Economic Update

Richard D. Wolff, a weekly TV and radio show and podcast

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episode 177: Economic Update - Political Strategy for Transition


Today's program discusses a political strategy for transition beyond capitalism to an economy based on democratic worker-cooperatives. The first half explores the history of how transition was achieved from feudalism to capitalism. The second half draws ...


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episode 176: Economic Update - U.S.' Profit-driven Medicine


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...


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episode 175: Economic Update - The Human Agenda


 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...


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episode 174: Economic Update - The Capitalist Corporation


 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 "entr...


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episode 173: Economic Update - Making Critical Arguments


Updates on US housing crisis as systemic failure (the homeless LA opera singer), Greta Thunberg's critics exposed, Europeans gain from US-China trade war, Sackler family "donations" to museums, universities, capitalists take over Sports Illustrated. Inte...


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 2019-10-18  28m
 
 

episode 172: Economic Update - Worker Co-ops, Socialism's Future


"First half focuses on how, why socialism has changed from what it meant in the 19th and 20th centuries (public enterprises + state planning vs capitalism's private enterprises + markets). Second half explores why 21st century socialism aims to democrati...


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 2019-10-11  28m
 
 

episode 171: Economic Update - A Growing US Left


Updates on California events (LA Times labor union, 80,000 Kaiser workers to strike, new state public banking law), gross inefficiency of private car industry, anti-left politics in US labor history, wide global use of wealth taxes vs "conservative" clai...


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 2019-10-04  28m
 
 

episode 170: Economic Update - Capitalism and Mental Health


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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 2019-09-27  28m
 
 

episode 169: Economic Update - US Economy and the Market


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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 2019-09-23  28m
 
 

episode 168: Economic Update - Capitalism in Denial


 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 pr...


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 2019-09-13  28m