Economic Update: Unaffordable Housing

[S12 E08] New

This week on Economic Update, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the 2021 record 100,000 opioid overdose deaths in the US, the savage reductions in K-12 public education, inflation's profiteers...READ MORE

The American Political Process Is Disconnected From Economic Reality

Article by Richard Wolff

"Which way U.S. politics will go depends less on the two parties or their disconnected rhetoric. What matters far more are the actualities of U.S. capitalism as the U.S. empire continues to decline and U.S. capitalism’s accumulated problems worsen."

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WORT 89.9 A Public Affair: Richard Wolff On The Meaning Of Inflation

WORT 89.9 FM A Public Affair: Inflation—it’s a word that’s been tossed around a lot in the past year to explain our economic woes. But what exactly is inflation? And what are the forces currently driving the greatest price hikes in decades?

For today’s show, Thursday host Allen Ruff is joined by economist Richard Wolff to demystify what’s going on with inflation and the rising cost of, well, everything.

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Thom Hartmann: Ukraine and Sanctions – How it Affects You

Prof Wolff on the Thom Hartmann Program: How is the conflict in Ukraine going to affect the US economy and economies around the world? With the Norstream 2 gas pipeline project suspended, where are gas and oil prices going? Will the sanctions announced so far be effective, or a waste of time? And how does all this affect the dollar in your pocket?

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Boom Bust: Russian Status in SWIFT Bank Network

Prof Wolff on Boom Bust: As nations around the globe pour sanctions on Russia after its operations in Ukraine, Western nations have been hesitant to remove the nation from the SWIFT banking system.

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Boom Bust: Russia, China Strengthen Trade Ties

Prof Wolff on Boom Bust: As Western nations continue to hit Russia with sanctions in the wake of its recognition of the Donbass, region the nation has begun to look east to bolster its trade. We'll discuss the growing economic bonds between Russia and China. 

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Economic Update: Covid Criminals, Pandemic Profiteers

[S12 E07] New

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on Mississippi's legalization of pot, US's $30 trillion national debt, Mexican workers at GM plant vote in militant union, and Amazon's...READ MORE

Ending the Myth Podcast: In the Bretton Woods

Richard Wolff joins the Ending the Myth podcast on its journey through American history. Prof Wolff explains what the post-war Bretton Woods Agreement was, how it worked, and how it ultimately fell apart. Join us on an exciting ride through the decline of the US empire!

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Thom Hartmann: Are Americans Willing To Pay High Cost Of War In Ukraine?

On Thom Hartmann: The US has been at war, on and off, for decades. In every case, the US is the ‘Goliath’ and the opponents the ‘David’. However, with a war between the US and either Russia and or China, it would be Goliath vs. Goliath. And, the economies of the world would suffer badly. For instance, a war involving Taiwan, the world’s largest computer chip supplier, would see huge problems around the world.

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The Socialist Program: The Right to Organize: Starbucks Workers Stand Strong in the Face of Firings

Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the wave of organizing exploding across Starbucks locations nationwide, and how the company is desperately trying to thwart the union by illegally firing employees who are involved. As the class struggle continues to heat up nationwide, corporations are attempting to trample on the right to organize at the workplace.

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On Contact with Chris Hedges: On Contact: The precarious state of the US economy

On the show, Chris Hedges interviews economist Richard Wolff on the precarious state of the U.S. economy and its consequences.

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Economic Update: Fascism

[S12 E06] New

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about the US' 2021 trade deficit and its implications, the FED's inflation policy dilemma, and the political economy of the Baltimore and Bronx fires. In the second half of the show, Wolff uses the actual history of fascism...READ MORE

The Socialist Program: The New York Times' War Against Workers

On today's episode Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the newly released New York Times internal communications about the unionization efforts going on at the newspaper. U.S. politicians and officials loudly and frequently declare the United States to have "free press" -- but how does capitalism and for-profit, union-busting, private press operate freely?

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Boom Bust: US Consumer Debt Soars in 2021

While the US economy may be rebounding from its COVID-19 lows, household debt in the nation soared in 2021. Prof Wolff joins Boom Bust to discuss. 

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Boom Bust: European Diplomatic Efforts Underway

The first meeting between President Biden and Germany's new Chancellor takes place in Washington as the President of France travels to Russia. Prof Wolff joins to break down the latest talks and what they could mean for geopolitical tensions.

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Economic Update: Rebuilding a Labor and Left Movement

[S12 E05] New

This week on Economic Update, Prof. Wolff presents a critique of US Megacorp merger (Microsoft and Activision Blizzard), China vs US on inflation and economic growth, and the collapse of Boris Johnson...READ MORE

RT America: Biden's visit to iron workers is 'photo op'

President Biden is traveling to Maryland address an iron workers union and sign an executive order on labor agreements used for federal construction projects. The order is focused on strengthening union jobs in construction and promises to "improve timeliness, lower costs and increase quality." RT America's Paxton Boyd reports. Then Prof. Richard Wolff, founder of Democracy at Work, shares his expertise.

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U.S. Politicians Spend Their Time Papering Over the Social Problems Caused by Profit-Driven Capitalism

"Denial and displacement serve mainstream politics in capitalist societies. The politicians who are part of the system hide, as far as possible, the complicity of profit-driven capitalism in causing social problems."

Article by Richard D. Wolff

Read more Professor Richard Wolff Will Surprise You Regarding The Cancellation of Student Debt

Professor Richard Wolff, host of Economic Update, joins Julianna to discuss the societal impacts of student loans in general and canceling them in specific. Strap in! Richard Wolff's latest book is The Sickness Is The System: When Capitalism Fails To Save Us From Pandemics or Itself (BUY HERE:

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Thom Hartmann: Dangerous Crash If Fed Can't Carefully Regulate Interest Rates

On the Thom Hartmann program: Housing & Stock Market Could Crash if Fed Can't Carefully Regulate Interest Rates. But the big corporations aren't interested in economic stability, they are only interested in profit.

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The Socialist Program: An Empire in Decline: Why the Ruling Class Blame Game Will Fail

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the increasingly unstable political environment, as Dr. Wolff writes about in his newest article. He argues that some politicians are denying there are any problems while some find a scapegoat where they can direct people's anger--and both of which are symptoms of the political elite desperately trying to protect the capitalist system.

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Peaceful Political Revolution in America: The Sickness is the System

On the Peaceful Political Revolution podcast, Prof Wolff joins to discuss how the sickness is the system. If the Sickness is the System, we have some serious problems. Are we all still living and working under a modern form of slavery? Do we ourselves need to be emancipated? If so, how would we do that, and what kind of society would we create?

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Economic Update: The Socialism Issue

[S12 E04] New

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about the recreation of `company towns' (eg., Kalamazoo, MI) by the richest US capitalists, Biden and the reality of US jobs lost, how and why the US...READ MORE

The Socialist Program: Fear Grips Wall Street: Is the Big Crash Coming?

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the recently turbulent stock market. What does this mean for the economy and for us? Is this volatility a sign of something to come?

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Boom Bust: US Threatens Russia with Sanctions

On Boom Bust: With tensions rising on the Ukrainian border, the US is threatening to level sanctions against Russia in the event of an invasion. We'll discuss what impact the proposed sanctions could have.

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