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  • 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.

  • KPFA Interview: Letters and Politics

    Richard Wolff on the political economy of a BART Strike. 

                                                                                 

  • Economic Update: What Capitalism Delivers

    Updates on latest US GDP growth, corporate guilty pleas in Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, "economic insecurity" in US, Detroit's new sports arena and Prince William's paid paternity leave. Major discussions of US disposable income drop, banks deny 10 million checking accounts, and remarkably favorable polling numbers for labor unions. Response to listeners on sources of capital for worker coops.

  • Economic Update: Economy: Private and Public

    Updates on polls on the economy, austerity and national debts, financial transaction tax, North Carolina's people mobilize on economics, G-20 plans to tax corporations, austerity's privatization effects, and Walmart fights DC to keep minimum wage low. Major discussions on Detroit's bankruptcy and private versus public enterprises. Response to listeners on "wagemark" and on capitalism and race.

  • Economic Update: Economics and Religion

    Updates on Fiat labor struggles in Italy, stagnating real wages in US, capitalist corruption (US, China, Russia), "eminent domain" helps homeowners against foreclosure. Interview with Dr. Obery Hendricks, Jr., professor of religion and biblical studies: how the bible contradicts conservatives' interpretations. Responses to listeners on workers coops forming in Italy, how workers coops can manage growth, and US capitalists substituting stock for cash in paying workers.

  • Economic Update: How the System Works

    Updates on rich investors buying up and converting foreclosed homes into rental properties, insurance companies prove that allowing guns into schools do not make them safer, gross pay packages for CEOs, effective corporate tax rates far below official 35%, US non-financial corporations hoarding cash, Australian pawn broker records fastest growth in country's retail sector. Major discussions of (a) IMF report on slowing global economy, and (b) why austerity and stimulus programs both do not work. Responses to listeners' question on state of Puerto Rican economy.

  • Economic Update: Economic Decline Mounts

    Updates on political economy of "internships," Philadelphia public schools disaster, Obama criticized by South African unions. Major discussions of social costs of financial crises, "quantitative easing" policies, and the contradictions of capitalism (part 1). Response to question on workers self-directed enterprises as means for transition beyond 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.

  • Economic Update: Capitalism's Social Costs

    Updates on Obamacare's "penalties," a Parisian suicide, neglect of community colleges, and how inequality worsens itself. Interview with psychotherapist Dr. Harriet Fraad on why US workers don't fight against their economic decline. Response to listener's question on how to prevent socialism from deforming into Stalinism.

    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: Economic Realities

    Updates on G8 and Bernanke "shows", Turkey vs Brazil protests, Europe's austerity, drug companies "pay to delay." Major discussions of crisis in financing public education and of lotteries as disguised tax increases. Responses to listener questions on job losses from progress, worker coops' survivability, capitalism and democracy, and campaign financing reform.

  • Economic Update: Capitalism and Democracy

    Updates on pay gaps, Alabama bankruptcy, Minnesota lockout, Greek lockout. Discussions of capitalism and democracy, "pure" capitalism, and capitalism's historical shifts. Comments on listeners' questions: workers' owning vs. directing and tax-exempt vs. non-profit.

    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: Capitalism's Costs

     

    Updates on Disney's price hikes, Portugal's unions' general strike, Chinese buy US biggest pork processor, low-wage retail workers fighting in Seattle, General Petraeus goes corporate, and income/wealth inequality in US. Detailed discussions of (1) why technical progress fails to ease work burdens in capitalism, and (2) why/how US "recovery" is so uneven as well as fragile. Response to listeners on anarchism and on Chinese solar panels.

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