The Socialist Program: A Recession Is Coming? In This Economy??
Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the possibility of a recession, now that the majority of CEOs foresee one. They're calling it mild, but is that what the economic signals are showing?Read more
WBAI Radio: The Economy, Inflation and Price Gouging
On WBAI Pacifica Radio in New York City, What's Going On! Friday's host Rebecca Myles and Prof Wolff discuss the economy, inflation, and price gouging.Read more
Economic Update: Is the US Facing Another Civil War?
[S12 E23] New
In this week's show, Prof Wolff discusses the stale old debate (competition vs monopoly) and which to blame for inflation; unionization drives across US campuses, and Eastern Kentucky University in particular; how US stores manage inflation; and Elon Musk...READ MORE
There Are Better Ways for Societies to Address Inflation Than by Hiking Interest Rates
Article by Richard D. Wolff
"As usual, the profit-driven concerns of big business and their result—a remarkably selective historical amnesia—fuel the silence about alternative anti-inflation policies. So too do the right-wing ideological blinders that now constrict U.S. politics. Yet, policy alternatives always exist, no matter how desperately partisans promoting one policy seek to obliterate debate and discussion of others... I will present three other anti-inflation policies that do not entail interest rate increases—there are many more—that could and should be part of today’s policy discussions. All have precedents in U.S. history."
Jimmy Dore: All About Inflation
On the Jimmy Dore Show, Prof Wolff joins to discuss Biden's "plan" for inflation and Treasury Secretary Yellen's comments.Read more
Economic Update: The System is the Problem
[S12 E22] New
In this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about insurers defrauding pensions, record highway deaths, inflation and risk, interest rate rises, Massachusetts to vote on millionaires tax...READ MORE
Zero Hour: How to Fix Inflation
Prof Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to talk about inflation and "solutions".Read more
Thom Hartmann: Is the Housing Bubble About to Burst?
Prof Wolff joins the Thom Hartmann program to discuss the housing bubble.Read more
MOATS with George Galloway: America is the most unequal country in the developed world
Prof Wolff joins MOATS to discuss inequality in America, or the Bright Shining Lie.Read more
Decolonizing Economics Summit: What is to be done?
Decolonizing Economics Summit held April 21, 2022: "As we face ecological collapse, and fascism rising across the globe, we bring together movement leaders to pose that question to them: 'What Is to Be Done?'" Presentation and discussion facilitated by David Cobb. Presenters: A discussion between Yvonne Yen Liu (Solidarity Research Center), Richard D. Wolff (Democracy at Work), Jessica Alvarez-Parfrey (Transition US), and Kali Akuno (Cooperation Jackson).Read more
The Socialist Program: Why do the Gun Capitalists Have Legal Immunity?
Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how outrage is spreading across the country in the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. The complete failure and cowardice on the part of the police allowed the killer to carry out the massacre. And the gun manufacturers who profit while mass shootings devastate the country are given special legal protections. How are the arms industry capitalists shielded from accountability?Read more
Global Research News Show radio: Challenges for the Labor Movement
On CKUW 96.9FM's Global Research News Show, Prof Wolff joins for a special edition of the show devoted to the challenges facing the Labour movement in the midst of the major redress of how we do work, and how the people are addressing new forms of tyranny in an emerging technocracy. Prof Wolff joins in the second half, for a panel discussion of major thinkers and labour activists.Read more
Economic Update: Capitalism's Flaws Fester
[S12 E21] New
In this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses today's US child care workers' crisis; how sanctions on Russia profit fossil fuel companies and worsen pollution; systemic causes of the US infant formula shortage; how food corp executives helped write Trump's 2020 order keeping Covid-plagued meatpacking plants operating; meat price...READ MORE
Thom Hartmann: Economic Cost of Mass Shootings Exposed
On the Thom Hartmann program, Prof Wolff joins to discuss: Following the fatal shooting at Ulvade, the second mass shooting in hardly a week, many are asking, Have mass shootings become a part of America's Economy?Read more
Zero Hour: The Social Economics of Gun Violence
Professor Richard Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to discuss the social economics of gun violence.Read more
The Socialist Program: How the Ultra-Rich Hide their Billions
Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the report from the Tax Justice Network, a well-known international organization, finding that the United States is now the country with the greatest degree of financial secrecy in the entire world. Banks and corporations move in the shadows, concealing their operations and vast wealth. What are the ultra rich up to behind the scenes?Read more
Economic Update: War and the Left
[S12 E20] New
In this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about the GOP's stance on student debt forgiveness, US corporations replacing home ownership with rentals, today's US economy not "strong," and left unity, as 4 French left parties work to...READ MORE
Thom Hartmann: Will America's Capitalists Pull Us Into War & Fascism
Prof Wolff on the Thom Hartmann Program: "Germany's capitalists drove it into WW1" Warns Richard Wolff. Could America's capitalist lead us into fascism? "Learn from history" How does inflation lead to fascism and how do economics swing the fortunes of world history? Economic turmoil has a powerful impact on the value of the dollar in your pocket. What is the story of Germany and the United Kingdom after the first world war? What are the parallels in the US?Read more
The Socialist Program: Capitalism Is Bad for Babies: What's Behind the Infant Formula Crisis?
Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the shortage of infant formula and how the capitalist economy isn't structured to take into consideration the survival needs even of babies.Read more
Economic Update: Jobs Driving Us Mad
[S12 E19] New
In this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the unionization of Grinnell College student-workers; US GDP drops 1.4% in Q1 of 2022; food inflation versus rationing; Germany's refugee shame; small US businesses to plan price inflation; and western corporations leaving Russia replaced by...READ MORE
Zero Hour: Do Workers Have It Too Good Nowadays?
On Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Professor Wolff joins to discuss the situation for workers in the US today.Read more
Mitchell Center Podcast: Naming the Problem: Capitalism is the Crisis
On the Mitchell Center Podcast: CAPITALISM / SOCIALISM / DEMOCRACY Interviewer: RAFAEL KHACHATURIAN. As our economy, political system, and society in general weather a number of immediate crises, from pandemics to inflation, economist RICHARD WOLFF argues that the real cause of our inability to grapple with them is being ignored.
Thom Hartmann: Proof Global Inflation isn't Joe Biden’s Fault
On the Thom Hartmann Program: Why Is Inflation Being Blamed on Biden? But clever observers of the global economy know that the causes of inflation are much more.Read more
Red May TV: Global Capitalism and the Persistence of Cold War Ideology
On Red May TV: Capitalism is structured around individual enterprises and their controlling employers and controlled employees. The relationship among these enterprises is competition. Global capitalism has repeatedly brought competing enterprises and thereby nations into conflicts and wars. Mobilizing national populations to support the conflicts and wars required grand narratives - ideologies - of good struggling against evil. The UK and Germany demonized each other in WW1; it was democracy vs fascism in WW2; capitalism/democracy vs socialism/communism in The Cold War; anti-terrorism after the Cold War; and it is now democracy against Putin's autocracy in Russia. The particular narrative/ideology changed, but the underlying issue - capitalist competition - did not.Read more
KPFA Letters and Politics: Everything You Need to Know About Inflation
On KPFA's Letters and Politics, Prof Wolff joins to discuss everything you need to know about inflation.Read more