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The Human Agenda _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT The Human Agenda _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on costs of NBA offense to China, worsening global inequality, poverty mocks Nobel prize for 3 economists working on “incremental solutions” to poverty, why Google donated to global warming deniers, and latest crisis… »»»

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The Capitalist Corporation_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT The Capitalist Corporation _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff This program examines the structure and functioning of the large capitalist corporation dominating modern economies. We discuss their basic economics and influence on politics. We criticize rationales for corporate profits such as “risks” and… »»»

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Making Critical Arguments_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Making Critical Arguments _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on US housing crisis as systemic failure (the homeless LA opera singer), Greta Thunberg’s critics exposed, Europeans gain from US-China trade war, Sackler family “donations” to museums, universities, capitalists take over Sports Illustrated…. »»»

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Worker Co-ops, Socialism’s Future_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Worker Co-ops, Socialism’s Future _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff First half focuses on how, why socialism has changed from what it meant in the 19th and 20th centuries (public enterprises + state planning vs capitalism’s private enterprises + markets). Second half explores… »»»

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A Growing US Left_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT A Growing US Left _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff “Updates on California events (LA Times labor union, 80,000 Kaiser workers to strike, new state public banking law), gross inefficiency of private car industry, anti-left politics in US labor history, wide global use… »»»

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Capitalism and Mental Health_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Capitalism and Mental Health _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on ICE raid in Mississippi, global comparisons of gun violence, conservatives on Dem’s wealth tax ideas. Interview With Dr Harriet Fraad on how capitalism affects mental health in US. Each show wraps… »»»

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US Economy and the Market_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT US Economy and the Market _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Analysis of the state of the US economy at summer’s end, 2019: a decidedly mixed picture. Critique of the institution of the market that focuses on its structure, social effects, and particular… »»»

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Capitalism in Denial_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Capitalism in Denial _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on parallel declines of UK and US capitalisms; denials of their systemic problems worsens them. Longer segments on (1) political economy of immigration, and (2) why the basic problem of Central and South… »»»

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Socialism: From Past to Future_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Socialism: From Past to Future _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff On this episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff begins with socialism’s history especially in the US: from being widely discussed up to 1945, then repressed in the Cold War, and now vigorously… »»»

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Working Class History and the 2020 Election_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Working Class History and the 2020 Election _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff This special program discusses how the history of the US working class shaped US politics. We start with how and why the 1930s Great Depression married the US working class… »»»

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Reparations and Forgiving Student Debts _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Reparations and Forgiving Student Debts _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on economics of 2 million home health aides, extreme Uber inequalities, Alaska universities 41% budget cuts, Michigan governor during Flint Water Crisis says his critics are “uncivil,” a British district’s labor… »»»

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Win-win for Womens’ Soccer _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT A Socialist Politician Wins _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on Trump as distraction vehicle, Macron’s corruption, coffee price collapse drives immigrants to US, why rightists oppose free tuition and student loans, and why Trump/GOP do not stop jobs exodus from US…. »»»

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A Socialist Politician Wins _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT A Socialist Politician Wins _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Depriving non-white students, fast food made worse for profit, Wayfair workers demand power, more scapegoating of immigrants, firms’ promises of gain to workers from Trump 2017 tax cut proved false. Interview Lee Carter,… »»»

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Socialism and Worker Coops _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Socialism and Worker Coops _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff 20th century socialism is now behind us. Socialists continued to evaluate both its achievements and failures via extensive self-criticism. A changed socialism has emerged, focused on a transition of workplaces from top-down hierarchical… »»»

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Worker Coops Rising _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Worker Coops Rising _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on “regulatory capture” in the US vs EU, IMF report on the US economy today finds major negatives, and how Trump’s desperation for re-election shapes his aggressive policies toward the Federal Reserve, China… »»»

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Is US Captialism in Decline _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Is US Captialism in Decline _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on inequalities in pay for CEOs vs average workers; economics of mega-mergers; billionaires’ idea of “charity;” economic consequences of attacking Huawei Corp; Bernie leads on two new bills in Congress to… »»»

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China’s Economic Record and Strategy_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT China’s Economic Record and Strategy _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff As follow-up to earlier parallel program on the USSR, this program seeks to offer (1) an overview of China’s economic development mostly over the last 25 years (GDP, real wages, etc.), and… »»»

