Economic Update is a weekly nationally syndicated radio program produced by Democracy at Work and hosted by Richard D. Wolff. The program explores complex economic issues and empowers listeners with information to analyze their own financial situation as well as the economy at large. By focusing on the economic dimensions of everyday life - wages, jobs, taxes, debts, and profits - the program explores alternative ways to organize markets and government policies.
The End of the Megamachine
On this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about the sharp reduction in US population growth; how "lockdowns" are the anti-Covid policy everywhere, ,some gov't run and focused while others are private, haphazard, and unfocused. In the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff is joined by Fabian Scheidler, author of The End of the Megamachine: A Brief History of a Failing Civilization.
Emotions and US Politics Today
On this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about US bank closings as a sign of system decline; victory for 3000 striking Columbia University students; Laredo, Texas combats food deserts with co-ops; pandemic years worsen global inequalities, US defense bill aggravates US capitalism's inequalities. Special guest Tess Fraad-Wolff joins the second half of the show to discuss the role of emotions in US politics today (by Dems and GOP establishments but also Trump and Bernie wings).
Strikes amid Reviving US Labor Movement
This week on Economic Update, Prof. Wolff presents updates on Huawei vs Cisco, Europe's exploding energy prices falsely blamed on Covid, Robert Kuttner announces he has become a socialist, polls show big drop in religious affiliation and praying especially among Christians from 2007 to 2021 as secularism accelerates. In the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff is joined by Mike Elk of Payday Report to discuss the growing wave of US strikes since the pandemic began.
Economic Update: The Contributions of Karl Marx
Professor Wolff takes a deeper look at the life and work of Karl Marx in celebration of the 200th anniversary of his birth.
Jan. 13: Emotions and Politics
Politicians shouldn’t cry in public. Get off it.
[5 stars because the show is usually great. Please stick to the serious stuff you usually talk about.]
Anti mandate is not “anti vaccine “.
Liberals are manufacturing consent for dystopian control, just
as flag-wavers manufactured consent for mass surveillance and the so-called patriot act.
I’ll take a vaccine in solidarity with you as long as I don’t have to prove it electronically for rights of citizenship.
For now, in solidarity with the prescient civil libertarians, there is a common cause to resist.
As valuable as a proper college class
Dr. Wolff is not only a knowledgeable economist of the highest calibre but also an extremely talented speaker. His podcast is planned well, and he introduces topics and supporting details in a manner which makes seemingly intricate economic and political issues easy to digest.