Class Analysis

Articles covering aspects of class analysis.

Prof. Wolff on KPFA's Letters and Politics: "Greece strikes a debt deal"

Prof. Wolff talks to KPFA's Letters and Politics Mitch Jesserich about Greece's debt deal.

Yale journal "Margins" interviews Prof. Wolff


Adrian Lo, Emaline Kelso, Richard Wolff, Scott Remer, Spring 2015

Economic Update: Learning from Economic Defeats

Continuing our new format experiment: two in-depth analyses. In the show's first half: The New Deal was both a victory and a defeat. Both offer crucial lessons for today. In the show's second half, a critical review of labor's short and long-run goals, labor's defensive decline, and a new strategy built on lessons of that decline.

Prof. Wolff on Roots of Greek Crisis, Debt Relief & Rise of Anti-Capitalism in Europe on Democracy Now!

Prof.Wolff joins Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! to discuss the latest on the economic and political situation in Greece and the rise of anti-capitalism in Europe


AMY GOODMAN: Richard Wolff, Germany clearly is controlling this situation, of any country. Why do they want to crush Greece? Or do they?

Economic Update: Class and Socialism

We begin our 3-week experiment with a new format: two in-depth analyses, one in each half of the show. We begin by considering the different meanings  of class, class analysis and class struggle across human history and why those differences matter so much now. Today's second half explores how socialism evolved from a basic alternative to capitalism into a state capitalism not so different from private capitalism.

Greece Needs Our Solidarity in Its Struggle Against Austerity

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Not for many years has the issue been posed as clearly as it will be on July 5 in Greece's referendum: European capitalists, the political leaders whom the capitalists' money controls, and the austerity they together impose will be judged by the people most savaged by that austerity.

Socialism Means Abolishing the Distinction Between Bosses and Employees

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Regulated private capitalism. State capitalism. Socialism. These three systems are entirely different from each other. We need to understand the differences between them to move beyond today's dysfunctional economies. With confidence waning in whether modern private capitalism can truly be fixed, the debate shifts to a choice between two systemic alternatives that we must learn to keep straight: state capitalism and socialism.

Economic Update: Fighting Economic Injustice

We open with Goldman Sachs injustice and move on to the ‘independent contractor’ ploy just busted at FedEx and Uber and then Wisconsin governor’s attack on public university to lower taxes on corps and rich. We interview Prof Kristin Ross on (her new book) on the significance of the Paris Commune where workers fough injustice by reorganizing society dramatically and effectively.

Global Capitalism: June 2015 Monthly Update

“Capitalism’s Crisis Changes Politics: Seattle to Barcelona to Athens"

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