Class Analysis

Articles covering aspects of class analysis.

Economic Update: "Economic Realities"

Updates on big bank fines, Tracy Morgan sues Walmart, highway trust and taxes, extreme wealth inequality in the Hamptons. Major discussions of workers self-directed enterprises and Oxfam's data on extreme global wealth inequality. Response to listeners on relation of wages to prices and on economic "value" of solar, wind and green energy vs coal, oil, gas and nuclear.

Capitalism’s Deeper Problem

Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, in coronation robes, 1775. (Photo: Wiki Commons)

Recent press reports refer to troubling price increases for such assets as real estate, government bonds, companies targeted for acquisition and artwork. A New York Times front-page headline read “The Everything Boom, or Maybe the Everything Bubble.”

Capitalism’s Deeper Problem

Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, in coronation robes, 1775. (Photo: Wiki Commons)

Recent press reports refer to troubling price increases for such assets as real estate, government bonds, companies targeted for acquisition and artwork. A New York Times front-page headline read “The Everything Boom, or Maybe the Everything Bubble.”

超越经济决定论马克思主义 木 "Marxism and Overdetermination"

提 要 关 键词 本文 主要 就两种马 克思 主义 理论 —— 传统马克思 主义与 超越经济 决定论 马克思 主义—— 在 历史上及在 当前反对资本主义的斗争中的主要 理论与政 治后 果进行对 比。本文支 持的 超越经济决定论马克思主义继马克思之后 ,再次将消灭 阶级剥 肖0(从生产 剩余价值 的劳动 力的角度出发)提上左派社会变革议程 。同是 以消灭剥 削为 目标 ,传统马克 思主义 致力于 消灭生产资料私有制并赋权于工人 ;而 超越经济 决定论马克思主义却通过对剩余价值 的生 产与分配进行重组来实现这一目标。本文将解释二者 同归却殊途的原 因。本文试 图说 明 , 为了实现一种 新的阶级民主 ,超越经济 决定论 马克思 主义缘何有 利于 重建社 会 ,以及 以何 种 途 径 实 现 这 一 目 标 。 马克思主义 超越经济决定论 剥削 资本主义 阶级 中图分 类号 lB17 译 者信 息 I女,1986年生,浙江大学思想政治理论教学科研部博士研究生,310028。 即使 已过 去 了那 么 多 年 ,如今 还 存 在 着 许 多对 马 克思 和 马 克思 主义 的理 论 阐 释 ,甚 至 新 的解释 还 在 不 断 涌现 ,这 多少 让 人 有 些 惊 喜 。

Economic Update: "Banks and Other Outrages"

Updates on minimum wages in Europe vs US,  richest US families, and economics of immigration. Interview with Tom Sgouros on broken banking system. Response to listeners on overpaid CEOs.

Global Capitalism July 2014 Monthly Update

The lecture begins with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month.  Then Professor Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For July 9, these include: 1. Americans’ falling household wealth expose “recovery” 2. New global debt bubble threatens 3. Most large US companies evade taxes by off-shore “havens” 4. GM’s scandal: 30 million vehicle recall, $50 billion subsidies.

Economic Update: "It's the System"

Updates on vaccine price gouging, Canadian corporate misdeeds, Mass nurses fight inequality, Denmark's greater equality, Argentina as hedge fund hostage, and Gov Christie bombs again.  Major issues: GM scandals, US household wealth keeps declining, and US corps evade taxes.  Responses to listeners on Chinese food imports and Supreme Court decisions.

Giant Corporations, Giant Failures

(Image: General Motors, Crime scene via Shutterstock; Edited: EL / TO)

Richard Wolff speaks at University of Southern Maine: "Capitalism Hits the Fan, So Now What?"

This lecture Professor Richard Wolff entitled "Capitalism Hit the Fan, So Now What? Economic Democracy and America's Future," was part of a two-day event at the University of Southern Maine on April 23-24, 2014.

Global Capitalism: June 2014 Monthly Update

Professor Wolff discusses:

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