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Is There an Alternative for Capitalist Economics and Politics? Richard Wolff Says Yes

This article originally appeared on truth-out.org   "Imagine a country where the majority of the population reaps the majority of the benefits for their hard work, creative ingenuity and collaborative efforts. Imagine a country where corporate losses aren't socialized, while gains are captured by an exclusive minority. Imagine a country run as a democracy, from the bottom up, not a plutocracy from the top down.

Economic Update: "Our Unjust Federal Tax System"

  Updates on how the new US tax deal favors the rich, deepening student loan problems, and how 2012 benefited billionaires. Analysis of possible conversion from a war-oriented to a peace-oriented economy. Response to listener question on using workers' pension funds to change corporate behaviors.     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.

What the next economy should look like, the value of growth, the intellectual property battles

We’ll discuss what the next phase of the economy should look like after the recovery is over. We’ll debate the value of growth — whether raw economic growth is, in itself, a good thing, or whether a happy, sustainable future with broad prosperity for all is possible without constant growth. And we’ll examine the major battles in Silicon Valley over intellectual property, likely to be one of the bulwarks of the next economy.

Joining Chris at 8 AM ET on MSNBC will be:

Fiscal Cliff Follies: Political Theater Distracts From Key Problems With the Fix

  orignally appeared in Truthout.org  

Extremely unequal distributions of wealth and income continue to enable the richest and largest individuals and enterprises to manipulate the economy and control the political parties. The result is an economic structure disinterested in a democratically focused way out of crisis and decline.

What is behind the US fiscal cliff standoff?

originally appeared on Al Jazeera's Inside Story

The phrase 'fiscal cliff' invokes images of an economy spiralling to the bottom.

Has Capitalism Proven Its Durability?

originally appeared on Al Jazeera's Inside Story

As unemployment in the US decreases and large companies expand their profit margins, has the capitalist system once and for all proven its ability to endure and adapt?

The jobless rate in the US has dropped to its lowest level in four years. And the economy, which in 2008 appeared to be on the brink of collapse, is said to be recovering.  

Economic Update: "Unemployment Analyzed"

 

Updates on Marvins' "shared unemployment," $4 trillion profits hoarded by US corporations, and root issues of the "fiscal cliff." Discussion of solutions for unemployment. Responses to listeners: on pluses and minuses of China's economic growth and on the contradictions of "social investing."

 

  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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