Global Capitalism Episode List: 2020

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Global Capitalism: As US Capitalism Shakes, US Socialism Renews

July 2020

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Topics for the evening:

  • Mass unemployment undercuts US capitalism: tenants can’t pay rents, landlords can’t repay banks, employers close permanently
  • Trump vs Biden: neither are solutions, the choice is a symptom of system decline 
  • What old socialist responses to today’s crisis would be
  • What new socialist solutions to today’s crisis could be.

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

  • Why US capitalism has needed racism, and and how it has used it
  • Why US current protests against racism and police violence are so strong.


Global Capitalism: Corona and Capitalism: Overlapping Sicknesses

May 2020

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Topics for the evening:
- Why capitalist enterprises & governments failed to prepare for the coronavirus
- Private unemployment vs government re-employment
- Pandemic policies worsen inequality, instability of capitalism
- How to do better than capitalism during the coronavirus

In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he also covers the following issues:
- History lesson: Bubonic plague/feudalism dies – coronavirus/capitalism dies
- The pandemic and worker cooperative enterprises



Global Capitalism: Changing Strained Alliances of World Capitalism


March 2020

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In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic ,"Changing Strained Alliances of World Capitalism," he also covers the following issues:
- US in decline turns nationalist, drops old allies, targets China
- Europe in decline turns toward China, away from US
- UK and Japan: isolated, in greater decline
- Other nations desperate to survive amid changing alliances
- Bloomberg: another billion dollar disaster uses the system
- Why some mega-corporations are OK with Green New Deal movement



Global Capitalism: The Three Key Economic Issues of 2020


January 2020

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In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he also covers the following issues:
- How, why US economy is not in “great” shape
- How, why US capitalism now struggles between tariffs, trade wars (protectionism) and free trade (globalization)
- Tensions, conflicts with China
- Class War in France: Macron vs united unions and yellow vests
- Class War in the UK: Labor Party defeat, Brexit, and what comes next


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