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Economic Update – Historic Lessons – 07.15.18

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   Download this episode (right click and save)8

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Economic Update – Labor Versus Capitalism – 07.08.18

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.   Download this episode (right click and save)

Economic Update – Criticizing Capitalism – 07.01.18

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.   Download this episode (right click and save)

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Economic Update – Contradictions Coming Home – 06.24.18

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 …

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Economic Update – Tariffs in an Unraveling Economy – 06.17.18

“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 – 06.10.18

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 …

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Economic Update – Capitalism Makes Few Winners, Many Losers – 06.03.18

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. Download this episode …

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Economic Update – An Unsustainable System – 05.27.18

Updates on decline of cities/private cities, freelancers’ economy, why legalize sports betting now, Fiat-Chrysler-Porsche added to emissions cheating scandal, new federal jobs guarantee, Catholic University attacks tenure. Interview with Chris Hedges on unsustainable US system. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Economic Update – Another ‘Gilded Age – 05.20.18

Updates on Theranos bankruptcy and workers’ risks, our second “gilded age,” mortgage lenders turn to rich borrowers, Trump on drug prices is just rhetoric, economic effects of breaking Iran treaty. Interview with Prof Miguel Robles-Duran on gentrification and crisis of cities.   Download this episode (right click and save)

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Economic Update – Capitalism Provokes Workers – 05.13.18

Updates on Univ of California workers’ strikes, privatizing fire departments, big money buys academia, fast-food workers unionize, the capitalism-loneliness-scapegoating links, Hillary Clinton pro-capitalist/anti-socialist, VW CEO is not the problem: system is. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on capitalism’s destruction of the family and “family values”. Download this episode (right click and save)