The Columbia Political Review Podcast: Reflections on the State of American Capitalism

Prof Wolff joins the Columbia Political Review Podcast to discuss reflections on the state of American capitalism. 

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The Nomiki Show: The Socialist Response to the Pandemic

Prof Wolff joins the Nomiki Show to discuss the socialist response to the pandemic. 

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PBS: "Report From Santa Fe"

Richard Wolff joined the PBS program "Report from Santa Fe" to discuss how The Sickness is the System. 

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Economic Update: The End of the Megamachine

[S12 E03] New

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about the sharp reduction in US population growth; how "lockdowns" are the anti-Covid policy everywhere, some gov't run and focused while others are...READ MORE

Diet Soap Media: Richard Wolff on Vaccines and the Working Class

On Diet Soap Media in this conversation with Douglas Lain, Prof Wolff discusses vaccine mandates and the growing opposition to them amongst the working class.

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The Socialist Program: Wall Street Panic: The Paradox of Inflation & A Slowing Economy

On the Socialist Program with Brian Becker: 

Cascading crises rocked Wall Street and the stock market, which crashed yesterday, as inflation spikes and the economy slows. Things are about to get much worse as the Federal Reserve plans to raise interest rates.

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Zero Hour: American Cacophony

On Zero Hour with RJ Eskow: Prof Wolff joins to discuss American Cacophony. 

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Boom Bust: Pandemic throws millions into poverty

On Boom Bust: The disparity between rich and poor has been compounded by the pandemic as millions have fallen into debt and poverty while the richest have thrived. We take a look at the growing disparity.

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Richard D. Wolff on "Tavis Smiley"

Richard Wolff joins Tavis Smiley for an interivew. 

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Economic Update: Emotions and US Politics Today

[S12 E02] New

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about US bank closings as a sign of system decline; victory for 3000 striking Columbia University students; Laredo, Texas combats food deserts with co-ops; pandemic years worsen...READ MORE


The Socialist Program: Murdered by Capitalism: Housing Fires Kill the Poor

The Socialist Program: Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the devastating residential fire over the weekend in New York City that claimed 17 lives, including 8 children. Coming on the heels of a similar deadly blaze in Philadelphia public housing that killed 4 adults and 8 children, this tragedy highlights the complete inability of the capitalist system to provide safe, dignified housing for workers.

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Boom Bust: Inflation reaches 7% highest level since 1982

On Boom Bust: Inflation in the world's two largest economies is not in lockstep as one sees easing while the other is seeing its highest rate in decades. We'll discuss the challenges.

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The Katie Halper Show: Capitalism, Covid and Crisis

Richard Wolff joins The Katie Halper Show to talk Capitalism, Covid and Crisis. 

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Zero Hour: New Year's Revolutions

Prof Wolff joins RJ Eskow on Zero Hour to discuss New Year's Revolutions. 

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The KPFA Evening News (Sunday) – January 9, 2022: Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report

On KPFA Evening News (Sunday) – January 9, 2022: Prof Wolff discusses recent remarks from President Biden touting wage gains, saying: “Where the biggest benefits go to the people who work the hardest and who are more often left behind."

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Thom Hartmann: Biden's Beef with the Meat Industry Monopolies

Professor Richard Wolff and Thom discuss how Biden is starting to crackdown on monopoly because inflation is getting out of hand. He is starting with the meat industry as the costs are skyrocketing.

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act.tv: HELLO PROFESSOR: Profs Julianna Forlano and Dr. Richard Wolff On The Top Lies Propping Up Capitalism

In this new segment on act.tv titled Hello Professor for obvious reasons, Julianna Forlano, who served as a Professor of Media Studies and Brooklyn College, interviews other Professors on their areas of expertise. And what better way to start than to interview Professor Richard Wolff, regular guest on the show, about the top lies capitalism tells you and how they relate to today's social ills. 

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The Socialist Program: Why Profit is Theft

Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how wage theft is rampant across the United States -- Workers are sent to jail for theft, but under capitalism corporate executives have impunity to steal on a massive scale. They also discuss why socialists believe that in fact all wages are a form of theft.

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Economic Update: Strikes amid Reviving US Labor Movement

[S12 E01] New

This week on Economic Update, Prof. Wolff presents updates on Huawei vs Cisco, Europe's exploding energy prices falsely blamed on Covid, Robert Kuttner announces he has become a socialist...READ MORE

RT News Views Hughes: Staffing shortages plaguing United States from schools to airlines

On RT America's News Views Hughes: The lack of workers is being felt across the board from hospitals to schools, where teachers and staff are struggling to keep up. Plus, thousands of flights have been canceled across the United States as staffing shortages creates the perfect storm for travelers.

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Clearing the FOG: US CAPITALISM HAS PEAKED AND IS ON THE WAY DOWN’

For the end of the year, Clearing the FOG speaks with economist Richard Wolff about the current state of United States capitalism. Wolff explains that the United States is experiencing the greatest crisis in its history – a severe economic crisis at the same time as a pandemic, as well as the climate crisis. This is unprecedented. Unlike the great depression in the last century, when the wealth divide shrank, inequality is worsening. On top of that, US empire is in decline. Wolff discusses the current state of inflation and supply chain disruption and the forces behind them. Instead of facing up to these realities and learning from the experiences of other countries, such as China, and even our own past, the ruling class is in denial and continues on the same path that created the current situation. Wolff talks about what we need to focus on going forward.

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The Socialist Program: Manchin is the Symptom, Capitalism is the Disease

Brian and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how Joe Manchin took his war on workers to new lows over the weekend as he announced on Fox News that he was pulling out of negotiations with the White House over the “Build Back Better” social programs. But these negotiations have long been a farce. From the beginning, Biden pursued a ridiculous strategy, praising Manchin in public instead of building pressure and offering concession after concession. Now the situation has reached an impasse that only mass struggle can break.

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Economic Update: The Contradictions of 2021

[S11 E48] New

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on Columbia University grad student strike, the contradictions of 2021, Cuba's Covid vaccine, Trump clone and French politics' lesson, why US manufacturing jobs..READ MORE


Economic Update: Anti-Mandate is NOT Anti-Vaccine

[S11 E47] New

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents a critique of obscene wealth in the US and the economics of the rape crisis in th US and UK. The second half of the show features an interview with author Bob Hennelly, on the anti-mandate...READ MORE


A Critique of Obscene Wealth

Article by Richard D. Wolff

"Besides being unjust and risky, obscene wealth as an incentive is completely unnecessary."

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