The Economic Crisis

Articles about the recession and financial crisis that began in late 2007.

Capitalism Hits the Fan Movie

Watch as Professor Richard Wolff breaks down the root causes of today's economic crisis, showing how it was decades in the making and in fact reflects seismic failures within the structures of American-style capitalism itself. Wolff traces the source of the economic crisis to the 1970s, when wages began to stagnate and American workers were forced into a dysfunctional spiral of borrowing and debt that ultimately exploded in the mortgage meltdown.

Economic Update: "Economic Realities"

Updates on Walmart shifts medical insurance costs onto US, payday loans, US child poverty, Obama versus workers' needs, profits and death from opioids. Major discussions of medical-industrial complex, manufacturing "renaissance" fantasy, and "socialism's" different meanings. Response to listeners on remarkable economics of US securities industry. 

Richard Wolff on Aljazeera America: Income and Wealth Inequality

Aljazeera America interviews Professor Wolff on Income and Wealth Inequality

Richard D. Wolff - "Our Economic Futures: Can Democracy Cure Capitalism?" - Otterbein University

The Otterbein University Department of History and Political Science Speaker Series presents Richard D. Wolff on "Our Economic Futures: Can Democracy Cure Capitalism?"

Occupy Radio Interview: Worker's Self Directed Enterprises, with Richard Wolff

How did we get in this mess? Economist Richard Wolff joins Occupy Radio to give us the low-down and dirty on how the US economy tanked . . . at least for the 99%. But it's not all downhill from here; Worker Self-Directed Enterprises hold the key to radical transformation of our businesses, society, and lives!

Economic Update: "Why Economics so Poorly Understood"

Updates on GM recalls, Cuba's investment in medical training, Germany's end all tuition requirements. Major discussions of why economics education so poor and report from Santa Fe movement for public banking. Response to listeners on why no recovery from the crisis and how to think about transition to worker coop based economy.

Banking on New Mexico, A Public Bank Symposium: Session 1 Worker Owned Businesses

We Are People Here! and The Public Bank Institute Present Banking on New Mexico, A Public Bank Symposium. Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:30am to 9:00pm at the Community Convention Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Moderator: Carol Oppenheimer, Santa Fe Forward Richard Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Henry Rael, Co-founder, Agriculture Network Bob Nash and Emily Franklin, Northern New Mexico Worker Ownership Resource Center

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