Global Capitalism: October 2016 Monthly Economic Update

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Global Capitalism, Monthly Economic Update
"A Looming Crisis: Major Candidates Ignore It"

These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month. Then Prof. Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For October 2016, these will include...

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Coop Profile: Loomio

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This profile is Part I of an interview with Alanna Krause, co-founder and worker-owner of Loomio, a online software worker cooperative based in Aotearoa New Zealand. Join the conversation on Democracy at Work's Loomio page as well: democracyatwork.loomio.org
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EconoMinute: US Median Household Income

In this EconoMinute, Prof. Wolff reveals the truth behind the latest headlines about median household income. Over the last 20 years, production has increased substantially. But...

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Economic Update: Capital for Worker Coops

On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on US workers' productivity rising while wages flat since 2009, US corps evading taxes, Gallup Poll on poor US job picture, wealth of  billionaires enough, if redistributed, to change...

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How Capitalism Perpetuates Immigration

This article originally appeared at Truthout.org

Capitalism has a long, ugly history of scapegoating immigrants. The pattern has been repeated often. For example, British capitalism's drive to empire helped force the Irish, as colonial subjects, to emigrate. Miserable colonial conditions, including horrific famines, drove many Irish to labor for capitalists in England at wages lower than English workers had won. English workers raged against and...

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