Richard Wolff: There Are No Blueprints for Revolution

This article originally appeared at Truthout.org.

In this interview, Prof. Wolff discusses how the revolutions that overthrew feudalism laid the foundations for our current crisis of capitalism, why historical models of socialism put into practice failed, and what lessons we can learn from them in creating a new socialism.

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Boom Bust: One Year after the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act"

Richard D. Wolff joins Boom Bust to talk about the economy a year after the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" was signed.

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Prof. Wolff on Colorado Radio KGNU

Prof. Wolff joins Jim Banks from KGNU Radio in Boulder, Colorado to talk about the state of the economy two years into the Trump administration.

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You Need Marx To Understand Brexit ft. Richard Wolff

Prof. Wolff joins The Michael Brooks Show to talk Brexit and the Marxist critique of the global economy. 

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China threatens economic collapse, Trump caves

Prof. Wolff joins RT America’s Rick Sanchez to talk about his predictions about the G20 and analyze Trump’s “blundering” trade policies.

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Economic Update: Why Capitalism Demonizes Government

Updates on UK war on "Unexplained Wealth," why capitalism needs yet attacks government, historical reality of low wages in US, cozy deals between...READ MORE


Amazon Gets $3 Billion in NY Tax Breaks While Underfunded Public Transport Enters 'Death Spiral'

Prof. Richard Wolff joins The Real News Network to explain why the $3 billion subsidy for one of the world's largest corporations is a terrible waste of public money.

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Economic Update: US Midterm Elections

Prof. Wolff presents updates on how China hits back economically; capitalism surviving in Italy through explosive debt creation; why lotteries have...READ MORE


Global Capitalism: November 2018 Economic Update

The Economic Consequences of the Election - What Can We Expect?

with Richard D. Wolff 
Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum & Judson Memorial Church

These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month, then Prof. Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For November 2018, these issues will include...READ MORE


The Narrowness of Mainstream Economics Is About to Unravel

This article appeared originally at Truthout.org

Recent extreme volatility and sharp drops in US stock markets underscore the instability of capitalism yet again. As many commentators now note, another economic downturn looms. We know that all the reforms and regulations imposed in the wake of the Great Depression of the 1930s failed to prevent both smaller downturns between 1941 and 2008 and then another big crash in 2008. Capitalism’s instability has, for centuries, resisted all efforts to overcome it with or without government interventions. Yet mainstream economics mostly evades an honest confrontation with the social costs of such economic instability. Worse, it evades a direct debate with the Marxian critique that links those costs to an argument that system change would be the best and most “efficient” solution.

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