Demands for Basic Economic Change Keep Growing
Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum, and Judson Memorial Church
These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month. Then Prof. Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For this February, these will include:
This article originally appeared at Truthout.org.
Mainstream economics has always privileged one debate above all others as its most central. Should production and distribution of goods and services be private or public, done by individuals or the state? Mainstream economists likewise keep aggressively projecting this question as the central debate for politics and politicians. Such arrogant self-confidence is the other side of the insular self-absorption that characterizes so much of the mainstream economics "discipline."
In this article, David Smith interviews Prof. Wolff and originally appeared at EconomyWatch.com
Rather than undermine his campaign, Bernie Sanders has made a virtue of the label ‘socialist’ and is riding a wave of opposition to economic inequality that began with the Occupy Wall Street movement.
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Obama on/in Detroit, Walmart closing stores, Santa Fe and public banking, food-makers' profits vs people's health. Major discussion of Oxfam and IECD reports on world poverty and inequality.
On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on worker actions by UK's "junior doctors" and Detroit teachers, Flint's poisoned water, Supreme Court struggle. More on US govt subsidy of religion. Interview on worker coops with Michael Johnson author of new book.
"Has The Crash of 2016 Now Begun? What Can & Should Be Done?" - Prof. Wolff on The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann
Prof. Wolff goes off on the state of the economy with The Big Picture's Thom Hartmann. What no one is talking about is the fact that that China isn't driving the looming economic crash - what's driving it is the fact that so-called "free market" capitalism and austerity politics are failing at a global scale.