2020-12-07 16:26:10

Economic Update: Social Movement Gains in L.A.

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses the immense social waste of US unemployment now, Trump ban on investing in Chinese companies, new global organization for worker co-ops, higher education cuts in UK and US.

The second half of the show features an interview with Niki Okuk, South Central LA activist fighting for community control of downtown Crenshaw Mall.

Niki Okuk is a South Central Los Angeles resident and activist working to halt rapid gentrification through a community lead bid to buy and redevelop the 40-acre Crenshaw Mall under a cooperative and community wealth building model.

She has spent several years building green-collar jobs and a democratic workplace, which she spoke about in her 2017 TED talk "Fire the Boss." She is a Black Lives Matter organizer and tribal member Awakane Kamanuku.

Learn more about her work with the Crenshaw Mall: https://www.downtowncrenshaw.com/

Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff takes complex economic issues and makes them understandable, empowering listeners with information to analyze not only their financial situation but the economy at large. 

By focusing on the economic dimensions of everyday life - wages, jobs, taxes, debts, interest rates, prices, and profits - the program explores alternative ways to organize markets and government policies.

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