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Rise and Fall of the USSR _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Rise and Fall of the USSR _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Here we try to go beyond simplistic, sterile Cold War debates of demonizers vs celebrants of the USSR. USSR’s strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures are examined from revolutionary beginnings in… »»»

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A New Labor Movement Rising _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT A New Labor Movement Rising _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on US church membership and its tax subsidies, Toyota and Merkel slam US economic nationalism, 40 US states sue price-gouging pharma firms, Trump (“self-described “tariff man”) does not understand that Americans… »»»

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The 3 Basic kinds of Socialism _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT The 3 Basic kinds of Socialism _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff As ever more people become anti-capitalist and look toward socialist alternatives, it is important to grasp key differences among the alternative kinds of socialism. This program explains those differences among (1)… »»»

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Understanding Marxism_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Understanding Marxism _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff This special edition of “Economic Update” is devoted to Understanding Marxism, the title of a short new book just published by Democracyatwork. Today’s program, like the book, explains Marxism’s systemic insights into capitalism now. We… »»»

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The Great American Purge _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT The Great American Purge _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff The program begins by explaining the economics behind the great US anti-leftist purge (McCarthyism) after 1945. It then shows the economic impacts of that purge over the last half century. Finally, it explains… »»»

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Living in a Socialist Economy _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Living in a Socialist Economy _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on the US “bribing for college admission” scandal, how lobbyists reflect and worsen inequality, So. and No. Carolina teachers strike for better education, how NDAs (non-disclosure agreements) reflect and worsen workplace… »»»

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Social Movement for Economic Democracy_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Social Movement for Economic Democracy _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on 60 megacorps who paid no 2018 Federal taxes, GM’s CEO gets $29.1 million while GM fires thousands, wrecks communities, etc., Notre Dame tragedy exposes French inequality as billionaires suddenly find… »»»

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Lawyers vs the System _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Lawyers vs the System _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on US college students as share-croppers for investors, on conservatives’ fake opposition to gov’t intervention in the economy, on deepening inadequacy of retirement savings of US baby boomers, and on how fading… »»»

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The #MeToo Movement _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT The #MeToo Movement _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on Chicago in change, decline of world trade, New York’s “congestion pricing, IMF on Trump trade war and hi-tech monopolies, 7 states sue Ag Dept over school lunch deregulations, Trump cautions audience “Don’t… »»»

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Venezuela _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Venezuela _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff On this week’s show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on Brexit and Mueller Report, Chicago is new site of labor upsurge, how income shapes education and thus “merit,” why objections to Green New Deal and Medicare for… »»»

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Employer vs Employee: Capitalism’s Endless Conflict _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Employer vs Employee: Capitalism’s Endless Conflict _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on LA strippers strike, Trump fails to end US trade deficit, UN reports on protests against capitalist inequality and gov’t repression of those protests, GM closes Lordstown, Ohio factory with… »»»

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Beyond Universal Basic Income_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Beyond Universal Basic Income _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff n-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…. »»»

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Political Activism’s Revival _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Political Activism’s Revival _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on International Women’s Day, UC to make all research free, Cuomo begs and bribes Amazon again, US denounces UK protectionism, Spain = #1 healthiest country vs US at #35, how Trump/GOP raised taxes… »»»

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Renewing Labor’s Movement _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Renewing Labor’s Movement _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on striking Oakland school teachers, dangers of declining pensions, bank fined for helping clients evade taxes, in tariff war over black olives US vs EU, stagnant real wages in US explain rising inequality…. »»»

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Fighting the System _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Fighting the System _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on the economics of immigration, France’s yellow vests join union-called general strike, demonstrations against Sackler family’s profiting from oxycontin, and New York City Council considers giving priority to fast-food workers (majority) over employers… »»»

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Economics of Conflicted Mothers_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Economics of Conflicted Mothers _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on the government shutdown’s very important lessons, US teachers oppose a declining capitalism imposing its costs on the people, and firing the big banksters leaves our big bank problems unsolved. Interview with… »»»

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Police and Policing in the US _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Police and Policing in the US _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Prof. Wolff presents updates on (1) the US public education crisis (teacher strikes, declining quality, insufficient resources) and how it undermines the US’s economic future, (2) the absurdity of the government… »»»

