Economics of Corruption - 03.22.15

22Mar

Updates on Yellen press conference,"Blockupy" protests in Europe against ECB and austerity, New York mayor DiBlasio signs bill for worker coops, and important fight over closing Sweet Briar college. Interview with veteran reporter Bob Hennelly on economics of US political corruption with special focus on his native New Jersey.

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Economic Update - Housing, Cities, Suburbs - 03.15.15

13Mar

Updates on pizza politics, changing currency values, and tax-cutting politicians' wild claims. Responses on workers coops' competitiveness and on 'unfree' agricultural markets. Interview Walter South on economics of housing and dangerous economics of US cities and suburbs.

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Economic Decline and Growing Resistance - 03.08.15

8Mar

Updates on taxis vs Uber vs driver coops, an apology on Detroit, International Womens Day, and cutting workers' compensation. Response to listeners on the economics of debts, past and present. Major discussions of (1) resisting economic decline: Minnesota governor, Emma Thompson and Pope Francis, (2) Wisconsin governor presides over economic decline, and (3) extremes of economic inequality.
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It’s the system… - 03.01.15

1Mar

Updates on German anti-capitalism, student debt default, credit card economics and unregulated chemicals. Response to listeners on pension scandals and Harvard economic research.

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The Poverty - Wealth Divide - 02.08.15

9Feb

Updates on capital gains tax, Home Depot work/stress tragedy, and Koch money for 2016 election. Response to questions on child poverty problem in US and "solutions." Major discussions of (1) key economic problems looming for US economy: Europe, China, emerging markets, and US domestic inequality; and (2)  economic issues surrounding currency exchange: especially the value of the US dollar relative to Euros.
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Economics and Revolutions - 02.01.15

2Feb

Updates on political corruption, Greek election results, social security taxes, debt jubilee, union membership and revolutions' lessons.

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Spinning Out of Control - 01.25.15

25Jan

Updates on Obama's SOTU speech, ECB pumps up money supply to stimulate Europe, forgiving Greece's (just like Germany's) debts, and US housing extremes. Response to questions on global wealth inequality and Switzerland's currency maneuvers. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on US economy's disastrous impact on children.

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Austerity Ends in Greece? - 01.15.15

18Jan

Updates on Democrat's "Robin Hood" tax, riders shift from planes to buses, and misleading US job market headlines. Responses to questions on big bankers' self-image and the basic economics of US federal estate tax and state and local taxes. Interview: Prof. Peter Bratsis on Greek election January 25 and ongoing struggles, in Greece and beyond, to end austerity.

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Economic Update - Real vs Fakenomics - 01.11.15

12Jan

Updates on rising health insurance costs, rebel economists, Senate costs. Response to questions on Greek crisis, falling school funding, wealth inequality in US that blocks "recovery." Interview with London economics professor John Weeks.

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Economic Update - Economics of Denial - 01.04.15

12Jan

Updates on Apple Computer, French Socialism, Greek election, Vermont drops single-payer, oil and Russia, and latest NLRB rulings. Major discussions of welfare economics, meritocracy, and 5% US GDP growth without hype.

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