Economic Democracy

  • Economic Update: Austerity Ends in Greece?

    Updates on Democrat's "Robin Hood" tax, riders shift from planes to buses, and misleading US job market headlines. Responses to questions on big bankers' self-image and the basic economics of US federal estate tax and state and local taxes. Interview: Prof. Peter Bratsis on Greek election January 25 and ongoing struggles, in Greece and beyond, to end austerity.

  • Richard Wolff on the Greek Crisis, Austerity and a Post-Capitalist Future

    This article originally appeared at Truthout.org

    In the following interview, New School professor and economist Richard Wolff provides his analysis of the causes of the economic crisis in Greece and in the eurozone, debunks claims that the Greek economy is recovering and offers his proposal for what a post-capitalist future could look like for Greece and the world.

  • Global Capitalism: January 2015 Monthly Update

    Monthly Economic Update:  Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum, and Judson Memorial Church “The Economics of a New Year” Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall 239 Thompson Street at Washington Square, Manhattan These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month. Then Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For this January 14, these will include: 1. Causes and consequences of the oil price collapse: can it produce another crash? 2. Greece: if Jan.

  • Breaking the Set with Abby Martin Interviews Prof. Wolff

    On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin interviews economist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Richard Wolff, about the reasons for the dramatic decline in oil prices and the impact it will have on the global economy. (minute 19:40)

     

  • Economic Update: Real vs. Fakenomics

    Updates on rising health insurance costs, rebel economists, Senate costs. Response to questions on Greek crisis, falling school funding, wealth inequality in US that blocks "recovery." Interview with London economics professor John Weeks.

  • Economic Update: Economics of Denial

    Updates on Apple Computer, French Socialism, Greek election, Vermont drops single-payer, oil and Russia, and latest NLRB rulings. Major discussions of welfare economics, meritocracy, and 5% US GDP growth without hype.
  • Economic Update: Signs of Deepening Inequality

    Updates on successful Oregon teaching assistants’ strike, evicting the homeless, law limits unpaid internships to 4 weeks, and universities become businesses. Response to our audiences on the economics of war and military in US – “the elephant in the economy” – and on political corruption in the new budget. Major discussion of the sharp decline in most Americans’ wealth since 2007 (no recovery there either) coupled with widening wealth gaps between whites and both African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans.

  • Economic Update: Capitalism's Christmas Presents

    Updates on economics of oil price collapse, resumption of US-Cuba relations, lost middle class, and the economics of Uber car service. Response to questions on upsurge of union organizing and on Supreme Court anti-labor ruling. Major discussion of why both men and women in the US are leaving the labor force.

  • The Political Economy of Austerity Now

    This article first appeared at MR.monthlyreview.org 

  • Economic Update: Mainstream vs Critical Economics

    Updates on Mexican farm exploitation, Grenoble takes down advertising, US teachers underpaid, and cutting workers' pensions. Responses to listeners on Harvard and Yale as full participants in capitalism's defects. Analyzing modern "economics" as a discipline from Adam Smith to Karl Marx and since.

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  • Going Beyond Private Versus Public

    (Photo: Thomas Hawk)

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