update – December 13, 2019

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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. Click Here to listen to the current episode of Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff.


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Economic Update – December 6, 2019

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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. Click Here to listen to the current episode of Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff.


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Fascism: An Analysis for Today

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An in-depth analysis of fascism as massive government intervention to protect and save a crashing capitalism. We focus on today’s examples, historical parallels (in Germany and Italy), and how “strong men” leaders push fascist agendas. We discuss how fascism and socialism differ and how nationalism serves as fascism’s social “disguise.


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Teaching Economics: A Revolutionary Approach

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  Updates on Sawant victory in Seattle City Council election, the US obesity problem’s costs and causes, critiquing libertarian arguments for capitalism. Interview Dr. Amy S. Cramer, Prof of Economics, Arizona, on her accessible education project “Voices on the Economy.


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U.S.’ Profit-driven Medicine

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Updates on Berlin, Germany’s law freezing all rents for 5 years, overindebted corporations threaten world economy, prisoners’ slave labor in Los Angeles, French inequality and yellow vests, Bernie’s push to put workers on corporate boards. Interview with Dr. Michael Magee on US medical-industrial complex.