Economy

The International Labor Organization Today: Social Justice versus 'Total Market' (2/2)

Declaration of Philadelphia: The Labor Bill of Rights Now Replaced by 'Total Market'

June 18, 2019
Marking the 75 year anniversary of the ILO’s Declaration of Philadelphia, we explore this historic Bill of Rights through the lens of Alain Supiot, author of The Spirit of Philadelphia: Social Justice vs. the Total Market
United Technologies - Raytheon Merger Is the Definition of Crony Capitalism

United Technologies – Raytheon Merger Is the Definition of Crony Capitalism

June 17, 2019

Trump opposes the merger of these two arms manufacturers, which would create the world’s largest such corporation, but why? Bill Black gives us the interesting answer and explores why these mergers are dangerous and on the rise

Women and African Americans Hit Hardest by Declining Jobs

Women and African Americans Hit Hardest by Declining Jobs

June 14, 2019

Women and African Americans dropped out of the labor market offsetting the number of people who claimed that they were unemployed. Women and African Americans are giving up on finding a job, as wages remain very low says AFL-CIO Chief Economist

What Future for the UK with One-Third of Children in Poverty?

What Future for the UK with One-Third of Children in Poverty?

June 14, 2019

Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur, says the alarming rise of poverty in the UK is deliberate–and so too in the US

Economic Update: 3 Basic Kinds of Socialism

Economic Update: 3 Basic Kinds of Socialism

Partner Content Provided By: Economic Update with Richard Wolff
June 10, 2019

This week on Economic Update, Professor Wolff discusses the three basic kinds of socialism as anti-capitalist ideologies grow in the U.S. and more people are looking toward socialist alternatives. Prof. Wolff lays out the importance of grasping key differences among the alternative kinds of socialism. The first half of the show is an examination of…

Economic Update: Understanding Marxism

Economic Update: Understanding Marxism

Partner Content Provided By: Economic Update with Richard Wolff
June 4, 2019

This special edition of “Economic Update” is devoted to Understanding Marxism, the title of a short new book just published by Democracy at Work. Today’s program, like the book, explains Marxism’s systemic insights into capitalism now. We discuss Marxism’s basic criticisms of capitalism and also its complex relationship to socialism. Finally, we offer a survey…

US-China Trade War: Trump Attempts to Veto China's Industrial Policy

US-China Trade War: Trump Attempts to Veto China’s Industrial Policy

June 3, 2019

The U.S. bans Huawei products allegeing “security threats”. Pressure to prevent China from putting conditions on foreign investors, won’t change China’s industrial policy, which is a vital part of their development planning, says Mark Weisbrot

The Environmental and Economic Challenge of Our Time

The Environmental and Economic Challenge of Our Time

June 3, 2019

James K. Boyce of the Political Economy Research Institute says we must develop new economics to serve human and environmental needs. We need to think deeply about these ethical foundations, says Boyce, as he discusses his latest book, Economics for People and the Planet: Inequality in the Era of Climate Change

Laura Flanders Show: Whose Economy Is It? Ours

Laura Flanders Show: Whose Economy Is It? Ours

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
May 29, 2019

Our city’s economy – what is it for? New York’s has been very good at piling up profits and building tall buildings. But all that private profit has come at a cost to public services and public trust. Could it be different? On this week’s show, we talk about the new conversations that are happening…

T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Endangers Free Media

T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Endangers Free Media

May 27, 2019

Richard Wolff discusses the 26 billion merger by T-Mobile and Sprint, which the FCC announced is “in the public interest.” The merger could create an even bigger media and telecommunication monopoly that will crush medium and small enterprises