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This week on Economic Update, Prof Wolff presents updates on Amazon workers' strike, the impact of US inflation, and the underappreciated economic aspects of Russia-Ukraine war. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Prof. Joerg Rieger on Christian Socialism, past and present.
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About our guest: Dr. Joerg Rieger is Distinguished Professor of Theology and the Founding Director of the Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice at Vanderbilt University. Author and editor of 25 books, his books include Jesus vs. Caesar: For People Tired of Serving the Wrong God (2018), Unified We are a Force: How Faith and Labor Can Overcome America’s Inequalities (with Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger, 2016), Occupy Religion: Theology of the Multitude (with Kwok Pui-lan, 2012), and No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future (2009). His works have been translated into Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Croatian, German, Malayalam, Korean, and Chinese.
- Joerg Rieger’s website: www.joergrieger.com
- The Wendland-Cook Program: www.religionandjustice.org
- Twitter: @ReligionandJ
- Facebook: @religionandjustice
- The Institute for Christian Socialism: www.christiansocialism.com
- Common production on religion and socialism: https://www.religionandjustice.org/christianities-socialisms-series
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“Marxism always was the critical shadow of capitalism. Their interactions changed them both. Now Marxism is once again stepping into the light as capitalism shakes from its own excesses and confronts decline.”
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