In this episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff delivers updates on the exploding suicide rate in the U.S., irrational home-building reflects and worsens inequality, VA nurses sue because of overwork required but not paid for, Uihlein family donating large sums to extreme right wing candidates (including Roy Moore) and mocking claims that this is a one-person-one-vote democracy.
In the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff interviews Eli Campbell on the exploding student debt issue and the campaign to boycott its repayment.
Eli Campbell is a recent graduate from SUNY New Paltz with a degree in Fine Arts and Digital Design & Fabrication. Since Trump's election, he has been independently researching the idea of a Student Debt Boycott as a strategy for organizing student political power outside of electoral politics. He has published a letter at www.debtrevolution.org advocating for such a boycott, and outlining some of his conclusions about how and why such a boycott could be effective.