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This edition: Fighting the System

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First aired: June 5, 2019.

This week's episode of Economic Update features updates from Prof. Wolff on the economics of immigration, France's yellow vests join union-called general strike, demonstrations against Sackler family's profiting from oxycontin, and New York City Council considers giving priority to fast-food workers (majority) over employers (minority). The second half of the show features a major discussion by Prof. Wolff on (1) successful strikes by Mexican workers and their collaboration with progressive new Mexican government, and (2) Trump/GOP's inheritance tax cut benefits richest, worsens US inequality of opportunity.