Economy

Is Global Recession Looming?

Is Global Recession Looming?

April 3, 2019

According to Heiner Flassbeck, former head of UNCTAD, there are many factors pointing to a convergence in a normal cyclical downturn, deepening recession in Europe, complicated by potential hard Brexit–With host Paul Jay

Economic Update: Beyond Universal Basic Income

Economic Update: Beyond Universal Basic Income

Partner Content Provided By: Economic Update with Richard Wolff
April 2, 2019

On this week’s show Prof. Wolff presents an in-depth analysis of UBI shows its advantages over most welfare, safety net systems. An even better alternative would avoid capitalism’s unnecessary production of unemployment because it utilizes technical progress (rising productivity) for profits. The alternative benefits workers’ leisure rather than profits. It is more democratic and avoids…

Trump's Fed Nominee Has "Far Out Ideas," But is Right About Keeping Rates Low

Trump’s Fed Nominee Has “Far Out Ideas,” But Progressive Criticism of the Fed is Important

March 31, 2019

Stephen Moore, Trump’s new nominee for the Federal Reserve Board, has some wacky ideas, but is correct about the need to keep interest rates low, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Economic Update: Fascism: An Analysis for Today

Economic Update: Fascism: An Analysis for Today

Partner Content Provided By: Economic Update with Richard Wolff
March 29, 2019

On this week’s show Prof. Wolff presents an in-depth analysis of fascism as massive government intervention to protect and save a crashing capitalism. We focus on today’s examples, historical parallels (in Germany and Italy), and how “strong men” leaders push fascist agendas. We discuss how fascism and socialism differ and how nationalism serves as fascism’s…

Re-Decentralizing the Internet: The Fight to Unlock a Future of Digital Freedom (Pt 2/2)

Digital Colonialism & Humanity’s Struggle for Digital Freedom

March 28, 2019
Digital freedom is within the reach of society says Michael Kwet in presenting his analysis of digital colonialism under the Western model of technology.
Billions From Deutsche Bank: Despite Trump’s Bankruptcies, Defaults, and Financial Malfeasance

Billions From Deutsche Bank Despite Trump’s Bankruptcies, Defaults, and Financial Malfeasance

March 20, 2019

The latest developments about Trump’s relationship to Deutsche Bank could be the unraveling with Deutsche Bank and Trump facing a serious legal probe on bank fraud by the House Financial Services Committee chaired by Rep. Maxine Waters

Canceling India's Preferential Trade Status with the US Would Backfire

Canceling India’s Preferential Trade Status with the US Would Backfire

Partner Content Provided By: Deutsche Welle
March 19, 2019

Washington says India has been the world’s largest beneficiary of preferential trade status. If trade benefits are abolished, the country will have to pay customs duties on products worth 5.6 billion US dollars that were previously duty-free, according to US data.

Economic Update: Political Activism's Revival

Economic Update: Political Activism’s Revival

Partner Content Provided By: Economic Update with Richard Wolff
March 19, 2019

This week: Updates on International Women’s Day; the University of CA making all research free; NY’s Gov. Cuomo begging and bribing Amazon again; how the U.S. is denouncing UK protectionism; why and how Spain is voted the #1 healthiest country VS the U.S; how Trump and the GOP raised taxes and cut refunds so many…

Trump's Militarized Budget Slashes Medicare, Medicaid, and Clean Energy

Trump’s Militarized Budget Slashes Medicare, Medicaid, and Clean Energy

March 14, 2019

Preparing for war with largest peacetime military budget paid for with devastating cuts to the poor, ending environmental regulation, destroying retirement and healthcare. Do divided Democrats have an answer? Lindsay Koshgarian of IPS analyzes the proposal