This article originally appeared at Truth-out.org.
People have always chosen among different co-existing economic theories to understand the world and to act within it. Who chooses which theory, consciously or not, shapes world history. Disagreements over Brexit emerged partly from different ways of understanding the British economy and its relation to Europe. Donald Trump's support grows partly out of economic theories different from those used by supporters of Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. The last century's global politics swirled around quite different theories of the difference between capitalism and socialism. Political struggles often reflect clashing economic theories and political strategies often include making one theory dominant and marginalizing or silencing others.Read more
Prof. Wolff joins The Real News Network to discuss the class war waged on workers in Europe and the growing number of protests sweeping the continent, from France to Greece.Read more
Prof. Wolff joins Rising Up's Sonali Kolhatkar to discuss the impact of Brexit.Read more
This article originally appeared at Truthout.org
Nearly 30 years ago, many capitalists were celebrating what political scientist Francis Fukuyama called the "ultimate victory of the VCR": where consumerism sank communism. However, they failed to calculate the effects of this consumerism on the environment. They also failed to predict how the public would start to tire of a situation in which a very small percentage of capitalists are reaping all the benefits while the rest of us are sinking deeper and deeper into debt, poverty and powerlessness.Read more
Prof. Wolff joins Follow the Money's Jerry Robinson to discuss the widespread popularity of Bernie Sanders among the millennial generation and his thoughts on the global economic crisis.Read more
Prof. Wolff joins David Pakman to discuss his new book Capitalism’s Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown 2010-2014, the fantasy so-called "pure capitalism," and more.Read more