FDL Book Salon Welcomes Richard D. Wolff (Online Chat)

This chat originally appeared on FDL Book Salon's website.

Author: SouthernDragon Sunday, July 22, 2012 12:40 pm Pacific time

Welcome Richard D. Wolff (RDWolff.com)(TheNewSchool) and Host SouthernDragon (FDL, Lakeside Diner)

Occupy The Economy: Challenging Capitalism

Economics as Sleaze (Blog)

  The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), even as a Murdoch project, ought to know and do better than its lead opinion piece on “Tax Fairness” (July 23, 2012, p. A13). The gross pandering to right-wing self-delusion accomplished there by Ari Fleischer would win any economics student a well-deserved failing grade. The piece purports to interpret a recent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report, “The Distribution of Household Income and Federal Taxes, 2008 and 2009 “.

Economic Update: "False Choices and Bad Decisions"

Updates on Chinese economy's response to global crisis, $6.6 billion legal deal among banks, credit card companies and retailers, and food stamp cuts threatened. Analysis of closing of US university presses, Texas Gov Perry refusal of Medicaid expansion. Responses on municipal pension issues and changes needed in giant banks.

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.

Are banks being discouraged from wrongdoing?

This interview originally appeared on Inside Story Americas on the Al Jazeera website.

Inside Story discusses Wells Fargo and the effects of discriminatory lending practices in the banking industry.

A Cure for Capitalism CA Book Tour

  After five years of deepening crisis, failed "solutions," and aborted "recoveries," millions see our current system no longer serving us. It's time to demand a cure big and bold enough to work. Join Richard Wolff to hear that cure presented, explained, and justified.

This evening will also launch Wolff's latest book, Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism released September 1st, 2012 by Haymarket Publishers. He will gladly sign purchased copies.

Tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door. All funds go to Democracyatwork.info.

LIBOR Rate Fixing Scandal Prompts Calls For Financial Reform in US

This radio interview originally appeared on the Free Speech Radio News website.

US Economist Richard Wolff on Bernanke's Grim Forecast for the Economy

This video interview originally appeared on PressTV's website.

And Bernanke made no mention about what he could do to buffer those shocks. Interest rates have been at records lows for several quarters and some experts say the Federal Reserve has no wiggle room left to influence economic growth. But Richard Wolffe, a US economic analyst and professor says the powerful institution is doing little more than watching.

Economic Update: "Social Costs of Capitalist Megacorporations"

Update on widening LIBOR scandal and Wells Fargo's fine for overcharging African-American and Hispanic families on mortgages. Analysis of why government economic actions favor large corporations at everyone else's expense.

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.

Precarious Jobs: The Economics and Psychology of Insecure Work (Podcast)

  Secure, stable jobs gave way to precarious employment over recent decades - and especially during the crisis that started in 2007. Precarious work has dubious benefits for employers and imposes huge economic costs on society and huge human costs on most working people. Precarity exposes capitalism's irrationality and shows the importance of non-capitalist alternatives like the workers' cooperatives organized in Spain's Mondragon Corporation.

Are Obama & Romney Different on Economic Policy?

Interview originally appeared on The David Pakman show

Richard Wolff joins David Pakman to weigh in on the real differences between President Obama's and Mitt Romney's respective economic policy proposals, and explains the reality of tax cuts and stimulus spending.

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