Economic Theory

  • Contending Economic Theories: Differences Matter

    This article originally appeared in The Montreal Review   "At a time when the world is in an economic tailspin, confusion over the 'dismal science' has never been more pronounced.
  • KPFK Interview re The Nobel Prize in Economics

      Sonali Kolhatkar of Uprising Pacifica Radio KPFK in Los Angeles discusses the Nobel Prize that was just awarded in Economics to Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley with Professor Wolff.
  • Till Debt Do Us Part

      Sean Gittins (@sean_gittins) is insolvent. As part of an Arts Council funded project he decided to tell people about it and find out why everyone these days, just like him, seems to be in debt and what it might mean.   In this week's episode Sean looks at debt, politics and economics from two perspectives; through the work of academic and economist and economic historian Professor Richard Wolff ( and the Arthur C.
  • Economic Update: "Economics = Different Theories, Different Analyses"

    Updates on the economics of public vs charter schools and Walmart as capitalist "success story." Major discussion of economic theories that celebrate vs theories that criticize capitalism. Responses to listeners' questions about German workers' "co-determination" and French socialism's waffling.

    On Economic Update with Professor Richard Wolff, Wolff and guests will discuss the current state of the economy, both locally and globally in relation to the economic crisis.

  • 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.

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