Global Capitalism: February 2017 Monthly Economic Update

Global Capitalism: "Nationalism + Scapegoating 'Foreigners:'
Why Capitalism in Crisis Often Does This" 
with Richard D. Wolff 
Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum & Judson Memorial Church

These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month. Then Wolff analyzes several of today’s major economic issues. For February, these will include:

1. The economics of tearing up treaties (like TPP, Nafta, NATO, etc.)
2. The economics of global interdependence (China, Mexico, Europe etc.)
3. The economics of immigration

Our goal: To develop all participants’ understanding and ability to explain current economic events and trends to others. We open the floor to questions and comments when time permits. 
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  • Jim Poleshuk
    commented 2017-08-12 23:46:54 -0400
    I want a sticker, take my money!
  • Joseph A. Mungai
    commented 2017-04-25 08:26:20 -0400
    12/19/14 Moyers & Company — “The New Robber Barons” (25:21) … Political Economy: “Trump’s Polls In The Gutter… Democrats Somehow Worse.” (10:40)
  • Joseph A. Mungai
    commented 2017-04-25 02:11:37 -0400
    “Pure Capitalism = Pure Fantasy? — Interview Richard Wolff” (11:35)
  • Joseph A. Mungai
    commented 2017-04-25 01:21:01 -0400
    “Economy Professor Richard Wolff talks about ‘pure’ capitalism and competition” (5:55) … “Economy Professor Richard Wolff talks about capitalism, markets, and private property” (13:01) … “Capitalism Leads to Monopoly” (6:23)
  • Chevalier D'herblay
    commented 2017-04-24 17:43:24 -0400
    What a joke this guy is. You who know nothing about it claim Capitalism is the apocalyse, the flood, and armageddon all in one have NeVER seen Capitalism. Almost from the inception of economic tags being stuck on various experiments in Economics, Capitalism was hijacked by government, corporations, unions, and politicians of every stripe, and crushed under boot heels of all of them.

    Only a propagandist would use the word Capitalism. And nearly all of those avoid the use of a very real economic term, Socialism. Why?

    Something does create inequality, chaos, and potentially disastrous outcomes. Socialism ‘creates’ inequality, chaos and disastrous outcomes, as governments ratchet up more regulation, more chaos and more selection of who is permitted to succeed and who is to fail. Bear Stearns, & Lehman must be allowed to fail, and GM, AIG, Goldman must NOT be allowed to fail

    I had hoped that this site would be balanced and honest but it is merely another tentacle of the top 1%, essentially FAKE Economics.
  • Martin Screeton
    followed this page 2017-02-09 20:30:44 -0500
  • Joseph A. Mungai
    commented 2017-02-09 19:45:04 -0500
    Some people demand they have the power to tell others what to do as in the bankster collapse of the global economy in 2008, subsidies and right to eminent domain for toxic fossil fuel industries, no negotiating medication prices, invading other countries based on lies to name a few. Some people want to be told what to do as in the aforementioned system. And then there’s people who want to work and make decisions together being accountable for any positive or negative consequences — Democracy in the Workplace or WSDEs.
  • Joseph A. Mungai
    commented 2017-02-09 19:00:32 -0500
    Crapitalism creates inequality, instability and chaos. “Mark Blyth Interview” (11:04)
  • Joseph A. Mungai
    commented 2017-02-09 19:00:10 -0500
    Jimmy Dore interviews RD Wolff on WSDEs to build more egalitarian and environmentally friendly communities (No link yet)
  • Joseph A. Mungai
    commented 2017-02-09 18:59:50 -0500
    “Peter Kropotkin in 3 mins” (3:28)
  • Joseph A. Mungai
    commented 2017-02-09 18:59:34 -0500
    1951 “Interview with Princess Alexandra Kropotkin” (14:40)

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