Economic Update: Is the US Facing Another Civil War?

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In this week's show, Prof Wolff discusses the stale old debate (competition vs monopoly) and which to blame for inflation; unionization drives across US campuses, and Eastern Kentucky University in particular; how US stores manage inflation; and Elon Musk's peculiar economic "morals." In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Thom Hartmann on divided US politics.


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About our guest: Thom Hartmann is a four-time Project Censored-award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of over 30 books in print and the #1 progressive talk show host in America for more than a decade. He is consistently in the top 10 of the Talkers Magazine Heavy Hundred ranking of the 100 most influential talk hosts in America (#8 this year.) Thom has co-written and been featured in 6 documentaries with Leonardo DiCaprio, and his book The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, about the end of the age of oil, is an international bestseller and used as a textbook in many schools and colleges. A former psychotherapist and entrepreneur, Thom and his wife Louise live in Portland, Oregon with a small menagerie of cats, dogs, ducks & geese.

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  • Edward Dodson
    commented 2022-06-18 22:42:08 -0400
    Professor Wolff is quite correct to criticize what Larry Summers had to say about the utilitarianism of monopolies. There are monopolies and there are monopolies. The longest lasting and most destructive form of monopoly is the monopoly of nature, secured and protected by the failure by communities and societies to publicly capture rents. If we managed to capture rents, land prices would fall to zero. Say goodbye to the most systemic cause of inflation.
  • Richard Wolff
    published this page in Latest Releases 2022-06-13 07:59:53 -0400
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