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Economic Update – Capitalism’s Self-destruction – 06.25.17

Updates on declining Cal State Univ system, Trump vs coal industry realities, Hudson Yards for mega-rich vs New York’s social needs, lotteries’ and legalized pot’s same economic motives. Major discussions: politics and economic betrayal, revenge; Trump’s new austerity budget; why worker coops deserve govt supports; and worker coops and democracy. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Economic Update – When US govt destroyed a political party – 06.18.17

Updates on Oklahoma cuts funds for public schools, why Americans dont take paid vacations owed them, how coal/oil companies fight solar/wind companies to buy politicians that decide what energy system we must live with. Interview with Lisa E Davis, author of “Undercover Girl” about undoing the New Deal, FBI paid informers and destruction of the CPUSA. Download this episode (right …

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Economic Update – Human Nature and Capitalism – 06.11.17

Updates on Cal, Nev steps toward universal medical insurance, Toronto housing bubble, Air Traffic Controllers and the privatization issue, US, Mexico fight over non-free market in sugar, Illinois credit decline. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on human nature Download this episode (right click and save)

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Economic Update – Economic failures and the blame game – 06.04.17

Updates on big banks fix rates, IRS checks on churches, CEOs’ pay rises fastest to worsen US inequality. Major discussions: blaming the poor for poverty and over-crediting the super rich; how superrich oil countries and companies control modern economies; and how Trump’s attacks on Germany are more “fake news”.” Download this episode (right click and save)

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Economic Update – Worker Coops as our Economic Future – 05.28.17

Updates on Trump’s 2018 budget, Ford’s undemocratic decisions, US opioid epidemic, Swiss vote to end nuclear power, Harley-Davidson moving jobs overseas, Canada outlaws overbooking seats on planes. Interview John Curl, author and coop worker, on importance of worker coops. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Economic Update – What France’s Election Means – 05.21.17

Updates on Yale grad students hunger strike for a union, US raising interest rates on student loans, 2 new Senate bills on worker ownership of enterprises, and some economic dimensions of Mother’s Day. Interview with French political activist, Antonin Plarier, on meaning of French presidential election. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Economic Update – Why Worker Coops – 05.14.17

Updates on Australian govt taxes big banks, big banks fund Dakota Access Pipeline, meaning of French elections, Trump/GOP want to end estate taxes, rising role of monopoly in US economy. Interview with Prof. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, historian of worker coops and African-American community, on “why worker coops.” Download this episode (right click and save)

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Economic Update – Economics and Family Values – 05.07.17

Updates on French election’s significance; Obama’s $400,000 bank speaking fee; US corp tax cuts; Wells Fargo “saved” by Warren Buffett; why bringing home US corps’ foreign profits just helps them. Interview Dr. Harriet Fraad on contradictions of “family values” in the US economy.   Download this episode (right click and save)

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Economic Update – Rising Costs of Capitalism’s Failures – 04.30.17

Updates on courts blocking Trumps attack on sanctuary cities, selling Whole Foods, Jack Ma and blaming technology for jobs collapse, falling department store jobs since 2000, British queen’s enterprise award to UK worker coop, Suma. Major discussions: Trump’s corporate tax “reform,” crisis as millions of new entrants into global job markets find too few jobs, SSDI crudely targeted by Trump …