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  • Economic Update: Economic Decline Mounts

    Updates on political economy of "internships," Philadelphia public schools disaster, Obama criticized by South African unions. Major discussions of social costs of financial crises, "quantitative easing" policies, and the contradictions of capitalism (part 1). Response to question on workers self-directed enterprises as means for transition beyond capitalism.

    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.

  • "Pure" Capitalism Is Pure Fantasy

    This article originally appeared at Truthout.

    A Croatian translation of this article is available at H-Alter.

  • Economic Update: Capitalism's Social Costs

    Updates on Obamacare's "penalties," a Parisian suicide, neglect of community colleges, and how inequality worsens itself. Interview with psychotherapist Dr. Harriet Fraad on why US workers don't fight against their economic decline. Response to listener's question on how to prevent socialism from deforming into Stalinism.

    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.

  • Richard Wolff: What Happens When the Fed Stops Stimulating the Economy?

     

    Professor Wolff talks with Thom Hartmann about the U.S. relying on the Fed to keep pouring money into the economy.

  • The Social Power of Marxism

    This interview was originally published in Greek in Eleftherotypia. The text of the Greek-language version appears here below the English.

  • Economic Update: Economic Realities

    Updates on G8 and Bernanke "shows", Turkey vs Brazil protests, Europe's austerity, drug companies "pay to delay." Major discussions of crisis in financing public education and of lotteries as disguised tax increases. Responses to listener questions on job losses from progress, worker coops' survivability, capitalism and democracy, and campaign financing reform.

  • Richard Wolff on G8 Leaders and Tax Evasion

     

    Professor Wolff joins CCTV Anchor Phillip Yin to talk about the decision by leaders of the G8 to tackle to the issue of tax evasion

  • From Detroit to Honduras and Back: Capitalists Immigrate To Usurp Rights

    This article originally appeared at Daily Kos' Anti-Capitalist Meetup.

  • Economic Update: Capitalism and Democracy

    Updates on pay gaps, Alabama bankruptcy, Minnesota lockout, Greek lockout. Discussions of capitalism and democracy, "pure" capitalism, and capitalism's historical shifts. Comments on listeners' questions: workers' owning vs. directing and tax-exempt vs. non-profit.

    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.

  • Alternatives to Capitalism

    The worsening social pains of government austerity programs now intensify the vast social suffering caused by the crisis since 2007. Beyond this especially severe business cycle, longer term trends show capitalist mega-corporations moving blue and white collar work to lower wage regions far from the former centers of capitalist production (the USA and Western Europe especially). Profit and competition prompt such relocations. Modern telecommunications enable supervision of far-away factories, offices, and stores almost as easily as those nearby.

  • Capitalism, Democracy, and Elections

     

    This article originally appeared here, at Monthly Review's MRZine.

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