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Economic Update – Democratize the Enterprise – 02.04.18

Updates on corp tax savings not used for bonuses or wage increases, why tariffs fail to rescue jobs, UK and US universities react to economic change, Trump’s solar panel tariffs are political theater, and Ursula LeGuin’s critique of capitalism. Interview with Mary Douglas, Exec. Director of Democratize the Enterprise.   Download this episode (right click and save)

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Economic Update – Marxism’s Contribution: Unique Social Analysis – 01.28.18

Updates on New York City’s suit against big oil and dumping $5 billion in fossil fuel investments, fast-rising US consumer debt, further attacks on labor and living standards in Greece, collapse of Carillion Corp exposes failure of privatization in UK, and how CVS’ touch-ups of beauty images expose economics of advertising.  Interview with Prof. Bertell Ollman on Marx’s distinctive contributions …

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Economic Update – Knowledge, Class and Economics – 01.21.18

Updates on problems and solutions for workplace discrimination, China’s ascending economy, capitalism’s drive to income and wealth inequalities, economics of immigration’s winners and losers, US capitalism and African-Americans. Interview with co-author Prof. Richard McIntyre on new book: Knowledge, Class and Economics: Marxism Without Guarantees.   Download this episode (right click and save)

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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 …