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Socialism: From Past to Future_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Socialism: From Past to Future _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff On this episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff begins with socialism’s history especially in the US: from being widely discussed up to 1945, then repressed in the Cold War, and now vigorously… »»»

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Yellow Vests and Tax Reform _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Yellow Vests and Tax Reform _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on “yellow vests” spread to UK, book Dying for a Paycheck, the bail-in scam, paying for airplane seat assignments, and postal banking. Major discussions of tax reforms needed and deserved and… »»»

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Politicians Faking It _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Politicians Faking It _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on Luxembourg making all public transport free, Europe evading US sanctions on Iran, Saudi Arabia sleaze deals with Trump, Deutsche Bank corruption massive, Pompeo’s anti-China strategy contradicts Trump “nationalism.” Interview with journalist Bob… »»»

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Ecosocialism_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Ecosocialism _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on New York City council votes minimum wage for ride-hailing drivers (Uber, Lyft, etc.), Trump store is 85% goods made abroad, charter school teachers strike in Chicago, contradictions in US-China trade war, VW ends gas… »»»

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Capitalism: Slow-motion Implosion? _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Capitalism: Slow-motion Implosion? _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Canada cuts corp tax cuts in race to bottom, Macron pleases business but outrages French people, Italy’s new gov’t budget provides for its people, Hillary Clinton joins right in scapegoating immigrants, and how “quantitative… »»»

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Capitalism – Changed by its Contradictions_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Capitalism – Changed by its Contradictions _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on poverty in California, childhood obesity in US, economic fallout from (real meaning of) Trump steel tariff. Prof Wolff responds to questions by explaining how US politics has sustained US… »»»

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What Elections Hide _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT What Elections Hide _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on LA vote on public bank; contradictions of Trump’s “nationalism;” big business criticism of tariffs; corporations like 7-Eleven use immigration crisis for profits. Major discussion: the urgent social issues that elections ignore or… »»»

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Cooperation Jackson: a closer look_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Cooperation Jackson: a closer look _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff This weeks updates include: massive international study of profit-driven food production, the huge costs of contemporary loneliness, police raid Deutsche Bank, Falling house prices, Belgium follows France in mass street demonstrations, and… »»»

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The Great American Purge _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT The Great American Purge _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff The program begins by explaining the economics behind the great US anti-leftist purge (McCarthyism) after 1945. It then shows the economic impacts of that purge over the last half century. Finally, it explains… »»»

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Seattle Firm Converts into a Worker Co-op_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Seattle Firm Converts into a Worker Co-op _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on Amazon subsidized by New York, Virginia; French people act to limit corporate greed, Sears favors bosses in bankruptcy too, Pfizer ups drug prices despite Trump, California fires expose… »»»

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Why Capitalism Demonizes Government _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Why Capitalism Demonizes Government _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff 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. Major discussions of… »»»

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US Midterm Elections _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT US Midterm Elections _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on how China hits back economically; capitalism surviving in Italy through explosive debt creation; why lotteries have heavy economic costs; and how Grinnell College undergraduate workers successfully organized. Interview with Prof. David Harvey… »»»

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FOLLOW THE MONEY_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT FOLLOW THE MONEY _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff 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… »»»

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US “Sugar Arrangements Industry_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT US “Sugar Arrangements Industry _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on latest foreign and US elections, the CEA document against socialism, growing inequality of billionaires wealth, army represses report on costs and errors of Iraq war, and expose of Maines subsidy for… »»»

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Virginia Elects a Socialist _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Virginia Elects a Socialist _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on political economy of Trump/GOP attacks on China and their long term costs; parallel analysis of attacks on immigrants; Michelle Alexander on who today is The Resistance; and record funds pouring into… »»»

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A Deepening Crisis of Capitalism_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT A Deepening Crisis of Capitalism _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on IMF prediction of slowing global growth, Bank of England warnings on accumulation of sub-prime debt, Nordhaus Nobel prize and market ideology, Dutch unions and others against corporate tax evasion, and… »»»

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The ‘Immigration Issue’ and Capitalism _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT The ‘Immigration Issue’ and Capitalism _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on UK’s Liberal Democrats advocating serious reduction of wealth and income inequality, Sears CEO blames pensions for Sears’ problems, JP Morgan predicts next financial collapse in 2020, failure to deal with… »»»

