Economic Update

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

https://economicupdate.podbean.com

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 28m. Bisher sind 125 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 12 hours 20 minutes

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episode 234: Economic Update - "The Economics Lesson Taught by the Pandemic"


On this week's show, Professor Wolff explains where the government is respected and empowered, nations have effectively contained the Covid-19 pandemic. He gives examples including New Zealand, Taiwan, South Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, and China. Alternately, ...


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episode 233: Economic Update - Noam Chomsky on Prospects and Tasks as 2021 Begins


This week, Professor Wolff gives updates on President-elect Biden's economic advisor "team", how Argentina's women's movement leads the defeat of the government and Roman Catholic Church oppositions to win legalized abortion and now targets other basic s...


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episode 232: Economic Update - Externalities and Capitalism's Inefficiencies


 This program introduces the economic concept of "externalities." Those are the real costs of employers' business decisions that employers do not pay for or take into account: costs "external" to businesses' profit/loss calculations. Examples include cos...


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episode 231: Economic Update - Growing Independent, Progressive Media


This week's show features updates on the continuing lessons from 2020 at the year's end: the economics of US policing and the 'defund' campaign, building a Cold War against China, and lessons from the 2020 election about political monopoly. In the second...


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 2020-12-24  28m
 
 

episode 230: Economic Update - "Lessons From A Crisis Year 2020"


 This week's show features a survey of the major economic events of 2020 that were poorly covered by mainstream media: the twin crises of viral pandemic/capitalist crash; protesting right-wing regimes (France, US, India, Poland); how the US Census Survey...


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 2020-12-18  28m
 
 

episode 229: Economic Update - Working Class Power


On this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses Biden's 'new economic team,' big US banks falling short in key stress tests, India's 250-million-strong general strike, and lastly, huge chunk of US relief funds aimed at small and medium businesses grabbed inst...


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 2020-12-11  28m
 
 

episode 228: Economic Update - Social Movement Gains in LA


 On this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses the immense social waste of US unemployment now, Trump ban on investing in Chinese companies, new global organization for worker co-ops, higher education cuts in UK and US. The second half of the show features ...


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 2020-12-05  28m
 
 

episode 227: Economic Update - "What 'Capitalism's Decline' Means"


 This week's show is dedicated to a discussion of the signs of US capitalism's decline. US history as the passage of US capitalism from its birth, through its state-supported growth and expansion, to its global peaking from 1945 to 2000. Wolff presents t...


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 2020-11-21  28m
 
 

episode 226: Economic Update - US Labor battles Covid-19 and Politics


On the first half of this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses labor's gains in Florida and Maine and losses (the tragic Prop 22 in California), and the refutation of the claim that China's spectacular economic growth is a product of capitalism, not social...


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 2020-11-13  28m
 
 

episode 225: Economic Update - "No Matter Who Wins"


  On this week’s show, Prof. Wolff presents the following short updates: Inspire Brands buys Dunkin Donuts, as big firms grow while medium and small firms die; private US capitalism is now on "life-support" financial dependence on US gov't; and pre-Covid...


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 2020-11-07  28m