Economic Update - Economics Taught Badly - 07.23.17

23Jul

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 in economics teaching.

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Economic Update - Capitalism’s Leaders - 07.17.17

17Jul

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.

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Economic Update - Addiction, Capitalism and 12 Steps - 07.09.17

9Jul

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 and losing jobs. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on connections among addictions, capitalism and 12-step programs.

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Economic Update - Capitalism’s Shadow: Poverty - 07.02.17

2Jul

Updates on European sanctuary cities, McDonald's automation, Travis Kalanic, and ritzy restaurant rips off workers. Interview with anti-poverty activist Rob Robinson.

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Economic Update - Capitalism’s Self-destruction - 06.25.17

25Jun

Updates on declining Cal State Univ system, Trump vs coal industry realities, Hudson Yards for mega-rich vs New York's social needs, lotteries' and legalized pot's same economic motives. Major discussions: politics and economic betrayal, revenge; Trump's new austerity budget; why worker coops deserve govt supports; and worker coops and democracy.

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Economic Update - When US govt destroyed a political party - 06.18.17

18Jun

Updates on Oklahoma cuts funds for public schools, why Americans dont take paid vacations owed them, how coal/oil companies fight solar/wind companies to buy politicians that decide what energy system we must live with. Interview with Lisa E Davis, author of "Undercover Girl" about undoing the New Deal, FBI paid informers and destruction of the CPUSA.

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Economic Update - Human Nature and Capitalism - 06.11.17

11Jun

Updates on Cal, Nev steps toward universal medical insurance, Toronto housing bubble, Air Traffic Controllers and the privatization issue, US, Mexico fight over non-free market in sugar, Illinois credit decline. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on human nature

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Economic Update - Economic failures and the blame game - 06.04.17

5Jun

Updates on big banks fix rates, IRS checks on churches, CEOs' pay rises fastest to worsen US inequality. Major discussions: blaming the poor for poverty and over-crediting the super rich; how superrich oil countries and companies control modern economies; and how Trump's attacks on Germany are more "fake news"." 

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Economic Update - Worker Coops as our Economic Future - 05.28.17

28May

Updates on Trump's 2018 budget, Ford's undemocratic decisions, US opioid epidemic, Swiss vote to end nuclear power, Harley-Davidson moving jobs overseas, Canada outlaws overbooking seats on planes. Interview John Curl, author and coop worker, on importance of worker coops.

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Economic Update - What France’s Election Means - 05.21.17

21May

Updates on Yale grad students hunger strike for a union, US raising interest rates on student loans, 2 new Senate bills on worker ownership of enterprises, and some economic dimensions of Mother's Day. Interview with French political activist, Antonin Plarier, on meaning of French presidential election.

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