The Socialist Program: Why are Super-Rich Democrats Called "Moderates" When they Wage Class War vs. Low-Income Workers?

Why are super-rich democrats called "moderates" when they wage class war vs. low-income workers? Professor Wolff joins Brian Becker on The Socialist Program to discuss the "moderate" label, as well as the new $1.9 trillion stimulus as bill.

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Boom Bust: The $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill

The $1.9 trillion stimulus bill has made its way through both houses of Congress and is on the way to President Biden's desk. Prof Wolff joins Boom Bust to lend his analysis and forecasts about the potential efficacy of the programs within the bill.
"Will it give a boost to the economy? In the short run probably yes... For me what's the key issue here is the sustainability of whatever boost it gets and I don't think it's enough, and I think it's very late in the day. So I'm very worried that the promises and the great hopes that have been generated here will not see fruition beyond that initial boost."

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Economic Update: Socialism and Puerto Rico

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On this week's EU, Prof. Wolff presents updates on worsening US inequality, universities borrowing more, billions earned by hedge funds in 2020, Bezos...READ MORE

Zero Books: Capitalism and the Pandemic, discussion of "The Sickness is the System"

The coronavirus pandemic, the deepening economic crash, dangerously divisive political responses, and exploding social tensions have thrown an already declining American capitalist system into a tailspin. In this video the economist Richard D. Wolff discusses how capitalism works and doesn't work as he describes his new book from Democracy at Work "The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself" and Douglas Lain tries to set up a conversation on State Capitalism and Workers Co-Ops for the parrot room.

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Sputnik News: Disintegration of Political System Helps Explain Rising Censorship

Increased social media and tech censorship must be understood in the wider context of the establishment desperately seeking to hold on to what used to be called "the vital centre", a US-based author and economist tells Sputnik. Professor Wolff explained why such behaviour by internet giants must be understood as part of a wider collapse of the economic system, and the attempts of those who already hold power to reaffirm and consolidate their ever weakening position.

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Thom Hartmann: Economists Proves Sanctions Don't Work

Cuba, Venezuela and Iran are all facing sanctions from the United States. Many of these sanctions are hurting innocent people, but the government's of those countries are not changing. Do Sanctions work or do they just hurt people? Sanctions are not working. Richard Wolff joins The Thom Hartmann Program to explain.

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Boom Bust: Russia Promises Sanctions Retaliation

In the wake of fresh US sanctions, Russia has vowed to retaliate. Prof Wolff joins Boom Bust to look at the impact of sanction efforts around the globe."This is political theater, this is not to be taken seriously."

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Your Call on KLAW: How Capitalism Failed During The Pandemic & Where We Go From Here

On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with economist Richard Wolff about his latest book, The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself. He argues that in order to address the failures of capitalism, we can’t "return to normal.”

He says we must transition toward a new economic system that works for everyone, including workplace democracy. He says we can do better than capitalism. What changes would you like to see?

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The Socialist Program: Intellectual Property Rights are a Form of Theft

Brian Becker and Prof. Wolff discuss how intellectual property rights are used by capitalists to stifle innovation and hold back progress while protecting their profits. They focus especially on how this phenomenon is playing out when it comes to the Coronavirus vaccines.

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Economic Update: The System Implodes: Amazon, Evictions, Tax Abuses, and Minimum Wages P

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On this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses Amazon's profits; New York state's eviction crisis and capitalism's reproduction of poverty and inequality; New York's stock...READ MORE

Zero Down: Interview by Arthashastra Economics Society

The Editorial Board of the Arthashastra Economics Society in India interviews Prof. Richard D. Wolff

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ActTV: The Texas Disaster - A Tipping Point For Capitalism?

Julianna Forlano welcomes back Professor of Economics Richard D. Wolff to ActTV, to discuss how as disasters pile up in the US, like the recent deep freeze in Texas, wildfires, rapidly intensifying hurricanes, droughts, floods, tornadoes, heat waves, not to mention related pandemics... Will there come a point when the US economy won’t be able to handle it? And how close are we to a tipping point?

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Thom Hartmann: What You Don't Know About Bond Yields

What are Bond yields, and why should you care about them? The Bond market is where people loan money and provide an interest on the repayment. It is used by governments and corporations. This all sounds very business related, but it does affect you – it really does. Prof Wolff joins Thom Hartmann to explain why.

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In Question: ERCOT board members resign after power failures in Texas

Richard Wolff joins In Question to weigh in on the tragic situation in Texas, and explain the economics of the Texas power distribution system.

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Boom Bust: China's Chip Supply Chain

While the pandemic has thrown everything into flux, global supply chains are being revisited as transpacific ties are at their lowest in years. Professor Richard Wolff and Boom Bust's Ben Swann join the program to examine the state of Chinese trade and the semiconductor supply chain.

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The Socialist Program: End Capitalist Control Over Heat & Light

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the terrible storm in Texas and elsewhere in the south that has caused death, destruction and a near total breakdown in infrastructure. What does this say about the capitalist system?


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Politics Done Right: Richard Wolff discusses capitalism & more in the ebook release of The Sickness is the System.

Richard Wolff discusses capitalism & more in an appearance on Politics Done Right with Egberto Willies. Professor Wolff did not mince his words about capitalism, COVID, and more with the release of his ebook, The Sickness is the System.

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Economic Update: Why Capitalism Reproduces Inequality and a Solution

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The extreme economic inequalities of both global and US capitalism are not new or exceptional. Capitalism reproduces inequality and repeatedly blocks or reverses redistribution...READ MORE

Richard Wolff on The Barricades

Richard Wolff joins The Barricades to answer many questions within the field of economics, economic ideology, wealth inequality, worker co-ops, left strategy to transition beyond capitalism and more. 

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Boom Bust: China Tops US as Key EU Trade Partner

China became the EU's biggest trading partner in 2020, overtaking the US, according to data released this week by Eurostat. The fast pace of the economic recovery in China has meant an increase in the country's demand for European goods. Richard Wolff joins Boom Bust to discuss.

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The Centers of Global Capitalism Are Migrating Away From the U.S., Europe and Japan

Article by Richard D. Wolff

The blunt truth of modern economic development is this: capitalism is leaving its old centers and relocating to its new centers. About this leaving we can and should borrow the phrase: this changes everything.

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The Socialist Program: An Absurd & Deadly System

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how deeply dependent big banks and corporations are on government assistance, the rise in speculation on "junk bonds", the organizing drive by workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama, and more.

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Zero Hour: Prof. Richard Wolff Censored on Facebook

Richard Wolff joins RJ Eskow on The Zero Hour to talk about his experience being censored on Facebook last week when posting about striking workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market. This event was reported on by The Indypendent. "We are in a world in which a private profit driven enterprise is in a position to shape public discourse which has to be (in a society that takes free speech seriously) a matter of no small concern."

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Economic Update: The US Political Right in Anger and Mourning

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On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the radical policies of Berlin's city gov't and its Die LInke Party; why raising minimum wage to...READ MORE

The Socialist Program: The Phony Debate

As Congress continues to deliberate over a new economic stimulus plan, more and more people are focusing on the outrageously low minimum wage. Prof. Wolff joins Brian Becker on The Socialist Program to discuss this issue and what it tells us about the capitalist system.

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