Class Analysis

Articles covering aspects of class analysis.

Prof. Wolff at the Rosa Luxemburg Conference Opening Night, 08/21/15

Prof. Wolff opens up the Rosa Luxemburg Conference in NYC on 08-21-2015.  Topic of the talk is Rosa Luxemburg.

F*** a Wage, Take Over the Business: A How-To with Economist Richard Wolff

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Andrew Smolski interviews Prof. Wolff for CounterPunch.  

The interview was conducted over Skype on Oct. 10th, 2015.

A = Andrew Smolski / R = Richard Wolff

A: Marx famously said that “labor power is a commodity; neither more nor less than sugar”. Marx went on to say that a worker sells their labor power to produce a wage in order to live. Dr. Wolff could you explain what Marx meant by labor power and wage?

Economic Update: Coops vs. capitalism

Saving capitalism, looming economic downturn, Berlin 250,000 against TTIP, US plan to give Puerto Rican taxes to banks. Response to question on planning. Interview: Laura Flanders, independent journalist on coops vs capitalism.

Capitalism and Its Regulation Delusion: Lessons From the Volkswagen Debacle

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Volkswagen (VW), we now know, systematically evaded pollution control regulations. Over the last decade it defrauded 11 million buyers of its diesel-engine vehicles, fouled the planet's environment and thereby damaged the health and lives of countless living organisms. Regulation-defeating deception gave VW diesel autos competitive advantages over other companies' diesel products and thereby enhanced its profits, the driving purpose of capitalist corporations.

Global Capitalism: October 2015 Monthly Economic Update

Global Capitalist Downturn Yet Again

Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum, and Judson Memorial Church

Economic Update: Capitalism's Crimes

Updates on Planned Parenthood, Irish and French unions' initiatives. Responses to questions on the VW scandal and the TPP deals. In depth update and analysis of the ongoing Crisis in Greece with Prof. Harry Konstantinides.

Economic Update: Meanings of Class

Updates on Swedish plan for peaceful transition beyond capitalism, ripoffs in car insurance, Ferguson, MO credit downgrade. Response to listeners on the CA drought and on best solution for corporate abuses like VW's. Major discussions of (1) what class means and what is at stake in different meanings, and (2) guaranteed income vs guaranteed jobs.

Prof. Wolff on TRNN: 38% of American Workforce Still Jobless.

Prof. Wolff discusses discusses why labor force participation is the lowest since 1977 and what's really needed to stimulate the economy.

Prof. Wolff on Tell Somebody, a weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.

Professor Wolff sat down for a conversation with Tell Somebody.

Why Debates Over the Fed's Interest Rate Miss the Point

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