Economic Update

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

https://economicupdate.podbean.com

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episode 184: Economic Update - Military Spending and Debt


Updates on France's successful mass uprisings (Yellow Vests in 2019; mass union strikes in 2020) that forced gov't to back down on changes that workers opposed; how endless wars impose huge debts; and how US Catholic Church uses bankruptcy law to keep as...


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episode 183: Economic Update - Independent Media


 Updates on sale of coop craft brewery, US medical costs highest in world, and the "overcoming poverty" defense of capitalism's inequality and instability. Interview Laura Flanders on independent media.


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episode 182: Economic Update - "Answering our Critics"


Three major criticisms of Economic Update are considered: (1) that we don't praise capitalism for reducing world poverty, (2) that we don't admit that "socialism has never worked anywhere," and (3) that no inventor of a new product or technique who start...


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episode 181: Economic Update - US Capitalism and the Family: Myth vs Reality


Updates on Job Quality Index and its US decline, the French activism against President Macron's effort to cut pensions, Gartman Letter urges investors to sell stocks in face of Trump's policies deteriorating the economy, Obamas purchase $11.5 million Mar...


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episode 180: Economic Update - Libertarianism, Capitalism and Socialism


 Libertarians defend capitalism by saying its many current flaws/faults flow from the state's economic interventions, not from the system itself. Libertarians oppose socialism as even more state-dominated. We criticize libertarians based on capitalism's ...


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 2019-12-13  28m
 
 

episode 179: Economic Update - Competition and Monopoly in Capitalism


This week’s special topic discusses capitalism's growing problems, such as inequalities, instabilities, and unsustainability. That leads some defenders to argue that the causes of these problems are monopolies displacing competition in many industries. W...


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 2019-12-07  28m
 
 

episode 178: Economic Update - Teaching Economics: A Revolutionary Approach


Updates on Sawant victory in Seattle City Council election, the US obesity problem's costs and causes, critiquing libertarian arguments for capitalism. Interview Dr. Amy S. Cramer, Prof of Economics, Arizona, on her accessible education project "Voices o...


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 2019-11-23  28m
 
 

episode 177: Economic Update - Political Strategy for Transition


Today's program discusses a political strategy for transition beyond capitalism to an economy based on democratic worker-cooperatives. The first half explores the history of how transition was achieved from feudalism to capitalism. The second half draws ...


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 2019-11-15  28m
 
 

episode 176: Economic Update - U.S.' Profit-driven Medicine


Updates on Berlin, Germany's law freezing all rents for 5 years, overindebted corporations threaten world economy, prisoners' slave labor in Los Angeles, French inequality and yellow vests, Bernie's push to put workers on corporate boards. Interview...


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 2019-11-08  28m
 
 

episode 175: Economic Update - The Human Agenda


 Updates on costs of NBA offense to China, worsening global inequality, poverty mocks Nobel prize for 3 economists working on "incremental solutions" to poverty, why Google donated to global warming deniers, and latest crisis in defaults on US auto loans...


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 2019-11-01  28m