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  • The Work Experience: WSDEs vs Capitalism (Blog)

    In capitalist enterprises across the US, when the working day ends and employees return to their homes, many stop at bars along the way. Signs invite them in for a “Happy Hour” of drinking. The implication is that the previous hours – working – are the day’s unhappy hours. Similarly, current mainstream academic economics (“neoclassical economics”) ascribes “disutility” to labor, an absolute and universal characteristic of labor per se.

  • Class war redux: how the American right embraced Marxist struggle

     

  • Economic Update: "Conditions of the Working Class"

     

    Updates on Newtown, CT. school shooting, global warming and the CIA, Hostess abuses workers' pensions, and growing gap between CEOs' and  workers' pay. Discussion: (1) lessons of Michigan Republicans' assault on union finances and (2) causes and results of declining workers' conditions in US, Europe. Response to listeners: rotation of work in coop workplaces vs capitalist enterprises.

  • WPKN Radio Interview on Wal-Mart and Fast Food Labor Strikes

    Click here to listen to the interview on WPKN.org   Richard Wolff, Prof. of Economics at the New School in NYC, talks with host Richard Hill about the non-unionized labor actions that have occurred in the last few weeks at Wal-Mart and in the fast food industry, and places these struggles in their historical context.
  • Republican and Democratic "Remedies" Ensure More Crises, but Alternatives That Work Are Taboo

    This article originally appeared on truth-out.org   Both Republican and Democratic plans for the economy leave the system that produced this crisis and will produce more crises unchanged. There IS an alternative, argues economist Rick Wolff.   Capitalism's cyclical convulsions into recession/depression provoke three alternative government policy responses. The first, say Plan A, has the government do little or nothing. Corporations and the rich mostly prefer it.
  • Economic Update: "Systemic Crises: Economic and Ecological"

      Updates on unpaid law clerks, Buffett's minimum tax on high incomes, and CBO report on medical care costs and federal deficits. Discussion of Walmart as emblem and example of capitalist "success." Responding to listeners on Robin Hood tax and student debt relief campaign and on rationales for cutting corporate tax rates.

     

      On Economic Update with Professor Richard Wolff, Wolff and guests will discuss the current state of the economy, both locally and globally in relation to the economic crisis.

  • Interview on Occupy Radio in London

     

    Capitalism Vs. Co-ops by Occupy Radio on Mixcloud

     

    In this Skype interview with Occupy Radio Wolff outlines his views on the failure of capitalism and it’s alternatives.  
  • Global Capitalism - A Monthly Update & Discussion: December 2012

      These Tuesday evenings will each begin with an update and analysis of major economic events of the last month and their contexts of longer-term economic trends shaping politics and society here and abroad. We will focus on the evolving global capitalist economic crisis and its consequences.
  • Economic Update: "Inconvenient Economic Truths"

      Updates on unpaid law clerks, Buffett's minimum tax on high incomes, and CBO report on medical care costs and federal deficits. Discussion of Walmart as emblem and example of capitalist "success." Responding to listeners on Robin Hood tax and student debt relief campaign and on rationales for cutting corporate tax rates.   On Economic Update with Professor Richard Wolff, Wolff and guests will discuss the current state of the economy, both locally and globally in relation to the economic crisis.

  • Meanings of the Election Results (Podcast)

      Everyone from the candidates to the parties to observers and voters are making their respective senses of what the election results mean. Here we offer a psychological and economic analysis of an election dominated by what people were voting against and how they reacted to remarkably divisive claims made especially by the Romney and Republican forces.
  • Radio Interview with Scott Harris on Counterpoint on WPKN

     

    Click here to stream this interview from the WPKN Counterpoint archives

    Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris, is heard every Monday night on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT between 8:00 - 10:00 pm ET. Webstreaming and audio archive at http://wpkn.org

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