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Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff is a weekly nationally syndicated program produced by Democracy at Work and hosted by Richard D. Wolff. The program explores complex economic issues and empowers listeners with information to analyze not only their own financial situation but the economy at large. Beyond focusing a critical eye on the economic dimensions of everyday life - wages, jobs, taxes, debts, interest rates, prices, and profits - the program also explores systemic solutions to our economy's problems including alternative ways to organize porduction and distribution of the goods and services we all depend on. 
 
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Jul 14, 2015

June 14, 2015 Today's updates include an analysis of unemployment numbers to show what they hide as well as reveal. Responses to listeners' questions expose the economics of lotteries and why the largest US corporations have recently used their profits to buy back their shares in the stock markets. The second half of...


Jul 14, 2015

June 21, 2015 Today’s show opens with Goldman Sachs’ injustice and then we move on to the 'independent contractor' ploy just busted at FedEx and Uber followed with Wisconsin governor's attack on public universities to lower taxes on corporations and the rich. In the second half of today’s show, we interview Prof...


Jul 14, 2015

June 28, 2015 Today’s updates begin with the victories of alumna, faculty and students over the autocratic board of Sweet Briar College in Virginia. We then discuss the uniquely awful US record on paid leave for workers and an interesting move by cities (ex: Santa Cruz, CA) to disconnect from corrupt big banks. We...


Jul 14, 2015

July 6, 2015 We are beginning a new 3-week experiment with a new format that includes two in-depth analyses, one in each half of the show. We begin this update by considering the different meanings of class, class analysis and class struggle across human history and why those differences matter so much now. Today’s...


Jul 14, 2015

July 12, 2015 Continuing our new format experiment of two in-depth analyses, the first half of today’s show we discuss how The New Deal was both a victory and a defeat. Both offer crucial lessons for today’s world. In the show’s second half, we’ll dive into a critical review of labor’s short and long-run...