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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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Aug 17, 2017

Updates on how millennials have fallen behind their parents in income wealth, etc., on poor medical outcomes in US despite paying most for health (especially drugs), deepening scandals of German car corps, and why a Chinese t-shirt-maker investment in Arkansas teaches frightening economic lessons. Interview with Prof Michael Hudson on "Junk Economics."

Aug 11, 2017

Updates on how golf courses are economically undemocratic, how US drug corps block much cheaper medicine imports, why US corps neither need nor deserve tax cuts, how Monsanto bought academic research to keep dangerous "Roundup" on the market, and the economics and politics of scapegoating immigrants in the US and Germany. Interview with Joerg Rieger and Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger on their combination of faith and advocating for labor to undo inequality in the US.

Jul 27, 2017

Updates on Russia sanctions, medical companies' failures, cable company monopolies, CEO pay, battling Marxian economics in Utah. Major discussion of economics of socialism.

Jul 20, 2017

Updates on United Airlines' profits from customer abuse; bankster blames government; China's rapid economic growth; and worker coop news from Greece, New York, and Massachusetts. Interview with economics professor John Summa on big problems in economics teaching.

Jul 14, 2017
Updates on dueling health bills, cutting min wages, Pope on labor unions, Seattle taxes the rich. Major discussions of G-20 "leaders ", Detroit's "revival", beer company goes to worker ownership and directorship.
Jul 6, 2017
 
Updates on car loans, sales showing falsity of "recovery" claims, airline profits vs service, the G-20 meetings coordinate global austerity, July 4 and capitalism, and the misleading debate over raising minimum wages and losing jobs. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on connections among addictions, capitalism and 12-step programs.
Jul 1, 2017
Updates on European sanctuary cities, McDonald's automation, Travis Kalanic, and ritzy restaurant rips off workers. Interview with anti-poverty activist Rob Robinson.
Jun 22, 2017
Updates on declining Cal State Univ system, Trump vs coal industry realities, Hudson Yards for mega-rich vs New York's social needs, lotteries' and legalized pot's same economic motives. Major discussions: politics and economic betrayal, revenge; Trump's new austerity budget; why worker coops deserve govt supports; and worker coops and democracy.
Jun 15, 2017
 
Updates on Oklahoma cuts funds for public schools, why Americans dont take paid vacations owed them, how coal/oil companies fight solar/wind companies to buy politicians that decide what energy system we must live with. Interview with Lisa E Davis, author of "Undercover Girl" about undoing the New Deal, FBI paid informers and destruction of the CPUSA.
Jun 8, 2017

Updates on California, Nevada steps toward universal medical insurance, Toronto housing bubble, Air Traffic Controllers and the privatization issue, US, Mexico fight over non-free market in sugar, Illinois credit decline. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on human nature.

Jun 1, 2017
On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on big banks fix rates, IRS checks on churches, CEOs' pay rises fastest to worsen US inequality. On the second half of the show, major discussions: blaming the poor for poverty and over-crediting the super rich; how superrich oil countries and companies control modern economies; and how Trump's attacks on Germany are more "fake news."
May 25, 2017

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about Trump's 2018 budget, Ford's undemocratic decisions, US opioid epidemic, Swiss vote to end nuclear power, Harley-Davidson moving jobs overseas, Canada outlaws overbooking seats on planes.

On the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff interviews John Curl, author and coop worker, on importance of worker coops.

May 18, 2017
 
On this episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff discusses Yale grad students hunger strike for a union, US raising interest rates on student loans, 2 new Senate bills on worker ownership of enterprises, and some economic dimensions of Mother's Day. On the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff talks with French political activist, Antonin Plarier, on the meaning of the French presidential election.
May 11, 2017
On this week's show, Prof. Richard Wolff presents updates on Australian government taxes, big banks funding of Dakota Access Pipeline, meaning of French elections, Trump/GOP's plan to end estate taxes, rising role of monopoly in US economy.
 
Prof. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, historian of worker coops and African-American community, joins Prof. Wolff in the second half to talk about "why worker coops" make sense. 
May 4, 2017
On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff presents updates on French election's significance; Obama's $400,000 bank speaking fee; US corp tax cuts; Wells Fargo "saved" by Warren Buffett; why bringing home US corps' foreign profits just helps them. 
 
On the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff is joined by Dr. Harriet Fraad who talks about the contradictions of "family values" in the US economy.
Apr 27, 2017
This week, Prof. Richard Wolff presents updates on courts blocking Trumps attack on sanctuary cities, selling Whole Foods, Jack Ma and blaming technology for jobs collapse, falling department store jobs since 2000, British queen's enterprise award to UK worker coop, Suma. On the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff takes on Trump's corporate tax "reform," crisis as millions of new entrants into global job markets find too few jobs, SSDI crudely targeted by Trump budget director, populism as an elite-vs people formatting of elections.
Apr 20, 2017
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Richard Wolff presents updates on capitalism and Earth Day, Chinese movie industry overtakes Hollywood, small businesses use cooperatives to compete better with big business. On the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff is joined by Richard Bartlett, cofounder of Loomio, powerful software worker-coop facilitating collective decision-making.
Apr 13, 2017

On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff talks about the United Airlines flier abuse, Cuomo's flawed tuition plan, what to do as self-drive vehicles end millions of jobs, how big investors plan to cash in on Trump infrastructure plans. On the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff is joined by special guest Frank R. Annunziato who will discuss the tragedy of US labor unions today, why that tragedy happened, and how to reverse it.

Apr 6, 2017
On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Richard Wolff presents updates on Citibank says it favors the rich, French presidential elections, US college admissions favor the rich, injustice of US property tax system. In the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff is joined by Dr. Harriet Fraad who will talk about the economic and psychological causes of Trump's election and Trump's performance to date.
Mar 30, 2017
On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Richard Wolff presents updates on major troubles (Brexit, Trump, etc.), student debt penalty, New York billionaires ask to be taxed, Trump's job fantasies, Seattle's official renters commission, age discrimination. The second half of the show is dedicated to major discussions on (1) the economics of immigration, and (2) how worker coops differ from capitalist corporations on where and how to produce.
Mar 23, 2017
 
On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Puerto Rico, slave labor in the cocoa fields, worsening UK inequality, leaders imposing austerity on others, Canada's Girl Guides among tourists to shun US. Major discussions: rising US wage inequality; connection and opposition between capitalism and democracy; key differences between capitalist and worker-coop enterprises.
Mar 16, 2017

On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on FED and interest rates, new US and China inequality data, BLS on wage stagnation, Ford and GM build factories in China, more Big bankers join Trump. Interview with Walter South on US housing crisis.

Mar 9, 2017

On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Caterpillar tax evasion, Obamacare, slave labor for immigrants, Harvard and slavery, billionaires, Puerto Rico, and Greece. Major discussion: questions about capitalism.

Mar 2, 2017
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Takata airbags and auto company misdeeds, Trump's defense spending, deepening inequality, why capitalism provokes govt "mandates." Interview Dr. Harriet Fraad on economics, psychology, and injustices of US women doing paid labor.
 
 
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