The Socialist Program: Marx & Lenin on Monopoly Capitalism

Brian Becker and Prof. Wolff begin a series of discussions about the basics of Marxism — a method for understanding and changing the world used by many of the great revolutionaries of modern history. Today, they discuss what a monopoly is, and how there is a natural tendency to monopoly under capitalism.


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The World According to Jesse: The U.S. economy

Professor Richard Wolff joins Jesse Ventura to talk about the state of the U.S. economy one year after the pandemic began.

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Thom Hartmann: The GOP's Extraordinarily Economic Dark Plot

The GOP wants to sabotage the economy to turn the people against President Biden, and the way they want to do it will make you sick! No matter how hard Rand Paul and his Republican colleagues try, enough of us are vaccinated now that they won’t get America back to those kinds of terrible numbers. But they apparently think they can get the numbers to stay high enough that the economy will remain in crisis and Republicans can use it as a wedge issue to win back the presidency. Professor Richard Wolff joined Thom to shed some light on the GOP's dark plan, and the relationship between the economy and politics.

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The Hill Rising: Jobs Report Is Sign Of Economy IN TROUBLE

Professor of economics, Richard Wolff joins Saagar Enjeti & Krystal Ball on The Hill's Rising to discuss the latest jobs numbers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the U.S. economy added 266,000 jobs last month.

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News Views Hughes: Paid to Stay Home?

Prof. Richard Wolff joins News Views Hughes to address the debate over whether stimulus payments and extended unemployment benefits dis-incentivize full-time employment.

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The Vanguard - Interview with Professor Richard Wolff

Zac & Gavin of The Vanguard Podcast are joined in conversation by the great socialist economist Richard D. Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst for a wide ranging conversation.

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Economic Update: Capitalism vs. Democracy

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On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents an analysis of how and why capitalism is an undemocratic economic system...READ MORE

Thom Hartmann: Biden vs The Gig Economy?

Biden takes on the Gig Economy. Was it all a ruse to exploit workers? Richard Wolff breaks down the lies of the "sharing" economy and offers solutions that can give workers their rights back.

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Homebrewed Christianity: Richard Wolff - Why Marx? Why Now?

Richard Wolff joins Tripp Fuller on Homebrewed Christianity to discuss Marxism and more. 

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The Socialist Program: When "Intellectual Property" Kills the Sick and Poor

Brian Becker and Prof. Wolff discuss the deadly consequences of the U.S. government's stubborn refusal so far to waive patents preventing developing countries from producing their own Coronavirus vaccines -- all to protect the profits of the big pharmaceutical corporations.

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The Takeover with Justin Jackson: A Conversation With Richard Wolff

Richard Wolff joins The Takeover with Justin Jackson to discuss the current state of capitalism at large, his take on the current US economy, and the rise of China as an economic powerhouse.

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Boom Bust: Pfizer COVID Vaccine Profits in the Billions

Prof Wolff discusses why drugmakers in the United States have been quick to come out against requests for an emergency COVID vaccine waiver to help struggling countries.

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Jacobin Weekends: Celebrating May Day

Professor Richard Wolff joins Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila on Jacobin Weekends to talk about the historic significance of May Day and rebuilding the trade union movement.

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Economic Update: How US Capitalism Uses Nationalism

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From 1945 to 1990 we were told a great struggle pitted capitalism against socialism/communism (chiefly the USSR and China). Yet still today, US leaders demonize Russia and China despite the end of communism in the USSR and a huge growth of capitalist enterprises in China. The explanation lies in US capitalism's long history of using nationalism...READ MORE

Increasing Desperation as the U.S. Capitalist System Declines

Article by Richard D. Wolff


"The system’s decline is reproduced because its leaders cannot see the internal production structure of U.S. capitalism as a central problem, let alone change it."

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The Socialist Program: Declining U.S. Capitalism Declares Economic War Against Germany

Prof. Wolff joins Brian Becker on The Socialist Program to discuss the latest efforts by the Biden administration to put severe economic pressure on Germany to back out of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, an infrastructure project that would deliver Russian gas to the European market competing with big U.S. oil and gas monopolies.


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Boom Bust: China's Regulatory Crackdown Explained

China's streak of cracking down on major firms has been heating up. What is China's reasoning behind the measures? Professor Richard Wolff explains what's driving Beijing's policy and the reasoning behind these crackdowns. 

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News with Rick Sanchez: With 'stagflation' ahead, will Americans flee US

Dr. Richard Wolff joins Rick Sanchez to share his expertise on the already-visible signs of inflation in everyday purchases like milk of housing and cars. Is the US on the brink of "stagflation," and should working people expect to be priced out of markets they once took for granted?

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Great Ideas Debate: Socialism or Capitalism?

This is a recording of the second annual Great Ideas Debate in conjunction with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation. This year's topic was Socialism or Capitalism? and Professor Richard D. Wolff and Professor Arthur C. Brooks debated the resolution: Socialism is preferable to Capitalism as an economic system that promotes freedom, equality, and prosperity. Prof. Wolff was on the affirmative, and Prof. Brooks the negative.

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Economic Update: A Green 3rd Party for the US

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On this week's episode, Prof. Wolff talks about Rolls Royce's $400,000 cars, unionization defeat at Amazon, why Biden boom is just hype, and progressive wins in the New York...READ MORE

The Zero Hour: To See Real Recovery We Need New Eyes

Prof Wolff joins RJ Eskow on The Zero Hour to discuss the US economy and it's perceived "recovery."

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Act TV: The Intersection of Capitalism And Policing

Richard Wolff joins Julianna Forlano on to discuss the intersection of policing and capitalism in the aftermath of the Derek Chauvin trial, where he was found guilty on all counts in the death of George Floyd.

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Krystal Kyle & Friends: Dangerous Warning Signs Of Capitalism’s COLLAPSE

Richard Wolff joins Krystal Kyle & Friends to discuss Modern Monetary Theory, how the Biden admin is measuring up to expectations, and more.


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The Socialist Program: Addiction as a Business Model

Prof. Wolff joins Brian Becker to discuss how the tobacco industry built an extremely profitable business model based on addiction, and what they're doing to try to keep it going.


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Thom Hartmann: How Revolution Happens

Prof. Richard Wolff joins The Thom Hartmann Program and exposes the economic theory billionaires subscribe to that require lower wages. Wolff talks about how revolution get started, and why conservatives want to gut the middle class.

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