economic update

Economic Update: The Immigration Issue and Capitalism

Economic Update: The Immigration Issue and Capitalism

October 16, 2018

This week: Updates on UK’s Liberal Democrats advocating serious reduction of wealth and income inequality; Sears CEO blames pensions for Sears’ problems; JP Morgan predicts next financial collapse in 2020; failure to deal with opioid crisis; G-20 meeting in Argentina evades real issues; Europeans clash with U.S. over trade with Iran; and a trivial SEC…

Economic Update: Black Socialists of America

Economic Update: Black Socialists of America

October 7, 2018

This week: Chicago hotel workers strike; Philadelphia parking lot attendants organizing; Cuomo’s centrist, money-dependent campaign for Governor; another socialist wins an election; McDonald’s workers strike in 10 cities against employer’s failure to stop sexual harassment; interview with Z and Sean, two leaders of the new Black Socialists of America

Economic Update: Launching a New University

Economic Update: Launching a New University

September 25, 2018

This week: Updates on on the 10th anniversary of the Lehman Brothers Bank collapse; helping Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explain how to finance socialist projects; Colin Kaepernick’s ad for Nike and more contradictions of capitalism; Professor Michael Pelias on the rationale and goals of launching a new Left University in New York City

Economic Update: Capitalism Invites Deepening Criticism

Economic Update: Capitalism Invites Deepening Criticism

September 8, 2018

This week: Updates on new approach to Labor Day; DNC accepts fossil fuel donations; Turkey’s crisis as typical capitalist instability; collapse of Genoa toll bridge; exploding gap between CEO and average worker pay; Gallup Poll on capitalism vs socialism in US; and Professor Wolff interviews Dr. Harriet Fraad on why U.S. workers don’t rebel more…

Economic Update: Capitalism’s Problems Provoke Opposition

September 2, 2018

This week: Updates on Missouri vote for union position; the irrationality of student debt; economic sanction of Iran isolates and costs U.S. for Trump political gains; Monsanto puts profits over cancer risks; Louisiana legislature punishes big banks for lending to assault rifle producers; special guest: Troy Walcott, a Spectrum Cable technician on strike in New…

Economic Update: Capitalism, Changed by its Contradictions

August 27, 2018

This week: Updates on the growing poverty rate in California; the epidemic of childhood obesity in the U.S; and the economic fallout of Trump’s steel tariff; special topic: Professor Wolff’s explanation of how politics in the United States has sustained capitalism and what the politics of change will require

Economic Update: One Big Push Against Capitalism

August 21, 2018

This week: Updates on the social costs of criminalizing marijuana; U.S. food outlets being taken over by foreign conglomerates; the capitalist spawned labor conflict in India; Trump and the Signature Bank swamp; and New Zealand mandates 10-days paid leave for victims of domestic violence; Interview with Matt Christman and Will Menaker of the Chapo Trap…

Economic Update: Millennials for Revolution

July 23, 2018

This week: Updates on how Trump’s tariffs are affecting Americans jobs; shifting capitalist alliances don’t change the system; the Irish parliament’s decision to stop investing in fossil fuels; how Washington state forced fast food employers to stop rigging labor market against employees; why Germany’s “dependence” on Russia is less that the U.S. dependence on China;…

Economic Update: Contradictions Coming Home

July 1, 2018

Updates on the exploding suicide rate in the US, irrational home-building reflects and worsens inequality, VA nurses sue because of overwork required but not paid for, Uihlein family gives extreme right wing candidates (including Roy Moore), mocking claims that this is a one-person-one-vote democracy, Interview with Eli Campbell on the exploding student debt issue and…

Economic Update: Tariffs In An Unraveling Economy

June 24, 2018

This week: Updates on tariffs as political fiction; the Irish state apologizes for the gross exploitation of young women; the continuation of illegal toxic vehicle emissions; and NY Senator Gillibrand seeks to cut restrictions on worker co-ops. SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Hennelly on the US housing crisis as a sign of an unraveling economy