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  • Economic Update - May 19th, 2012 - Government Bailouts, Corporate Take-overs and Unemployment

    Updates on impact of subprime mortgage abuses and economic crisis on racial and ethnic minorities; on Japan's nationalization of the Tepco Corp., and mixed results of bailouts of GM and Chrysler. Major discussions of (1) why government take-overs of private enterprise are rarely "socialistic" and mostly pro-capitalist, and (2) the basic causes and cures for unemployment in capitalist economies. Responses to comments on decision-making in workers' self-directed enterprises and about "recovery" in the housing market. 

  • Challenging You to 'Occupy the Economy'

    This article originally appeared on the uprisingradio.org website.

  • Economic Update - May 12th 2012

    Updates on NY Mayor Bloomberg's veto of bill raising minimum wage, the economics of single-payer medical insurance, and major insurance companies' withholding of death benefit payments. Major part of program devoted to responding to listeners' questions and comments on (1) property tax exemptions for rich universities, (2) how to get economic system change, (3) causes of rise of financialization in modern capitalism, and (4) how economic conditions shape people's political activity.

  • Interview on 'Voices from the Edge' radio show

    This article originally appeared  on radio station KBOO's website.

  • Global Capitalism - May 2012 Monthly Update (audio)

      These Tuesday evenings will each begin with an update and analysis of major economic events of the last month and their contexts of longer-term economic trends shaping politics and society here and abroad. We will focus on the evolving global capitalist economic crisis and its consequences.
  • Economic Democracy, Not Austerity or Keynesian "Growth"

    appeared in Truthout.org May 10, 2012   Recent defeats of Dutch, Greek and French governing parties show rising opposition to their austerity policies. Across Europe and North America, similar oppositions mount. Bailing out large financial and other corporations with borrowed money has been the almost universal government plan for coping with global capitalist crisis. The result - rising government deficits and debts - was followed by "austerity policies" to reduce those deficits and debts.
  • Global Capitalism - May 2012 Monthly Update

     

    These Tuesday evenings will each begin with an update and analysis of major economic events of the last month and their contexts of longer-term economic trends shaping politics and society here and abroad. We will focus on the evolving global capitalist economic crisis and its consequences. We will examine topics such as

  • America's next generation - tale of 2 childhoods

    Published on May 8, 2012 by RTAmerica

    As 1 in 4 children in America struggle with hunger every day, there are also those who have extremely lavish lifestyles even at a young age. RT's Anastasia Churkina takes a look at the lives of the faces behind the statistics -- and what economic despair and extreme wealth of today mean for America's future.

  • Transcript of Glenn Beck Interview from May 2008

      Below is an excerpt of an interview with Glenn Beck from May 15th, 2008. We discussed, and agreed upon, the loop holes that allow Harvard and Yale to save millions each year by not paying taxes.   Transcript from CNN.com. "Palestinians Supporting Obama; Hypocrisy with Religion and Campaigns?; Polar Bears Declared a Threatened Species" Show aired May 15th, 2008.   BECK: "I wrote a column today on CNN.com about the top five college university endowments in America.
  • Economic Update online only for the month of May

      The weekly radio program, Economic Update will not air on WBAI for the month of May, but new shows will still be posted each Saturday here on the website and will be linked to the Facebook page. Shows will begin airing as regular in June.
  • Economic Update - Keynesian vs. Marxian Economics

    Slightly different format divides today's program into two parts. Part 1 deals with how and why government take-over of private corporations need not be and often is not "socialism" and why it is often done to strengthen private capitalists.

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