Economic Update - Economic failures and the blame game - 06.04.17

5Jun

Updates on big banks fix rates, IRS checks on churches, CEOs' pay rises fastest to worsen US inequality. Major discussions: blaming the poor for poverty and over-crediting the super rich; how superrich oil countries and companies control modern economies; and how Trump's attacks on Germany are more "fake news"." 

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Economic Update - Worker Coops as our Economic Future - 05.28.17

28May

Updates on Trump's 2018 budget, Ford's undemocratic decisions, US opioid epidemic, Swiss vote to end nuclear power, Harley-Davidson moving jobs overseas, Canada outlaws overbooking seats on planes. Interview John Curl, author and coop worker, on importance of worker coops.

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Economic Update - What France’s Election Means - 05.21.17

21May

Updates on Yale grad students hunger strike for a union, US raising interest rates on student loans, 2 new Senate bills on worker ownership of enterprises, and some economic dimensions of Mother's Day. Interview with French political activist, Antonin Plarier, on meaning of French presidential election.

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Economic Update - Why Worker Coops - 05.14.17

14May

 Updates on Australian govt taxes big banks, big banks fund Dakota Access Pipeline, meaning of French elections, Trump/GOP want to end estate taxes, rising role of monopoly in US economy. Interview with Prof. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, historian of worker coops and African-American community, on "why worker coops."

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Economic Update - Economics and Family Values - 05.07.17

7May

Updates on French election's significance; Obama's $400,000 bank speaking fee; US corp tax cuts; Wells Fargo "saved" by Warren Buffett; why bringing home US corps' foreign profits just helps them. Interview Dr. Harriet Fraad on contradictions of "family values" in the US economy.

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Economic Update - Enabling Worker Coops - 04.23.17

30Apr

Updates on capitalism and Earth Day, Chinese movie industry overtakes Hollywood, small businesses use cooperatives to compete better with big business. Interview: Richard Bartlett, cofounder of Loomio, powerful software worker-coop facilitating collective decision-making.

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Economic Update - Rising Costs of Capitalism’s Failures - 04.30.17

20Apr

Updates on courts blocking Trumps attack on sanctuary cities, selling Whole Foods, Jack Ma and blaming technology for jobs collapse, falling department store jobs since 2000, British queen's enterprise award to UK worker coop, Suma. Major discussions: Trump's corporate tax "reform," crisis as millions of new entrants into global job markets find too few jobs, SSDI crudely targeted by Trump budget director, populism as an elite-vs people formatting of elections.

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Economic Update - US Labor Unions: Past, Present, Future - 04.16.17

16Apr

Updates on United Airlines flier abuse, Cuomo's flawed tuition plan, what to do as self-drive vehicles end millions of jobs, how big investors plan to cash in on Trump infrastructure plans. Interview Frank R. Annunziato on tragedy of US labor unions today, why that tragedy happened, and how to reverse it

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Economic Update - Economics, Psychology and Trump - 04.09.17

9Apr

Updates on Citibank says it favors the rich, French presidential elections, US college admissions favor the rich, injustice of US property tax system. Interview Dr. Harriet Fraad on economic and psychological causes of Trump's election and Trump's performance to date.

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Economic Update - Capitalism in Trouble - 04.02.17

2Apr

 "Updates on major troubles (Brexit, Trump, etc.), student debt penalty, New York billionaires ask to be taxed, Trump's job fantasies, Seattle's official renters commission, age discrimination. Major discussions on (1) the economics of immigration, and (2) how worker coops differ from capitalist corporations on where and how to produce."

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