Richard Wolff on US Medical Costs

Richard Wolff on US Medical Costs

The medical industrial complex, that grouping of four industries in the United States: doctors, hospitals, medical insurance companies, and the drug and appliance makers in this country. Those four have gotten together, take care of each other, get each other’s back, in order to charge more for medical care than in any other country on […]

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Trump’s approval rating: 6 months in | IN 60 SECONDS

Trump’s approval rating: 6 months in | IN 60 SECONDS

Is there any good news in the polls for Donald Trump at the six-month mark of his presidency? The simple answer is: not much. He is less popular than any other president of this point in his tenure in terms of his overall approval rating. President Obama’s approval rating in the summer his first year […]

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Social Security: Universal or selective? (1971) – with Milton Friedman and Wilbur Cohen | ARCHIVES

Social Security: Universal or selective?  (1971) – with Milton Friedman and Wilbur Cohen | ARCHIVES

Narrator: Washington debates for the ’70s. A series of debates designed to bring together for an open exchange of views and opinions, outstanding authorities on vital issues facing the world of the ’70s. The topic, “Social Security: Universal or selective.” Now, here is Peter Hackett. Peter Hackes: In our society, people are living longer than […]

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Richard Wolff and Mike Magee on US Medical Industry, Comparison with Canada

Richard Wolff and Mike Magee on US Medical Industry, Comparison with Canada

MAGEE: You know, people say to me “Well, it’s too complex to fix.” And I think what they forget is it’s complicated on purpose. The more complicated it is, the less you know. The less you know, the more we pay. I mean, if you want to see what this has delivered for us just […]

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Richard Wolff on the Growth of Wages Vs Housing, Education, and Health

Richard Wolff on the Growth of Wages Vs Housing, Education, and Health

Here’s what he did, a simple exercise but boy does it tell a lot. He asked how much has the median income of an American family changed over the last thirty years counting from 1987 to 2017, a nice period of 30 years we can look at. And he said, I want to see how […]

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Americans are drowning in medical debt, so this nonprofit is buying — and forgiving — it

Americans are drowning in medical debt, so this nonprofit is buying — and forgiving — it

JUDY WOODRUFF: And on another health care story, Congress is still trying to work out a compromise on a different pocketbook issue, eliminating surprise medical bills. The problem can drive many people into deep debt. Our economics correspondent, Paul Solman, has a report on that debt and a unique effort to help people in need. […]

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Kudlow: Trump will let you keep private health care plan unlike prior admins

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Response to Donald Trump on Healthcare by Margaret Flowers, MD, 2017-02-28

Response to Donald Trump on Healthcare by Margaret Flowers, MD, 2017-02-28

Hi. This is Margaret Flowers, and, um, we just finished listening to President Donald Trump give an address to Congress, where he spoke about a number of issues, and one of the issues, of course, that he spoke about was healthcare. And so I thought that people might want some clarification on, you know, what’s […]

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The Case Against Socialism

The Case Against Socialism

Workers of the world, unite! Many people are excited about socialism. They prefer it to capitalism. So, it’s time for… A new book, called “The Case Against Socialism” You’d think you wouldn’t have to write a book to make the case. That’s what a lot of people respond. They say, “Oh, the case against socialism? […]

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