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  • Prof. Wolff on Community Progressive Radio

    Prof. Wolff talk about Greece and explains why the furor over a secret contingency plan to leave the Euro and go back to a Greek currency is misplaced and inappropriate on CPRmetro radio. 

  • Economic Update: Capitalism's Endless Costs

    Updates on Coke vs Pepsi war, price gouging on cancer drugs, Corwyn good for UK Labor Party, and new Pope's strong anti-capitalist speeches. We respond to listeners' questions on guaranteed basic income and on why public employees are not an economic negative. Major attention is given to supporting countries that refuse to pay certain govt debts and especially to Greece in a review of is dramatic recent struggles.

  • Economic Update: Capitalism and its Others

    Today's program focuses on two alternatives to capitalism. The first is an alternative to how capitalism organizes enterprises in terms of their internal workings and relationships. We examine workers self-directed enterprises: how they work and how they compare to capitalist enterprises. In the program's second half we look at an alternative to how capitalism organizes the economy as a whole: the socialist tradition that has evolved multiple different forms in the world today.

  • Prof. Wolff discusses Greece and European Union on CPR

    Prof. Wolff talks to Community Public Radio's Don DeBar about Greece and the European Union.

  • Prof. Wolff on KPFA's Letters and Politics: "Greece strikes a debt deal"

    Prof. Wolff talks to KPFA's Letters and Politics Mitch Jesserich about Greece's debt deal.

  • Economic Update: Learning from Economic Defeats

    Continuing our new format experiment: two in-depth analyses. In the show's first half: The New Deal was both a victory and a defeat. Both offer crucial lessons for today. In the show's second half, a critical review of labor's short and long-run goals, labor's defensive decline, and a new strategy built on lessons of that decline.
  • Prof. Wolff Discusses Resignation of Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis on CPR

    Prof. Wolff discusses the latest Greek events including the recent referendum and the resignation of Finance Minister Varoufakis on Community Public Radio.

  • Economic Update: Class and Socialism

    We begin our 3-week experiment with a new format: two in-depth analyses, one in each half of the show. We begin by considering the different meanings  of class, class analysis and class struggle across human history and why those differences matter so much now. Today's second half explores how socialism evolved from a basic alternative to capitalism into a state capitalism not so different from private capitalism.

  • Economic Update: Pope Questions Capitalism

    Our updates start with victory of alumna, faculty and students over autocratic board of Sweet Briar College in Virginia, then discuss the uniquely awful US record on paid leave for workers and an interesting move by cities (Santa Cruz, CA as example) to disconnect from corrupt big banks. We have fun with why US govt leaving Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York and we celebrate rising UK movement against austerity. Second half of show interviews veteran reporter Bob Hennelly on the Pope's statement about ecology, environment, and a failing economic system. 

  • Economic Update: Fighting Economic Injustice

    We open with Goldman Sachs injustice and move on to the ‘independent contractor’ ploy just busted at FedEx and Uber and then Wisconsin governor’s attack on public university to lower taxes on corps and rich. We interview Prof Kristin Ross on (her new book) on the significance of the Paris Commune where workers fough injustice by reorganizing society dramatically and effectively.

  • Economic Update: Higher Education in Crisis

    Updates analyze unemployment numbers to show what they hide as well as reveal. Responses to listeners' questions expose the economics of lotteries and why the largest US corporations have recently used their profits to buy back their shares in the stock markets. An in-depth interview of Prof. Sohnya Sayres explores the end of free college and universities in the US, the rise of administrators dominating students and faculty, and what these trends have meant for the quality of higher education in the US.

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