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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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May 23, 2016
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Alabama convicts strike against slavery, Greece's victimization, TTIP exposed, and taxing Yale. Interview with Joan Berezin and Kip Waldo on revolutionary change.
May 16, 2016
In this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on "carry interest tax loophole," Miami's Marlin Park and state subsidies for business, negative interest rates, and banks' "bail-in" versus "bail-out." Interview reporter Bob Hennelly about false economic recovery, dissolving society, and real journalism.
May 10, 2016
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on rich tax evaders, Takata airbags, equalized wealth data, money in Chicago politics. Major discussions of corporate food scandals, govt fiscal "crises" and why build worker coop sectors.
May 2, 2016
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on slow US economy, money drives Yale, Chobani workers get profits, more car corps scandal, and Christian/Marxist dialogue. Interview with anti-poverty activist Rob Robinson. #Chobani
Apr 25, 2016
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on pay of CEO's that fight $15/ he for workers, workers who get public assistance, facts on taxes paid and evaded, Mitsubishi like VW. Major discussion on economics of gentrification.
Apr 18, 2016
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on IMF, Panama Papers and tax evasion, workers fighting back. Major discussions of economics of prisons and sugar babies and of how worker coops might have changed the USSR and China.
Apr 11, 2016
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on tax issues: Panama Papers, corp tax rates, tax-avoiding "inversions" and Yale's tax avoidance. Part 2 of interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad: capitalist efficiency produces human inefficiency and what to do about it.
Apr 4, 2016
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on China's rising wages, lethal overdoses and economic crisis, courts worsen Puerto Rico's crisis, moving jobs to Mexico, and Florida governor tries to help Yale evade taxes. Major discussions of minimum wage debates, workers without college degrees, and workers coops as key to doing better than capitalism.
Mar 28, 2016
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on top bankers' pay, bad auto corps' decisions, deflation, and socialist economics. Interview with Dr Harriet Fraad on capitalism and personal life.
Mar 20, 2016
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on FED decision, struggles over China trade and Brexit, and fascism. Major discussions: (1) critique of capitalists' "job creation" and (2) why state support of worker coops is what capitalism got from states for centuries.
Mar 14, 2016
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Europe's new econ stimulus, French workers rally for job security, US airlines' rip-off fees. Response to question about govt blame for economic crisis since 2008. Major discussions on what capitalist profit is and on the basic economics of our political party system.
Mar 7, 2016
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on injustice of Argentina's default settlement, on Pope Francis's rejection of "exploiters," and on stagnating real median incomes in US. Major discussions of (1) what Sanders's support proves about Occupy Wall Street, and (2) economics of fascism.
Feb 29, 2016
On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Citibank calls "Recession" for 2016, Robert Gordon's new book "Rise and Fall of American growth, college students to Europe for free educations, drug and food companies profit at public's expense, economics of presidential candidates, pension struggles heat up, and why China's slowdown due to US/Euro/Japan economies. Major discussions of (1) US unemployment and (why profit motive yields economic decisions so often good for profits but bad for society.
Feb 22, 2016
Updates on Bloomberg's money, negative interest rates, the oil market, Puerto Rico's cruel sales tax, Fed Reserve governor supports breaking up banks 'too big to fail,' and Apple borrows despite its huge cash hoard. Response to listeners: converting capitalist into worker coop type enterprises. Major discussion: three alternative responses to the huge problems of capitalism today.
Feb 15, 2016
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on China achieves economic superpower status, profit produces drug scarcities, Ireland's unjust austerity, millionaire tax in Massachusetts. Major discussions of self-destructive cut-backs in public higher education and the chaos of the monetary system (banks, Fed Reserve, etc.).
Feb 7, 2016
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on the economic significance of Sanders' Iowa vote, Keynes on risks of revolution against capitalism, costs of oil market collapse. Interview with author Pete Dolack on lessons for today of past experiments in socialism."
Feb 1, 2016
On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Johnson Controls Corp evades taxes, Disney sued over abuse of HB-1 visa system, French workers strike against austerity and against socialist government; response to listeners on tax-subsidies for churches and lessons of Israel's kibbutz experience, Major discussions of (a) 5 major market failures, and (b) major change in UK Labor Party policy favoring worker coops.
Jan 25, 2016
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Obama on/in Detroit, Walmart closing stores, Santa Fe and public banking, food-makers' profits vs people's health. Major discussion of Oxfam and IECD reports on world poverty and inequality.
Jan 18, 2016
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on worker actions by UK's "junior doctors" and Detroit teachers, Flint's poisoned water, Supreme Court struggle. More on US govt subsidy of religion. Interview on worker coops with Michael Johnson author of new book.
Jan 11, 2016
On this week's episode Prof. Wolff provides updates on Obamacare scandal, bank errors threaten depositors, public pension looting, subsidizing religion. Major discussion of old vs new meanings of capitalism as an economic system.
Jan 4, 2016
This episode provides updates on economics vs. the "free press," Nevada vs. public education and bikes displacing cars in Europe. We also respond to listeners' questions on the economics of closed ACA health co-ops and on inflation's dangers and impacts. Finally, we have major discussions on the Massachusetts Senate bill to tax rich universities and answering the question: "What is Capitalism?"
Dec 28, 2015
Updates on Spain's new left government, no NFL money for concussion research, Harvard runs like a business, Fresno research proves widespread hunger. Responses to questions on why corps buyback own shares and why the "new" gig economy is not new. Major topic: comparing old socialism (govt intervenes in economy) to new socialism (democratizing the enterprise).
Dec 20, 2015
Updates on FED's interest rate hike, Peter Drucker on "like a business," gun business, and oil economics. Response to question on whether it is China that is slowing the world economy. Major discussion of Greek and Spanish austerity politics and how major oil, banking and auto corporations proved why we can and must do better than capitalism.
Dec 13, 2015
Updates on denying bailout for Puerto Rico and gross wealth inequality in US and Wisconsin. Response to listeners on guns and the capitalist profit motive. Interview with Prof. Cathy Mulder on transcending capitalism via worker cooperatives.
Dec 7, 2015
Updates on Portugal joins Greece against austerity, US austerity especially in Puerto Rico and Illinois, useless laws for banks, words not action in Paris. Major discussions of Thanksgiving economics, Germany and refugees, France and terrorism, US airlines cheat for profits.
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