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Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff  is a weekly nationally syndicated 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 not only their own financial situation but the economy at large. By focusing on the economic dimensions of everyday life - wages, jobs, taxes, debts, interest rates, prices, and profits - the program explores alternative ways to organize markets, and government policies.

Feb 22, 2018

Updates on global capitalism's extreme inequality (Oxfam report), Victoria's Secret's billionaire owner, why immigration is a weapon of political distraction," how GOP tax cut helps the 
rich more than others, MSU sex abuse scandal reflects "running schools like a business." Major discussion: Marx's life, goals of his...


Feb 15, 2018

Updates on capitalist fishing industry self-destructs, how malls mirror US capitalism, blaming government self -destructs in Oklahoma, renationalizing in UK, Mulvaney says interest rate spikes coming (how tax cuts hurt us). Interview with lifelong unionist Charles Fabian on decline and potential of US labor movement.


Feb 8, 2018

Updates on economic data hype vs reality, big capitalists against health capitalists, profit-driven housing rip-offs, Saudi Arabia taxes its own super rich, London top male execs abuse women they hire, and US vs UK homelessness. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on "Capitalism and Mental Health."


Feb 1, 2018

Updates on corp tax savings not used for bonuses or wage increases, why tariffs fail to rescue jobs, UK and US universities react to economic change, Trump's solar panel tariffs are political theater, and Ursula LeGuin's critique of capitalism. Interview with Mary Douglas, Exec. Director of Democratize the Enterprise.