Economic Update - Honest Economics - 04.19.15

17Apr

Updates on Bernanke's new big-bucks finance job, GM avoids billions in victims' claims for faulty ignitions, Seattle capitalist raises all workers to minimum $70k/yr, Americans' self-delusion on inequality, private profit trumps public policy, and anti-student-debt activism. Responses to listeners: impact on China if capitalism's relocation stopped. Major discussions of economics of wages and prices, narrowness of economics education, and basic global economic development issue.

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The Worker Coop Alternative - 04.12.15

12Apr

Updates on inadequate unemployment insurance, Ted Cruz's campaign money, law giving domestic workers real benefits, and demonizing the poor. Responses to questions on California drought and US medical system's experiments on people. Interview with Yochai Gal on TechCollectives he organized: two successful worker coops.

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Economic Change and Personal Life Crises - 04.03.15

5Apr

Updates on car parts industry, German courts cut Uber, Russia's economy grows despite sanctions, no recovery in declining teaching positions for new US PhDs in humanities, and huge Mexican strikes against Driscoll berries produced for US. Responses to listeners on (1) countries' currency manipulations and (2) role of unions in workers' coops. Interview Dr. Harriet Fraad, mental health counsellor, on how capitalism's changes since 1970s have disrupted the personal lives of US men and women and creative solutions.

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System Change: Then and Now - 03.29.15

29Mar

Updates on Trans-Pacific Partnership secrets, the Heinz-Kraft merger, the overly costly, underperforming US medical care system, fines for Graco selling faulty child car-seats, China's real-estate bubble, and estate tax repeal by Republican House. Response to listener on property: private versus public. Major discussion of how system change happened in the past and and how in capitalism today.

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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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