Economic Update

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

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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...


 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 ...


 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.


 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...


 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...


 2019-08-10  28m

episode 163: Economic Update - "Win-win for Womens' Soccer"

Updates on Trump as distraction vehicle, Macron's corruption, coffee price collapse drives immigrants to US, why rightists oppose free tuition and student loans, and why Trump/GOP do not stop jobs exodus from US. Interview Dr. Harriet Fraad on implicatio...


 2019-08-02  28m

episode 162: Economic Update - A Socialist Politician Wins

 Depriving non-white students, fast food made worse for profit, Wayfair workers demand power, more scapegoating of immigrants, firms' promises of gain to workers from Trump 2017 tax cut proved false. Interview Lee Carter, elected socialist from 50th Dist...


 2019-07-26  28m

episode 161: Economic Update - Socialism and Worker Coops

20th century socialism is now behind us. Socialists continued to evaluate both its achievements and failures via extensive self-criticism. A changed socialism has emerged, focused on a transition of workplaces from top-down hierarchical capitalist struct...


 2019-07-19  28m

episode 160: Economic Update - "Worker Coops Rising"

Updates on "regulatory capture" in the US vs EU, IMF report on the US economy today finds major negatives, and how Trump's desperation for re-election shapes his aggressive policies toward the Federal Reserve, China and Mexico. Interview with John Duda f...


 2019-07-12  28m

episode 159: Economic Update - Is US Capitalism in Decline

Updates on inequalities in pay for CEOs vs average workers; economics of mega-mergers; billionaires' idea of "charity;" economic consequences of attacking Huawei Corp; Bernie leads on two new bills in Congress to expand and provide loans to employee-owne...


 2019-07-05  28m