Economic Update: How People Change Economies

This week’s Economic Update features updates on Maine’s progressive economic changes, the documentation by the U.S. Senate on how the wealthiest abuse the estate tax, how Nestle is profiting from...READ MORE


Economic Update: Socialism Past, Present and Future

On this week's episode, Prof. Richard D. Wolff elaborates on his critique of Uber and the gig economy, discusses US Senators endorsing inequality, Norway’s recent decision to pay male and female athletes equally, why corporations...READ MORE


Global Capitalism: November 2017 Monthly Economic Update

Global Capitalism: "China’s Economy Now, Its Growth and Global Impact"
with Richard D. Wolff
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 Wolff analyzes several of today’s major economic issues. For November 2017, these will include...READ MORE

 


American Hyper-Capitalism Breeds the Lonely, Alienated Men Who Become Mass Killers

This article originally appeared at Truthout.org

Economically, he was one of the growing millions without a secure, meaningful, socially approved, well-paid job. He had previously amassed money by buying and selling real estate, but had no ongoing job. He lacked the relationships that flow from working with others to accomplish a shared goal where each person has a part to play. The stability of a daily job and the people to whom that job connects you are bulwarks against loneliness and mental instability.

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Economic Update: Morality and Economics

On this week's show Prof. Richard D. Wolff presents updates on mostly low-paid service jobs in US future, Senate deregulates banks, college spending per student reinforces income inequality, US loneliness a factor in...READ MORE


Economic Update: How Economies Change

On this week's show, Prof. Richard D. Wolff discusses privatized probation, how New Zealand is rejecting austerity, how the rise in electricity service disconnections prove there is no "recovery," why more and more...READ MORE


La política económica de Obama/Trump

This article originally appeared at Counterpunch.org.  The Spanish version can be found at sinpermiso.info

El capitalismo estadounidense vuelve a precipitarse a un callejón sin salida. Ya se había estrellado en la Gran Depresión, desde 1929 hasta 1933, antes de sacudirse con el New Deal. Después de 1945 se concentró en hacer retroceder el New Deal hasta convertirse bruscamente al neoliberalismo y al "globalismo" en la década de 1970. Esto proporcionó la reconfortante ilusión de unas décadas de "próspera normalidad". Cuando en 2008 ocurrió el segundo gran derrumbe en 75 años se puso de manifiesto la realidad deudo-dependiente de esas décadas. Que además llevó al capitalismo a una nueva depresión seguida por un devastador régimen de austeridad. El derrumbe económico provocó el político: su centro sistémico no pudo sostenerse.

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Economic Update: Success of NY Worker Coops

On this week's show, Prof. Richard D. Wolff presents updates on the passage of CA Disclose Act; Monarch Airlines fails; Equifax, Yahoo, and Johnson & Johnson are...READ MORE


Economic Update: Transition Beyond Capitalism

On this week's show, Prof. Richard D. Wolff focuses on the economic benefits of refugees in the US, the rise of the BRICS nations, the privatization of US public libraries, and...READ MORE


Global Capitalism: October 2017 Monthly Economic Update

Global Capitalism: "Trump’s/GOP’s Tax Plan and a Changing US Economy"
with Richard D. Wolff 
  These programs begin with 30min of short updates on important economic events of the last month...READ MORE


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