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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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Now displaying: October, 2016
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.

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