Economic Update - Another ‘Gilded Age - 05.20.18

20May

Updates on Theranos bankruptcy and workers' risks, our second "gilded age," mortgage lenders turn to rich borrowers, Trump on drug prices is just rhetoric, economic effects of breaking Iran treaty. Interview with Prof Miguel Robles-Duran on gentrification and crisis of cities.

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Economic Update - Capitalism Provokes Workers - 05.13.18

13May

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. Harriet Fraad on capitalism's destruction of the family and "family values".

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Economic Update - Socialism: Past, Present, Future - 05.06.18

6May

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 school kids homeless; and majority of major US corporations already pay much below official 35% tax rate. Major discussion of changing economics of socialism.

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Economic Update - Employees vs Employers: Endless Tensions - 04.29.18

29Apr

Updates on German workers who elect almost half of corporate boards of directors, major US corporations with negative tax rates, Kentucky governor maneuvers against black-lung victims, involuntary part-time employment, epidemic of US evictions, and dangerous long-term use of anti-depressant drugs. Major discussions of economics of socialism and of phony claims of 'no money' by state leaders (example: Connecticut). 

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Economic Update - Why People Struggle With The System - 04.22.18

22Apr

 "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 Broadcasting traps employees, US anti-depressant epidemic. Interview Rob Robinson: continuing discussion of water as human right vs for profit: how people fight and win."

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Economic Update - Distorting Economic Truths - 04.15.18

15Apr

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 the VW emissions scandal, the economic costs of sexual harassment. Interview with Julianna Forlano, journalist and comedian on 'being funny in times like these'.

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Economic Update - Winds of System Change - 04.08.18

8Apr

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; US poverty worse than other nations, Prof. Perotin finds worker coops superior to capitalist enterprises; and high tariffs on imported trucks created high prices, profits of US truck industry. Interview Dr. Harriet Fraad on Stormy Daniels as part of "winds of change" rising in America.

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Economic Update - Resistance Economics - 04.01.18

1Apr

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 "heterodox" economics at City University of New York.

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Economic Update - System Broken - 03.25.18

25Mar

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 vs Stormy Daniels, pay discrimination against women. Interview with Ken Byrne on the successful Conway School transition to one run by its teachers.

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Economic Update - Capitalism breeds inequality - 03.18.18

18Mar

“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.

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