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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: April, 2017
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.
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