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Public Policy, Private Pain _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Public Policy, Private Pain _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on Bloomberg finds US “among least efficient” providers of health care, Poland’s unions demand wealth sharing role, money corrupts US politics in new way, Trump tariffs bad for many US corporations. Interview:… »»»

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Launching a New University _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Launching a New University _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on Tenth Anniversary of Lehman Brothers Bank collapse, assisting Ocasio-Cortez show how to finance socialist projects, Colin Kaepernick’s ad for Nike and contradictions of capitalism. Interview with Michael Pelias on launching a… »»»

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Keynesian Vs. Marxian and Neoclassical Economics _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Keynesian Vs. Marxian and Neoclassical Economics _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff This week’s special edition of Economic Update deals with Keynesian economics as a theory that clashes with both the mainstream economics (“neoclassical”) that celebrates private capitalism and with critical theories such… »»»

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Gov’t Take-over Not Always Socialism_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Gov’t Take-over Not Always Socialism _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff This special editon of Economic update deals with how and why government take-over of private corporations need not be and often is not “socialism” and why it is often done to strengthen… »»»

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Capitalism Invites Deepening Criticism _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Capitalism Invites Deepening Criticism _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on new approach to Labor Day, DNC accepts fossil fuel donations, Turkey’s crisis as typical capitalist instability, collapse of Genoa toll bridge, exploding gap between CEO and average worker pay, Gallup Poll… »»»

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Capitalism’s Problems Provoke Oppositions _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Capitalism’s Problems Provoke Oppositions _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on Missouri vote for union position, the irrationality of student debt, economic sanction of Iran isolates and costs US for Trump political gains, Monsanto puts profits over cancer risks, Louisiana legislature punishes… »»»

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Capitalism – Changed by its Contradictions _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Capitalism – Changed by its Contradictions _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on poverty in California, childhood obesity in US, economic fallout from (real meaning of) Trump steel tariff. Prof Wolff responds to questions by explaining how US politics has sustained US… »»»

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Capitalism: Problems and Pushback _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Capitalism: Problems and Pushback _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on social costs of criminalizing marijuana, US food outlets taken over by foreign conglomerates, capital labor conflict in India, Trump’s Signature Bank swamp, New Zealand makes 10-days paid domestic violence leave mandatory…. »»»

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Hiding Capitalism’s Failures _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Hiding Capitalism’s Failures _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on Europe’s higher labor force participation; Cuomo campaign fakes “small donations”; US restaurants decline as pinched incomes switch to food delivery; “market” housing system causes homelessness; education fails to overcome black-white wealth gap…. »»»

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Doing Better Than Capitalism _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Doing Better Than Capitalism _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on New Zealand firm succeeds with 4 day workweek; Vienna’s public housing successes; Fordham adjuncts’ union wins big; Burberry destroys $ millions in new clothes; precarious US jobs worsen alcoholism among young;… »»»

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Millennials for Revolution _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Millennials for Revolution _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on Trump’s tariffs cost Americans jobs, shifting capitalist alliances dont change the system, Irish parliament stops investing in fossil fuels, Washington state forced fast food employers to stop rigging labor market against employees,… »»»

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Labor Versus Capitalism_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Labor Versus Capitalism _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on the Left victory in Mexico’s election, SCOTUS’s Janus decision, Foxconn fakery in Wisconsin, forced labor for Medicaid beneficiaries, and scapegoating of immigrants exposed. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on the personal, psychological… »»»

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Criticizing Capitalism_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Criticizing Capitalism _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on Colorados laws favoring coops, capitalism and suicide, rent control on California ballot, foreign trade controls, French govt vs GE, Ford buys station it helped wreck. Interview with David Harvey on Marxs contribution to… »»»

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Contradictions Coming Home _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Contradictions Coming Home _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on the exploding suicide rate in the US, irrational home-building reflects and worsens inequality, VA nurses sue because of overwork required but not paid for, Uihlein family gives extreme right wing candidates (including… »»»

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Tariffs in an Unraveling Economy_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Tariffs in an Unraveling Economy _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on tariffs as political fiction, Irish state apologizes for the gross exploitation of girls and women, illegal toxic vehicle emissions continue, Senator Gillibrand seeks to cut restrictions on worker coops. Interview… »»»

