Economic Update

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

https://economicupdate.podbean.com

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episode 219: Economic Update - "Growing Left Public Voices"


 On the first half of this week's episode, Prof. Wolff discusses the following: graduate student strike at University of Michigan, Johnson & Johnson charged in opioid deaths, the richest Americans gain $845 billion from March-September 2020, New Jersey r...


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episode 218: Economic Update - How We Get Beyond Capitalism


 On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the 'Social Progress Index" and US capitalism's decline; how most young Americans, 18-29, now live with their parents; Argentina's debts are cut in half; and lastly, why most of the US economy is now ...


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episode 217: Economic Update - Professional Athletes Lead The Wa


On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on why the FED monetary policy dominates the US; fatal flaws of eviction moratorium; luxury, fashion centers shift to China despite US anti-China policies; and the unnecessary crisis of US restaurants. On...


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episode 216: Economic Update - US Labor Crisis Deepens


On this week's all new Economic Update, Prof. Wolff discusses the Federal Reserve's pro-inflation policy's causes and effects, professional athletes and "dual power," more state-monopoly capitalism in the US, and Denmark vs US on Covid-19 battle. On the ...


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episode 215: Economic Update - The Declining Empire with Chris Hedges


 On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff discusses the following: Denmark's new taxes on banks and rich people to help workers doing dangerous jobs; West Virginia AG sues Walmart and CVS for complicity in opioid scandal; and US State Department urges...


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 2020-08-28  28m
 
 

episode 214: Economic Update - China: Capitalist, Socialist, or What?


On this week's episode, Prof. Wolff talks about the Chinese economy. China is run by a Communist Party but describes itself as socialist, while the employer/employee structure of its enterprises is capitalist. We examine what this means for (a) its place...


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 2020-08-21  28m
 
 

episode 213: Economic Update - Capitalism's Definition is not Innocent


Defenders of capitalism chose a poor definition because that made it much easier to defend capitalism. A much better, clearer definition was and is available. But it exposes capitalism to profound criticisms.    


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 2020-08-15  28m
 
 

episode 212: Economic Update - The FED's Rigged Money Management


On this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses the following: the US is a poor place to raise kids according to a recent Forbes' magazine article, the collapsing restaurant industry, eviction policy (France vs US), Bugatti cars for very rich kids, and Pfizer...


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 2020-08-07  28m
 
 

episode 211: Economic Update - Pandemic Capitalism: A View from Asia


On this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses corruption of public workers' pensions, capitalist contracts displaced by legal fights, Canada's COVID-19 record vs US, retail apocalypse deepens, and Bezos vs 50 homeless people in Pittsfield. On the second hal...


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 2020-08-01  28m
 
 

episode 210: Economic Update - Today's Pandemic as a Crisis of Capitalism


 On this week's episode, Prof. Wolff presents the following updates: company cutting candybar size but keeping the same price, Barcelona punishes landlords with empty apartments, Macy's closing stores while giving $millions bonuses to top executives, IMF...


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 2020-07-24  28m