economic update

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

Economic Update: Standing Up

June 18, 2018

This week: Updates on China’s growing life expectancy; Ireland’s vote on abortion; the reality of unemployment in the U.S.; why Amazon offers a “quitting” bonus; Johnson and Johnson putting profits before public health; die-ins at Publix succeed; Macron gets union backlash; Poor People’s Campaign exposes US poverty; Canada joins the race to the bottom; and…

Economic Update: An Unsustainable System

June 11, 2018

This week: the decline of U.S. cities and the potential of “private cities”; the ever-growing freelancers’ economy; why the U.S. Supreme Court decided to legalize sports betting now; Fiat-Chrysler & Porsche added to the emissions cheating scandal; the new federal jobs guarantee; a Catholic University attacks the concept of tenure; Interview with Chris Hedges on…

Economic Update: Capitalism Makes Few Winners Many Losers

June 5, 2018

This week: Updates on Armenia’s Political Spring; banks big profits; Harley-Davidson fires hundreds; unjust criminal penalties; US households’ financial distress; Germany banning diesels; US drug companies put profits above health again; and the huge wealth increase among world’s 2,754 billionaires. Special guest: Roderick Prude (union worker) and Dyln Namm (student) on successful student-worker alliance at…

Economic Update: Struggling Against the System

Economic Update: Struggling Against the System

April 23, 2018

This week’s topics include: Updates on teachers’ strikes; capitalism abuses facebook; colleges reward privilege and reproduce it; Shell Oil knew about fossil fuels and global warming for last 50 years; UK housing size shrinks; Sinclair Broadcasting traps employees