Economic Update: Capitalism in Decline

[S9 E35]

The first half of this week’s episode of Economic Update features a discussion by Professor Wolff on the parallels of declining capitalism in the UK and the U.S. and how the...READ MORE


No One Can Rescue Hong Kong

Discussion the ongoing Hong Kong protests and its effect on the US-China trade war. China "will not negotiate any cost to their sovereignty" and protesters' attempts to entreat US or UK for aid against Beijing is "far fetched."

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China Lifts Some Tariffs on U.S. Goods

There has been a small breakthrough in the US-China trade war, after Beijing agreed to drop some of its tariffs on American goods. How much trade-war pain is still in the pipeline for the US economy?

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Why Do Tech Giants Get Away With Hurting Consumers?

Prof. Wolff joins Julianna Forlano on Waking Up with Julianna Forlano on WBAI to discuss the impact decisions made by giant tech companies have on our lives.

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Global Capitalism: September 2019 Live Economic Update

The US-China Trade Wars: Causes, Prospects, Risks

with Richard D. Wolff 
Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work & Judson Memorial Church
 
In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he will also cover the following issues at the September 11th, 2019, event...READ MORE

Impact of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's Return to the Private Sector

Trump's plan to re-privatize the mortgage loan companies Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae opens the door to the factors that caused the 2008 financial crisis.

This story appears courtesy of Real News Network - Listen Here


Why is the US Economy so Prone to Crashes?

Since the mid-20th Century, every major recession in the United States has been preceded by an inversion of the bond “yield curve,” a key indicator of the health of the economy. In August, the curve inverted once again, leading to widespread alarm that a significant economic downturn is imminent. 

This article appears courtesy of The Globe Post.

 


#ClearTheLists Puts Focus on Insufficient School Funding

As U.S. schoolchildren return to the classroom, teachers across the country are asking for help from the public to bridge the gap between funding and need through a new viral campaign that is putting renewed focus on the woefully insufficient funding of U.S. public schools. 

This article appears courtesy of Common Dreams.

 


Greed and Hype as New Hurricane Reality

Discussion of destructive potential of Hurricane Dorian, why it has dominated the establishment news and the ominous possibility that the U.S. may be incapable of dealing with hurricanes. 

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Are We at Risk of Another Recession?

Prof. Wolff talks to KPFA about the risk of another recession and the absurdity of Trump’s trade war with China.

This interview appears courtesy of KPFA in the San Francisco Bay area.



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