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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home & Ask Prof Wolff...
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On this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about the UK selling visa to the rich, why "non-profit" is really "un-taxed," Apple's CEO's 2021 pay of $99 million, AOC and NYPD arrests for stealing diapers and kids' medicines, cleaning products. Green Party leaders Gloria Mattera and Michael O'Neil join Wolff in the second half.
O'Neil: "If we want to see systemic transformations like Medicare for All, or housing as a human right, or worker co-ops as part of a eco-socialist Green New Deal, then we have to dismantle this two-party cartel because it is producing the conditions for political nightmares like Donald Trump."
**CW: RAPE, SEX TRAFFICKING**
In this episode of Capitalism Hits Home, Dr. Fraad brings a Marxian class analysis to a highly controversial topic: sex work. Though illegal in the United States, sex work is all around—from brothels and sex trafficking to the sugar industry and communes. Fraad traces a brief history of sexuality and exploitation from antiquated marital expectations and slavery to the choices women make today to be single, not have children, or find a sugar daddy to fund higher education and stay independent. When looked at through a class analysis, it becomes clear that the issue of morality need not be focused on the work itself, but rather, on the level of exploitation the sex worker endures.
Fraad: “Sex is one of those many areas where women are condemned and where exploitation is not condemned.”
A Patron of Economic Update asks: "I wanted to know if you could explain the socialist model of Yugoslavia under the Tito government, how the companies self-managed by the workers worked, how they competed in the market, etc, and if you think that this model can be applied today in the historical context in which we live?" This is Professor Richard Wolff's video response.
Wolff: “Yugoslavia tried to put the workers in charge of the factories, use the market among them and between them and the public, but control that market so that it doesn't undo the workers being their own managers in the factories.”
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