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Economic Update: Capitalism's Instability

Updates on GM settlement, Census Bureau proves no recovery for 90%, GE moves jobs overseas; responses to listeners on FED agonies over interest rates and how capitalism mishandles unemployment. Major discussion of WSDEs and capitalist corporations.

Global Capitalism: September 2015 Monthly Economic Update

  Global Capitalism: September 2015 Monthly Economic Update Market Chaos and Capitalism’s Instability Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall 239 Thompson Street at Washington Square, Manhattan Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum, and Judson Memorial Church

 

These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month. Then Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For this September, these will include:

Economic Update: Precarious Work = Capitalism's Inefficiency

Updates on economics of refugees, Ford buys French political wife, LAs homeless, Labor Day history, Seattle Teachers strike, and Japan's jobs ever more precarious. Response to listeners on why rising wages need NOT mean rising prices. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad, mental health counselor, on the psychological pains, personal suffering, and huge social costs of imposing uncertainty and precarity on job security, hours and days of work, benefits, and wages.

Economic Update: When Profits Come First

Updates on extreme poverty, workers' victory over tech giants, NFL concussions,  Trump's economics analyzed, and Oakland for worker coops. Response to listeners on workers who lost out from 2007-2014 and on injustice of state and local taxes. Major discussions of (1) last week's stock market gyrations and (2) the resurgence of socialism.

Prof. Wolff Discusses Katrina and NOLA and more on 89.9 WORT Community Radio, Madison, WI

In this  1-hour radio interview with 89.9 FM WORT in Madison, WI, Prof. Wolff talks about Katrina and NOLA, global warming, and the whole private versus state debate.

Economic Update: Market Chaos Hits Us All

 Updates on Dismaland theme park, reghettoization, western fires, Amazon undercuts pensions, and analyzing market chaos vs blaming China. Major discussions of oil market collapse and of rich universities' abuse of tax exemptions.

Prof. Wolff speaks to The Big Picture's Thom Hartmann about Market Meltdown

Prof. Wolff talks to The Big Picture's Thom Hartmann about Monday’s historic lows in the financial markets. Prof. Wolff breaks down China’s economy and if the devaluation of the yuan is the root to this market meltdown. Then Prof. Wolff and Thom take a look at the U.S. economy and review wage growth, inequality, and pensions. 

Economic Update: Labor Day Economics

Updates on Labor Day's meaning, Amazon's workplace horrors, Dunkin Donuts' CEO against $ 15/hr, and how capitalism undermines recycling. Response to questions on shifting US federal tax burdens and on state's role in capitalist economies. Major discussion of criticism of capitalism and directions for a better system.

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