May 1st is recognized as the international day of labor. Over 50 countries recognize the day as an official holiday while dozens of others mark the day with large marches and protests. Yet, the nation in which it all began, the United States, does not...
This episode takes a critical look at the The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal involving 12 countries, encompassing nearly 40% of the global economy. Though lauded by the U.S. government as a deal “ that will help increase Made-in-America exports, grow the American economy, support well-paying American jobs, and strengthen the...(More...)
What most of us have long believed about how the economy works is based on a set of fundamental myths, supported by a series of inappropriate and misleading metaphors, from which it is difficult to escape. The emotional investment we have made in these myths has allowed for levels of unemployment, underemployment, inequality and relative poverty which would have seemed incredible a generation ago.(More...)
On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on Oklahoma cuts funds for public schools, why Americans dont take paid vacations owed them, how coal/oil companies fight solar/wind companies to buy...(More...)