Updates on successful Oregon teaching assistants' strike, evicting the
homeless, law limits unpaid internships to 4 weeks, and universities
become businesses. Response to our audiences on the economics of war and
military in US - "the elephant in the economy" - and on political
corruption in the new budget. Major discussion of the sharp decline in
most Americans' wealth since 2007 (no recovery there either) coupled
with widening wealth gaps between whites and both African-Americans and
Updates on economics of oil price collapse, resumption of US-Cuba relations, lost middle class, and the economics of Uber car service. Response to questions on upsurge of union organizing and on Supreme Court anti-labor ruling. Major discussion of why both men and women in the US are leaving the labor force.
Updates on Mexican farm exploitation, Grenoble takes down advertising, US teachers underpaid, and cutting workers' pensions. Responses to listeners on Harvard and Yale as full participants in capitalism's defects. Analyzing modern "economics" as a discipline from Adam Smith to Karl Marx and since.
Updates on unpaid internships, extreme wealth, and economic perceptions. Response to listener questions on real economics of public pensions and of home refinancing. In depth analyses of private property and income and of economic regulation vs system change.