The Economic Crisis

Articles about the recession and financial crisis that began in late 2007.

Economic Update: Extreme Capitalism

Updates on low Irish taxes on corps, interns fight back, thriving opium, VW brings new  labor relations to US, big banks caught cheating again. Replies to questions on domestic outsourcing and democracy of workers self-directed enterprises. Major discussions of college sports, the business oligarchy in the US and forgiving countries' debts.

Economic Update: "Elections but no Democracy"

Updates on election results, Ebola, mortgage rules, China limits execs' pay, and whose got the wealth. Responses to listeners on changes at Costco, so-called "non-profits", why ever more billionaires, and Piketty's problem. Major topics discussed: election economics, child poverty, Capitalism and Democracy.

Economic Update: "Hostages to Profits"

Updates on destroying public higher education, labor actions, Vermont labels GMO food, workers doing without days off. Major discussions of municipal bonds and how profits drive Capitalism. Response to listeners on PO banks and history of economic systems.

Economic Update: Capitalism, Inequality, and Martin Luther King

Updates on Detroit's water shutoffs, corporations prioritize profit at people's expense (4 big examples), US Senators making money, economics of ebola, and hedge funds pay fines with pensioners' money. Interview: Dr. Obery hendricks, Jr., on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s lifelong criticism of capitalism and preference for democratic socialism. Response to listeners on (1) economics of the disabled (productivity and wages) and (2) reduced 2014 deficit in US.

Economic Update: "Economic Realities"

Updates on Walmart shifts medical insurance costs onto US, payday loans, US child poverty, Obama versus workers' needs, profits and death from opioids. Major discussions of medical-industrial complex, manufacturing "renaissance" fantasy, and "socialism's" different meanings. Response to listeners on remarkable economics of US securities industry. 

Richard Wolff on Aljazeera America: Income and Wealth Inequality

Aljazeera America interviews Professor Wolff on Income and Wealth Inequality

Richard D. Wolff - "Our Economic Futures: Can Democracy Cure Capitalism?" - Otterbein University

The Otterbein University Department of History and Political Science Speaker Series presents Richard D. Wolff on "Our Economic Futures: Can Democracy Cure Capitalism?"

Occupy Radio Interview: Worker's Self Directed Enterprises, with Richard Wolff

How did we get in this mess? Economist Richard Wolff joins Occupy Radio to give us the low-down and dirty on how the US economy tanked . . . at least for the 99%. But it's not all downhill from here; Worker Self-Directed Enterprises hold the key to radical transformation of our businesses, society, and lives!

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