The KPFA Evening News (Sunday) – July 24, 2022

Prof Wolff joins KPFA Evening News on July 24 to discuss 'greedflation', and how corporate bosses and top Federal Reserve officials have gotten away with blaming worker wages as a factor in surging prices which have pushed overall inflation in the US to a four decade high. 

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Democracy Now! Fed Rate Hikes Are “Body Blow” to Workers Reeling from Pandemic, Growing Inequality

On Democracy Now! Prof Wolff joins to discuss  how experts forecast another economic recession in the United States, with inflation at a historic high and a federal minimum wage that hasn’t changed for 13 years. The Federal Reserve plan to combat rising inflation by raising interest rates delivers a “body blow to a working class” already suffering from decades of upward wealth redistribution and a pandemic, says Wolff. 

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Economic Update: Twin Upsurges - Unionizing and Left Politics

[S12 E28] New

In this week's show, Prof Wolff discusses the unionization efforts by post-doc medical researchers vote union, central bankers mislead on inflation, rising economic footprint and power of...READ MORE


The Community Church of Boston: The Economic, Political and Social Crisis of the United States

Prof Wolff spoke with the Community Church of Boston covering the economic, political and social crisis of the United States. He also discussed China, debt, and European socialism, and how people are opting out of the capitalist system. Originally published on April 4, 2021. 

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Thom Hartmann: Should the Federal Reserve be Abolished?

On the Thom Hartmann Program, Prof Wolff joins to discuss: should the Federal Reserve be abolished?: “End the FED” – so said Ron Paul, forever. What is the FED? Why is the FED and what would happen if we got rid of the Federal Reserve? If control went away, would the banks simply take all the profit and harm the economy for their benefit? Should we keep the FED, or disband it?

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The Socialist Program: Inflation: A Capitalist Tool of Class War Against the Working Class

On the Socialist Program: Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff break down the real cause of inflation. Inflation is rising prices, which is something the working class doesn't control. Businesses—and the Fed when it raises prices for borrowers by increasing interest rates—do control prices. Why do businesses do this since inflation is bad for the economy? Can the government change this?

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Economic Update: Swedish Socialism Undone

[S12 E27] New

In this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on SCOTUS decisions, on the chaos of a declining capitalism, French elections and a strongly resurging French left, and on the meaning of recent collapse of the cryptocurrency markets. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Eleanor Goldfield...READ MORE


Zero Hour: Richard Wolff on The Banality of Evil Economics

On the Zero Hour with RJ Eskow: Prof Wolff joins to discuss 'the banality of evil economics'. 

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Thom Hartmann: Why Quantitative Easing Should Concern You

On the Thom Hartmann program: What is Quantitative Easing and why should you care about it? Economist Richard Wolff answers why these big economic terms carry a lot of meaning for working class Americans.

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New York Daily News: On Prime Day, declare independence from Amazon

Op-ed by Richard Wolff for New York Daily News: 

"Amazon is like the British Empire was. Instead of a king, Amazon has a CEO. That CEO has a board of directors like King George III had his court. The CEO and the board rule over the 1.6 million employees (full and part-time). They control whether that enormous number of people do or do not have a job. Thereby, they control the financial security and well-being of further millions of family members and of the communities that depend on them."

 

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The Bitchuation Room: Deep Doo Doo

On The Bitchuation Room with Francesca Florentini: How is the cost of inflation falling on working Americans? And why is the Federal Reserve adding insult to injury by raising interest rates? We talk economic sh*t in unprecedented times with Professor Richard Wolff. 

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Economic Update: The Great Replacement Theory

[S12 E26] New

In this week's show, Prof Wolff discusses the replacement theory's grain of truth amidst its mostly ideological function: to save capitalism from criticism. He analyzes why US capitalists deprived so many white, male, Christian workers of their jobs, incomes, and social standing over recent decades and why that analysis was largely silenced by...READ MORE


CounterPunch Radio: Richard Wolff

On CounterPunch Radio with Eric Draitser: Prof. Wolff provides his analysis of the inflation issue and what banks, corporations, and the US Government can and should (but probably won’t) do. Eric and Richard also discuss unemployment, interest rates, the crypto collapse, the future of the US dollar as a global reserve currency, and much more. Don’t miss the latest CounterPunch Radio!

 

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Useful Idiots Podcast: Richard Wolff Doesn't Want to Scare You But...

Prof Wolff joins Katie Halper and Matt Taibbi on Useful Idiots to discuss: inflation, what steps could be taken to tame it, and why the hell no one’s doing anything about it.

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Thom Hartmann: Economist Reveals The Truth About Inverted Yield Curve Curse

On the Thom Hartmann program: Do recessions really follow the Inverted Yield Curve? What is an Inverted Yield Curve? Treasury Bonds. Treasury Bond interest. Inverted Yield Curves, Two-year vs ten-year. What on earth is this all about, and how does it affect you? And, will your business have difficulties with loans to develop?

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Stuck Nation Radio: 4th of July Edition – Collective Action Needed to Deliver on Prosperity

New York, NY – On this special holiday edition of Stuck Nation Radio, Bob Hennelly is joined by economist Richard Wolff, social justice advocate Rev. Dr. William Barber and labor historian Joe Wilson. 

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CNN Business: Who decides if the US is in a recession? Eight White economists you've never heard of

Prof Wolff is interviewed for a CNN Business article, " Who decides if the US is in a recession? Eight White economists you've never heard of", by Nicole Goodkind. 

"Wolff said he's benefited greatly from being a "poster boy" of the charmed inner circle of economists that he calls an old-boy network -— but that "someone has to be the one that says the emperor is naked.""

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Zero Hour: The Human Economy

Prof Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to discuss: the human economy. 

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Thom Hartmann: Economist Exposes Gold Standard Myth

Prof Wolff joins the Thom Hartmann Program to discuss: There's a lot of talk by right wingers about returning to the Gold Standard. What was the gold standard, how did it work, and why is returning to it either impossible or a bad idea?

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The Socialist Program: Will the West, not Russia, Lose the Most from the Global Sanctions Regime?

Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how the leaders of the wealthy G7 nations gathered in Germany this week for a summit focused on isolating Russia from the world economy. The summit discussed attempts to impose a “price cap” on Russian oil exports and a prohibition on trading Russian gold, but is this sanctions regime backfiring on the west?

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The Left Lens: The Crisis of Capitalism

Prof Wolff joins the Left Lens program with Danny Haiphong to discuss the crisis of capitalism, inflation, Ukraine, China and more. 

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The Deprogram: Episode 34 - Line Goes Down

Prof Wolff joins The Deprogram, a podcast exploring and critically assessing the perceived “normalcy” of late-stage capitalism, for Episode 34: Line Goes Down. 

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Economic Update: Political Divides Deepen

[S12 E25] New

In this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on US's groceries inflation; US teacher crisis; capitalists profiting from guns and protection from guns, UN report on global suffering from Ukraine war's and sanctions regimes' costs to world's people in terms of fuel, food, and interest rate inflations; and median New York City...READ MORE


Status Coup News: Biden Can Do A LOT More to Tame Inflation

Prof Wolff joins Status Coup News with Jordan Chariton to discuss what the Biden administration can do to tame inflation. 

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Bad Faith Podcast: The Cure for Inflation: Price Caps?

Prof Wolff joins the Bad Faith podcast with Briahna Joy Gray to answer all of your inflation questions, to weigh in on Krystal Ball's face off with Bill Maher, and to tie domestic politics to the labor activism in the UK and recent leftist victories around the world.

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