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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. Beyond focusing a critical eye on the economic dimensions of everyday life - wages, jobs, taxes, debts, interest rates, prices, and profits - the program also explores systemic solutions to our economy's problems including alternative ways to organize porduction and distribution of the goods and services we all depend on. 
 
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Dec 6, 2018

The program begins by explaining the economics behind the great US  anti-leftist purge (“McCarthyism”) after 1945. It then shows the economic impacts of that purge over the last half century. Finally, it explains how that history produced a very different political response to the crash of 2008 compared to...


Dec 5, 2018

 
 
Professor Wolff continues his interview with the founder of the worker owned Metis Construction Company in Seattle, Matthias Scheiblehner.


Nov 29, 2018

Updates on Amazon subsidized by New York, Virginia; French people act to limit corporate greed, Sears favors bosses in bankruptcy too, Pfizer ups drug prices despite Trump, California fires expose US economic divide. Guest Matthias Scheiblehner discusses why his Seattle construction firm converted into a worker coop.


Nov 29, 2018

Updates on plant closings, the post-NAFTA agreement, the economic costs of sexual harassment of women, the attack on China, and the failure of corp tax cuts to raise wages. Major discussions of US politics made dysfunctional by capitalism.


Nov 28, 2018

Professor Wolff continues his discussion of how capitalism demonizes government.