Recent U.S. Energy Sanctions Against Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Boom Bust offers an in-depth look at the recent sanctions that the U.S. has imposed against Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

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Protests Paralyze French Streets

Streets in France continue to grind to a halt as unions protest a proposed pension reform from the French government.

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Understanding the Left's Defeat in Britain

Britain’s highly anticipated general election resulted in a massive victory for the Tories, who captured well over the majority they needed in Parliament to push through the Brexit deal they want. The Labor Party, which had taken a nuanced approach to Brexit won just over 200 seats out of 650 leading Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to announce he is stepping down. Leftist analysts predicted a progressive landslide with Corbyn’s promises of protecting healthcare and expanding social services. What happened?

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What Does the New NAFTA Deal Look Like?

In Prof. Wolff's weekly Loud and Clear segment, he talks with hosts about the newest iteration of the NAFTA agreement.


Are Americans Ready To Embrace Socialism?

Americans are learning what the Soviet Union and China got wrong with Marxism and are ready to embrace a new kind of socialism. Prof. Wolff outlines the goals of socialists in creating a new economic order, that takes the good from the history of the Soviet Union, China, Cuba and other socialist experiments and learns from the bad.

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Economic Update: Libertarianism Capitalism & Socialism

[S9 E47] This episode of Economic Update features an exploration by Professor Wolff of how Libertarians defend capitalism by saying its many current flaws/faults flow from...READ MORE


What a Bernie Sanders Government Would Mean for the U.S. and a Jeremy Corbyn Government Would Mean for the U.K.

Prof. Wolff discusses what a Bernie Sanders government would mean for the U.S. and a Jeremy Corbyn government would Mean for the U.K. This interview appears courtesy of Conversations with Slava


Great Employment Numbers? 44% of Fully Employed Make $18,000 a Year or Less

Beneath the rosy employment report lives a reality of low-paying part-time and temporary work with no benefits or security.

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Can We Do Better Than Capitalism?

Capitalism could be the biggest problem. Prof. Wolff says it's time to get rid of it rather than reform it.

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Economic Update: Competition and Monopoly in Capitalism

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Capitalism's growing problems (inequalities, instabilities, unsustainability etc.) lead some defenders to argue that...READ MORE


In an Intelligence Squared Debate Win, Prof. Wolff Argues That Capitalism is Not a Blessing

At IntelligenceSquared Debate, Prof. Wolff argues that concerns over income inequality increase and issues of racial, economic, and social justice become more prominent in the public sphere as the capitalist system faces growing scrutiny. Prof. Wolff and debate partner Bhaskar Sunkara, founding editor of Jacobin, sway an audience in a debate win against the motion that capitalism is a blessing.

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France's Strike is a Warning for American neoliberals

Prof. Wolff explains the background behind the ongoing labor protests in France.

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Japanese Trade Deal

Prof. Wolff breaks down the new trade deal with Japan and how markets have been reacting on renewed trade optimism.

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Capitalism vs. Socialism: A Soho Forum Debate

Prof. Wolff debates former Barron's economics editor Gene Epstein on which economic system best promotes, freedom, equality, and prosperity - socialism or capitalism.

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Trump Warns of New China Tariffs Coming Soon

Trump warns of new China tariffs coming soon if the U.S. doesn’t start getting some workable proposals from Beijing. Prof Wolff gives his insight into the trade war and what we can expect.

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Prof. Wolff Shares Insights on the Perils of Inequality

Prof. Wolff weighs in on the widening inequality gap in society.

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Prof. Wolff Weighs in on Michael Bloomberg's 2020 Run For President

Prof. Wolff weighs in on the deeply unpopular intervention by a billionaire into politics. This interview appears courtesy of Sputnik News' Loud and Clear

 


As the US-China Trade Fight holds Steady, the People’s Republic Looks to Europe to Maintain Free Trade Goals

Prof. Wolff joins RT correspondent Rachel Blevins to break down the current state of Chinese trade, and what we can expect on their talks with the United States going forward.

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Economic Update: Teaching Economics: A Revolutionary Approach

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This week on Economic Update, Professor Wolff delivers updates on Kshama Sawant’s reelection victory in the Seattle City Council race...READ MORE


Economic Update: Political Strategy for Transition

[S9 E44] Political Strategy for Transition

This week on Economic Update, Professor Wolff discusses a political strategy for transition beyond capitalism to an economy based on democratic worker-owned co-operatives. The first half explores...READ MORE


Federal Reserve Slashes Rates Again

Jerome Powell announced yet another rate cut on Wednesday, bringing the tally to three in 2019 as the US economy continues its uncertainty. Prof. Wolff dissects the data and what the move means for markets stateside and around the globe. 

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Will We See a Crash Before It's Too Late?

There is a high risk of ignoring how much money is owed by corporations. If the interest rate rises even by a small amount, many will default. That could bankrupt thousands of businesses and put millions out of work with no income. Bad decisions made when borrowing cheap money will come back to bite when their corporate bonds come to mature. Prof. Wolff asks whether the credit rating agencies should have lowered the credit ratings of corporations due to their level of debt. What will happen if the economy crashes?

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Economic Update: US's Profit-Driven Medicine

[S9 E43] US's Profit-Driven Medicine

The first half of this week’s episode of Economic Update features updates from Professor Wolff on Berlin, Germany's law freezing all rents for...READ MORE

 


Economic Update: The Human Agenda

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On this week's EU, Prof. Wolff presents updates on costs of NBA offense to China, worsening global inequality, poverty mocks Nobel prize for 3 economists working on...READ MORE


Hong Kong and China Learn How to Live Together

Hong Kong and China learn how to live together after a century of separation. Prof. Wolff joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the Hong Kong protests, arguing that "Hong Kong needs China more than China needs Hong Kong."

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