Global Capitalism Episode List: 2019

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2019



Global Capitalism: The Economics of Taxing Wealth

November 2019

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In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he also covers the following issues:
- Current wealth tax proposals by Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren
- How US already taxes wealth (of some, not others}
- How other countries tax wealth
- How US enables/allows wealth to escape taxes
- Redistributing wealth: pros and cons
- The protest movements in Chile, Lebanon and beyond and how they differ from those in Hong Kong
- The overdue critique of “libertarian” capitalism



Global Capitalism: The US-China Trade Wars: Causes, Prospects, Risks


September 2019

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Topics for the evening:
- Gainers and Losers
- Trade Wars and Military Wars
- A New US Isolationism?
- Trade War, Recession, and the 2020 Election



Global Capitalism: Economic Issues of the Upcoming US Elections

July 2019

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

- US-China Trade War and Tariffs
- Immigration, Census Questionnaire, Anti-foreigner propaganda
- Student Debt Relief
- Federal Reserve and Lowering Interest Rates



Global Capitalism: Rise of Socialism in the US Today


May 2019

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In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he also covers the following issues:
- Libertarianism and socialism
- Anti-capitalism and socialism
- Democratic socialism: its multiple meanings



Global Capitalism: US and China - 1 Global Economy, 2 Giants


March 2019

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In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he also covers the following issues:
- The record US gov’t budget deficit in 2018: causes and effects
- The record US trade deficit in 2018: causes and effects
- Unions reviving? Strikes, organizing and the looming strategic decision they face about socialism in the US



Global Capitalism: Huge Risks for Economy and Politics - What We Can Expect


January 2019

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In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he also covers the following issues:
- Historic “yellow vests” movement in France and beyond
- GOP and Dems face threats, splits, and opportunities
- Record global debt levels and crises capitalism


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