Economic Update

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

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episode 139: Economic Update - Economics of Conflicted Mothers

Updates on the government shutdown's very important lessons, US teachers oppose a declining capitalism imposing its costs on the people, and firing the big banksters leaves our big bank problems unsolved. Interview with journalist Julianna Forlano on ec...


 2019-02-16  28m

episode 138: Economic Update - Police and Policing in the US

Prof. Wolff presents updates on (1) the US public education crisis (teacher strikes, declining quality, insufficient resources) and how it undermines the US's economic future, (2) the absurdity of the government shutdown over an ineffective wall and a ti...


 2019-02-09  28m

episode 137: Economic Update - Socialism: From Past to Future

On this episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff begins with socialism's history especially in the US: from being widely discussed up to 1945, then repressed in the Cold War, and now vigorously revived since 2008. He then examines socialism's basic econom...


 2019-02-02  28m

episode 136: Economic Update - Yellow Vests and Tax Reform

 Updates on "yellow vests" spread to UK, book Dying for a Paycheck, the bail-in scam, paying for airplane seat assignments, and postal banking. Major discussions of tax reforms needed and deserved and gentrification as a market injustice.     


 2019-01-28  28m

episode 135: Economic Update - "Politicians Faking It"

Updates on Luxembourg making all public transport free, Europe evading US sanctions on Iran, Saudi Arabia sleaze deals with Trump, Deutsche Bank corruption massive, Pompeo's anti-China strategy contradicts Trump "nationalism." Interview with journalist B...


 2019-01-19  28m

episode 134: Economic Update - "Ecosocialism"

Updates on New York City council votes minimum wage for ride-hailing drivers (Uber, Lyft, etc.), Trump store is 85% goods made abroad, charter school teachers strike in Chicago, contradictions in US-China trade war, VW ends gas car production in favor of...


 2019-01-12  28m

episode 133: Economic Update - Capitalism: Slow-motion Implosion?

Canada cuts corp tax cuts in race to bottom, Macron pleases business but outrages French people, Italy's new gov't budget provides for its people, Hillary Clinton joins right in scapegoating immigrants, and how "quantitative easing" policy after 2008 cra...


 2019-01-05  28m

episode 132: Economic Update - Capitalism - Changed by its Contradictions

Updates on poverty in California, childhood obesity in US, economic fallout from (real meaning of) Trump steel tariff. Prof Wolff responds to questions by explaining how US politics has sustained US capitalism and what the politics of change will require...


 2018-12-29  28m

episode 131: Economic Update - "What Elections Hide"

Updates on LA vote on public bank; contradictions of Trump's "nationalism;" big business criticism of tariffs; corporations like 7-Eleven use immigration crisis for profits. Major discussion: the urgent social issues that elections ignore or hide.


 2018-12-22  28m

episode 130: Economic Update - Cooperation Jackson: a closer look

This week’s updates include: massive international study of profit-driven food production, the huge costs of contemporary loneliness, police raid Deutsche Bank, Falling house prices, Belgium follows France in mass street demonstrations, and US economy hu...


 2018-12-14  28m