Economic Update - Capitalism’s Problems Provoke Oppositions - 08.24.18

25Aug

Updates on Missouri vote for union position, the irrationality of student debt, economic sanction of Iran isolates and costs US for Trump political gains, Monsanto puts profits over cancer risks, Louisiana legislature punishes big banks for lending to assault rifle producers (not for money laundering, illegal fees, mortgage loan disaster etc.). Interview with Troy Walcott, striking Spectrum Cable technician.

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Economic Update - Capitalism: Changed by its Contradictions

19Aug

Updates on poverty in California, childhood obesity in US, economic fallout from (real meaning of) Trump steel tariff. Prof Wolff responds to questions by explaining how US politics has sustained US capitalism and what the politics of change will require.

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Economic Update - Capitalism: Problems and Pushback - 08.12.18

12Aug

Updates on social costs of criminalizing marijuana, US food outlets taken over by foreign conglomerates, capital labor conflict in India, Trump's Signature Bank swamp, New Zealand makes 10-days paid domestic violence leave mandatory. Interview with Matt Christman and Will Menaker of the Chapo Trap House podcast phenomenon: how and why its mix of comedy and sharp social criticism grew to be so popular.

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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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