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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Economic Update - Why Worker Coops - 05.14.17

14May

 Updates on Australian govt taxes big banks, big banks fund Dakota Access Pipeline, meaning of French elections, Trump/GOP want to end estate taxes, rising role of monopoly in US economy. Interview with Prof. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, historian of worker coops and African-American community, on "why worker coops."

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Economic Update - Economics and Family Values - 05.07.17

7May

Updates on French election's significance; Obama's $400,000 bank speaking fee; US corp tax cuts; Wells Fargo "saved" by Warren Buffett; why bringing home US corps' foreign profits just helps them. Interview Dr. Harriet Fraad on contradictions of "family values" in the US economy.

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Economic Update - Enabling Worker Coops - 04.23.17

30Apr

Updates on capitalism and Earth Day, Chinese movie industry overtakes Hollywood, small businesses use cooperatives to compete better with big business. Interview: Richard Bartlett, cofounder of Loomio, powerful software worker-coop facilitating collective decision-making.

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Economic Update - Rising Costs of Capitalism’s Failures - 04.30.17

20Apr

Updates on courts blocking Trumps attack on sanctuary cities, selling Whole Foods, Jack Ma and blaming technology for jobs collapse, falling department store jobs since 2000, British queen's enterprise award to UK worker coop, Suma. Major discussions: Trump's corporate tax "reform," crisis as millions of new entrants into global job markets find too few jobs, SSDI crudely targeted by Trump budget director, populism as an elite-vs people formatting of elections.

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