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Economic Update – Success of New York Worker Coops – 10.22.17

Updates on economic costs/benefits of refugees, rise of BRICS nations in world economy (vs US decline), closing and privatization of US public libraries, size of slavery and forced child labor in world economy now, and how the “gig” economy is just another effort to profit by lengthening the working day. Major discussion: what the historical transition to capitalism suggests about …

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Economic Update – Transition Beyond Capitalism – 10.15.17

Updates on economic costs/benefits of refugees, rise of BRICS nations in world economy (vs US decline), closing and privatization of US public libraries, size of slavery and forced child labor in world economy now, and how the “gig” economy is just another effort to profit by lengthening the working day. Major discussion: what the historical transition to capitalism suggests about …

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Economic Update – Economics, Psychology and Mass Murder – 10.08.17

“Updates on Trump/GOP tax plan, Americans having “trouble paying bills,” post-1989 Russia more unequal than USSR, Eastern now colony of Western Europe, targeting finance vs entire system, closing rural US hospitals, Puerto Rico as US colony. Interview Dr. Harriet Fraad on economics, psychology and mass murders.” Download this episode (right click and save)  

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Economic Update – Strikes and the Labor Movement Today – 10.01.17

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

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. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Economic Update – Corporate Capitalism in Decline – 09.17.17

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. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Economic Update – A Tale of Two Crises: 1929 and 2008 – 09.03.17

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. Download this episode …

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Economic Update – Economics as Deception – 08.20.17

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. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Economic Update – Faith and Labor Fight Inequality – 08.13.17

“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-RiegerĀ on their combination …