Democratizing the Workplace through “Worker Self-Directed Enterprises”

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This article originally appeared at artsforum.ca

Contemporary capitalism no longer “delivers the goods” (which is understood as a rising standard of real wages) to the majority of people.  That classic defense of its instability (e.g. recurrent bouts of unemployment), its deepening economic, political, and cultural inequalities, and its attendant injustices is no lon­ger plausible.  In the U.S. since...

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Economic Update: The System's Unwanted Results

This week on Economic Update, Professor Richard D. Wolff delivers updates on economic data hype vs reality, big capitalists gearing up to take on the healthcare capitalists, profit-driven housing rip-offs, why Saudi Arabia is...

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LEFT OUT: Steve Keen on if mainstream economics can save us from another financial crisis

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Left Out, a podcast produced by Michael Palmieri, Dante Dallavalle, and Paul Sliker, creates in-depth conversations with the most interesting political thinkers, heterodox economists, and organizers on the Left. 

In this episode, Left Out speaks with Professor Steve Keen about his latest book, Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis?, as well as the failure of mainstream economics.

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LISTEN: Stephanie Kelton on how cancelling student debt would benefit the larger economy

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In a new study out of the Levy Economics Institute, The Macroeconomic Effects of Student Debt Cancellation, Scott Fullwiler, Stephanie Kelton, Catherine Ruetschlin, and Marshall Steinbaum examine the macroeconomic impacts of an outright cancellation on all outstanding student debt, public and private.

The report set out to answer a simple question: What if all of the $1.4 trillion in U.S. student debt went away? In this special audio clip from our upcoming episode with Stephanie Kelton on Modern Monetary Theory and budget deficit myths, we ask Professor Kelton to walk us through the findings. Check back for the full episode in the coming weeks.

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