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Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff

Economic Update is a weekly nationally syndicated radio 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 their own financial situation as well as the economy at large. By focusing on the economic dimensions of everyday life - wages, jobs, taxes, debts, and profits - the program explores alternative ways to organize markets and government policies.
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Dec 30, 2016

On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on mistreated homeless, keeping millions from voting, 'I, Daniel Blake,' 3000 water systems like Flint, Trump's foreign employees, unequal retirement USA, Sen Whitehouse on anti-science. Major discussions of (1) economics of broken infrastructure, and (2) raising capital for worker coops.

 
Dec 23, 2016

On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on politicians lying about economics, fines for big banks, Maine votes left, int students come less to US, Pebble Mine struggle, fading American dream. Major discussions of (1) Xmas spirit vs deporting immigrants, (2) the only way to rescue and rebuild the US "middle class" and (3) raising capital for worker coops.

Dec 16, 2016

On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on US defense spending,  French vs US capitalism, Ikea's US paid family leave, Trump's economics. Interview with Prof. Kristin Lawler on escapisms from capitalist drudgery: fantasy vs progressive.

 
 
Dec 8, 2016
On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Trump gutting estate tax; capitalist outrages; Trump appoints Wall Street billionaires; Green Party victory in Austria; big oil companies' desperation; Pope Francis on equality of opportunity; Portland, OR acts against inequality. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on why women voted for Trump.
 
Dec 2, 2016
On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Maggie's Farm, John Lewis coop in UK, Trudeau on Castro, economics of immigration, Deutschland Bank and Trump, fake arguments to cut corp tax rates. Major interview with David Barsamian of alternative radio.org.
 
Nov 23, 2016
On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on real corporate taxes, Canada's infrastructure maneuver, economics of real estate, foreign students leaving. Major discussions of economics of interest rate hikes and how the politics of beyond capitalism may work out.
Nov 17, 2016
On this episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on big Texas worker coop, Audi deal to make cars in China, Pope's criticism of capitalism, Trump's Wall Streeters. Major discussions of Trump's economics and why Clintonomics and Reaganomics not so different.
Nov 11, 2016
 
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff explains Trump. Interview about worker coops with Dario Azzellini.
Nov 3, 2016

On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Harvard's greed, corp megamergers, Germany outlaws GMOs, campaign fund-raising, Koch brothers fund Catholics fighting Pope's views, Portland, OR to tax high CEO pay, prison strikes, and foreign min wages. Interview Dr. Harriet Fraad, mental health counsellor: mental health implications of capitalist vs worker-coop enterprises.

Oct 27, 2016

On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on cutting vaccine costs, shameful Harvard economics, Icelandic women on strike, and corporate merger mania. Major discussions of US medical care shortcomings despite Obamacare, Harvard prof pays $2500 per ticket for Broadway show as proof markets are great, and how/why UPS drivers could convert it into a workers' coop.

 

Oct 20, 2016

On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on cutting funds for public higher education, Princeton avoids taxes, multinational corps get another tax break, a billionaire's yacht, and lessons of the strike at Jim Beam.

 

Oct 13, 2016

On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on strike of Harvard workers, big food capitalists, Berlin fights gentrification, collapse of US malls, pain mess for unemployed. Interview with Prof. Teresa Ghilarducci expert on YS pension economics.

Oct 6, 2016

On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on US workers' productivity rising while wages flat since 2009, US corps evading taxes, Gallup Poll on poor US job picture, wealth of  billionaires enough, if redistributed, to change global economic conditions, rising corp debt problem. Major discussions of (1) ways and means of providing capital to worker coops, and (2) why technical "progress" excites capitalists and worries workers: the problem is capitalism.

Sep 30, 2016

On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Corbyn's victory in UK, Uber drivers unionize, state retirement systems sued for threatening pensions, hard facts about US medical insurance. Interview with Arlie Hochschild on new book Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right and why she believes "bridges" between progressives and Tea Party folks are very possible.

 
Sep 23, 2016
"Updates on top Corp leaders and top govt officials as tight partners, British wages and Brexit, Goldman Sachs. Interview Prof Michael Pelias on Long Island Univ lockout of faculty."

 

Sep 16, 2016

Updates on declining US incomes, parental leave policies, rising medical deductibles, social security dependence, officials who take big, corp jobs. Interview with Peter Ranis author of Cooperatives Against Capitalism.

Sep 8, 2016

On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff, provides updates on dark money, Mylan drug scandal, air lines concentrating, capitalism and poor countries (India, China). On Labor Day: key facts, struggles, and issues.

Sep 1, 2016

US income inequality vs rest of world, Europe exposes Apple Corp's tax evasion; TTP and TTIP face rising opposition; even Martin Wolf sees capitalism's contradiction with democracy. Interview with Prof Ian Seda on Puerto Rico's economic/colonial crisis.

Aug 26, 2016
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on universities, politicians, and grad student unions, Bill Gates obscene wealth, Harley-Davidson' illegal pollution and more. Analyses of capitalism's craziness: insufficient demand, unemployment's wastes, state subsidies for all systems.
Aug 18, 2016

DESCRIPTION: Updates on Olympic economics, mass transit, productivity truths, labor weakness and political parties, golden parachutes, Tim Cook's thin 'patriotism," PG&E's crimes, the rich vs unions in politics.

Aug 11, 2016

"Updates on Macy's closing 141 stores, Clinton campaign economics, age and pensions, corruptions of think tanks. Detailed economics of worker coops."

Aug 6, 2016

On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on more VW sleaze, Irish bankers to jail, US public pension economics, Yale worker wins back job, Yale exposed. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on post-1970s profit-driven US economy badly damaged intimate life.

Aug 5, 2016

Updates on more VW sleaze, Irish bankers to jail, US public pension economics, Yale worker wins back job, Yale exposed. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on how post-1970s profit-driven US economy badly damaged intimate life

Jul 29, 2016

On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on India's inequality, Philly's poverty behind DNC front, new initiatives from unions, Starbuck's profiteering, gutting federal estate tax. Interview with Adam Hochschild on economic crisis, fascism, Spain's civil war.

Jul 25, 2016
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on platform contradictions, the VW scandal, CEOs pay explosion, Italian banks crisis, scary US auto loans. Major discussions: economics of lotteries, when profit decides who gets mortgages, and why 21st century socialism makes worker cooperatives the basic production institution.
 
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