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Hearing on “Worker Cooperatives – Is This A Model That Can Lift Families Out Of Poverty?

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New York City Council

Committee on Community Development

TESTIMONY of Richard D. Wolff, Democracy at Work, Inc.

Richard D. Wolff

Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Visiting Professor, New School University, New York

Member of the Board, DemocracyatWork.info

New York, NY

646-336-8443 or

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.

Fears of Changing Global Economy Underscore G20 Summit

Professor Wolff joins Mike Walter on Biz Asia America to talk about the upcoming G20 summit in Russia and what can be done to spur global economic growth.

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.

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.

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