Economic Update: How U.S. Workers are Really Treated

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This week on Economic Update, Prof. Wolff pays homage to Mikis Theodorakis, Greek musician and political hero, and discusses Starbucks workers in Buffalo, the economic fallout of Supreme Court's anti-abortion act, what Hurricane Ida fatalities show, and the $8 trillion cost of US wars since 9/11. The second half of the show features an interview with Leila Roberts and Tess Fraad-Wolff on the harsh realities of US treatment of workers.

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About our guests:  Tess Fraad-Wolff has practiced relational psychotherapy in New York City for 10 years. Tess works with individuals and couples, and has trained in hypnotherapy and art therapy. Tess specializes in Gender Issues and offers an approach that incorporates various themes from an assortment of therapeutic modalities.

Leila Muniz Roberts is a junior at Manhattan College. Leila is majoring in psychology and has particular interests in Peace Studies and Gender Studies.

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  • Dwight Clark
    commented 2021-10-14 15:16:41 -0400
    Greetings Professor, this is of schematical importance, not religious…Solomon- Jedidiah 6 Lions 6 Steps 6 Lions, 666 Talents Gold…Bk. Rev. 666 image of man..God in wrath and indignation. However, God created man in his own image, male female..Gen.1 Gen. 2 Man in garden woman realized- God lost man in his own image. Thus attempt to Solomon Authority in usurption and manipulated applied against peoples, humanity- cannot not buy sell or..without covid pass. Solomon, Jedidiah continues to Hugh Heifner Bob Guciaone Playboy Penthouse, Queen of Sheba- Norma Gene Marylyn Monroe…Your Friend, Taking care of business. Authority of presentation Solomon,
  • Matt Duffy
    commented 2021-10-13 13:23:19 -0400
    Good show documenting the dehumanizing treatment that is unfortunately standard practice for retail workers in USA.

    In my own personal experience, resistance to unionization often comes not only from management, but from certain workers as well. Many are convinced Union will end up costing them more than they will gain, or have otherwise been converted to the secular religion of short-sighted selfishness that typifies certain segments of our current culture. These are the people who have been indoctrinated into a particular notion of anti-collective “freedom” (i.e. anti-government and anti-union) which is conveniently blind to the oppression capitalist exploitation.

    Anyways, it might have been appropriate for Dr Wolff to disclose that Tess Fraad-Wolff is his daughter.
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