It won’t come as a surprise to most to hear that the Trump administration has completely dropped the ball on their response to the covid pandemic. The misinformation campaign, lack of empathy, and outright failure of this administration to address the dangers and impacts of covid are jaw-dropping. But it’s not just a matter of this particular administration. Upstream podcast spoke with Richard Wolff about his new book “The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself,” which outlines how the root cause of the failure to adequately respond to this pandemic is rooted in our economic system itself — capitalism.Read more
Prof. Wolff joins The Mother of All Talkshows with George Galloway to talk about the upcoming U.S. election.Read more
Professor Richard Wolff joined The Backstory to speak about the legacy of Karl Marx and Marxism in today's society. Professor Wolff spoke of a great achievement of Karl Marx, which was his critical analysis of capitalism. Professor Wolff highly suggested reading work by people in favor of capitalism as well as those against capitalism.
Prof. Richard Wolff joins RT America's Rick Sanchez to discuss the comparative appeal of President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden to the forces of high finance on Wall Street.Read more
Prof Wolff joins Arnie Arnesen on The Attitude to discuss his article in Salon: “How Fascism has Converged with Capitalism to Redefine Government.” The tendency of capitalism is toward instability, inequality, and fascism and more. Wolff reminds us that Donald Trump is not the reason why COVID-19 is ravaging America. Capitalism is the reason. Trump is just a symptom. Wolff explains this further in his new book “The Sickness is the System,” which explores capitalism’s flaws.Read more
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On the first half of this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the different metrics used for US unemployment, IMF on uneven recovery, money and US elections...READ MORE
Prof. Wolff joins Jacobin's Weekend to talk about the recent elections in Bolivia and the emergence of a Socialist leader.Read more
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On the first half of this week's episode, Prof. Wolff presents a critique of pandemic eviction and updates on: the real US unemployment...READ MORE
It is crystal clear that the published unemployment numbers are set by the government at the lowest number, where the opposition push much higher numbers. Who is right? Anyone? Richard Wolff joined the Thom Hartmann Program to explain why the numbers we see can’t be trusted.
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Richard Wolff joins the KPFA Evening News to talk about Trump as an example of many politicians using their political power to build their own personal wealth. "He says he's going to drain the swamp. And he did. He drained swamp that was helping other politicians and reorganized the swamp to help him."Read more
Richard Wolff joins By Any Means Necessary to discuss the Vice Presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, racial inequalities exacerbated by the coronavirus, and how the contradictions of capitalism intensified by the pandemic will have ripple effects for years to come.Read more
Why didn't the invisible hand of the free market save us from the coronavirus pandemic? Richard Wolff joins Thom Hartmann to discuss the themes in his new book, The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself.Read more
Richard D. Wolff joins Julianna Forlano on act.tv to discuss how when is comes to the pandemic, we all know that the United States has been one of the worst countries to keep its citizens healthy and safe, which is of course because of the incompetence of our political leaders... But in order to truly understand the mess we’re in, we have to take a deep look at the Neoliberal agenda that has a death grip on our public health system.Read more
Law & Disorder Radio: The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails To Save Us From Pandemics or Itself
Prof. Wolff joins Law & Disorder Radio to discuss his new book "The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails To Save Us From Pandemics or Itself"
COVID-19 did not cause the current economic devastation to billions of people around the world. It triggered the crisis. It illuminated the inherent instability in the capitalist system itself. Capitalism exacerbates unemployment, inequality, racism, and patriarchy and threatens the health and safety of workers and our communities.