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Standing Up_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Standing Up _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on China’s life expectancy, Ireland’s vote, US unemployment, Amazon’s quitting bonus, Johnson and Johnson put profits before public health, die-ins at Publix succeed, Macron gets union backlash, Poor People’s Campaign exposes US poverty, Canada… »»»

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Capitalism Provokes Workers _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Capitalism Provokes Workers _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on Univ of California workers’ strikes, privatizing fire departments, big money buys academia, fast-food workers unionize, the capitalism-loneliness-scapegoating links, Hillary Clinton pro-capitalist/anti-socialist, VW CEO is not the problem: system is. Interview with Dr…. »»»

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Socialism: Past, Present, Future_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Socialism: Past, Present, Future _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on critique of Uber and gig economy; WI Sen Johnson endorses inequality; Norway to pay male and female athletes same; corporations buy back their own shares; deaths of overworked Japanese; 10% NY… »»»

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Why people struggle with the system_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Why people struggle with the system _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff “Updates on teachers’ strikes, capitalism abuses facebook, colleges reward privilege and reproduce it, Shell Oil knew about fossil fuels and global warming for last 50 years, UK housing size shrinks, Sinclair… »»»

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Distorting Economic Truths _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Distorting Economic Truths _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on labor strikes at Disney, home sales and prices drop sharply, Nestle profits by privatizing water, hurting the post office profits UPS and FedEx, Larry Summers wrong on taxing soda, more costs of… »»»

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Winds of System Change _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Winds of System Change _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff “Updates on big French strikes protect workers’ gains; rising sub-prime loans, students pay more as states do less for public tuition costs; West Virginia teachers strikes inspire same in Oklahoma, Arizona and Kentucky;… »»»

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Resistance Economics_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Resistance Economics _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on NRA economics, anti-Chinese tariffs, BMW emissions cheating, Brexit’s lesson, IBM dumps older workers, Tennessee teachers fight and win, CBO reports US income inequality deepening even counting welfare etc. Interview Prof. Ian Seda-Irizarry on… »»»

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System Broken_on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT System Broken _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on doctors prescribing fentanyl for pay, why deficits are not the issue, how tobacco companies dont solve the cigarette problem, big corps battle over net neutrality, German city denies food to non-German hungry, Trump… »»»

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Capitalism breeds inequality _on Economic Update

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Every Wednesday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Capitalism breeds inequality _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on how globalization worsened inequality, 1980-2016, workers strike YMCA, UK universities and Oklahoma schools, Quebec doctors reject pay increases, US warns Africa about China, huge Japanese coop movement. Interview Tim Faust on medical… »»»

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Winds of Economic Change _on Economic Update

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Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Winds of Economic Change _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff West Virginia teachers strike, Trump tariffs, Germany makes public transport free, UK living standards crash 2005-2015, US rich schools get richer, debtors prisons return in US. Interview Dr Harriet Fraad on breakdown of… »»»

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A System Rigged Against US _on Economic Update

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Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT A System Rigged Against US _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on how Democrats helped destroy their party by backing campaigns against labor and the left after 1945, jobs created under Obama/Trump, lobbying in Trump’s swamp, deregulation and risky bank lending, worker… »»»

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Karl Marx (1818-1883)_on Economic Update

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Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Karl Marx (1818-1883) _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on global capitalism’s extreme inequality (Oxfam report), Victoria’s Secret’s billionaire owner, why immigration is a weapon of political distraction,” how GOP tax cut helps the rich more than others, MSU sex abuse scandal… »»»

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Capitalism’s Excuse: Blame Government_on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Capitalism’s Excuse: Blame Government _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff “Updates on capitalist fishing industry self-destructs, how malls mirror US capitalism, blaming government self -destructs in Oklahoma, renationalizing in UK, Mulvaney says interest rate spikes coming (how tax cuts hurt us). Interview with… »»»

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The System’s Unwanted Results_on Economic Update

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Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT The System’s Unwanted Results _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on economic data hype vs reality, big capitalists against health capitalists, profit-driven housing rip-offs, Saudi Arabia taxes its own super rich, London top male execs abuse women they hire, and US vs… »»»

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Democratize the Enterprise _on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Democratize the Enterprise _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on corp tax savings not used for bonuses or wage increases, why tariffs fail to rescue jobs, UK and US universities react to economic change, Trump’s solar panel tariffs are political theater, and… »»»

