2020-10-19 16:07:08

Economic Update: Progressive Social Media Surges in Canada

On the first half of this week's episode, Prof. Wolff presents a critique of pandemic eviction and updates on: the real US unemployment costs, Denmark sides with Germany against US pressure, China's successes, and lastly, why there has been no economic recovery in the US.

On the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Lance of The Serfs, host of a major Canadian left-wing podcast. About our guest: Lance and Dave of the Serfs met in University and began a podcast. It grew into a YouTube channel making breadtube style leftist video essays about right wing reactionaries. In April 2019 their channel was taken down with no strikes after being mass flagged by what they believe were alt-right trolls.

A grassroots campaign involving The Majority Report, The Michael Brooks Show, Hasan Piker, Carlos Maza, Hbomberguy, ShoeOnHead, and many others began to restore it. On April 3rd YouTube officially apologized on twitter, restored our channel, and we got a massive streisand effect from it. Since then the Serfs have grown to have the most popular Canadian political stream on Twitch and have two successful YouTube channels as well as a podcast on Patreon.

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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