Economic Democracy

  • Economic Update: Corporations, Wages and Jail

    Updates on no growth in US, China overtakes US, costs of GM bailout, defeat of bill to raise minimum wage while Hawaii raises its minimum. Major discussions of Pfizer decision to relocate to UK, European Court supports Tobin (financial transactions) Tax  and the stunning economics of prisons and jails in the US.

  • Economic Update: Shameful Economics

    Updates on Alabama prison/slave labor, automobile irrationalities, and the California drought. Major discussions of: cutting public employee pensions, cutting state support for public higher education, and lotteries as disguised taxes on middle and poor Americans. Responses to listener questions on the Federal Reserve "creating" money and why corporations operate overseas and then want government (taxpayers') support for corporations' foreign operations.

  • Beyond Piketty’s Capital: Richard Wolff Warns us Not to Band-Aid Capitalism

    This audio originally appeared at www.voiceofrussia.com WASHINGTON (VR)— Perhaps the biggest event in the intellectual history of the young twenty-first century is Thomas Piketty’s new treatise, Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
  • Organized Labor, Public Banks and the Grassroots: Keys to a Worker-Owned Economy

    orker-owned cooperatives build economic democracy, but how do we build more worker-owned cooperatives? Here are three valuable allies to help us get there.

  • Economic Update: Culture and Economics

    Please click on the link to stream or download the radio show:  www.truth-out.org

    Updates on public power in Nebraska, Earth Day, Coca Cola's misleading advertisement, closing hospitals. Interview on culture and economic crisis with musician and music professor John Halle. Responses to listener questions on B- corporations and on a Wall Street Sales Tax.

  • Richard Wolff speaks at University of Southern Maine: "Capitalism Hits the Fan, So Now What?"

    This lecture Professor Richard Wolff entitled "Capitalism Hit the Fan, So Now What? Economic Democracy and America's Future," was part of a two-day event at the University of Southern Maine on April 23-24, 2014.

  • Economic Update: Tax Injustices

    Please click on this link to stream or download the audio:  www.truth-out.org   Updates on how inequality persists across generations, the nonsense of “taxes are job killers”, governor uses tax revenues to prevent unionization in a private enterprise. Major discussion of state and local taxes in the US, the economics of paying executives very high incomes, and the privatization of public services. Response to listener’s question on recent Medicare report on oversize payouts to doctors.
  • Economic Update: Bankers and Presidents

    Please click on the link to stream or download the radio show:  www.truth-out.org 

    Updates on O'Reilly vs de Blasio, Greek bonds, millions for Detroit's athletes, and who pays federal taxes. Interview with Nomi Prins, ex-Goldman Sachs banker, on new book All the Presidents' Bankers.Response to listener on where and why Congress refuses to act (taxing rich, helping poor, reducing inequality, etc.) despite US poll results showing big majorities supporting those actions.

  • Why No Sustained Protests (Yet)?

    This article originally appeared at www.truth-out.org

    The organized post-1945 destruction of the New Deal coalition - unionists, socialists and communists - and the failure to replace those organizations help explain the muted reaction to the bailouts, austerity and other anti-democratic policies pursued by US governments at all levels.

    May Day 2912 protests in Chicago. (Photo: get directly down / flickr)

  • THE PROGRESSIVE INTERVIEW

    Richard WolffRichardRichard Wolff has emerged as one of the most prominent progressive economists in America. He appears on Free Speech TV, Link TV, and Pacifica Radio, and has been a repeat guest on Bill Moyers’s program, as well as appearing on Charlie Rose’s show. His books include Capitalism 

    Richard Wolff has emerged as one of the most prominent progressive economists in America. He appears on Free Speech TV, Link TV, and Pacifica Radio, and has been a repeat guest on Bill Moyers’s program, as well as appearing on Charlie Rose’s show.

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