Economic Update

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

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episode 188: Economic Update - Larger Social Changes to Support Worker Coops

 This program responds to a criticism that D@W focuses too much on the transition from capitalist firms to worker-coop firms with too little attention paid to the larger social changes needed to get beyond capitalism. Discussion focuses on the broader so...


 2020-02-22  28m

episode 187: Economic Update - Socialism and Left Unity in the US

 Updates on Trump's 2019 $ 1 trillion plus deficit, burden of poor countries' debt, Amsterdam forgives young peoples' debts, "strong man" governments' fund-raising strategy, and gross failures of Trump/GOP's 2017 tax cut. Interview Karen Ranucci (Center ...


 2020-02-15  28m

episode 186: Economic Update - Capitalism's Uneven Development

 Introduction to capitalism's systematically uneven economic development. From Marx's original criticism of capitalism for producing and reproducing unevenness to the many historical examples, today's program argues that there are heavy social costs that...


 2020-02-07  28m

episode 185: Economic Update - Exposing Economic Myths

Discussions of (1) "unemployment rate" as inadequate measure of economy's well-being; (2) decline of real value of US minimum wage; (3) multiple failures and flaws of markets, (4) corporations as less economically efficient than worker coops.


 2020-01-31  28m

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...


 2020-01-24  28m

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.


 2020-01-17  28m

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...


 2020-01-11  28m

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...


 2020-01-03  28m

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 ...


 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...


 2019-12-07  28m