Economic Theory

  • Challenging You to 'Occupy the Economy'

    This article originally appeared on the uprisingradio.org website.

  • Economic Democracy, Not Austerity or Keynesian "Growth"

    appeared in Truthout.org 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.
  • Global Capitalism - A Monthly Update & Discussion (April 2012)

    These Tuesday evenings will each begin with an update and analysis of major economic events of the last month and their contexts of longer-term economic trends shaping politics and society here and abroad. We will focus on the evolving global capitalist economic crisis and its consequences. We will examine topics such as

  • Global Capitalism - A Monthly Update & Discussion (February 2012)

    These Tuesday evenings will each begin with an update and analysis of major economic events of the last month and their contexts of longer-term economic trends shaping politics and society here and abroad. We will focus on the evolving global capitalist economic crisis and its consequences. We will examine topics such as

  • What Capitalism Delivers

    Article first appears in MRZine on April 16, 2012.

    Most Presidents preside over one or more capitalist downturns (recessions, depressions, crises, etc.). Every President since at least FDR generated a "program" to respond to the downturn -- as demanded by citizens and businesses. FDR and every later President promised that his program would "not only extricate the US from the present economic troubles but will also make sure neither we nor our children need face such downturns in the future." Obama is only the latest to do so.

  • Occupy the Mind: Progressive Moral Agenda for the 21st Century

    Professor Wolff's lecture:

    Video of full event:

     

    Question and Answer:

  • Who REALLY Pays Taxes?

    Originally appeared on Truthout.org on Janurary 30th, 2012 in their Tax Issue

  • Harvard Students Join the Movement

    Over the last 10 days, Harvard students twice stopped business as usual at this richest of all US private universities. An Occupy Harvard encampment of tents followed a large march of many hundreds through the campus protesting Harvard's complicity in the nation's extreme inequality of income and wealth. A week earlier some 70 students walked out in protest of Harvard's large lecture course in introductory economics. They too explained that they were acting in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movements.

  • On KPFA's Letters and Politics - Nov 9, 2011

    Richard Wolff joins host Mitch Jeserich on Letters and Politics for a primer on the Italian and Green Economic Crisis, as well as discuss the students of California beginning Occupations on campuses across the state.

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