Economic Update - Standing Up - 06.08.18

10Jun

Updates on China's life expectancy, Ireland's vote, US unemployment, Amazon's quitting bonus, Johnson and Johnson put profits before public health, die-ins at Publix succeed, Macron gets union backlash, Poor People's Campaign exposes US poverty, Canada races to the bottom, super-rich spend wildly. Interview with Dr Harriet Fraad on metoo# movement and its economic and social effects.

Announcement:  Economic Update is moving to 30 minutes
 
Democracy at Work is pleased to announce a change in the format of our program Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff from 60 to 30 minutes.  For the last 7 years, the 60-minute format has worked well for our audience, and us, and we have successfully managed to deliver a new show each week with hardly any interruption in schedule. 
 
By streamlining our program, we expect to deliver a more focused and impactful message to our loyal, longtime listeners, as well as satisfy a growing demand for the type of perspectives Professor Wolff provides. We believe the new format will be well received and increase engagement with our audience.
 
The first 30-minute show will be distributed to radio stations on June 14, 2018.  Please be sure to make the necessary adjustments to your schedules.
 
Note that the show's format will still have short updates for the first half of the program, and interviews when possible during the second half. 
 
Thank you.
 
Sincerely,
The Democracy at Work Team
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Economic Update - Capitalism Makes Few Winners, Many Losers - 06.03.18

3Jun

Updates on Armenia's Political Spring, banks big profits, Harley-Davidson fires hundreds, unjust criminal penalties, US households' financial distress, Germany bans diesels, US drug companies put profits above health again, and huge wealth increase among world's 2,754 billionaires. Interview with Roderick Prude (union worker) and Dyln Namm (student) on successful student-worker alliance at New School University's cafeteria struggles.

 

Announcement:  Economic Update is moving to 30 minutes

Democracy at Work is pleased to announce a change in the format of our program Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff from 60 to 30 minutes.  For the last 7 years, the 60-minute format has worked well for our audience, and us, and we have successfully managed to deliver a new show each week with hardly any interruption in schedule. 

By streamlining our program, we expect to deliver a more focused and impactful message to our loyal, longtime listeners, as well as satisfy a growing demand for the type of perspectives Professor Wolff provides. We believe the new format will be well received and increase engagement with our audience.

The first 30-minute show will be distributed to radio stations on June 14, 2018.  Please be sure to make the necessary adjustments to your schedules.

Note that the show's format will still have short updates for the first half of the program, and interviews when possible during the second half. 
 
Thank you.

Sincerely,
The Democracy at Work Team

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Economic Update - An Unsustainable System - 05.27.18

27May

Updates on decline of cities/private cities, freelancers' economy, why legalize sports betting now, Fiat-Chrysler-Porsche added to emissions cheating scandal, new federal jobs guarantee, Catholic University attacks tenure. Interview with Chris Hedges on unsustainable US system.

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Economic Update - Another ‘Gilded Age - 05.20.18

20May

Updates on Theranos bankruptcy and workers' risks, our second "gilded age," mortgage lenders turn to rich borrowers, Trump on drug prices is just rhetoric, economic effects of breaking Iran treaty. Interview with Prof Miguel Robles-Duran on gentrification and crisis of cities.

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Economic Update - Capitalism Provokes Workers - 05.13.18

13May

Updates on Univ of California workers' strikes, privatizing fire departments, big money buys academia, fast-food workers unionize, the capitalism-loneliness-scapegoating links, Hillary Clinton pro-capitalist/anti-socialist, VW CEO is not the problem: system is. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on capitalism's destruction of the family and "family values".

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Economic Update - Socialism: Past, Present, Future - 05.06.18

6May

Updates on critique of Uber and gig economy; WI Sen Johnson endorses inequality; Norway to pay male and female athletes same; corporations buy back their own shares; deaths of overworked Japanese; 10% NY school kids homeless; and majority of major US corporations already pay much below official 35% tax rate. Major discussion of changing economics of socialism.

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Economic Update - Employees vs Employers: Endless Tensions - 04.29.18

29Apr

Updates on German workers who elect almost half of corporate boards of directors, major US corporations with negative tax rates, Kentucky governor maneuvers against black-lung victims, involuntary part-time employment, epidemic of US evictions, and dangerous long-term use of anti-depressant drugs. Major discussions of economics of socialism and of phony claims of 'no money' by state leaders (example: Connecticut). 

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Economic Update - Why People Struggle With The System - 04.22.18

22Apr

 "Updates on teachers' strikes, capitalism abuses facebook, colleges reward privilege and reproduce it, Shell Oil knew about fossil fuels and global warming for last 50 years, UK housing size shrinks, Sinclair Broadcasting traps employees, US anti-depressant epidemic. Interview Rob Robinson: continuing discussion of water as human right vs for profit: how people fight and win."

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Economic Update - Distorting Economic Truths - 04.15.18

15Apr

Updates on labor strikes at Disney, home sales and prices drop sharply, Nestle profits by privatizing water, hurting the post office profits UPS and FedEx, Larry Summers wrong on taxing soda, more costs of the VW emissions scandal, the economic costs of sexual harassment. Interview with Julianna Forlano, journalist and comedian on 'being funny in times like these'.

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Economic Update - Winds of System Change - 04.08.18

8Apr

Updates on big French strikes protect workers' gains; rising sub-prime loans, students pay more as states do less for public tuition costs; West Virginia teachers strikes inspire same in Oklahoma, Arizona and Kentucky; US poverty worse than other nations, Prof. Perotin finds worker coops superior to capitalist enterprises; and high tariffs on imported trucks created high prices, profits of US truck industry. Interview Dr. Harriet Fraad on Stormy Daniels as part of "winds of change" rising in America.

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