The United States Underestimates China’s Economic Challenge at Its Own Peril

Article by Richard D. Wolff

"Ratcheting up demonizations of China seems a poor and likely counterproductive response."

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Green and Red Podcast: Economics 101 and the myth of the "free market"

Prof. Wolff joins the Green and Red podcast for a background on the U.S. economic system and the libertarian myth of the "free market."

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Economic Update: Capitalism's Shrinking Popularity

[S11 E27] New

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses French voters abstaining (66%), and rejecting party establishments in the face of social crisis; Seattle City Council helps tenants with law changes as conservatives seek to recall progressive Council leader Sawan...READ MORE

Boom Bust: The State of Unemployment

Professor Richard Wolff joins Boom Bust to discuss the revelations and the state of labor in the nation. New figures have shown that U.S. states that have cut additional unemployment benefits have seen no decrease in their labor shortage. 

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The Socialist Program: Big Oil's War Against the World!

Prof. Wolff joins the Socialist Program with Brian Becker in a series of discussions about the basics of Marxism — a method for understanding and changing the world used by many of the great revolutionaries of modern history. In this episode, Brian and Prof. Wolff discuss how oil is essential to the functioning of the global capitalist economy. They cover how capitalists have ferociously competed over the years to control the world's supply of oil at the cost of countless lives.

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[Dutch] De Nieuwe Werker - Interview Richard D. Wolff

This interview is in Dutch, for the Belgian socialist trade union magazine ABVV. 

“Pure winsthonger brengt ons bijzonder veel schade toe”

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The Critical Hour: The current economic situation

On The Critical Hour with Garland Nixon and Wilmer Leon, Prof. Wolff discusses the current economic situation in the US empire and its connected vassal states. The neo-liberal economic model has wrought economic disaster both in the US and abroad, and the COVID-19 pandemic has created a dynamic in which only massive government intervention can keep the entire system from collapsing. How long will the federal reserve be able to print its way out of disaster?

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Economic Update: The Challenge of Progressive Unionism

[S11 E26] New

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses Wall Street money corrupting US elections and the facts of a declining US capitalism (wage stagnation driving inequality, rising health and education costs, falling real social security benefits, unequal wealth of...READ MORE

The Socialist Program: Soaring Rents Lead to New Housing Crisis

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff continue a discussion on the Marxist understanding of the housing market, today focusing on the system of rent and the current crisis resulting from soaring rents. This episode is also part of a series of discussions about the basics of Marxism — a method for understanding and changing the world used by many of the great revolutionaries of modern history.

Read more This Economy Cannot Survive The Delta Variant

The economy is in a precarious position at the moment. Signs are pointing to possible runaway inflation. The GOP is threatening to not raise the debt ceiling which would close the government, furlough workers, undermine the US global economic standing and basically tank the economy at home. Biden’s response has not been robust enough to really address the crisis, and then there’s the looming specter of the Delta variant. Richard Wolff joins to give an overview of just how precarious a position we are in and the economic threat posed by the Delta variant.

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Boom Bust: Wold-Wide Record Debt

Richard Wolff joins Boom Bust to discuss world-wide record debt. 

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Economic Update: Inflation and Labor Shortage

[S11 E25] New

On this week's show, Prof Wolff talks about the social effects of inflation and the lack of accountability on the part of employers. Capitalist employers set prices with the only motive of maximizing. Employees, the vast majority, must live with inflation but...READ MORE

The Zero Hour: Condo Collapse is a Tragic Warning For All of Us

Richard Wolff joins RJ Eskow on The Zero Hour to discuss the Florida condo collapse and how it is a tragic warning for all of us.



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Thom Hartmann: Is the Global Tax a Good Thing?

Economists are now talking about a global tax. Is this a good idea? And - why after all these years are we finally getting around to it? Prof Wolff joins Thom Hartmann to discuss. 

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Boom Bust: Iceland's Four-Day Work Week

Boom Bust looks to Europe, where Iceland has run a trial with a four-day workweek. Professor Richard Wolff joins the program to discuss the findings, and whether or not we could see the trend catch on around the world.

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Fault Lines: The Dynamic Between the IRS and the US Wealthy

Richard Wolff joins Fault Lines to break down the dynamic between the IRS and the wealthy in the United States of America, and give a deep analysis into taxes on major corporations.


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Sabby Sabs: Interview with Richard Wolff

Richard Wolff joins Sabrina Salvati, a Fred Hampton Leftist, on the Sabby Sabs Podcast for a long interview. 

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The Socialist Program: The Capitalist Roots of the Florida Condo Collapse Tragedy

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the Marxist understanding of the real estate market and how the speculative nature of this capitalist market leads to tragedies like the deadly Miami condo collapse. They also discuss the concept and experience of social housing as an alternative to private capitalist housing.

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Boom Bust: Compromise on "Human Infrastructure"?

As the Biden administration's infrastructure deal has changed since its presentation, the battle for "Human Infrastructure" additions in the bill are underway. Professor Richard Wolff joins Boom Bust to break down the iterations of the bill and what measures he believes are necessary.

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Economic Update: How Capitalism Shapes our Food

[S11 E24] New

In this episode, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the economic aspects of the Covid pandemic: lockdowns vs vaccines, scientific debate vs corporate advertising, long-term vs short term costs, the billionaires made by...READ MORE

The Socialist Program: Making the Rich Richer for 400 Years

Today Prof Wolff and Brian Becker discuss the Marxist understanding of the role played by stock markets in capitalism. How has the function of stock markets evolved over the years, and how do they contribute to today’s exploding wealth inequality?

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Thom Hartmann: Coming GOP Plan to Kill Economy

The Debt Ceiling limits the total amount of money the Federal government can borrow. In the past 20 years, the deficits have been much higher, and the government has had to bail out private businesses. With Covid, borrowing is higher than ever. The only way the government can pay back their debt, is to borrow more. Professor Richard Wolff joined Thom Hartmann to explain that it is catastrophic to increase the debt ceiling, and how taxes might have to increase dramatically.

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Why the Neoliberal Drive to Privatize Everything Is Running Out of Gas

Article by Richard D. Wolff

Slowly, the realization dawns that maybe it never was appropriate to center analytical attention and doctrinal disputation on the private versus public sectors of capitalist economies.

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Boom Bust: Millionaire Club Grows Despite Pandemic

Prof Wolff joins Boom Bust to discuss a shocking report that shows the Covid-19 pandemic has bred millions of millionaires.

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The Big Picture: Biden’s new deal: Is $6 trillion enough?

President Biden’s budget proposal would cost taxpayers a whopping $6 trillion. Some are calling it the New Deal 2.0, but is pumping federal dollars a surefire way to get the economy back on track? Richard Wolff joins The Big Picture to weigh in on whether record-high government spending can offset a mass exodus of service workers across the country. As Americans regain their financial footing after a calamitous year in lockdown, what will tomorrow’s labor market look like?

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