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  • Radical Economist Richard Wolff Has a Prescription for the Struggling Economy

      Our guest today is a professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts Richard Wolff. He's in high demand these days as a guest on radio and television see:. He and David Barsamian have written a new book called OCCUPY THE ECONOMY: CHALLENGING CAPITALISM. And he joins us now to talk about the recession, reviving the middle class, Wall Street and yesterday's May Day protests.   Listen to the show
  • On Thom Hartmann's Big Picture

      So what's the big picture to today's events? Yes, there's enormous wealth inequality. Yes, the economy still isn't producing wealth for the vast majority of us. Yes, there's Wall Street still making huge profits off screwing over customers. Yes, students are saddled with a trillion dollars in loans. But WHY is all of this happening? Absent of the political will to do this - how will it get done? Through mass rallies like we're seeing today? OR do things have to get really badHere with some answers is Prof.
  • Occupy the Airwaves Interview

    103.3FM WXOJ-LP Northampton, MA. Covering the local, national and global Occupy Movement.   Interview with author and professor Richard Wolff of New School and the University of Massachusetts Amherst and author of "Occupy the Economy"
  • In Conversation with Smiley & West

      Richard Wolff offers his alternative perspective on the Great Recession and democracy in the workplace.   You can listen to the show by clicking the play button on this page.
  • Economic Update on WBAI Apr 28th, 2012

    Updates on major US banks invading the payday loan, small loan loan and prepaid credit card businesses for big profits; French presidential election results undermining European austerity regimes; and US growth rate declining to anemic 2.2%. Interview Sarah Jaffee, labor editor for AlterNet.org on Occupy Wall Street, Mayday demonstrations, and student debt crisis. Response to listener on alternative transitions from capitalist to worker self-directed enterprises.

    Tune in every Saturday at noon on WBAI 99.5fm or listen in live online here.

  • Thom Hartmann Interview - The Next Economic Disaster

    Professor Wolff speaks with Thom Hartmann about the crisis in Europe: austerity, elections, job layoffs, suicides, trickle-down economics. Segmant begins at 30:50.

  • Marx Today

    Since the onset of global crisis in recent years, academics and economic theorists from various political and cultural backgrounds have been drawn to Marx's analysis of the inherent instability of capitalism. The rediscovery of Marx is based on his continuing capacity to explain the present.
  • In Capitalist Crisis, Rediscovering Marx

      The rise, fall, and return of Marxian analyses Marxian analyses are now resurfacing in public dialogues about economy and society. Thirty years of systematic and often successful anti-Marxism agitation are fading in politics, the media, academia, and beyond. A new generation discovers and wrestles with the diverse richness of that tradition’s insights. Capitalist economic crisescontributed to Marx’s original insights and to their growing reception across the 19th and 20th centuries. Yet another crisis now renews broad social interest in Marxism.
  • Economic Update on WBAI Apr 21st, 2012

    Updates on extreme budget crisis and cuts by 50 state governments in the US, on raising interest on government loans to students from 3.4 to 6.8 %, and on Argentina's take-over last week of the private Spanish oil company that dominated its oil and gas industry. Interview with econ professor William Tabb on the financialization of US capitalism and its economic and social consequences. Responses to questions on "family values" and on actual economic planning in the US.  
  • Some Relationship Counseling for Feminism and the Left by Harriet Fraad

    First marriages, sometimes cynically called "starter marriages" often don't work. Second and third marriages work out even less. Americans marry and also divorce more than any other people on earth. I believe that a prime reason for our remarkable remarriage rate is Americans' loneliness in our time of disconnection from each other.

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