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

14Jan

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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Economic Update - The Economy from 2017 to 2018 - 01.07.18

7Jan

 "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 the economics of alternative populisms."

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Economic Update - Public Service vs Private Profit - 12.24.17

24Dec

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 vs private banking.

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Economic Update - Different Economics, Different Policies - 12.17.17

17Dec

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 economics and UK Labor Party policy initiatives.

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Economic Update - Revolt Against Sexual Abuse - 12.10.17

10Dec

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: not really worker-friendly. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on revolt against sexual abuse.

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Economic Update - Which Way for US Economy? - 12.03.17

3Dec

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 to Bernie Sanders.

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Economic Update - Capitalism, Corporations, and Media - 11.26.17

26Nov

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 pharma giant Astra-Zeneca shows how capitalism endangers health. Interview of author and broadcaster Laura Flanders on mass media changes in today's capitalism.

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Economic Update - How People Change Economies - 11.19.17

19Nov

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, Trump/GOP cuts health programs, US profits rise as wage share falls. Major discussions: (1) economics of migration and (2) economics of coalitions between labor unions and worker coops.

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Economic Update - Socialism: Past, Present, Future - 11.12.17

12Nov

"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 - Morality and Economics - 11.05.17

5Nov

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, Brazilian civil and religious authorities push almost-rotten food for the poor, and costs of pollution. Interview Dr. Harriet Fraad on psychology and economics of sex work industry.

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