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.
On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the US "bribing for college admission" scandal, how lobbyists reflect and worsen inequality, So. and No. Carolina teachers strike for better education, how NDAs (non-disclosure agreements) reflect and worsen workplace inequalities across global capitalism.
On the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff interviews author Victor Grossman, American who lived and worked in socialist Germany across the entire history of the GDR.
Economic Update: Social Movement for Economic Democracy
On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on 60 megacorps who paid no 2018 Federal taxes, GM's CEO gets $29.1 million while GM fires thousands, wrecks communities, etc., Notre Dame tragedy exposes French inequality as billionaires suddenly find money for a church, not for people, rising wave of US worker strikes reflect militance and unity.
On the second half, Prof. Wolff interviews Rebecca Lurie, Director of Community and Worker Ownership Project, CUNY.
On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on US college students as share-croppers for investors, on conservatives' fake opposition to gov't intervention in the economy, on deepening inadequacy of retirement savings of US baby boomers, and on how fading US middle class leads many first to blame/scapegoat foreigners, then fellow citizens.
In the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff interviews Michael Steven Smith on his new book, Lawyers for the Left.