CounterPunch: The future of capitalism in the Age of COVID

Richard Wolff joins Eric Draitser on CounterPunch radio to discuss unemployment, systemic failures, and the future of capitalism in the Age of COVID. Eric and Richard discuss his recent piece “Mass Unemployment Is a Failure of Capitalism” and why unemployment, and all the hardships it causes, is a choice made by capitalists. From there they explore the 2000, 2008, and 2020 crashes as a feature, not a bug, capitalism, and why a redistribution of labor has led to a generation of precarious gig workers and debt-ridden college graduates with little hope of a financial future. And what should the government be doing? Listen to this week’s show to find out.

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Loud and Clear: Mass Unemployment Is A Policy Choice

Richard Wolff joins Brian Becker and John Kiriakou on Loud & Clear to talk about American unemployment. 

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Fault Lines: Americans Lockdown Economic Problems

Richard Wolff goes on Fault Lines to talk about the difficulty of solving the serious economic problems hitting more Americans as the country's economy has shut down in response to fears of the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Thom Hartmann: YOU are in a New Global Crisis

Professor Richard Wolff joined Thom Hartmann to discuss that the Fed is printing money at an alarming rate. Business are going out of business as they can’t service their debt – but the news cycle isn’t picking up on that.

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Boom Bust: India Facing Recession

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to wipe out monetary gains, India’s economy could face a major hit as Goldman Sachs is predicting a GDP collapse of more than 40 percent. 

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Richard Wolff on Boom Bust: "Help Needed! IMF Asked to Do More"

Richard Wolff joins Boom Bust to discuss how lawmakers around the world have called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to cancel massive amounts of debt in the world’s poorest countries due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

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Richard Wolff on Loud and Clear: "Covid Relief Package: Of, By, and For the Capitalists"

Professor Richard Wolff joins Loud and Clear to discuss the COVID19 relief package designed to enrich the capitalists while risking the lives of the working class.

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Richard Wolff on the Newsmakers: "COVID-19: Restarting Economies | Humanity’s Next Step"

The ‘great lockdown,’ has saved millions of lives, but at what cost to financial markets, industries, and individual fortunes? And what will it take to fix the global economy? Professor Richard Wolff joins The Newsmakers with Professor Peter Morici to discuss COVID19 and its impact.

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Wolff in CounterPunch: "Mass Unemployment Is a Failure of Capitalism"

Professor Richard Wolff contributes an op-ed to Counterpunch explaining that historical unemployment numbers during the COVID19 pandemic are a result of capitalism: "It’s nothing personal; it’s just business."

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Global Capitalism Live Economic Update: Capitalism and Coronavirus YouTube Premiere

Professor Richard Wolff joins a live YouTube audience to discuss why capitalist enterprises and governments failed to prepare for COVID19, private unemployment vs. government re-employment, and how America's pandemic policies worsen the instability of capitalism.

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Richard Wolff on The Zero Hour "No Kings in the Workplace"

Richard Wolff joins The Zero Hour to discuss democracy and culture in the workplaces of American society, particularly how the divine right of kings confers to the CEO. Is that the natural order of things, or is there a better way?

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Richard Wolff on Thom Hartmann Program "The Fed is Working Beyond its Mandate. Why?"

What is going on at the Fed? Is the Federal Reserve truly independent or has it been taken over by Trump with the ‘experts’? Richard Wolff joins the Thom Hartmann Program to discuss the Federal Reserve and US Treasury taking equity in corporations in trouble.

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Richard Wolff Explains Chinese Economic Growth on Fault Lines

How did China get this level of economic and military power? Professor Richard Wolff joins Fault Lines to discuss China's economic growth and its impact on the United States economy.

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Economic Update: Unemployment: Cruel, Wasteful, Unnecessary

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On this week's show, Prof. Wolff criticizes unemployment - as a specifically capitalist irrationality - and advocates...READ MORE


Richard Wolff appears on RT Boom Bust "Petro Surge Slips & New Way for Huawei?"

The U.S. may now be opening the door to working with the Chinese telecom giant, Huawei as other nations are looking to crack down on Chinese investors eyeing to scoop struggling companies around the globe.

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"Mass Unemployment Amid the Pandemic Is an Indictment of Capitalism"

Professor Richard Wolff contributes an Op-Ed to Truthout.org describing unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic in the United States and its relationship to its capitalist economic system.

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"Richard Wolff: US jobless totals are about to get WORSE than during the Great Depression. It's time for a RADICAL new approach"

Professor Richard Wolff contributes an article to RT describing the United States' unemployment rates compared to the Great Depression of the 1930's, and explains the alternatives for a radical new approach to capitalism.

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"Goodbye Billionaires - Why Amazon Should Become A Public Utility"

Professor Richard Wolff joins Brian Becker and John Kiriakou of Loud & Clear to discuss the biggest economic news of the week, including the United States' response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Richard Wolff Appears on Rechar News

Richard Wolff joins Rechar Rozhnama to discuss arts, economics, publications, and political perspectives. These activities are run by Rechar Newspaper and Nova group from Iraqi Kurdistan. 

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"With 1 Million US Covid Cases, Capitalist "Logic" Is Absurd for Humanity"

Richard Wolff joins By Any Means Necessary hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman to discuss the US GDP shrinking, the ongoing economic impact of the coronavirus, the deep class character of the virus' impact, and how the US government's response further undermines the credibility of capitalism. 

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Richard Wolff Appears on Kali Akuno May Day Broadcast

Richard Wolff joins Kali Akuno and Kate Doyle Griffiths to discuss May Day 2020 action, capitalism, and economics.

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Consortium News ‘Pandemic America’ with Richard Wolff and Jill Stein

Watch the replay of Consortium New's live discussion of covid19's critical situation with Richard Wolff and Dr. Jill Stein, former Green Party presidential candidate.

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Economic Update: Honoring May Day, 1886 & 2020

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From May Day 1886 to 2020, workers wage long, hard struggles to reform capitalism. From the fight for an 8-hour workday to the fight for...READ MORE


"Richard Wolff: Capitalism Was Already a Pandemic Before COVID-19"

Economist Richard Wolff speaks with Status Coup's Jordan Chariton on the growing Coronavirus pandemic and its economic ravage.

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"Brent Jabbour Interviews Economist, Richard Wolff (on Boom Bust)"

Richard Wolff appears on RT's Boom Bust to discuss airline industry bailouts.

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