Economic Update: Marxism’s Contribution to Unique Social Analysis

This week’s episode discusses New York City’s lawsuit against Big Oil and its dumping of $5 billion in fossil fuel investments, rising US consumer debt, attacks on labor and living standards in Greece, how the collapse of the Carillion Corporation exposes the failure of privatization in the UK, and how CVS’s touch-ups of beauty images expose the economics of advertising. Also included is an interview with Professor Bertell Ollman on Marx’s distinctive contributions to analyzing capitalist society, past and present.

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