Class Analysis

Articles covering aspects of class analysis.

Does Capitalism Work?

Steve Lambert's artwork allows the public to engage in a conversation about Capitalism and its strengths and weaknesses.  Professor Wolff and Dr. Harriet Fraad participate in the discussion.  

RT America Interview: Corporate rule hurts the US more than shutdown

RT TV interview about how governing by crisis and brinkmanship is having a negative effect on the US economy.

Capitalism Works (or Not) for Me

This article originally appeared at Truth-out.

Curators of New York's City's annual arts festival called us a couple of months ago.  Would we be interested in having a public discussion with the artist, Steve Lamber, whose work was a major part of this year's festival?  The festival's title is "Crossing the Line 2013," and Lambert's ;arge neon-lighted installation (9 feet by 20 by 7 feet) says "Capitalism Works for Me."  Observers can respond by pressing either a "True" or "False" button.  

Economic Update: Uneven Development, Part 1

Updates on world wealth distribution, Swiss referenda to reduce economic inequality, and capitalism vs democracy. Major discussions on uneven development’s impact on migration and on critique of national debt as matter of “a selfish generation” or “living beyond our means.”

Richard Wolff on The Campbell Conversations

Professor Wolff joins Grant Reeher on The Campbell Conversations and argues that our economic recovery has so far been a “fiction,” unless you’re in the top one percent, and he further claims that this problem reflects something much more fundamentally wrong with our modern system of capitalism.  He finds a solution to the problem in a reconsideration of the way we govern the workplace.

State of Democracy Lecture Series "Can Democracy Cure Capitalism?"

The Cambell Public Affairs Institute hosted Professor Wolff as part of its annual State of Democracy Lecture Series. Professor Wolff discussed Economic Democracy in the face of the current Economic Crisis.

Economic Update: Profit Motive Costs

Updates on meaning of government shutdown and possible default, new French law gives workers say on selling companies, biggest billionaire US land-owners, grocery store evidence show no "recovery" in US economy. Major discussions on costs and consequences of profit-driven capitalist enterprises versus workers self-directed enterprises. Response to questions on (1) Germany's Sept 22 elections and (2) whether Obamacare, if passed, would at least guarantee health insurance to America's poorest.

Economic Update: Economic Downturns

Updates on buying politics, an adjunct's story, women in the US economy, and cutting mental health spending.  Major discussions of "debt ceiling" maneuvers in Washington and meaning of Bangladesh workers' demonstrations.  Responses to listeners on the meanings of cutting need-based state help for students and San Jose, CA's fiscal crisis.

Recovery hype: American Capitalism's Weapon of Mass Distraction

This article originally appeared at The Guardian.

From President Obama on down, defenders of the status quo insist that the US economy has "recovered" or "is recovering". Some actually see the world that way. They inhabit, imagine they inhabit, or plan to soon inhabit the world of the infamous top 1%. Others simply seek security in life by loyally repeating whatever that 1% is saying.

Να αντιδράσουν οι Eλληνες στην επίθεση που δέχεται η ζωή τους

This interview originally appeared in Εfimerida ton Syntakton

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