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Marxism’s Contribution: Unique Social Analysis _on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Marxism’s Contribution: Unique Social Analysis _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on New York City’s suit against big oil and dumping $5 billion in fossil fuel investments, fast-rising US consumer debt, further attacks on labor and living standards in Greece, collapse of… »»»

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Knowledge, Class and Economics_on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Knowledge, Class and Economics _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on problems and solutions for workplace discrimination, China’s ascending economy, capitalism’s drive to income and wealth inequalities, economics of immigration’s winners and losers, US capitalism and African-Americans. Interview with co-author Prof. Richard… »»»

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Capitalism and Addiction: The Opioid Epidemic_on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Capitalism and Addiction: The Opioid Epidemic _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on UN report on poverty in the US, oreos produced in Mexico, US households with zero or negative net worth, Germany’s negative utility prices, Germany’s bold labor strikes, Iceland law… »»»

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The Economy from 2017 to 2018_on Economic Update

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Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT The Economy from 2017 to 2018 _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on net neutrality, workplace sexual harassment, bitcoin, worsening global inequality, Europe’s recovery and instability, and using prison labor to fight fires. Major discussions of consumerism, gathering revolt against capitalism, and… »»»

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Public Service vs Private Profit _on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Public Service vs Private Profit _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on Economic Threats: Corbyn vs Morgan Stanley, cars for super-rich, information vs profit, Fed chair Powell’s over-reach, why regulations are never enough, and corporate criminality. Interview with David Jette about public… »»»

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Different Economics, Different Policies_on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Different Economics, Different Policies _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on UK company’s parental leave policies, Citibank fined for abusing student borrowers, US tobacco companies air self-critical ads, Bezos’ obscene wealth, and ideological attack on US higher education. Major topic discussions: Marxian… »»»

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Revolt Against Sexual Abuse _on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Revolt Against Sexual Abuse _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on other countries undercut US tax changes, US graduate students: fewer and taxed more, “recovery” myth vs foreclosure stats, Valve Corp: worker coops better for innovation, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize snubbed, Starbucks:… »»»

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Which Way for US Economy _on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Which Way for US Economy _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on Uber’s corrupt profiteering, sugar producers immoral cancer research, Trump’s personal business, neglecting New York subways, UK’s historic wage decline, and Norway’s sovereign wealth fund. Interview with economist Stephanie Kelton, adviser… »»»

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Capitalism, Corporations, and Media_on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Capitalism, Corporations, and Media _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on corrupt Congressional “tax reform,” giant corporations’ abuse of power, GE CEO wastes millions, corporate structure and sexual harassment/abuse, Detroit’s fake “renaissance,” dying US malls, unaffordable rents expose fake economic “recovery,” and… »»»

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How People Change Economies _on Economic Update

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Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT How People Change Economies _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on Maine’s progressive economic changes, US Senate documents how the very rich abuse the estate tax, Nestle profits as nearby Flint’s water still polluted, poverty and ‘social exclusion’ in Greece and Europe,… »»»

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Socialism: Past, Present, Future_on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Socialism: Past, Present, Future. _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on critique of Uber and gig economy; WI Sen Johnson endorses inequality; Norway to pay male and female athletes same; corporations buy back their own shares; deaths of overworked Japanese; 10% NY… »»»

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Morality and Economics _on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Morality and Economics _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on mostly low-paid service jobs in US future, Senate deregulates banks, college spending per student reinforces income inequality, US loneliness a factor in illnesses and premature death, Univ of Chicago grad students unionize,… »»»

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How Economies Change_on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT How Economies Change _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on privatized probation, New Zealand rejects austerity, electricity cutoffs refute “recovery,” declining medical insurance, neo-liberalism attacked, rich funders of fake ‘public interest groups.’ Interview two professors (Umberto Lorenzo and Richard McIntyre) on Cuba’s… »»»

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Success of New York Worker Coops_on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Success of New York Worker Coops _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on passage of CA Disclose Act; Monarch Airlines fails; Equifax, Yahoo, and Johnson & Johnson are untrustworthy US corporations, 2 Sisters Food Group is the same in UK, Washington sues… »»»

