Economic Update: Reparations and Forgiving Student Debts

Welcome, friends, to another edition of Economic Update, a weekly program devoted to the economic dimensions of our lives. I’m your host, Richard Wolff. I want to jump right into a remarkable story. I want to talk about people who don’t get talked about enough. Two million Americans are what we call “home healthcare workers.” […]

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Lead Poisoning Is Still a Huge Problem, But There Could Be a Quick Fix

Zapping water with electricity could save your life. Not something you thought we’d ever say? We’re shocked, too. By introducing an electric current into lead pipes filled with a harmless phosphate solution researchers at UC Berkeley were able to rapidly form a protective coating around corroded lead pipes, reducing leaching of this toxic element by […]

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