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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Economic Update - Capitalism, Revolution, and Socialism - 09.24.17

24Sep

Updates on major capitalist failures, buying senators on health care, opioid addiction's effects on insurance and on labor force participation, price gouging in emergencies, and US income inequality. Major discussion on 100th anniversary of Russian Revolution in 1917: lessons of USSR economic history for 21st century socialism.

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Economic Update - Corporate Capitalism in Decline - 09.17.17

17Sep

Updates on capitalism and hurricanes, the business of drug addiction and overdose, with poverty, hookworm too returns to America, and the economics of elite universities' tax avoidance.
Interview with Chris Hedges on a declining, decaying capitalism.
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Economic Update - A Tale of Two Crises: 1929 and 2008 - 09.03.17

3Sep

Updates on US working conditions 2017, looming US recession and plans for negative interest rates, schools raise funds by shaming poor school children, and the economics of fascism. Major discussion: why FDR's New Deal (successful trickle up economics) was not repeated after 2008 (unsuccessful trickle down economics). Consequences of post-1945 destruction of coalition that produced New Deal.

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Economic Update - Human Rights vs US Water Economics - 08.27.17

27Aug

Updates on Trump vs Amazon over taxes, Americans dying younger, Monsanto profits at farmers' expense, and economics of homeless school children. Interview Ron Robinson on US crisis around access to and safety of water in US.

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Economic Update - Economics as Deception - 08.20.17

20Aug

Updates on how millennials have fallen behind their parents in income wealth, etc., on poor medical outcomes in US despite paying most for health (especially drugs), deepening scandals of German car corps, and why a Chinese t-shirt-maker investment in Arkansas teaches frightening economic lessons. Interview with Prof Michael Hudson on "Junk Economics.

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Economic Update - Faith and Labor Fight Inequality - 08.13.17

13Aug

"Updates on how golf courses are economically undemocratic, how US drug corps block much cheaper medicine imports, why US corps neither need nor deserve tax cuts, how Monsanto bought academic research to keep dangerous "Roundup" on the market, and the economics and politics of scapegoating immigrants in the US and Germany. Interview with Joerg Rieger and Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger on their combination of faith and advocating for labor to undo inequality in the US.

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Economic Update - Collective Action for Change- 08.06.17

6Aug

"Updates on consumers' battling airplane seat shrinkage, on a "free" press and buyers of Chicago's Sun-Times, on fake "jobs creation" for subsidies and publicity, and new museum features artists challenging capitalism. Interview Dr. Harriet Fraad on how and why so many hesitate so long before joining collective action to change economic and social conditions."
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Economic Update - Economics of Socialism - 07.30.17

28Jul

Updates on Russia sanctions, medical companies' failures, cable company monopolies, CEO pay, battling Marxian economics in Utah. Major discussion of economics of socialism.

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Economic Update - Economics Taught Badly - 07.23.17

23Jul

Updates on United Airlines' profits from customer abuse; bankster blames government; China's rapid econ growth; and worker coop news from Greece, New York, and Massachusetts. Interview with economics professor John Summa on big problems in economics teaching.

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