The Economic Crisis
- Published on October 27, 2013AUDIO
Updates on big banks' misdeeds, inadequate health care, the social costs of low wages, and Nobel prizes in economics. Major discussions about poverty and education and important economic events on Bolivia (workers taking over enterprises), Spain (indignados form new political Party X), and China (raising value of yuan to change China's and world's economy). Response to questions on (1) how Great Recession affects retirees and retirement, and (2) latest data on the highest incomes in US.
- Published on October 20, 2013AUDIO
Updates on France’s case against Amazon, and on what’s really in fast food chicken nuggets. Major discussions on lasting inequality in US cities like New Haven and the economics of the “medical-industrial complex” in the US. Response to listeners concerning the economic aspects of the attack against the City College of San Francisco.
This article originally appeared at Truth-out.
Curators of New York's City's annual arts festival called us a couple of months ago. Would we be interested in having a public discussion with the artist, Steve Lamber, whose work was a major part of this year's festival? The festival's title is "Crossing the Line 2013," and Lambert's ;arge neon-lighted installation (9 feet by 20 by 7 feet) says "Capitalism Works for Me." Observers can respond by pressing either a "True" or "False" button.
- Published on October 18, 2013VIDEO
RT TV interview about how governing by crisis and brinkmanship is having a negative effect on the US economy.
- The history behind the Tea PartyPublished on October 16, 2013VIDEO
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- Published on October 13, 2013AUDIO
Updates on world wealth distribution, Swiss referenda to reduce economic inequality, and capitalism vs democracy. Major discussions on uneven development’s impact on migration and on critique of national debt as matter of “a selfish generation” or “living beyond our means.”
- Published on October 6, 2013AUDIO
Professor Wolff joins Grant Reeher on The Campbell Conversations and argues that our economic recovery has so far been a “fiction,” unless you’re in the top one percent, and he further claims that this problem reflects something much more fundamentally wrong with our modern system of capitalism. He finds a solution to the problem in a reconsideration of the way we govern the workplace.