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 136 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 17 hours 39 minutes

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episode 245: Economic Update - "Marxism's Ongoing Relevance"


After clearing away the Cold War debris that blocked discussion of Marxism's insights since 1945, we focus on Marxism's core contribution to (1) thinking about and (2) changing modern capitalist society. That contribution is class structure and class str...


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episode 244: Economic Update - "When Economic Systems Fail"


On this week's episode, Prof. Wolff talks about the structural failure of Biden's American Rescue Plan, Nigerian mass workers' movement, private electricity for the US rich, big vs small business struggles, and why opposition to lockdowns only prolongs C...


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episode 243: Economic Update - "Dems' Self-promotion versus Hard Economic Realities"


On this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses the US coal industry decline, Brazil's Covid disaster, economic surge after Covid, and Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax proposal. On the second half of the show, Wolff interviews investigative journalist Bob Hennel...


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episode 242: Economic Update - 03.20.21


Finally a Tiny Sales Tax on Stocks On this week's show, Wolff talks about the taxing of CEO pay in the US, the immoral and self-defeating vaccine policy, and LeBron James speaking out on social issues. On the second half of the show, Wolff interviews att...


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episode 241: Economic Update - 03.13.21


"People to People: Horizontal Social Change On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the Texas energy catastrophe, the 'Robinhood/Reddit' Wall Street incident, college workers organizing, Hollywood's dependency on China, and how New Zealand u...


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episode 240: Economic Update - Socialism and Puerto Rico


On this week's EU, Prof. Wolff presents updates on worsening US inequality, universities borrowing more, billions earned by hedge funds in 2020, Bezos "charity" giving, Macron and French conservatives' anti-Americanism, and Communists after 1945 vs Proud...


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 2021-03-06  28m
 
 

episode 239: Economic Update - The System Implodes: Amazon, Evictions, Tax Abuses, and Minimum Wages


On this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses Amazon's profits; New York state's eviction crisis and capitalism's reproduction of poverty and inequality; New York's stock transfer tax; raising the minimum wage; and the subsidizing of billionaire's big sport...


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 2021-02-27  28m
 
 

episode 238: Economic Update - Why Capitalism Reproduces Inequality and a Solution


The extreme economic inequalities of both global and US capitalism are not new or exceptional. Capitalism reproduces inequality and repeatedly blocks or reverses redistribution efforts.Inequality stems from capitalist enterprises' internal organization: ...


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 2021-02-22  28m
 
 

episode 237: Economic Update - "The US Political Right in Anger and Mourning"


On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the radical policies of Berlin's city gov't and its Die LInke Party; why raising minimum wage to $15/hour is too little, too late; how bans on evictions and utility shut offs fight Covid-19; and lastly...


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 2021-02-13  28m
 
 

episode 236: Economic Update - "History's Lessons on Capitalism's Failures: Germany and US"


On this week's show, Prof. Wolff evaluates capitalism by how it deals with Covid-19 and talks about Boeing's latest fatal crash. The second half of the show is dedicated to a major discussion of the causes of Hitler in Germany as offering clues to the ri...


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 2021-02-05  28m