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Transition Beyond Capitalism_on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Transition Beyond Capitalism _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on economic costs/benefits of refugees, rise of BRICS nations in world economy (vs US decline), closing and privatization of US public libraries, size of slavery and forced child labor in world economy now,… »»»

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Economics, Psychology and Mass Murders_on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Economics, Psychology and Mass Murders _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff “Updates on Trump/GOP tax plan, Americans having “trouble paying bills,” post-1989 Russia more unequal than USSR, Eastern now colony of Western Europe, targeting finance vs entire system, closing rural US hospitals, Puerto… »»»

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Strikes and the Labor Movement Today _on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Strikes and the Labor Movement Today _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff “Updates on closing 6,400 retail stores in 2017, decline in US housing starts, 800 major corporations oppose Trump on DACA, US child poverty rates, US to rely on banks’ “self-reporting” of… »»»

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Capitalism, Revolution, and Socialism_on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Capitalism, Revolution, and Socialism _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on major capitalist failures, buying senators on health care, opioid addiction’s effects on insurance and on labor force participation, price gouging in emergencies, and US income inequality. Major discussion on 100th anniversary… »»»

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Corporate Capitalism in Decline _on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Corporate Capitalism in Decline _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on capitalism and hurricanes, the business of drug addiction and overdose, with poverty, hookworm too returns to America, and the economics of elite universities’ tax avoidance. Interview with Chris Hedges on a… »»»

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Capitalism’s (Uncounted) Health Costs _on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Capitalism’s (Uncounted) Health Costs _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on Wonder woman, Archbishop’s critique of UK economic system, a US Labor Day comment, McDonald’s workers strike in UK, economics of hurricanes, and economics of the Trump/GOP tax cut “reform.” Interview Dr…. »»»

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A Tale of Two Crises: 1929 and 2008 _on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT A Tale of Two Crises: 1929 and 2008 _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on US working conditions 2017, looming US recession and plans for negative interest rates, schools raise funds by shaming poor school children, and the economics of fascism. Major… »»»

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Human Rights vs US Water Economics_on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Human Rights vs US Water Economics _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on Trump vs Amazon over taxes, Americans dying younger, Monsanto profits at farmers’ expense, and economics of homeless school children. Interview Ron Robinson on US crisis around access to and… »»»

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Economics as Deception_on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Economics as Deception _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff “Updates on how millennials have fallen behind their parents in income wealth, etc., on poor medical outcomes in US despite paying most for health (especially drugs), deepening scandals of German car corps, and why… »»»

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Faith and Labor Fight Inequality_on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Faith and Labor Fight Inequality _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff “Updates on how golf courses are economically undemocratic, how US drug corps block much cheaper medicine imports, why US corps neither need nor deserve tax cuts, how Monsanto bought academic research to… »»»

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Collective Action for Change _on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Collective Action for Change _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Blurb: “Updates on consumers’ battling airplane seat shrinkage, on a “free” press and buyers of Chicago’s Sun-Times, on fake “jobs creation” for subsidies and publicity, and new museum features artists challenging capitalism. Interview… »»»

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Economics of Socialism_on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Economics of Socialism _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff “Updates on Russia sanctions, medical companies’ failures, cable company monopolies, CEO pay, battling Marxian economics in Utah. Major discussion of economics of socialism Each show wraps up with Professor Wolff answering some questions that… »»»

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Economics Taught Badly_on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Economics Taught Badly _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on United Airlines’ profits from customer abuse; bankster blames government; China’s rapid econ growth; and worker coop news from Greece, New York, and Massachusetts. Interview with economics professor John Summa on big problems… »»»

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Capitalism’s Leaders_on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Capitalism’s Leaders _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on dueling health bills, cutting min wages, Pope on labor unions, Seattle taxes the rich. Major discussions of G-20 “leaders “, Detroit’s “revival”, beer company goes to worker ownership and directorship. Each show wraps… »»»

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Addiction, Capitalism and 12 Steps_on Economic Update

Economic Update

Every Monday at 11am Pacific – 2pm Eastern – 19:00 GMT Addiction, Capitalism and 12 Steps _on ECONOMIC UPDATE with Richard D. Wolff Updates on car loans, sales showing falsity of “recovery” claims, airline profits vs service, the G-20 meetings coordinate global austerity, July 4 and capitalism, and the misleading debate over raising minimum wages… »»»

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