Class Analysis

Articles covering aspects of class analysis.

Economic Update: Criticisms of Capitalism

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Updates on the General Motors recall scandal; corporations' push for secret courts; the economics of marijuana; Radio Shack closings; and US workers leaving the labor force. Major discussions of the history and basics of the criticism of capitalism, and billionaires and extreme inequality as products of capitalism.

Global Capitalism March 2014 Monthy Update: Obama and the Economy

Professor Wolff examines what Obama did, did not do, and aims to do in the face of ongoing economic crisis. Other major topics include the attack on employee pensions and the growing interest – in New York, the U.S. and globally – in worker cooperatives as alternatives to capitalist enterprises.

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Ekonomik Kriz, Radikal Demokrasiyi Gündemleştiriyor!*

“İş’te Demokrasi” (Democracy at Work) kitabınızda ekonomik demokra- sinin günümüzdeki temellerini kuruyorsunuz. İşyerinde çalışanların daha  fazla artı değere el koyması ya da bu yönde talebi olması bu anlamda ne ka- dar önemlidir? Bu durum kapitalizmin tahkimi sonucunu doğurmaz mı?  Daha da önemlisi bu durum orta sınıfın kapitalizme daha fazla dahil edil- mesine yol açmaz mı?

Obama's Economic Significance

(Photo: Pete Souza / White House)

 

Economic Update: Subsidizing Corporations

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Economic Update: Capitalism and Its Costs

Updates on Delta Airlines changes, US millionaires in office, irrational student debt, and Rupert Murdoch's wealth. Major discussions of monopoly and competition in media industry, public employee pension economics, and Obama's economic significance.

Enterprise Structure Is Key to the Shape of a Post-Capitalist Future

This article originally appeared at Truthout.org

Richard Wolff talks about "The Shape of a Post-Capitalist Future," his entry in the new anthology Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA, and his conviction that making the transition from capitalism to socialism requires a deliberate critique of capitalist workplace organization.

Leslie Thatcher for Truthout: What motivated you to choose (of all things!) "corporate structure" in your search for a "powerful, attractive and credible vision of socialism?"

The David Pakman Show Interview: Right-Wingers Favor Wealth Redistribution

Profesoor Wolff joins David Pakman to discuss redistribution of wealth and stock markets

Economic Update: This System Does not Work

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Updates on Olympics, Chicago university faculty strike, Chevron's contempt, Gallup poll on unemployment, rising consumer debt again, Europeans oppose privatization of water, and US adults marry less to cope with economy. Major discussions: how Soviet socialism actually worked and decline and inadequacy of pensions in US. Response to listeners on deflation in today's world economy.

A Lesson From Chattanooga

This article originally appeared at billmoyers.com

“…we’re outraged by politicians and outside special interest groups interfering…” – UAW Secretary-Treasurer Dennis Williams

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