Professor Richard Wolff makes a radio appearance for KPFT's The Monitor on 90.1FM
Professor Richard Wolff's interview begins 1:03:00 into the show.
On Sunday, January 16th, 2011, Professor Wolff spoke at the Berkley Hillside Club. These four parts of the talk begin with a short introduction and end with a question and answer session that took place at the event.
Prospects for the Left in the United States are far better than they seem to most observers across the political spectrum (excepting those who fantasize imminent revolutionary uprisings spear-headed by 79-year-old sociology professors). The economic crisis has bitten hard and deep. Millions of people have been impacted by high unemployment and home foreclosures, by decreased job benefits and job security, and by the realization that none of these afflictions will end soon. A sense of betrayal is settling into the popular consciousness.
Nothing better shows corporate control over the government than Washington's basic response to the current economic crisis. First we had "the rescue" and then "the recovery." Trillions in public money flowed to the biggest US banks, insurance companies, etc. That "bailed" them out (suggestion of criminality?) while we waited for benefits to "trickle down" to the rest of us. As usual, the "trickle down" part has not happened.
Professor Richard D. Wolff appeared on Redeye: Vancouver Cooperative Radio to discuss the myth of the economic recovery.
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