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  • Economic Update: "Economics = Different Theories, Different Analyses"

    Updates on the economics of public vs charter schools and Walmart as capitalist "success story." Major discussion of economic theories that celebrate vs theories that criticize capitalism. Responses to listeners' questions about German workers' "co-determination" and French socialism's waffling.

    On Economic Update with Professor Richard Wolff, Wolff and guests will discuss the current state of the economy, both locally and globally in relation to the economic crisis.

  • Ghost of the New Deal Haunts Democrats' Agenda, but It's Time to Summon FDR

    The article first appeared on Truthout.org

    Obama and most Democrats are so dependent on contributions and support from business and the rich that they dare not discuss, let alone implement, the kinds of policies Roosevelt employed the last time US capitalism crashed.

  • Obama / Romney debate anaylsis

      Professor Wolff provides his post-debate anaylsis airing for thirty minutes after the debate on all Pacifica radio stations across the country.
  • Economic Update: "What the Presidential Debate Evaded: Economic Realities"

    Updates on declining graduate school enrollment and how wealthy evade taxes. Expose of Romney's "double taxation" excuse to lower taxes on the rich. Response to questions on relation of workers self-directed enterprises to markets and issue of workers' competence to run enterprises.

    On Economic Update with Professor Richard Wolff, Wolff and guests will discuss the current state of the economy, both locally and globally in relation to the economic crisis.

  • Living Alone

    Originally appeared on Truthout.org

    Three books. Three eye-opening accounts of tectonic shifts in American life. And one extraordinary analysis of the intimate connections between the new economy, the political power structure and the historic rise of one-person households.

  • Paul Krugman: Shame on You (Blog)

      Today’s New York Times column by Paul Krugman achieves a new low. "Good news" for workers? Wow. Maybe ignoring criticisms of Keynesian economics from the left all these years has made Krugman see no need to deal with them; after all his job now seems to be to attack the Republicans for Mr Obama's benefit.   Lets see; as important as having a job - and we are not yet even half way from the crisis peak of 10% unemployment back to the pre-crisis outrage of 5% unemployment - is what kind of job.
  • Big Finance's Pathology Compels the Logic of Socialised Banking

    This article originally appeared on The Guardian's website.

    A Washington state supreme court finding against improper foreclosures is just the latest instance of banks' malfeasance.

    A long string of socially costly misdeeds by major private US banks have been exposed since the current crisis hit in 2007. The latest concerns an obscure enterprise named Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, or Mers.

  • Economic Update: "Class Warfare"

    Updates on public pensions crisis and megabanks' massive failures. Interview: NYU Prof. Juan Flores on class warfare in the US. Responses to listeners on federal subsidies of big banks and on varieties of capitalism.

    On Economic Update with Professor Richard Wolff, Wolff and guests will discuss the current state of the economy, both locally and globally in relation to the economic crisis.

  • On WPKN's Counterpoint

    first appeared on WPKN 89.5fm

    You can listen to the interview on WPKN's archieves by clicking here.

    Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris, is heard every Monday night on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT between 8:00 - 10:00 pm ET. Webstreaming and audio archive at http://wpkn.org

    Ben Beachy, Research Director with Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch discusses the major issues of jobs, lack of transparency and the role of corporate lobbyists in the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement negotiations.

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