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Economic Update – Capitalism and Addiction: The Opioid Epidemic – 01.14.18

Updates on UN report on poverty in the US, oreos produced in Mexico, US households with zero or negative net worth, Germany’s negative utility prices, Germany’s bold labor strikes, Iceland law on equal pay for equal work, the myth of US economic “recovery,” and Canada’s Tim Horton sabotages rising minimum wage. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on US opioid epidemic: …

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Economic Update – Public Service vs Private Profit – 12.24.17

Updates on Economic Threats: Corbyn vs Morgan Stanley, cars for super-rich, information vs profit, Fed chair Powell’s over-reach, why regulations are never enough, and corporate criminality. Interview with David Jette about public vs private banking. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Economic Update – Different Economics, Different Policies – 12.17.17

Updates on UK company’s parental leave policies, Citibank fined for abusing student borrowers, US tobacco companies air self-critical ads, Bezos’ obscene wealth, and ideological attack on US higher education. Major topic discussions: Marxian economics and UK Labor Party policy initiatives. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Economic Update – Revolt Against Sexual Abuse – 12.10.17

Updates on other countries undercut US tax changes, US graduate students: fewer and taxed more, “recovery” myth vs foreclosure stats, Valve Corp: worker coops better for innovation, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize snubbed, Starbucks: not really worker-friendly. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on revolt against sexual abuse. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Economic Update – Which Way for US Economy? – 12.03.17

Updates on Uber’s corrupt profiteering, sugar producers immoral cancer research, Trump’s personal business, neglecting New York subways, UK’s historic wage decline, and Norway’s sovereign wealth fund. Interview with economist Stephanie Kelton, adviser to Bernie Sanders. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Economic Update – Capitalism, Corporations, and Media – 11.26.17

Updates on corrupt Congressional “tax reform,” giant corporations’ abuse of power, GE CEO wastes millions, corporate structure and sexual harassment/abuse, Detroit’s fake “renaissance,” dying US malls, unaffordable rents expose fake economic “recovery,” and pharma giant Astra-Zeneca shows how capitalism endangers health. Interview of author and broadcaster Laura Flanders on mass media changes in today’s capitalism. Download this episode (right click …

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Economic Update – How People Change Economies – 11.19.17

Updates on Maine’s progressive economic changes, US Senate documents how the very rich abuse the estate tax, Nestle profits as nearby Flint’s water still polluted, poverty and ‘social exclusion’ in Greece and Europe, Trump/GOP cuts health programs, US profits rise as wage share falls. Major discussions: (1) economics of migration and (2) economics of coalitions between labor unions and worker …

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Economic Update – Socialism: Past, Present, Future – 11.12.17

Updates on critique of Uber and gig economy; WI Sen Johnson endorses inequality; Norway to pay male and female athletes same; corporations buy back their own shares; deaths of overworked Japanese; 10% NY school kids homeless; and majority of major US corporations already pay much below official 35% tax rate. Major discussion of changing economics of socialism.   Download this …

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Economic Update – Morality and Economics – 11.05.17

Updates on mostly low-paid service jobs in US future, Senate deregulates banks, college spending per student reinforces income inequality, US loneliness a factor in illnesses and premature death, Univ of Chicago grad students unionize, Brazilian civil and religious authorities push almost-rotten food for the poor, and costs of pollution. Interview Dr. Harriet Fraad on psychology and economics of sex work …