Economic Update - Capitalism versus Socialism

27Apr

This over 200-year debate and struggle has become confused and confusing. Too many different definitions make honest, balanced discussions and evaluations of these alternative systems difficult. Because socialism is rising yet again to challenge capitalism, the debate now must take account of the terms' new and different meanings. We do that here in arguing for a new way to understand and engage "capitalism versus socialism." 
 
 
 

Economic Update - The #MeToo Movement

20Apr

Updates on Chicago in change, decline of world trade, New York's "congestion pricing,  IMF on Trump trade war and hi-tech monopolies, 7 states sue Ag Dept over school lunch deregulations, Trump cautions audience "Don't underestimate "the power of socialism to get a vote." Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on causes of the #MeToo movement.

Economic Update - Economic Update: Venezuela

13Apr

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on Brexit and Mueller Report, Chicago is new site of labor upsurge, how income shapes education and thus "merit," why objections to Green New Deal and Medicare for All are mistaken, how a fascistic "punish the poor" mentality rises in US. In the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff interviews Prof. George Ciccariello-Maher on the crisis, foreign intervention. and resistance in Venezuela.

Economic Update - Employer vs Employee: Capitalism’s Endless Conflict

6Apr

Updates on LA strippers strike, Trump fails to end US trade deficit, UN reports on protests against capitalist inequality and gov't repression of those protests, GM closes Lordstown, Ohio factory with tragic social effects, Trump and FED reduce bank regulation after 10 years of massive bank misdeeds. Interview with journalist Bob Hennelly on underpaid EMTs and right-wing hostility to Green New Deal's proposal for a universal right to a job.

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