2020-07-29 12:44:12

Economic Update: Today's Pandemic As A Crisis Of Capitalism

On this week's episode, Prof. Wolff presents updates on company cutting candy bar size but keeping the same price, Barcelona punishes landlords with empty apartments, Macy's closing stores while giving million dollar bonuses to top executives, IMF anti-Covid-19 funds used instead to pay off private loans, health insurer profits because people cannot afford and fear doctor and hospital visits, Amazon profits from the pandemic.  In the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff interviews epidemiologist Rob Wallace on capitalist agriculture and viral pandemics.

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.

Missed an episode? Check out Economic Update on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change.

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling and online at freespeech.org.

COVID-19 Economic Update IMF Pandemic Professor Richard Wolf Richard Wolf

Politics

The David Pakman Show

Trump's 100 Most Humiliating Moments as President

Trump's 100 Most Humiliating Moments as President

The Thom Hartmann Program

Why The Far Right Fears Biden

Why The Far Right Fears Biden

Democracy Now!

Can Donald Trump Supporters Ever Accept Reality?

Can Donald Trump Supporters Ever Accept Reality?

The Randi Rhodes' Show

Tucker Carlson Asks : What is White Supremacy? Randi Has The Answer

Tucker Carlson Asks : What is White Supremacy? Randi Has The Answer

Related

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! 01/22/21

Democracy Now! 01/22/21

Democracy Now!

As Pandemic Rips Through Indian Country, Indigenous Communities Work to Save Elders & Languages

As Pandemic Rips Through Indian Country, Indigenous Communities Work to Save Elders & Languages

Democracy Now!

As Death Toll Tops 410,000, Biden Pushes “Wartime Effort” to Fight COVID. But Could More Be Done?

As Death Toll Tops 410,000, Biden Pushes “Wartime Effort” to Fight COVID. But Could More Be Done?

Biden Rolls Out ‘Full-scale, Wartime’ Coronavirus Strategy

Biden Rolls Out ‘Full-scale, Wartime’ Coronavirus Strategy