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.

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

In this new segment on 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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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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Jacobin Weekends: Capitalists Have Never Been More Incompetent

Prof Wolff joins Jacobin Weekends with Ana Kasparian & Nando Vila to explain why Congressional partisan battles are like professional wrestling and why global capitalism continues to experience crisis after crisis.

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Root Cause Lecture Series: Why Environmentalism Must be Anti-Capitalist

Prof Wolff joins the Root Cause lecture series to discuss why environmentalism must be anti-capitalist. 

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KKFI: Heartland Labor Forum: Supply Chain Blues and Will Santa Deliver?

On KKFA: Heartland Labor Forum radio, Prof Wolff joins to discuss:

Will Santa be late for Christmas? Will his supply chain deficiencies leave your stocking empty? Some want to blame workers who don’t want to work or a global pandemic. On this week’s Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll explore the truth about “Supply Chain Blues” with Richard Wolff. Then we’ll ask American Postal Workers Union president Mark Dimondstein if postal cutbacks are slowing Santa down and about needed legislation, and hopes for expansion of postal service.

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The Socialist Program: Worshiping at the Altar of Billionaires

On the Socialist Program with Brian Becker: 

Elon Musk is TIME magazine's Person of the Year this year, despite gaining more than $225 billion dollars over the course of the pandemic, while hundreds of thousands of Americans died. Why does the mainstream capitalist culture worship him and billionaires like him?

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KPFA Special: Demystifying Inflation

Prof Wolff joins a KPFA special episode on Letters & Politics with Mitch Jeserich to discuss demystifying inflation.

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FirebreathinRob: Biden Presidency, Vaccine Mandates, Worker Strikes, Inflation

On the FirebreathinRob YouTube: Prof Wolff talks Biden Presidency, Vaccine Mandates, Worker Strikes, Inflation, Real Estate Crisis, Jobs/China Crisis, Hope for Gen Z/Millennials. 

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Economic Update: Ecology, Co-ops & Profit

[S11 E46] New

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on 50 years of fossil fuel corps putting profits before science, CVS to close 900 drugstores as part of decline of US workers living standards, FBI lies in Malcolm X assassination...READ MORE

Upstream Podcast: Inflation

On Upstream Podcast, Prof Wolff and Dean Baker: Inflation — a somewhat slippery topic that has been dominating headlines recently. It’s all caught up in the murky and often misleading narratives floating around on the pandemic economy, things we’ve discussed recently like the quote labor shortage, supply chains, spending bills in Washington. Anyways, the mainstream narratives get a lot wrong. Especially when they’re coming from the more right-wing elements — there’s just a lot of bad analysis and straight up mis- and even dis- information out there. So, we’re gonna take a shot at trying to actually unpack this idea of inflation: what is it? Why are we seeing inflation taking place? Why is the mainstream coverage of it often flawed?

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