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  • Economic Update: Profit Motive Costs

    Updates on meaning of government shutdown and possible default, new French law gives workers say on selling companies, biggest billionaire US land-owners, grocery store evidence show no "recovery" in US economy. Major discussions on costs and consequences of profit-driven capitalist enterprises versus workers self-directed enterprises. Response to questions on (1) Germany's Sept 22 elections and (2) whether Obamacare, if passed, would at least guarantee health insurance to America's poorest.

  • Richard Wolff on The Campbell Conversations

    Professor Wolff joins Grant Reeher on The Campbell Conversations and argues that our economic recovery has so far been a “fiction,” unless you’re in the top one percent, and he further claims that this problem reflects something much more fundamentally wrong with our modern system of capitalism.  He finds a solution to the problem in a reconsideration of the way we govern the workplace.

    http://wrvo.org/post/richard-wolff-campbell-conversations

  • Law and Disorder Radio Interview: A Discussion of Janet Yellen's Rise and President Obama's Proposed Attack on Social Security and Medicare

    Professor Wolff joins Michael Ratner, Heidi Boghosian and Michael Steven Smith to discuss the emergence of Janet Yellen as a frontrunner for Federal Reserve chairperson and President Obama’s plans to target Social Security and Medicare for cut backs.

  • Economic Update: Economic Downturns

    Updates on buying politics, an adjunct's story, women in the US economy, and cutting mental health spending.  Major discussions of "debt ceiling" maneuvers in Washington and meaning of Bangladesh workers' demonstrations.  Responses to listeners on the meanings of cutting need-based state help for students and San Jose, CA's fiscal crisis.

  • Economic Update: Workers Fight Back

    Updates on big FED decisions; Yale and other rich folks; Polish, Colombian and Greek workers fight back; and taxpayers subsidize WalMart. Interview Sarah Jaffe on low paid US workers mobilizing. Response to listeners on (1) Michigan take-over of Pontiac and impact on all workers and (2) new statistics show "recovery" has only been for top 1%.

  • Economic Update: Small vs. Big Business

    Update on fast-food CEO pay, lost output from Great Recession, US healthcare overcharging explained, Treasury Secretary Paulson explains his deference to bankers, and the 1% US poorest. Major discussions on differences and conflicts between big and small businesses in capitalism and how Marxian economics differs from Neoclassical and Keynesian economics.

  • Economic Update: Economics, Art, and Activism

    Updates on G-20 absurdities, Walmart's peculiar "buy America" campaign, UK plans to sell post office, luxury apartments with separate entrances for rich and poor, even more bank outrages. Interview with Steve Lambert, socially engaged artist. Response to questions on defining capitalism and latest Census data on US households.

    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: Uncounted Costs of Capitalist Crisis

    Updates on privatization scandals in Greece, wild dogs roaming Detroit, criminalizing the homeless in South Carolina, and poorer New Haven subsidizing richer Yale. Major discussion of how the crisis has impacted colleges, universities and students yielding social costs for decades to come. Response to listeners on US federal income taxes and intro to a women workers coop in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Economic Update: Economics and Health

    Update on intern's death in London, austerity and suicide, over-prescribing anti-depressants, cutting health benefits, and laying off mortgage workers at Wells Fargo. Major discussions of the economics of the richest 1% and their relation to the Democratic Party in the US. Continuing response to listeners on defining capitalism and Black Star workers coop (brewpub) in Austin, Texas.

  • Economic Update: Economics of Foreclosures

    Updates on Social Security, real wage decline, part-time work, political mavericks and others, subsidy for Walmart. Interview with Laura Gottesdeiner on foreclosure epidemic. Response to listeners on demographic change and economics.

    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: Religion and Class Economics

    Updates on billionaires buying newspapers, the bad news in latest US jobs report, IMF proposals for Spain's economic crash, and a progressive new bill in the US Senate. Interview with Theology Professor Joerg Rieger on religion, class, and capitalism. Response to listeners: recognition of extraordinary leadership by Mayor Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond, CA.

    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.

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