This week: Updates on Amazon subsidized by New York and 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; interview with Matthias Scheiblehner on why his Seattle construction firm Metis converted into a worker co-op
This week: updates on UK war on “Unexplained Wealth;” why capitalism needs yet attacks government; historical reality of low wages in US; cozy deals between big corporations and credit rating agencies again; discussion of capitalism’s oscillations between nationalist and internationalist phases (are we now moving backwards to nationalism again?) and once more on the inefficiency…
James Henry, economist and tax attorney, speaks at the forum, “Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism,” held in Washington DC, on October 19, 2018
This week: Updates on how China hits back economically; capitalism surviving in Italy through explosive debt creation; why lotteries have heavy economic costs; how Grinnell College undergraduate workers successfully organized; Professor Wolff interviews Prof. David Harvey on a Marxist view of the US midterm elections: causes and consequences
This week: Updates on profits-vs-science and weedkiller “roundup;” most Americans not better off than in 2016; WHO reports bans on corporal punishment of kids and how doing so saves money too; Janet Yellen warns huge corporate debts risk another major economic crash; interview with Riva Enteen, editor of Follow the Money, a collection of KPFA…
This week: Updates on latest foreign and U.S. elections; the CEA document against socialism; growing inequality of billionaires’ wealth; army represses report on costs and errors of Iraq war; and expose of Maine’s subsidy for corporations by helping indebted students; Dr. Harriet Fraad on the US “Sugar Arrangements” industry.
The student debt problem is exploding, growing three times as fast as any other kind of debt, yet the Trump administration is making it more difficult for students to seek debt relief. Ellen Brown of the Public Banking Institute outlines the implications