KPFK Public Radio – Beneath the Surface. Suzi Weissman interviews Robert Brenner.
The State of the Economy is NOT Strong; it is being plundered by the alliance of top corporate managers, leading financiers and political leaders from BOTH parties. Robert Brenner on politics and the state of the economy – matters of great confusion if you read the business pages and hear the politicians, all touting how robust the economy is with record low unemployment, rising wages, the recovery of the stock market. But — the Fed stopped raising interest rates, wages are stagnant, precarity and insecurity are the norm, homelessness has exploded, student debt is staggering and suffocating — and teachers are striking to force states to reinvest (stop underinvesting) to save public education. So what is the real story, and if the economists and pundits are getting it wrong – why is that the case? Is it cheerleading for the status quo? We get Robert Brenner’s analysis.
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