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.    


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The Human Agenda

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Updates on costs of NBA offense to China, worsening global inequality, poverty mocks Nobel prize for 3 economists working on “incremental solutions” to poverty, why Google donated to global warming deniers, and latest crisis in defaults on US auto loans. Interview Richard Hobbs, Human Agenda Director, San Jose, CA, expert on worker coops.”


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The Capitalist Corporation

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This program examines the structure and functioning of the large capitalist corporation dominating modern economies. We discuss their basic economics and influence on politics. We criticize rationales for corporate profits such as “risks” and “entrepreneurship” and explore parallels between corporate structures and monarchies.


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Economic Update – October 18, 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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Capitalism and Mental Health

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Updates on ICE raid in Mississippi, global comparisons of gun violence, conservatives on Dem’s wealth tax ideas. Interview With Dr Harriet Fraad on how capitalism affects mental health in US.


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US Economy and the Market

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“Analysis of the state of the US economy at summer’s end, 2019: a decidedly mixed picture. Critique of the institution of the market that focuses on its structure, social effects, and particular beneficiaries: a counter to the imaginary ‘free market’.”


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Capitalism in Denial

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  Updates on parallel declines of UK and US capitalisms; denials of their systemic problems worsens them. Longer segments on (1) political economy of immigration, and (2) why the basic problem of Central and South America is 2-3 centuries of capitalism producing and reproducing extreme inequality, staggering poverty, and corrupt government elites. That is the … Continued