Global Capitalism Episode List: 2018

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2018



Global Capitalism: The Economic Consequences of the Election - What Can We Expect?

November 2018

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In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he also covers the following issues:
- Is another crash coming?
- The economic and political lessons from young US socialists winning elections
- The main, different meanings of “socialism” these days



Global Capitalism: Economic Nationalism


September 2018

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In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he also covers the following issues:
- Emerging market crises (Venezuela, Turkey, Argentina, Indonesia, etc.)
- Modern Monetary Theory
- How banks create money
- The meaning of today’s record levels of government, corporate and personal debts



Global Capitalism: Immigration & Trade War


July 2018

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How and why US leaders need now to demonize foreigners, whether immigrants and refugees or trading partners

In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he also covers the following issues:

- The anti-union Janus decision of the Supreme Court
- The Obrador election victory of the left in Mexico




Global Capitalism: Linking Trump and Marx’ Critique of Capitalism

May 2018

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In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he also covers the following issues:
- Power and potential of public school teachers’ strikes
- The 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth and Marxian economics today
- Comparing the conditions of the US and Chinese working classes today



Global Capitalism: Cut Taxes, Deport Immigrants, Impose Tariffs


March 2018

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In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he also covers the following issues:
- West Virginia public school teachers strike victory
- Why 700 Quebec doctors reject salary increases
- Economics of the US gun industry



Global Capitalism: The GOP/Trump Plan for 2018


January 2018

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In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he also covers the following issues:
-  Reviving the “privatization” myth (that private works better)
-  Reviving the “deficit problem” myth (their tax cut caused that deficit)
-  Pushing the bottom 2/3 of Americans into long-term economic decline.


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