Economy

The Corporate Challenge to Global Democracy (2/2)

Unpacking Corporate Capture in Institutions of Global Governance

May 24, 2019
The process of globalization has reached a stage where transnational corporate driven governance systems are displacing democracy and nation-states. A public debate on pro-democracy alternatives is imperative, argues Harris Gleckman, author of Multistakeholderism and Democracy: A Global Challenge
Economic Update: Living in a Socialist Economy

Economic Update: Living in a Socialist Economy

Partner Content Provided By: Economic Update with Richard Wolff
May 23, 2019

This week: Updates on Warren Buffet and socialism; the college admissions scandal in the U.S.; how lobbyists reflect and worsen inequality; North and South Carolina teachers’ strike for better education; and how NDAs (non-disclosure agreements) reflect and worsen workplace inequalities across global capitalism; Prof. Wolff interviews Victor Grossman, an American who lived and worked in…

What Would It Mean to Win? (Pt 2/2)

Why Socialism

May 17, 2019
Bhaskar Sunkara, founder of Jacobin and author of The Socialist Manifesto, explains what socialism could actually look like in the United States
How Bridging the Racial Wealth Divide Will Help All Americans

How Bridging the Racial Wealth Divide Will Help All Americans

May 17, 2019

The racial wealth gap has grown in the last three decades—Dedrick Muhammad puts solutions on the table that help all Americans

Ocasio-Cortez & Sanders Introduce Bill to Cap Credit Card Interest Rates at 15%

Ocasio-Cortez & Sanders Introduce Bill to Cap Credit Card Interest Rates at 15%

May 16, 2019

They call it Loan Shark Prevention, which would allow post offices to act as banks for poor working people, but credit companies claim it will hurt the poor

Global Capitalism: Rise of Socialism in the US Today

Global Capitalism: Rise of Socialism in the US Today

Partner Content Provided By: Economic Update with Richard Wolff
May 14, 2019

Global Capitalism: Live Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff. In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic, he also covers: Libertarianism and socialism, Anti-capitalism and socialism, Democratic socialism: its multiple meanings. Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work and Judson Memorial Church

The MMT Debate With Dean Baker & Randall Wray

The MMT Debate With Dean Baker & Randall Wray

May 13, 2019

We continue our series of discussions about Modern Money Theory and funding the Green New Deal with host Paul Jay

Trump Up in Polls; Who Benefits From Economic Growth?

Trump Up in Polls; Who Benefits From Economic Growth?

May 10, 2019

GDP growth up, stock market up, will the economic expansion continue and who are the winners? Dean Baker and Randall Wray join host Paul Jay

Economic Update: Lawyers vs. The System

Economic Update: Lawyers vs. The System

Partner Content Provided By: Economic Update with Richard Wolff
May 7, 2019

This week: Updates on how U.S. college students have become share-croppers for investors; conservatives’ fake opposition to government intervention in the economy; the deepening inadequacy of retirement savings of baby boomers in the U.S.; and how the disappearing middle class in the U.S. leads many first to blame, or rather scapegoat, foreigners and then their…