Podcast #100: Can Capitalism Last?

Interview with author Daniel Rubin about his new book 'Can Capitalism Last?'. Discussion of the economic crisis, Marxism, socialism and other hot topics.

Light at the End of the Unemployment Line? (May 21st)

Action taken under President Obama's economic recovery act has saved or created 150,000 jobs since late February, the White House Task Force on Working Families reported earlier this month.

Stimulus Funds Beginning to Jump-start Economy

With about 12 percent of the President's economic recovery act funds distributed, some 150,000 jobs have been saved or created, according to a new report released this week by Vice President Biden, who heads the White House Task Force on Working Families.

Light at the End of the Unemployment Line? (May 14th)

New information released this week by the White House Task Force on Working Families, appointed to oversee the progress of the President's economic recovery act, showed that about 12 percent of the recovery act funds have so far been distributed.

The Spring of the Zombies

As spring comes to America, optimists are seeing 'green sprouts' of recovery from the financial crisis and recession. The world is far different from what it was last spring, when the Bush administration was once again claiming to see 'light at the end of the tunnel.'


Rising Inequality vs. the American Dream

If you feel that you are not receiving your share of America’s treasure, then you are not alone. Data on income and wealth from the US show that as the American economy develops, both income and wealth become increasingly concentrated into the hands of the richest Americans.


Video Review: Capitalism Hits the Fan

Richard Wolff (Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst) has released a DVD titled Capitalism Hits the Fan. It contains a lecture he gave November 19, 2008, along with some supporting graphics.

Workers, Healthcare & Environment Top Obama Budget Priorities

After a stunning victory in Congress to pass his budget priorities last month, President Obama unveiled the details of his 2010 budget this week.

Light at the End of the Unemployment Line? (May 7th)

This past week Ben Bernanke more or less predicted a reversal of the economic downturn by the end of the year. But do the latest data from the Department of Labor suggest that the dismal unemployment situation may be turning a corner?

Stamp Out Hunger: Join Letter Carriers Food Drive Saturday

With U.S. unemployment at 8.5 percent in March, the highest rate in 25 years—and expected to get even worse when April’s figures are released this week—the Letter Carriers (NALC) annual national food drive on Saturday comes at one of the most critical times in its 17-year history.

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