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Marxian Economics

This course provides a working foundation in the core concepts of Marxian economic theory – necessary and surplus labor, labor power, surplus value, exploitation, capital accumulation, distributions of the surplus, capitalist crises, and the differences between capitalist and other class structures. In addition, these core concepts will be systematically used to understand current social problems (including political and cultural as well as economic problems).

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.

Community Progressive Radio Interviews Prof. Wolff

CPR News interviews Prof. Wolff about the current situation in Greece, Syriza and the economic issues facing Europe.

"The Game is Rigged"

ACLU SoCal, L.A. Progressive and Occidental College hosted Prof. Wolff for a discussion on economic rights and reform, on February 10, 2015 at Occidental College.

Class, Change and Revolution

This article originally appeared at Truth-out.org.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2012- Occupy Wall Street protesters gather for the one year anniversary of their movement's beginning. (Photo: Glenn Halog)

Economic Update: Market System Defects

Updates on labor protections for 'contract' workers, a green new deal for Greece, slowing US growth, and scandal of the used car market. Response to questions on reality behind 'recovery' hype and on poverty among those over 65. In depth critical analysis of markets and 'the market system'.

Economic Update: The Poverty - Wealth Divide

Updates on capital gains tax, Home Depot work/stress tragedy, and Koch money for 2016 election. Response to questions on child poverty problem in US and "solutions." Major discussions of (1) key economic problems looming for US economy: Europe, China, emerging markets, and US domestic inequality; and (2)  economic issues surrounding currency exchange: especially the value of the US dollar relative to Euros.

Economic Update: The Poverty - Wealth Divide

Updates on capital gains tax, Home Depot work/stress tragedy, and Koch money for 2016 election. Response to questions on child poverty problem in US and "solutions." Major discussions of (1) key economic problems looming for US economy: Europe, China, emerging markets, and US domestic inequality; and (2)  economic issues surrounding currency exchange: especially the value of the US dollar relative to Euros.

Voice of OC Community Editorial: Progressives Welcome Richard Wolff To OC

By ANDREW TONKOVICH

The privilege of introducing economist Richard Wolff to Orange County on Thursday night, February 12 at Santa Ana’s nifty Delhi Center finds me (and you) with an opportunity to consider our complicated Dickensian moment as lived, imagined, celebrated and challenged in this beautiful, benighted county.

The Tim Danahey Show: Book Hour: Democracy at Work – a Conversation with Economist Richard Wolff

Prof. Wolff joins Tim Danahey on The Tim Danahey Show to answer these questions: 

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