Economic Update: Economics of our Politics

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On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Europe's new econ stimulus, French workers rally for job security, US airlines' rip-off fees. Response to question about govt blame for economic crisis since 2008. Major discussions on...READ MORE


Economic Update: Seeds of Fascism?

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On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on injustice of Argentina's default settlement, on Pope Francis's rejection of "exploiters," and on stagnating real median incomes in US. Major discussions of...READ MORE


Economic Update: Good for Profits, Bad for Society

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On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Citibank calls "Recession" for 2016, Robert Gordon's new book "Rise and Fall of American growth, college students to Europe for free educations, drug and food companies profit at public's expense, economics of presidential candidates, pension struggles heat up, and why China's slowdown due to US/Euro/Japan economies. Major discussions of...READ MORE


Economic Update: Capitalism is the Problem

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On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Bloomberg's money, negative interest rates, the oil market, Puerto Rico's cruel sales tax, Fed Reserve governor supports breaking up banks 'too big to fail,' and Apple borrows despite its huge cash hoard. Response to listeners: converting capitalist into worker coop type enterprises. Major discussion...READ MORE


Capitalism, Greece, and the End of Lesser-Evil Choosing

Housing rights activist Ada Colau

This article originally appeared at www.tikkun.org

The question of whether to vote for the lesser evil in the upcoming presidential election is being resolved even as we wrestle with it. The last few years of global capitalist change and the response thereto in Greece show the historic moment now breaking out of such dead ends. 

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Economic Update: Economic Change, Economic Disorder

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On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on China achieves economic superpower status, profit produces drug scarcities, Ireland's unjust austerity, millionaire tax in Massachusetts. Major discussions of...READ MORE


As the Movement for Black Lives Shifts to Policy, Several Options Emerge

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This article originally appeared at Truthout.org

Since the moment protests broke out in Ferguson in the summer of 2014, commentators - supportive and otherwise - have asked when and how the movement for black lives would channel its rebellious energy into policy. Last week, leading voices in that movement made...READ MORE


Economic Update: Lessons About and From Socialism

On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on the economic significance of Sanders' Iowa vote, Keynes on risks of revolution against capitalism, costs of oil market collapse. Interview with... READ MORE


Global Capitalism: February 2016 Monthly Economic Update

Demands for Basic Economic Change Keep Growing

Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum, and Judson Memorial Church

These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month. Then Prof. Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For this February, these will include...READ MORE


ECONOMIC UPDATE: HOW MARKETS FAIL

On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Johnson Controls Corp evades taxes, Disney sued over abuse of HB-1 visa system, French workers strike against austerity and against socialist government; response to listeners on tax-subsidies for churches and lessons of Israel's kibbutz experience, Major discussion of...READ MORE



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