Economic Update

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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
 
 

episode 167: Economic Update - Homelessness in the US


Updates on politicians' "blame game" of scapegoating to avoid blaming capitalism, middle class squeezed by prices, limits of workers on corporate boards of directors, lessons from a courageous Puerto Rican people. Interview Rob Robinson, global advocate ...


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 2019-09-06  28m
 
 

episode 166: Economic Update - "Injustice, Race and Class"


Updates on 3 deadly failures of capitalism, DOJ investigation of hi-tech monopolies, worker coops franchised, how income inequality breeds social inequalities. Interview with Bob Hennelly, investigating reporter on Garner, Epstein and Kushner cases.


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 2019-08-24  28m
 
 

episode 165: Economic Update - Working Class History and the 2020 Election


This special program discusses how the history of the US working class shaped US politics. We start with how and why the 1930s Great Depression married the US working class to FDR's Democratic Party (New Deal Coalition). We next show how and why after 19...


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 2019-08-16  28m
 
 

episode 164: Economic Update - Reparations and Forgiving Student Debts


Updates on economics of 2 million home health aides, extreme Uber inequalities, Alaska universities 41% budget cuts, Michigan governor during Flint Water Crisis says his critics are "uncivil," a British district's labor party proposes a worker-coop secto...


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