Fault Lines: The Novel Solution for Inflation the Fed Refuses to Consider

On Sputnik's Fault Lines radio: Professor Richard Wolff joined the conversation to talk about President Nixon’s novel solution for inflation that the Fed refuses to consider, why raising interest rates is used to combat inflation, and the problems Joe Biden faces if he decides to keep his promise to relieve student loan debt.

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The Socialist Program: How to Tackle the Inflation Crisis in the Interests of the Working Class

Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how the Federal Reserve raised interest rates at the highest rate in over 20 years, signaling a major shift in policy as it attempts to tackle the spiraling inflation crisis. But will this maneuver work? Or is it likely to instead spark a new recession?

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Economic Update: Housing - Human Rights vs. System Failure

[S12 E18] New

In this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses global impacts of food inflation, endless class struggle over length of the workday and workweek and US deaths by guns. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews housing activists Manon Vergerio and Velvet Ross (Fannie Lou Diane) on the US housing crisis...READ MORE

Economic Update: Inflation - How Markets Fail

[S12 E17] New

In this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about Sri Lanka’s economic crisis as a global example, and how US billionaires escape taxation at our expense. In the second half, Wolff discusses...READ MORE

The Different Ways That the U.S. and Chinese Governments Use Their Power to Regulate Capitalism

Article by Richard D. Wolff

"The socialist left now, as during earlier centuries, advocates for an economic system that does not yet exist in any nation. However, the socialist left does so with the knowledge of what happened to those experiments in socialism that turned out to be and still are forms of state capitalism. Hopefully, 21st-century socialism will not need to repeat those experiments."

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By Any Means Necessary: Inflation Fuels Recession Fears as Corporations Continue to Price Gouge

On Radio Sputnik: By Any Means Necessary with Sean Blackmon and Jacqueline Luqman, Prof Wolff joins to discuss runaway inflation fueled by corporate profit and how the proposed solutions to the crisis hurts working and poor people, and more. 

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Zero Hour: On War and Empire: Unintended Consequences

Prof. Richard Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ ESkow to discuss War and Empire: Unintended Consequences. 

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The Socialist Program: Elon Musk Buys Twitter - How Capitalism Mutilates the Notion of a "Free Press"

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss Elon Musk, a billionaire, buying Twitter, one of the world's largest mass communications platforms. Why are billionaires so determined to control the information available to the public?

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act.tv with Julianna Forlano: Ukraine Attack Sparks Worldwide Economic Fallout

Prof Richard Wolff joins Julianna Forlano on act.tv to discuss the worldwide economic fallout from the Russian attack on Ukraine. Certainly, Russians will feel the brunt of it, given the sanctions levied against the country, and Ukraine will suffer greatly as well. And Europe will also feel economic pain as it relies on Russia to meet its energy needs. But could there be a spillover effect in America? Is a U.S. recession possible? In short, yes, it’s very possible.

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Economic Update: Progressive Politics Win

[S12 E16] New

This week on Economic Update, an analysis of Ukraine propaganda war, US inflation worsens, the US college debt crisis and New York City eviction crisis...READ MORE

The Socialist Program: Tax Day: Exposing the Lies of the Rich

Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the extreme injustices of the U.S. tax system. Monday was Tax Day — no cause for celebration for millions of ordinary people. But for the ultra rich, it wasn’t so bad. Many of the wealthiest people on the planet actually pay a tax rate that is lower than a typical worker — how do they get away with this scam?

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Katie Halper: Richard Wolff on Ukraine, Sanctions & War

On with Katie Halper, economist Richard Wolff talks about Ukraine, Russia, sanctions, and why this moment is similar to World War One.

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103.7 The Beat "Torn N 2": Critical Race Theory

103.7 The Beat's Torn N 2 program features host Gregory T. Roberts and co-host Pastor Melvin Burns II and guest Professor of Economics emeritus Richard D. Wolff regarding the Critical Race Theory and more. 

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Zero Hour: Capitalism, Global Empire, and Eskow's Grandpa

Prof Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to discuss capitalism, the global empire, and Eskow's Grandpa. 

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The Socialist Program: Historic Price Surge Continues -- Recession Coming?

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss what's coming next for our economy as inflation rises and pressure mounts on the Federal Reserve to pull back its extraordinary support for big business. Is a recession coming?

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Politics Done Right: The death of American Capitalism

On Politics Done Right with Egberto Willies, Economist and Professor Dr. Richard Wolff explains why America's capitalism is, as the economic system of past empires, on a permanent decline.

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Economic Update: Ukraine & An Empire’s Decline

[S12 E15] New

This week on Economic Update, Prof. Wolff discusses nurses’ suicides as results of our profit-driven healthcare, sanctions and their effect on inflation, US states where 40% of workers earn under $15/hr, and US corporate...READ MORE

The Role of Capitalism in the War in Ukraine

Article by Richard Wolff

"Global warfare (“world wars”) accompanied the globalization of capitalism and its profit motive. The war in Ukraine is the latest chapter in the history of capitalism, empire, and war."

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Ben Burgis: Richard Wolff Debates Branko Marcetic on Vaccine Mandates

GTAA Season 3 Episode 41 with Ben Burgis: Prof. Richard Wolff and Jacobin Staff Writer Branko Marcetic hash out a disagreement on vaccine mandates. Prof. Wolff is critical of such mandates on workers' rights grounds while Branko has strongly endorsed them in Jacobin. Ben Burgis is, just this once a moderator instead of a participant in a debate.

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Thom Hartmann: Deutsche Bank Forecasts US Recession

Prof Wolff joins the Thom Hartmann program: The Federal Reserve's fight against inflation will spark a recession in the United States that begins late next year, Deutsche Bank warned on Tuesday. Richard Wolff discusses what the frightening big bank prediction, what a US recession would mean for you and what you can do about it.

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The Socialist Program: Amazon Workers Rise: Union Wins Historic Victory Against Corporate Giant

On The Socialist Program: Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how Amazon workers in Staten Island made history by forming the first labor union in the United States at the corporate giant. Meanwhile, support for unionization increased as Amazon workers participated in a re-vote at a facility in Bessemer, Alabama, with the final outcome still too close to call. The surge of labor militancy is continuing and taking on bigger and bigger opponents – what comes next?

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Economic Update: Capitalism and Its Self-delusions

[S12 E14] New

In the first half of this week's show, Wolff evaluates US capitalism as a system of production and distribution of goods and services. In the second half, he compares...READ MORE

Thom Hartmann: How Putin’s Demand for Ruble Payments for Gas Will Play Out

Prof Wolff joins Thom Hartmann to discuss: Germany buys 40% of its gas from Russia, via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline. These contracts are in euros and dollars, yet Russia is now demanding payment in Roubles. Germany has declined and warned that there may be shortages and rationing of gas.

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The Afternoon Buzz 3.25.22- The Good Work with Jeff Napolitano & Economist Richard Wolff

March 25, 2022: On the Afternoon Buzz, Prof Wolff on explains how sanctions work and whether they are likely to be successful. 

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Economic Update: Amazon Workers Organize a Union

[S12 E13] New

This week on Economic Update, Prof. Wolff talks about oil and gas inflation, its impacts, and politicians' phony solutions, the stagnant US gender pay gap and its significance, and why Americans are experiencing economic crisis, while Biden...READ MORE