This week on Economic Update, Professor Wolff delivers updates on Brexit and the Mueller Report, the new labor upsurge happening in Chicago, how income shapes education and thus “merit", the mistaken objections to the Green New Deal and Medicare for All and how a fascistic "punish the poor" mentality is on the in U.S.
In the second half of the show features, Professor Wolff interviews Prof. George Ciccariello-Maher on the crisis, foreign intervention. and resistance in Venezuela.
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George Ciccariello-Maher is visiting scholar at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, having taught previously at Drexel University, San Quentin State Prison, and the Venezuelan School of Planning in Caracas. He is co-editor of the Duke University Press series Radical Américas and author of three books: We Created Chávez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution (2013); Building the Commune: Radical Democracy in Venezuela (2016); and Decolonizing Dialectics (2017).
Visiting Scholar: Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics http://hemisphericinstitute.org
Co-editor: Radical Américas
Author: Decolonizing Dialectics
Building the Commune: Radical Democracy in Venezuela
We Created Chávez: A People's History of the Venezuelan Revolution