Class Analysis

  • Economic Update: "From Ferguson to Retirement Crisis"

    Updates on govt. housing for Johnny Cash, inequality and growth, economic lessons from Ferguson. Interview on Retirement Crisis in US with Prof. James Russell. Responses to questions: (1) how government subsidizes Walmart (with Food Stamps plus….), and (2) economics of advertising.

  • Economic Update: "Economics of Markets and Immigration"

    Updates on drop in most American households' wealth, 2003-2013, social security finances more about wages than aging. Major discussions on (1) critical economics of markets, (2) political economy of immigration, and (3) capitalism's two great contradictions. Response to listeners on worker coop incubators and fund-raising by the Clintons.
  • Economic Update: "Economics of Markets and Immigration"

    Updates on drop in most American households' wealth, 2003-2013, social security finances more about wages than aging. Major discussions on (1) critical economics of markets, (2) political economy of immigration, and (3) capitalism's two great contradictions. Response to listeners on worker coop incubators and fund-raising by the Clintons.
  • "Economics of Republicans and Democrats"

     Updates on Pentagon's overpayments, mortgages tilt toward the rich, sub-prime car loan bubble, silence about intangible property tax. Major discussions: the economic organizations of Republican and Democratic Parties and more on socialism and Marx. Response to listeners on (1) clawing back public benefits to private corporations, and (2) using public assets to cover state budget deficits.

  • Global Capitalism: August 2014 Monthly Update

    The lecture begins with brief updates and analyses of major economic events over the last month.  For August these include: -inequality and the fading "American Dream" -bubbles in sub-prime car loans and student debt -workers begin pushing back -internal economic tensions of Republicans and Democrats

  • Economic Update: Psychology and Economic Decline

    Updates on fast food workers, GDP data, Salt Lake City dailies, bathroom breaks. Interview with Dr Harriet Fraad, mental health counselor. Replies on FDR vs Obama and on how to counter corporate threats.

  • Economic Update: Psychology and Economic Decline

    Updates on fast food workers, GDP data, Salt Lake City dailies, bathroom breaks. Interview with Dr Harriet Fraad, mental health counselor. Replies on FDR vs Obama and on how to counter corporate threats.

  • Economic Update: "Private Profit vs Social Benefit"

    Updates on my Bill Maher appearance, the Arizona execution, direct actions in Seattle and in New England (market basket stores), Derek Jeter tickets, and Chinese meat scandal. Major discussions of Obama's low polls, the changing meaning of socialism, and differences between private profit and social well-being. Response to listeners on auto and beef industries, credit unions, and bullies.

  • Economic Update: "Economic Realities"

    Updates on big bank fines, Tracy Morgan sues Walmart, highway trust and taxes, extreme wealth inequality in the Hamptons. Major discussions of workers self-directed enterprises and Oxfam's data on extreme global wealth inequality. Response to listeners on relation of wages to prices and on economic "value" of solar, wind and green energy vs coal, oil, gas and nuclear.

  • Capitalism’s Deeper Problem

    Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, in coronation robes, 1775. (Photo: Wiki Commons)

    Recent press reports refer to troubling price increases for such assets as real estate, government bonds, companies targeted for acquisition and artwork. A New York Times front-page headline read “The Everything Boom, or Maybe the Everything Bubble.”

  • Capitalism’s Deeper Problem

    Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, in coronation robes, 1775. (Photo: Wiki Commons)

    Recent press reports refer to troubling price increases for such assets as real estate, government bonds, companies targeted for acquisition and artwork. A New York Times front-page headline read “The Everything Boom, or Maybe the Everything Bubble.”

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