Economic Update: Economy, Psychology, Mental Health


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On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Harvard's greed, corp megamergers, Germany outlaws GMOs, campaign fund-raising, Koch brothers fund Catholics fighting Pope's views, Portland, OR to tax high CEO pay, prison strikes, and foreign min wages. Interview Dr. Harriet Fraad, mental health counsellor: mental health implications of capitalist vs worker-coop enterprises.

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  • Dmitri Balmer
    commented 2017-04-10 19:58:39 -0400
    ^ That blog on Mondragon And Relationships is crap. “In both capitalism and socialism things come before people.” That tells me the writer doesn’t understand a very basic principle, “From each according to ability, to each according to need”.
  • Jonathan Dukes
    commented 2016-11-22 03:31:12 -0500
    Congratulations Dr. Fraad! I am happy to hear that you will become a regular, recurring partner on the program. Your insights offer a much needed look at the emotional side of the system, and it is amazing how often you are able to spell out exactly how I am feeling about my own personal situation (as a long-term unemployed person) time and time again. I also want to thank Professor Wolff for keeping the discussion on track, even when it got a little off topic. heh heh

    I have another idea for a future show you might do talking about sleep. I do notice that one of the ways that many people cope with the long hours and ever increasing long commutes is by cutting back on sleep. This must have enormous on a person’s emotional well-being and physical health, as well as being life-threatening in some occupations. I do recall that Professor Wolff has commented previously about the implications of airline pilots taking two jobs, and so on.

    This also brings to mind that there has been an increase in the use of sleep aid drugs, and I’d be interested to hear more statistics and discussion about why and where these are being used the most, and what the consequences are.

    Thanks again for this great program, and for taking the time to make something which speaks so strongly to many of us who are upset with the system.
  • Eddie Crittenden
    commented 2016-11-11 22:11:46 -0500
    Maybe you sure re-educate yourself before making comments.
  • David Kendall
    commented 2016-11-08 11:08:29 -0500
    Mondragon Hierarchy:

    Please educate yourself, professor, before you lead (or mislead) any more public discussions about Mondragon. The following short article is a great place to begin:


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