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Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff

Author: Democracy at Work, Richard D. Wolff

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Economic Update is a weekly nationally syndicated radio program produced by Democracy at Work and hosted by Richard D. Wolff. The program explores complex economic issues and empowers listeners with information to analyze their own financial situation as well as the economy at large. By focusing on the economic dimensions of everyday life - wages, jobs, taxes, debts, and profits - the program explores alternative ways to organize markets and government policies.
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Updates on Trump's 2019 $ 1 trillion plus deficit, burden of poor countries' debt, Amsterdam forgives young peoples' debts, "strong man" governments' fund-raising strategy, and gross failures of Trump/GOP's 2017 tax cut. Interview Karen Ranucci (Center for Critical Thought) and Rob Robinson (Left Forum) on their programs and their collaboration to serve the rising US interests in socialism and building a movement for transition.              
Introduction to capitalism's systematically uneven economic development. From Marx's original criticism of capitalism for producing and reproducing unevenness to the many historical examples, today's program argues that there are heavy social costs that flow from capitalism's uneven development. Those costs then become bases for arguing the need to move beyond capitalism.
Exposing Economic Myths

Exposing Economic Myths

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Discussions of (1) "unemployment rate" as inadequate measure of economy's well-being; (2) decline of real value of US minimum wage; (3) multiple failures and flaws of markets, (4) corporations as less economically efficient than worker coops.    
Professor Wolff takes a deeper look at the life and work of Karl Marx in celebration of the 200th anniversary of his birth.
Comments (27)

Jason Schaefer

What happened to all the old episodes? I only have 4 showing now.

Feb 4th
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Nick Geffen

Amazing! Thorough yet concise, empirical and consistent. Thanks for everything you do, Democracy at Work! <3

Jan 14th
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Rick Bettencourt

outstanding program

Jan 5th
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jeremiah becker

I've followed R.D. Wolff for a while and have enjoyed his books, but he is way off on UBI. he frames the argument completely wrong and doesn't seem to understand the underlying justification for it.

Dec 31st
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Aaron Ayala

the only problem is that this implies that conservative politicians haven't allowed labor disparities and inequality to forment specifically because it makes voters easier to exploit and lie to

Dec 19th
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Rick Bettencourt

outstanding program

Nov 9th
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Thomas Drew

His brief history of China is utter dreck.

Nov 9th
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Rick Bettencourt

excellent program

Sep 14th
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Rick Bettencourt

outstanding program

Sep 12th
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Rick Bettencourt

outstanding program

Sep 6th
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Ian b

love r.d. wolffe with 2 F's for a double dose of his Fight for Freedom and equality!

Aug 24th
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space_junk

Yes daddy's home I've been very naughty please spank me Mr trump. Put a dog collar on me and drag me around Oakland.

Mar 25th
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Nadim Sarrouh

Awesome podcast! Are you also going to upload the older episodes? I can only see the last five or six

Nov 28th
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HELLO

love this podcast. Found out about you through Lee camp & redacted tonight. You definitely know how to thoughtfully frame our present day circumstances.

Nov 23rd
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space_junk

But how will we toughen up our children if we cannot beat the shit out of them?

Nov 16th
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Ezra Fickov

thought this was actually about positive economics. it's much more of an opinion driven commentary. biiiig dif.

Oct 18th
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nicola dugar

none of the episodes are playing? it says "source file not available"

Oct 4th
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Akshita Batra

Why isn't this working??

Jun 7th
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