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Economic Update: Another Gilded Age

Friday, May 18, 2018 By Richard D. Wolff, Truthout | Audio Segment
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This episode discusses the bankruptcy of health technology company Theranos and the risks to its workers, Trump's rhetoric on drug prices and the economic effects of breaking the Iran treaty. We also look at the possibility of a second "gilded age" and mortgage lenders turning to rich borrowers. Finally, we talk to Professor Miguel Robles-Duran about gentrification and the crisis of cities.

To see more stories like this, visit Economic Update: Your Weekly Dose of Revolutionary Economics

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Richard D. Wolff

Richard D. Wolff is professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a visiting professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, New York City. He also teaches classes regularly at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan. Earlier he taught economics at Yale University (1967-1969) and at the City College of the City University of New York (1969-1973). In 1994, he was a visiting professor of economics at the University of Paris (France), I (Sorbonne). His work is available at rdwolff.com and at democracyatwork.info.

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Economic Update: Another Gilded Age

Friday, May 18, 2018 By Richard D. Wolff, Truthout | Audio Segment
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
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This episode discusses the bankruptcy of health technology company Theranos and the risks to its workers, Trump's rhetoric on drug prices and the economic effects of breaking the Iran treaty. We also look at the possibility of a second "gilded age" and mortgage lenders turning to rich borrowers. Finally, we talk to Professor Miguel Robles-Duran about gentrification and the crisis of cities.

To see more stories like this, visit Economic Update: Your Weekly Dose of Revolutionary Economics

To listen in live on Saturdays at noon, visit WBAI's Live Stream

Economic Update is in partnership with Truthout.org

Your radio station needs Economic Update! If you are a radio station, check this out. If you want to hear Economic Update on your favorite local station, send them this.

Visit Professor Wolff's social movement project, democracyatwork.info.

Permission to reprint Professor Wolff's writing and videos is granted on an individual basis. Please contact pThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request permission. We reserve the right to refuse or rescind permission at any time.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Richard D. Wolff

Richard D. Wolff is professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a visiting professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, New York City. He also teaches classes regularly at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan. Earlier he taught economics at Yale University (1967-1969) and at the City College of the City University of New York (1969-1973). In 1994, he was a visiting professor of economics at the University of Paris (France), I (Sorbonne). His work is available at rdwolff.com and at democracyatwork.info.

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By Richard D. Wolff, Truthout | Audio Segment
Economic Adviser to the Sanders 2016 Campaign Debunks Budget Deficit Myths
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