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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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Jul 18, 2016
 
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff discusses "leaders" exposed by crises: Johnson in UK, Dimon in US. Stagnant incomes for most. Interview with Rob Robinson on conditions and prospects of African-Americans.
Jul 11, 2016

On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on minimum wage raises, economics of prisons, evidence that notions of "economic recovery" are myths for most of world. Interview with Dr Harriet Fraad on why Orlando's tragic shooting happened.

Jul 5, 2016
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on new Puerto Rico deal, French street battles, German leaders' need humility, fake Cleveland revitalization, selling out national parks. Major analysis of Brexit in changing world economy.
Jun 27, 2016
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on victories (1) over US sugar industry and (2) in reducing Sweden's 40-hour workweek to 30 hours with no pay cut. Major analyses of jobs moving south, legal fight over tax exemption for religions, corporate bailouts in Michigan, excess Corp borrowing, and capitalist technology serving profits not people.
Jun 20, 2016
On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on CEO pay, new book on inequality, US estate and inheritance taxes. Interview with Alan Schulman, coordinator Democracy at Work New York City.
Jun 12, 2016
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on new book "Coming of Age in the Other America," new research shows superiority of worker coops over capitalist enterprises, negative results of profit-driven enterprises, "America" replaces Budweiser. Interview with Betsy Avila, digital organizer of local groups for social change.
Jun 6, 2016
On this week' episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff. provides updates on fossil-fuel divestment, Zika virus economics, product recalls , and payday loan scandal. Interview with environmentalist lawyer/activist Carol Dansereau.
May 29, 2016
On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on car companies buying ride-share companies, Pope's latest, evidence against Prof. Krugman's rosy view of inequality. Major discussions of (1) why markets need not undermine worker-coop based economy and (2) European leaders' failed policies on Greece.
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.
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