Today’s Pandemic as a Crisis of Capitalism_on Economic Update

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Today’s Pandemic as a Crisis of Capitalism
_on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff

On this week’s episode, Prof. Wolff presents the following updates: company cutting candybar size but keeping the same price, Barcelona punishes landlords with empty apartments, Macy’s closing stores while giving $millions bonuses to top executives, IMF anti-Covid-19 funds used instead to pay off private loans, health insurer profits because people cannot afford and fear doctor and hospital visits, Amazon profits from pandemic. On the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff interviews epidemiologist Rob Wallace on capitalist agriculture and viral pandemics.

Each show wraps up with Professor Wolff answering some questions that he receives through his website or on Facebook. Economic Update is in partnership with Truthout.org.


This show was broadcast on July 29, 2020.

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