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Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: The Significance of China in the Global Economy

Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: The Significance of China in the Global Economy

This is David Harvey and you’re listening to the Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: a podcastthat looks at capitalism through a Marxist lens.This podcast is made possible by Democracy at Work.On January 2nd, 2019, after the stock market was closed, Apple Computer announced thatit was not going to meet its sales targets particularly in China.There was an immediate …

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Richard Wolff on the Auto Industry

Richard Wolff on the Auto Industry

Let me turn now to the automobile industry, a topic we return to oftenbecause so much of the last century of American history has been shaped aroundthe private automobile. Let’s begin this way: the private car is the largestsingle cause of air pollution in our society. What comes out of the tailpipeof that car is …

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“Something is really broken”: Why GM auto workers are striking

“Something is really broken”: Why GM auto workers are striking

Back in 2009 during the bankruptcy, GM told the United Auto Workers, “We’re definitelygoing to close these plants, and these other plants, we’ll agree to open, but only ifwe get a two-tier wage system.”So, the top tier paid $29 an hour.They set up a bottom tier that ran from like $17 up to about $25.And …

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How to calculate the Effective Labor Rate in an automotive service operation

How to calculate the Effective Labor Rate in an automotive service operation

Welcome to How to calculate Effective Labor RateIn an automotive service operationAs a manager of an automotive service centerThere are several metrics I need to watch to optimize my operationI know I can’t earn a profit without selling thingsSo measuring our sales effort is importantI can measure sales results several waysOne is by counting the …

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