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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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On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the strengths of socialism in German elections, British and US public opinion; and the US policies that are impoverishing its Puerto Rican colony. The second half of the show features an interview with Dr. Cornel West, with special attention to the contradictory realities of Harvard University, the public health failure of US policy toward Covid, the hostility toward Haiti and Haitians, and China.
On this week’s show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the following topics: US wars lost: against Afghanistan, Iraq, and Covid; private profit from climate disaster; systemic infrastructure neglect; decline of whites in US; UK fears about US loss in Afghanistan; capitalism's  profit-driven "long supply chains;" and lastly, workers power against employers in US today.
This week on Economic Update, Prof. Wolff pays homage to Mikis Theodorakis, Greek musician and political hero, and discusses Starbucks workers in Buffalo, the economic fallout of Supreme Court's anti-abortion act, what Hurricane Ida fatalities show, and the $8 trillion cost of US wars since 9/11. The second half of the show features an interview with Leila Roberts and Tess Fraad-Wolff on the harsh realities of US treatment of workers.
Professor Wolff takes a deeper look at the life and work of Karl Marx in celebration of the 200th anniversary of his birth.
Comments (36)

Promaxius

Using Hong Kong as a source for taxation? Ew.

Mar 19th
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Promaxius

Please don't blanket all Libertarians under one category. Please say Libertarian-Capitalists or Anarcho-Capitalists. ✊🏻🥰🏴🚩

Oct 3rd
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David S

Excellent, concise discussion, Prof. Wolf!

Aug 13th
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Promaxius

We don't need the government anymore.

Jul 16th
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Promaxius

To say Marx is the most important critic of capitalism is very Eurocentric and excludes BIPOC critics.

Jul 4th
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Promaxius

Why the fuck did you bring Dore on? Smfh.

Jun 11th
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Promaxius

I know you referenced Syndacalism as a brand of Socialism, but I'd really appreciate it if you mentioned Anarchist methods of organizing a Socialist/Communist economy/society.

Jun 5th
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Masoud Khaghani

It might be an incredible interview, but I could not understand anything from it due to very poor audio quality

May 28th
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R U Poed

Thank you❤️

Mar 8th
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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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