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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: May, 2017
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.
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