Economic Update - Hiding Capitalism’s Failures - 08.05.18

5Aug

Updates on Europe's higher labor force participation; Cuomo campaign fakes "small donations"; US restaurants decline as pinched incomes switch to food delivery; "market" housing system causes homelessness; education fails to overcome black-white wealth gap. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on causes and consequences of US declining fertility rate.

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Economic Update - Doing Better Than Capitalism - 07.29.18

29Jul

Updates on New Zealand firm succeeds with 4 day workweek; Vienna's public housing successes; Fordham adjuncts' union wins big; Burberry destroys $ millions in new clothes; precarious US jobs worsen alcoholism among young; US airlines raise profits by shrinking                toilets. Interview on collapse of Toys-R-Us chain (causes and consequences) with worker Cheryl Claude and organizer Charles Khan.

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Economic Update - Millennials for Revolution - 07.22.18

22Jul

Updates on Trump's tariffs cost Americans jobs, shifting capitalist alliances dont change the system, Irish parliament stops investing in fossil fuels, Washington state forced fast food employers to stop rigging labor market against employees, why Germany's "dependence" on Russia is less that the US dependence on China, and why China does not "steal" US technology. Interview with Moumita Ahmed, co-founder of Millennials for Revolution.

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Economic Update - Historic Lessons - 07.15.18

15Jul

Updates on Nissan emissions cheating, Americans value labor unions, 2017 corp tax cuts boost share prices, worsened inequality, Trump/GOP trade war reality vs fakery. Interview Elizabeth Marciano, West Va. teacher on state's successful, historic 2018 public school teacher strikes

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Economic Update - Labor Versus Capitalism - 07.08.18

7Jul

Updates on the Left victory in Mexico's election, SCOTUS's Janus decision, Foxconn fakery in Wisconsin, forced labor for Medicaid beneficiaries, and scapegoating of immigrants exposed. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on the personal, psychological effects of a dying US empire.

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Economic Update - Criticizing Capitalism - 07.01.18

1Jul

Updates on Colorado’s laws favoring coops, capitalism and suicide, rent control on California ballot, foreign trade controls, French govt vs GE, Ford buys station it helped wreck. Interview with David Harvey on Marx’s contribution to understanding capitalism now.

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Economic Update - Contradictions Coming Home - 06.24.18

24Jun

Updates on the exploding suicide rate in the US, irrational home-building reflects and worsens inequality, VA nurses sue because of overwork required but not paid for, Uihlein family gives extreme right wing candidates (including Roy Moore), mocking claims that this is a one-person-one-vote democracy, Interview with Eli Campbell on the exploding student debt issue and the campaign to boycott its repayment.

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Economic Update - Tariffs in an Unraveling Economy - 06.17.18

17Jun

"Updates on tariffs as political fiction, Irish state apologizes for the gross exploitation of girls and women, illegal toxic vehicle emissions continue, Senator Gillibrand seeks to cut restrictions on worker coops. Interview with reporter Bob Hennelly on the US housing crisis as a sign of an unraveling economy."

 
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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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