Economic Update – April 19, 2019

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

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Economic Update: Venezuela

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On this week’s show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on Brexit and Mueller Report, Chicago is new site of labor upsurge, how income shapes education and thus “merit,” why objections to Green New Deal and Medicare for All are mistaken, how a fascistic “punish the poor” mentality rises in US. In the second half of the … Continued


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Employer vs Employee: Capitalism’s Endless Conflict

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Updates on LA strippers strike, Trump fails to end US trade deficit, UN reports on protests against capitalist inequality and gov’t repression of those protests, GM closes Lordstown, Ohio factory with tragic social effects, Trump and FED reduce bank regulation after 10 years of massive bank misdeeds. Interview with journalist Bob Hennelly on underpaid EMTs … Continued


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Beyond Universal Basic Income

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In-depth analysis of UBI shows its advantages over most welfare, safety net systems. An even better alternative would avoid capitalism’s unnecessary production of unemployment because it utilizes technical progress (rising productivity) for profits. The alternative benefits workers’ leisure rather than profits. It is more democratic and avoids splitting people into unemployed vs employed, non-poor vs … Continued


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Economic Update – March 22, 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 – March 15, 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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Renewing Labor’s Movement

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Updates on striking Oakland school teachers, dangers of declining pensions, bank fined for helping clients evade taxes, in tariff war over black olives US vs EU, stagnant real wages in US explain rising inequality. Interview with Larry Williams, Jr., labor union activist and co-founder of UnionBase.org.


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Fighting the System

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Updates on the economics of immigration, France’s yellow vests join union-called general strike, demonstrations against Sackler family’s profiting from oxycontin, and New York City Council considers giving priority to fast-food workers (majority) over employers (minority). Major discussions of: (1) successful strikes by Mexican workers and their collaboration with progressive new Mexican government, and (2) Trump/GOP’s … Continued


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Economic Update – February 22, 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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Economics of Conflicted Mothers

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Updates on the government shutdown’s very important lessons, US teachers oppose a declining capitalism imposing its costs on the people, and firing the big banksters leaves our big bank problems unsolved. Interview with journalist Julianna Forlano on economic costs and effects of a working mom in US capitalism today.


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Police and Policing in the US

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Prof. Wolff presents updates on (1) the US public education crisis (teacher strikes, declining quality, insufficient resources) and how it undermines the US’s economic future, (2) the absurdity of the government shutdown over an ineffective wall and a tiny portion of the government’s budget, and (3) how the schools crisis and the shutdown signal a … Continued


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