The Socialist Program:Grand Theft Banks: How the Government Funds Wall Street

On this episode of The Socialist Program, Prof Wolff joins to discuss one of the key ways that the biggest capitalist enterprises receive huge government assistance -- quantitative easing. This policy, carried out by central banks, has been the subject of major debate in recent weeks. What is quantitative easing, and is it going away any time soon?

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Economic Update: Occupy Wall Street: Analysis and Legacy

[S11 E35] New

This program is devoted to Occupy Wall Street (OWS) on its 10th anniversary. Prof. Wolff discusses OWS as a historic turning point, as legacy for the US left, and his personal experience. Wolff presents OWS's 4 basic causes...READ MORE

Thom Hartmann: Why There Is Nothing New or Liberal about Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism is not what it sounds like, it is much worse. Thom and Prof Richard Wolff discuss neoliberalism and what can be done to undo the damage from it.

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Boom Bust: China's Search for Alternative Aluminum

In the wake of Guinea's unrest rocking aluminum markets, could we soon see China looking elsewhere for its supply? Professor Richard Wolff joins Boom Bust to discuss the possibility of a new era of relations with Australia.

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The Socialist Program: Socialism or Capitalism: Millions of Unemployed Workers Lose their Benefits

Brian and Prof. Wolff discuss the state of unemployment in America. Politicians and the media talk constantly about the post-COVID economic recovery, but last month’s weak jobs report suggests that workers are still in the midst of crisis. And despite this dire situation, the unemployment relief programs passed at the onset of the pandemic have now expired. On The Socialisti Program with Brian Becker. 

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Economic Update: The Rational and Irrational in Anti-Vaxxers

[S11 E34] New

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the complexities of anti-vaccination movements, the long decline of religion in US capitalism, Disneys’s shift to serve the richest, lessons from AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka's leadership, and failures of GOP, Dem leaders to stop last 75 years ...READ MORE

The Critical Hour: Weekly News Roundup; Tens of Millions in US Face Loss of Jobless Benefits and Eviction

Richard Wolff joins Garland Nixon and Wilmer Leon on The Critical Hour to discuss the economic stories for the week. 7.5 million people have lost their unemployment benefits and the Supreme Court has stopped the eviction moratorium. Meanwhile, the US Congress is working to increase the military budget by at least 25 billion dollars.
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Thom Hartmann: The Economics of Criminalizing Abortion Exposed

On the Thom Hartmann Program: Outlawing abortion is more dangerous than the GOP wants you to think... Thom and Prof Richard Wolff explore the economics of women not having access to abortions.

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Boom Bust: Zelensky Visits the White House & Biden Touts End of "Nation-Building"

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is in Washington D.C. as part of a visit to discuss the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline with U.S. leaders. Boom Bust's Ben Swann lends his insight to the visit and what issues are being covered in the talks. The meeting comes just one day after President Biden has announced that the U.S. is done with nation-building. Professor Richard Wolff analyzes the fallout from the conflict and just how much the U.S. has spent on the war.

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The Socialist Program: Time to Abolish the Supreme Court? Why “Private Property” Should Not Be Supreme

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the Supreme Court ruling overturning the federal eviction moratorium and putting 11 million people at risk of being thrown onto the streets in the middle of a pandemic. The rationale used by the court to issue this cruel edict is the essence of capitalism -- protect property owners’ “right to exclude” at all costs. On The Socialist Program. 

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Economic Update: 20 Years after 9/11, the U.S. is still a "Stuck Nation"

[S11 E33] New

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on Alabama miners' strike, how China's focus on reducing inequality affects competition with the US, and the economics of the "right to repair" consumers' movement in the US...READ MORE

Economic Update: Extremes of Rich & Poor in U.S. Capitalism

[S11 E32] New

This week on Economic Update, Prof. Wolff discusses the new US program for monthly child benefits; why Covid strengthens some and divides other nations; the myth of "labor shortage;" the real cost of ultra-luxury cruises; Uber and sexual assaults; and lastly, the outsized US costs of healthcare...READ MORE

Status Coup News: Richard Wolff DEBUNKS Economic Comeback Nonsense

Jordan speaks with Professor Richard Wolff about the propaganda being pushed by corporate media that the economy is roaring back on Status Coup News

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Bad Faith: Chris Hedges & Richard Wolff: Have Bernie, the Squad, & the Institutional Left Failed Us?

On this special 100th episode of Bad Faith podcast with Briahna Joy Gray, Chris Hedges and Prof Wolff discuss the "institutional left".

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The World According to Jesse: Road to Economic Recovery

In this segment on the World According to Jesse, Professor Richard Wolff talks about inflation and the road to economic recovery.

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Boom Bust: Oil, Bitcoin Rally on Optimism & Kamala Harris Visits Vietnam

Boom Bust covers Southeast Asia, where U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is touring the region. Professor Richard Wolff joins the program to discuss her latest stop in Vietnam and analyzes the state of vaccine diplomacy around the world.

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The Socialist Program: Hunger Stalks America as Capitalists Cash in: Food, Farming and Capitalism (Part 3)

Prof. Wolff joins Brian Becker on The Socialist Program to continue a series on agriculture under capitalism with a focus on the hunger crisis in the United States. How is it possible that in the richest country ever tens of millions are deprived of something as basic as food?

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TRANSFORM PODCAST: Transforming Capitalism, Part 1

Prof Wolff has a discussion with Marianne Williamson on TRANSFORM PODCAST for part 1 of Transforming Capitalism. 

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Letters and Politics: The State of the Economy and American Decline

Prof. Wolff joins KPFA's Letters and Politics to discuss the state of the economy and American decline. 
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Economic Update: Liberating Technology from Capitalism

[S11 E31] New

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff provides updates on two small labor victories (Vermont's AFL-CIO and 4000 pork-processing meat cutters in Sioux Falls), how global capitalism became even more unequal during the pandemic, Iceland's move to...READ MORE

Explaining 21st-Century Capitalism in a Way Everyone Can Understand

Article by Richard D. Wolff

"Every other economic system in human history was born, evolved, and ceased to exist at some point. The most reasonable expectation is that capitalism, having been born and evolved, will also cease to exist one day."

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Thom Hartmann: What's the Debt & Deficit & Is it Concerning?

Republicans and "conservative" democrats are freaking out about the national debt, particularly WRT the $3.5 TN infrastructure bill. What's the deficit, the debt, and why should we care or not care? What do you think of the MMT theory that we can just issue $1 TN platinum coins to reduce the debt? Prof Wolff joins the Thom Hartmann program. 

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Boom Bust: US Freezes Afghan Funds

Just days after the Taliban seized full control of Afghanistan, the United States has frozen billions of dollars in Afghan wealth. Professor Richard Wolff joins Boom Bust to lend his analysis of the government's measures to counter the new Afghan leadership. 

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Socialist Program: Food, Farming & Capitalism Pt 2

Prof. Wolff joins Brian Becker on the Socialist Program to continue a multi-part series on agriculture under capitalism. This week, they focus on the evolution of the system of factory farming and the effect it has on workers and nature.

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The Hill: Biden SNAP Program PROVIDES $1/Day To Nation’s POOREST, Child Tax Credit NECESSARY

Prof Wolff joins Rising on the Hill TV to discuss the Biden administration's permanent increase in the levels of food stamps available to families in need.

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