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  • KPFA 94.1 Up Front - Richard Wolff on the EuroCrisis

    This radio show originally appeared on KPFA 94.1

    Europe's in a panic. The central banks' just lowered interest rates to record lows -- but that, plus a bank bailout, hasn't kept Spanish bond rates from pushing into the danger zone. Marxist Economist Richard Wolff discusses the roots of the crisis -- who's benefitted, and who's lost, from creating a monetary union in Europe.

  • Robin Hood Tax Explained

    This video originally aired on RT-America

    There is a growing movement in America that could potentially close the ever growing wealth inequality gap. The proposed "Robin Hood tax" would be a fee charged anytime a transaction on Wall Street is made. For decades these traders have avoided paying taxes, so is now the time to implement the Robin Hood tax, and is it really stealing? Richard Wolff, author of Occupy the Economy, helps us answer these questions.

  • Economic Update - "Lessons from Economic History"

    Updates on "university is not a business," attacking public workforces, and Stockton, CA bankruptcy. Major discussion: learning from history of capitalism's instability and crises. Questions answered on banks, Federal Reserve and the philosophy of labor.

    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.

  • Economic Update Podcast on Itunes now available

      You are now able to access a podcast of Economic Update through Itunes.   Follow these intrsuctions to submit the podcast to your Itunes account.   1. Open Itunes 2. Choose "File" 3. Choose "Subscribe to Podcast" from the File menu 4. Enter this url - http://www.democracyatwork.info/category/economic-update-radio-show/feed/?post_type=radio 5. Click "OK"   The name of the program will appear, although Professor Wolff's will not. We are still working on that issue.   Thank you for tuning in!
  • Yes, there is an alternative to capitalism: Mondragon shows the way

    This article originally appeared on The Guardian's website

    Go here for the Spanish translated version.

    There is no alternative ("Tina") to capitalism?

  • Richard Wolff on Leaving Our Unstable System

    This article originally appeared on The Boston Occupier's website.

    For 50 years, it has been impossible in the United States to seriously debate or criticize our economic system. The different points of view represent different ways of cheerleading for it. So in a sense, we shouldn’t be so surprised that our system isn’t working real well.

  • Economic Update - "Economics And Pornography"

    Updates on end of weak "recovery", Europe vs US austerity, privatization debate criticized. Interview:Tess Fraad-Wolff, MSW, on economics of pornography. Questions answered show (1) rich have the wealth to pay for mass social welfare and (2) public, democratically allocated funds can finance innovation.

    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.

  • Anti-Austerity Forces Gain in Greek Election Loss

    This radio show originally appeared on Radio4All

  • Letters & Politics, June 18 on KPFA

    Pacifica's Mitch Jeserich hosts "Letters & Politics," a look at burning politcal issues and debates, and their historlcal context, within the US and worldwide.

  • A Talk With Ian Masters on KPFK

    With over half of young Greeks and Spaniards unemployed, we discuss the emergence of a new radical left in Europe rebelling against the ruinous economic policies of a succession of conservative and socialist governments.

  • Lost Elections' Strategic Lessons for Workers' Movements Everywhere

    This article originally appeared on Truthout's website

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