How US Politics Sustains US Capitalism

This article originally appeared at Commondreams.org

And why a true transition to socialism requires a wholly different politics.

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Economic Update: One Big Push Against Capitalism

In the latest episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on the social costs of criminalizing marijuana, U.S. food outlets being taken over by...READ MORE


Boom Bust: Rates, Immigration, Meat & Industry

Prof. Wolff joins Boom Bust to talk about financial rates, immigration and more in the Financial Round-Up.

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Economic Update: Hidden Failures of Capitalism

In this week's episode, Prof. Wolff presents updates on Europe's higher labor force participation; Cuomo campaign fakes "small donations"; US restaurants...READ MORE


Trickle Up Theory: A "New Deal" Casts off Austerity Measures For Portugal

Professor Wolff joins The Thom Hartmann Program to discuss Portugal's successful removal of Austerity measures and the start of a trickle up economy, whats going to happen when the people realize that we can take care of each other without the morbidly rich stepping in?

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Worker Self-Directed Enterprises and Socialism

Prof. Wolff joins The Sensible Socialist to talk about worker cooperatives and socialism. 

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Boom Bust: Tackling Auto Tariffs

Prof. Wolff joins Boom Bust to talk about tariffs and what they mean for the auto industry. 

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Economic Update: We Can Do Better Than Capitalism

This week on Economic Update, Prof. Wolff delivers updates on a New Zealand firm that succeeds with a 4 day work week, Vienna's public housing successes, Fordham adjuncts' union wins big, Burberry destroys...READ MORE


Detente in U.S.-EU trade war

Prof. Wolff joins Loud & Clear with Brian Becker to talk about whether we are on the brink of a trade war with the European Union. 

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Economic Update: Millennials for Revolution

This week on Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on how Trump's tariffs are affecting Americans jobs, shifting capitalist alliances don’t change the system, the Irish parliament’s decision to stop investing in fossil fuels, how Washington state...READ MORE


The Capitalism/Racism Partnership

This article originally appeared at CommonDreams.org

Revulsion is building towards the smokescreens of hypocrisy, racism, and nationalism barely masking capitalism’s ongoing failure to provide the jobs and incomes people need

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To be a Marxist in Trump's America: An Interview with Richard D. Wolff

Prof. Wolff talks with French media outlet Le Media about what being a Marxist means in the US today. 

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Does Vienna's Affordable Housing Model Prove Progressive Policies Right?

Prof. Wolff joins The Thom Hartmann Program to talk about Vienna's affordable housing model.

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Work Life Confidential: Democracy at Work?

We live in a democracy, right? How is it, then, that we’ve agreed to spend most of our waking hours within organizations that are not at all democratic? We may work within a benign dictatorship if we’re lucky, a tyrannical madhouse if we’re not, or, for most of us, a place that falls somewhere in between. It’s the exception, however, to work within an organization guided by worker-elected leaders toward mutually agreed upon goals--a democracy, in other words. 

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Economic Update: Historic Lessons

This week on Economic Update, Prof. Richard D. Wolff gets into another automotive manufacturer caught cheating emissions tests, the reality of Americans’ value on labor unions, how the GOP corporate tax cuts are...READ MORE


Global Capitalism: July 2018 Economic Update

Global Capitalism: Immigration and Trade War: The Economics of Desperation

with Richard D. Wolff 
Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum & Judson Memorial Church

These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month, then Prof. Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For Julu 2018, these issues will include...READ MORE


Workers' Rights & Richard Wolff

Prof. Wolff joins Jesse Ventura to discuss the erosion of workers’ rights in America and how employment cooperatives may improve the economy.

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Will Hot Money Lead to the End of U.S. Economic Dominance?

Professor Wolff joins The Thom Hartmann Program to discuss the end of U.S. economic dominance and what that will mean for the economy!

 

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Economic Update: Labor Vs. Capitalism

This week on Economic Update, Prof. Wolff gets into the Left victory in Mexico's election, SCOTUS's Janus decision, Trump’s Foxconn fakery in Wisconsin, the GOP’s forced labor for...READ MORE


And The Assault On Unions Continues…

Prof. Richard D. Wolff speaks with WORT Community Radio about the history of the rise and fall of unions in the U.S.

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An Interview With Professor Richard D. Wolff

Labor unions have been on the decline in the United States for over fifty years, which has caused a decline in wages, working environments and overall social conditions. In other countries, a strong alliance between labor unions and social movements have brought improvements. 

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Economic Update: Criticizing Capitalism

In this episode of Economic Update, Prof. Richard D. Wolff delivers updates on Colorado’s laws favoring co-ops, capitalism and suicide continues, rent control on the California ballot, the effects of...READ MORE


Economic Update: Contradictions Coming Home

In this episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff delivers updates on the exploding suicide rate in the U.S., irrational home-building reflects and worsens inequality, VA nurses sue...READ MORE


Economic Update: Tariffs In An Unraveling Economy

In the first episode of the new season of Economic Update, Professor Wolff delivers updates on tariffs as political fiction, the Irish state apologizes for the gross exploitation of young women, the continuation of...READ MORE


Marx’s Concept of Class

This article originally appeared at Logosjournal.com

The concept of class poses profound problems for theory and practice. This is true across the academic disciplines and in the confused incoherence around “class issues” when concepts of class surface in economic, political and cultural discourses.

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