Economic Theory

  • Ghost of the New Deal Haunts Democrats' Agenda, but It's Time to Summon FDR

    The article first appeared on

    Obama and most Democrats are so dependent on contributions and support from business and the rich that they dare not discuss, let alone implement, the kinds of policies Roosevelt employed the last time US capitalism crashed.

  • Obama / Romney debate anaylsis

      Professor Wolff provides his post-debate anaylsis airing for thirty minutes after the debate on all Pacifica radio stations across the country.
  • Are Obama & Romney Different on Economic Policy?

    Interview originally appeared on The David Pakman show

    Richard Wolff joins David Pakman to weigh in on the real differences between President Obama's and Mitt Romney's respective economic policy proposals, and explains the reality of tax cuts and stimulus spending.

  • Economic Update Podcast on Itunes now available

      You are now able to access a podcast of Economic Update through Itunes.   Follow these intrsuctions to submit the podcast to your Itunes account.   1. Open Itunes 2. Choose "File" 3. Choose "Subscribe to Podcast" from the File menu 4. Enter this url - 5. Click "OK"   The name of the program will appear, although Professor Wolff's will not. We are still working on that issue.   Thank you for tuning in!
  • Progressive Radio News Hour Interview

    This audio recording originally appeared on the Progressive Rado Network's website.

    Award-winning journalist Stephen Lendman hosts a cutting-edge program featuring distinguished guests daily discussing major world and national issues in depth.

  • Class Warfare (Alternative Radio Podcast)

    This article originally appeared on the Guernica website.

  • Economic Update - Government Subservience to Business

    Updates on Providence, RI cuts of retired city workers' pensions and tax exemption for Brown University; on joblessness and unemployment for recent college grads; and on the thriving communist mayor and town of Marinaleda, Spain. Major discussions of how and why enterprises buy political influence with examples from Hollywood producers and the ATT Corp. Responses to questions about the Tobin Tax on financial transactions and on how and why national debts have serious economic consequences.

  • Challenging You to 'Occupy the Economy'

    This article originally appeared on the website.

  • Economic Democracy, Not Austerity or Keynesian "Growth"

    appeared in May 10, 2012   Recent defeats of Dutch, Greek and French governing parties show rising opposition to their austerity policies. Across Europe and North America, similar oppositions mount. Bailing out large financial and other corporations with borrowed money has been the almost universal government plan for coping with global capitalist crisis. The result - rising government deficits and debts - was followed by "austerity policies" to reduce those deficits and debts.
  • Occupy the Airwaves Interview

    103.3FM WXOJ-LP Northampton, MA. Covering the local, national and global Occupy Movement.   Interview with author and professor Richard Wolff of New School and the University of Massachusetts Amherst and author of "Occupy the Economy"
  • In Capitalist Crisis, Rediscovering Marx

      The rise, fall, and return of Marxian analyses Marxian analyses are now resurfacing in public dialogues about economy and society. Thirty years of systematic and often successful anti-Marxism agitation are fading in politics, the media, academia, and beyond. A new generation discovers and wrestles with the diverse richness of that tradition’s insights. Capitalist economic crisescontributed to Marx’s original insights and to their growing reception across the 19th and 20th centuries. Yet another crisis now renews broad social interest in Marxism.

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