Economic Democracy

  • The David Pakman Show Interview: Right-Wingers Favor Wealth Redistribution

    Profesoor Wolff joins David Pakman to discuss redistribution of wealth and stock markets

  • Economic Update: This System Does not Work

    Please click on this link to listen to the program:  http://www.truth-out.org

    Updates on Olympics, Chicago university faculty strike, Chevron's contempt, Gallup poll on unemployment, rising consumer debt again, Europeans oppose privatization of water, and US adults marry less to cope with economy. Major discussions: how Soviet socialism actually worked and decline and inadequacy of pensions in US. Response to listeners on deflation in today's world economy.

  • A Lesson From Chattanooga

    This article originally appeared at billmoyers.com

    “…we’re outraged by politicians and outside special interest groups interfering…” – UAW Secretary-Treasurer Dennis Williams

  • Economic Update: The Death of the Middle Class

    Updates on polls showing most Americans want less inequality, why Tea Party types fixate on government debt, and why French and other far right parties gain support. Major discussion on US business recognizing death of middle class, the contradictions of Germany's position within Europe's economic crisis, and Part 1 of analysis of what USSR was. Response to listeners on why official unemployment targets are 4-6.5 % rather than feasible and better 0-0.5 %

    Please click on the link to listen to the program:  www.truthout.org

  • Global Capitalism February Monthly Economic Update

    Updates on major economic developments since December:  Obama's minimum wage policy, the Federal Reserve's "tapering policy" and the new Janet Yellen leadership,  slowdowns in China and the emerging markets, and Thomas Piketty's new book Capital in the 21st Century on capitalism and inequality. Major discussion of the chief causes and social effects of increasingly unequal wealth and income distributions, and the myth of returning manufacturing jobs in the US.

  • Global Capitalism February Monthly Economic Update

    Updates on major economic developments since December:  Obama's minimum wage policy, the Federal Reserve's "tapering policy" and the new Janet Yellen leadership,  slowdowns in China and the emerging markets, and Thomas Piketty's new book Capital in the 21st Century on capitalism and inequality. Major discussion of the chief causes and social effects of increasingly unequal wealth and income distributions, and the myth of returning manufacturing jobs in the US.

  • Economic Update: "Public vs Private Enterprise"

    Updates on economic democracy from Jackson, MS to Marseilles, France; credit card scandals; phony labels for chicken; and overcharging inmates for calls. Major discussions of re-municipalization of water and electric utilities; post office banking; and new book on capitalism's inequalities. Response to audience questions on TPP, corp tax breaks and minimum wage.

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    Economic Update is in partnership with Truthout.org

  • The Big Picture RT Interview: "What to Do when Capitalism Fails"

    Professor Wolff joins Thom Hartmann to talk about Janet Yellen.  Can Yellen help guide the US through the stormy seas ahead or is it time to radically rethink our economic course?

  • Janet Yellen and I were taught to revere capitalism. But it's a failing system

    This article orginally appeared at theguardian.com

    (A banner reading 'Capitalism isn't working' at an Occupy protest. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • Political Corruption and Capitalism

    Nearly daily, mass media report political corruption across the world. Government bureaucrats, from local to national to international, are exposed for having abused their offices for personal gain. That gain is usually financial, but can involve career advancement. Much of that corruption is driven and financed by capitalist enterprises.

  • Economic Update: Myths of Economic Recovery

    Updates on North Carolina company sold to its 320 workers, India enables cheap substitutes for overpriced drugs, US union membership in 2013, and the myth of returning manufacturing to the US. Interview with Max Wolff dissecting the US economic "recovery." Response to questions on states' subsidizing movies, JP Morgan-Chase's CEO Dimon's $20 million pay for 2013, and Americans' attitudes on inequality.  

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    Economic Update is in partnership with Truthout.org

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