What will be the impact on America if the 3.5 infrastructure is passed or defeated? If it passes we can do something about climate change and put people to work. If it fails - the outlook is grim. Prof Wolff joins Thom Hartmann to discuss.Read more
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. Brian and Prof. Wolff discuss rent, evictions and social programs under capitalism. With the CDC’s eviction moratorium set to expire, millions are now facing homelessness because they cannot pay rent. And why do governments controlled by the ultra-rich sometimes decide to institute measures that alleviate the suffering of workers?Read more
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"Ratcheting up demonizations of China seems a poor and likely counterproductive response."Read more
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."Read more
[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
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.Read more
This interview is in Dutch, for the Belgian socialist trade union magazine ABVV.
“Pure winsthonger brengt ons bijzonder veel schade toe”Read more
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?Read more
[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
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
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 act.tv to give an overview of just how precarious a position we are in and the economic threat posed by the Delta variant.Read more
[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
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.
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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?Read more
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.Read more