Economic Update: Establishment Media & Russia with Aaron Maté


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[S13 E10] Establishment Media & Russia with Aaron Maté

In this week’s show, Prof. Wolff  presents updates on dying empires and climate crisis; mass shootings; fast-food mega-corps fund referendum to slow California plan to raise fast food workers wages and working conditions, and why the debt ceiling debate in Congress is a phony GOP-Dem political theater. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Aaron Maté, independent US media critic with special expertise on Russia.

00:00 – 01:19 – Introduction
01:20 – 04:44 – Climate care
04:45 – 07:57 – Secret Service reports on mass shootings in US
07:58 – 10:11 – Fast-food restaurants wages
10:12 – 14:31 – Debt ceiling theatrics
14:32 – 28:25 – Interview with Aaron Maté

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About our Guest: Aaron Maté is a journalist who hosts Pushback with Aaron Maté on The Grayzone, co-hosts Useful Idiots with Katie Halper, and writes at In 2019, he was awarded the Izzy Award (named after I.F. Stone) for outstanding achievement in independent media for his coverage of Russiagate in The Nation magazine.

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