Economic Update

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

https://economicupdate.podbean.com

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episode 207: Economic Update - Europe's New Internationalist Left


 On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on "zombie" companies and their rapid growth in the US, The Federal Reserve "stress tests" expose risks, and weaknesses of major US banks. On the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff is joined by Greek e...


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episode 206: Economic Update - The Pandemic's Lesson about Capitalism


Preparing and coping with the Corona pandemic was inadequate: medical supplies were seriously deficient. That was because it was not profitable for firms to produce or stockpile the supplies. Neo-liberal governments were complicit with private profit cap...


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episode 205: Economic Update - Working Class Radicalism


On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on why US record on Covid-19 so much worse than most others'; corp buys Trump; US billionaires got much richer during pandemic and 42 million lost jobs; sharp rise to 66,433 homeless in LA. The second par...


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episode 204: Economic Update - Dark Times, Hard Truths


"Updates on mismanaging Covid-19 and US system's crash; reactions to econ decline; sharing gains of firms profiting from the virus; the mistake of "dominating;" mass joblessness = class war. Interview Jimmy Dore on today's crises and roles of GOP and Dems.


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episode 203: Economic Update - Socialism vs Covid-19: A Very Different Story


US has 5% of world's population but 30% of world's Covid-19 deaths. US capitalism did poorly against the virus. Today's program explores how socialism could and would prepare for and respond to Covid-19 differently. We include both the logic of socialism...


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 2020-06-05  28m
 
 

episode 202: Economic Update - Cornel West on Pandemic Capitalism


 "Updates on how pandemic and capitalism are combining to worsen social divides in the US. Interview with Cornel West on (1) how pandemic + economic crash are affecting US society and (2) the prospects for social change."


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 2020-05-29  28m
 
 

episode 201: Economic Update - An Analysis for Today


An in-depth analysis of fascism as massive government intervention to protect and save a crashing capitalism. We focus on today's examples, historical parallels (in Germany and Italy), and how "strong men" leaders push fascist agendas. We discuss how fas...


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 2020-05-23  28m
 
 

episode 200: Economic Update - 2020 May Day Protests and Demands


A special program: interview with Kali Akuno, leader of Cooperation Jackson in Mississippi. As a leader of national May Day actions, he discusses their size, diversity, motivations and goals (including planned monthly national actions). He analyzes organ...


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 2020-05-15  28m
 
 

episode 199: Economic Update - Unemployment: Cruel, Wasteful, Unnecessary


 On this week's show, Prof. Wolff criticizes unemployment - as a specifically capitalist irrationality - and advocates "re-employment" as a far better policy. Gov't jobs and worker-coop development are key means for re-employment. Very socially necessary...


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 2020-05-09  28m
 
 

episode 198: Economic Update - Honoring May Day, 1886 and 2020


"From May Day 1886 to 2020, workers wage long, hard struggles to reform capitalismFrom the fight for an 8-hour workday to the fight for a safe, Corona-free workplace now. Employers block and delay reforms, and try to undo them once won. They use what cap...


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 2020-05-02  28m