Economic Update - Capitalism breeds inequality - 03.18.18


“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 care and insurance in US today.


Economic Update - Winds of Economic Change - 03.11.18


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 traditional family, causes and consequences.


Economic Update - A System Rigged Against US - 03.04.18


 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 coops to reduce inequality. Interview with attorney Leonard C. Goodman on how the legal system supports a rigged system.  


Economic Update - Karl Marx (1818-1883) - 02.25.18


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 reflects "running schools like a business." Major discussion: Marx's life, goals of his writings, and their lasting relevance.

Economic Update -Capitalism’s Excuse: Blame Govt-02.16.18


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 lifelong unionist Charles Fabian on decline and potential of US labor movement.


Economic Update - The System’s Unwanted Results - 02.11.18


 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 UK homelessness. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on "Capitalism and Mental Health."


Economic Update - Democratize the Enterprise - 02.04.18


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 Ursula LeGuin's critique of capitalism. Interview with Mary Douglas, Exec. Director of Democratize the Enterprise.


Economic Update - Marxism’s Contribution: Unique Social Analysis - 01.28.18


 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 Carillion Corp exposes failure of privatization in UK, and how CVS' touch-ups of beauty images expose economics of advertising.  Interview with Prof. Bertell Ollman on Marx's distinctive contributions to analyzing capitalist society, past and present.


Economic Update - Knowledge, Class and Economics - 01.21.18


 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 McIntyre on new book: Knowledge, Class and Economics: Marxism Without Guarantees.


Economic Update - Capitalism and Addiction: The Opioid Epidemic - 01.14.18


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 on equal pay for equal work, the myth of US economic "recovery," and Canada's Tim Horton sabotages rising minimum wage. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on US opioid epidemic: psychology and capitalism.


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