Beyond the Minimum Wage Debate: Let's Move Toward a System That Works for All

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Once more with feeling, the old debate rises into the headlines and the talk show circuit: Should governments -- state, federal or local -- raise the minimum wage or not? Employers of minimum-wage workers weigh in to say "no." But that raises a PR problem: It looks bad to advocate keeping...

 

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Economic Update: Economics Taught Badly

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on United Airlines' profits from customer abuse; bankster blames government; China's rapid economic growth; and worker coop news from...

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Workplace dictatorship and stolen time

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“Time theft” is an ongoing problem of contemporary capitalism, both within the dictatorship of the workplace and in the seeming democracy of our lives outside of work.

Economist David Ruccio responds to Elizabeth Anderson and her recent article for Vox about workplace dictatorship.

 

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Economic Update: Capitalism's 'Leaders'

On this week's show, Prof. Richard D. Wolff presents updates on dueling health bills, cutting minimum wages, Pope on...

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The Tory campaign relies entirely on your economic ignorance

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"A sovereign currency issuer like the UK Government (or the US Government) has no physical limits on how much money it can create and spend. This is by definition and not a matter of opinion."

Patricia Pino explains how the UK general election exposed the ignorance of politicians and the general public around the subject of macro-economics.

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