Economic Democracy

  • Can We Do It Ourselves? The Potential for Workplace Democracy

    A film by Patrik Witkowsky, Jesper Lundgren, André Nyström and Nils Säfström. Distributed in cooperation with Fria Tidningar Media Cooperative.

    This is a solid, thought provoking documentary covering a relevant economic topic in-depth. The question of capitalism’s grip on the modern world is highly relevant today and the film questions if we should be pushing for a democratic cooperative way of doing business, showing case studies of businesses who are surviving as democracies within a capitalist system.

  • Economic Update: Higher Education in Crisis

    Updates analyze unemployment numbers to show what they hide as well as reveal. Responses to listeners' questions expose the economics of lotteries and why the largest US corporations have recently used their profits to buy back their shares in the stock markets. An in-depth interview of Prof. Sohnya Sayres explores the end of free college and universities in the US, the rise of administrators dominating students and faculty, and what these trends have meant for the quality of higher education in the US.

  • Global Capitalism: June 2015 Monthly Update

    “Capitalism’s Crisis Changes Politics: Seattle to Barcelona to Athens"

  • Economic Update: Change: Sawant in Seattle

    Updates offer latest on Greece's struggles with Europe, a critique of Buffett on rich vs poor and a hard look at $400 million gift to Harvard from billionaire Paulson. Responses to listeners on new Mayor of Barcelona and TPP. A detailed interview with socialist Kshama Sawant and her seat on Seattle's city council.
  • The New Deal Lives

    We begin with Larry Summers and other signs of a broken economic system. Then the economics of Nebraska ending it's death penalty and vast sports corruption (FIFA). Responses to listeners on reorganizing universities and household class structures. Major interview with two guests, Professor Richard Walker and  Dr. Gray Brechin,  on rediscovering the New Deal.

  • Prof. Wolff on The Big Picture RT: "How to Prevent the Next Global Recession"

    Thom Hartmann discusses with Prof. Wolff the state of the U.S. and world economies.

  • Critics of Capitalism Must Include Its Definition

    This article originally appeared at Truthout.org

  • Economic Update: Austerity Resistance Rising

    Opening updates focus on Seattle, Puerto Rico, Los Angeles, and Portugal. We then examine business domination of universities in service to profits and Republican efforts to undermine Democrats revenues from unions. We answer listeners' questions about business influence on govt policies and the question: "What is fascism?". Major topics treated in the program's second half are repression aimed at those resisting austerity and crisis of US higher education.

  • Economic Update: Profit-Driven Capitalism

    In this edition of Economic Update, we look at Verizon's purchase of AOL, why Facebook's "contribution" to ending inequality falls so short, how latest $$ gift to Yale increases inequality, how UK elections reflect "scapegoat economics, and why deadly Mediterranean migrations reflect capitalism's globally uneven development. We also respond to listener questions on (1) Americans' attitudes toward income and wealth inequality by our analysis of recent Gallup Polls and (2) whether student debts can lead to reduced Social Security benefits and what that means.
  • Austerity and Neoliberalism in Greece

    Development, Thought and Policy Lecture Series: Austerity and Neoliberalism in Greece, sponsored by the Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs, at the Milano School for International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.  Professors Richard Wolff and Barry Herman share their insights.

  • Global Capitalism: May 2015 Monthly Update

    “As Capitalism’s Crisis Deepens, Thoughts of Socialism Return Again”

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