Economic Update - How Economies Change - 10.29.17

29Oct

Updates on privatized probation, New Zealand rejects austerity, electricity cutoffs refute "recovery," declining medical insurance, neo-liberalism attacked, rich funders of fake 'public interest groups.' Interview two professors (Umberto Lorenzo and Richard McIntyre) on Cuba's socialist economy changing toward worker coops.

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Economic Update - Success of New York Worker Coops - 10.22.17

22Oct

Updates on economic costs/benefits of refugees, rise of BRICS nations in world economy (vs US decline), closing and privatization of US public libraries, size of slavery and forced child labor in world economy now, and how the "gig" economy is just another effort to profit by lengthening the working day. Major discussion: what the historical transition to capitalism suggests about transition from capitalism to a worker-coop-based economic system.

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Economic Update - Economics, Psychology and Mass Murder - 10.08.17

8Oct

"Updates on Trump/GOP tax plan, Americans having "trouble paying bills," post-1989 Russia more unequal than USSR, Eastern now colony of Western Europe, targeting finance vs entire system, closing rural US hospitals, Puerto Rico as US colony. Interview Dr. Harriet Fraad on economics, psychology and mass murders." 

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Economic Update - Strikes and the Labor Movement Today - 10.01.17

1Oct

Updates on closing 6,400 retail stores in 2017, decline in US housing starts, 800 major corporations oppose Trump on DACA, US child poverty rates, US to rely on banks' "self-reporting" of their misdeeds, and significance of California Disclose Act. Interview investigative journalist Bob Hennelly on Local 3 strike in New York and its importance to the US labor movement today.

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