Updates on major US banks invading the payday loan, small loan loan and prepaid credit card businesses for big profits; French presidential election results undermining European austerity regimes; and US growth rate declining to anemic 2.2%. Interview Sarah Jaffee, labor editor for AlterNet.org on Occupy Wall Street, Mayday demonstrations, and student debt crisis. Response to listener on alternative transitions from capitalist to worker self-directed enterprises.
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First marriages, sometimes cynically called "starter marriages" often don't work. Second and third marriages work out even less. Americans marry and also divorce more than any other people on earth. I believe that a prime reason for our remarkable remarriage rate is Americans' loneliness in our time of disconnection from each other.
Paul Harris in Chicago guardian.co.uk, Thursday 19 April 2012 11.26 EDT Article history
Richard Wolff sat in a downtown Chicago coffee shop and confessed he was having the time of his life. "I am a little like a kid in a candy store. I really am," Wolff said with a grin, using the sort of language not usually associated with the dry world of Marxist economics.
These Tuesday evenings will each begin with an update and analysis of major economic events of the last month and their contexts of longer-term economic trends shaping politics and society here and abroad. We will focus on the evolving global capitalist economic crisis and its consequences. We will examine topics such as