Government Response to the Coronavirus on KPFA

Prof Wolff discusses the government response to the Coronavirus and takes questions from callers on March 19th, 2020 on KPFA's Letters and Politics with Mitch Jeserich. Listen to the interview here.

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Trump Acts on Coronavirus but "It's too Little and too Late"

Prof. Richard Wolff discusses the economic impact of the coronavirus on Loud & Clear with Brian Becker and John Kiriakou. Listen to this interview on Loud & Clear

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Richard Wolff: This is like nothing ever experienced

Prof. Richard Wolff joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the Trump administration’s enormous stimulus package and whether it can resolve the current financial crisis. He argues that “we are in a situation for which no precedent exists.” He also points out that we are seeing the economic results of failing to prepare for the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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Financial Markets Plunge over COVID-19 Pandemic

Prof Wolff discusses the falling stock market after the central bank moves to shore up economic growth failed to dispel fears over anti-virus controls that are shutting down global business and travel.

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Economic Update: Capitalism, Jobs & Depressed People

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On this week's episode of EU, Prof. Wolff presents updates on Vancouver, BC, taxing its richest; JP Morgan Chase recognizes climate change threat and market's failure to cope; ways money shapes US politics today and why US women's soccer gender discrimination lawsuit helps all soccer players vs profit-driven soccer federation. The second half of the show features an interview with psychotherapist Tess Fraad-Wolff on why our jobs get us depressed and what to do about it. Watch it now.



Massive WWII Style Mobilization Needed to Combat Global Panic

Prof. Wolff discusses how the U.S. needs public enterprise to create structural changes to the economy for the American working class.

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Is Bernie Sanders the President We Need in a Pandemic Like This?

In the face of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S.’ extreme wealth inequality, lack of nationalized health care system, lack of a federal paid sick leave law, and other related issues have shown the nation’s severe vulnerability. In this dangerous new world, we just happen to be in the middle of a critical primary election where one of the two front runners is a self-described democratic socialist who has been touting Medicare-for-All as the central plank of his domestic policy. Is Bernie Sanders the President we need in a pandemic like this?

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Is America on Edge of Recession?

Between the Corona Virus, the price of oil and an already unstable economy, America might be on the edge of the next great Republican recession.

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Markets Hit Bear Territory Amid Stock Swing

Markets are back in bear territory as the stock roller coaster continues its ride. Prof. Wolff breaks down what role the ongoing oil crisis is playing in situation. 

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Global Capitalism: March 2020 Live Economic Update

Changing Strained Alliances of World Capitalism
with Richard D. Wolff 
Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work & Judson Memorial Church
In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he will also cover the following issues...READ MORE

Economy, Stock Market, The Election and Coronavirus

Prof Wolff joins Loud and Clear to talk about the fluctuating market, Bernie Sanders, and the Corona Virus pandemic. 

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Economic Update: Using Unemployment Against Workers

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On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on high US maternal death rate, wealth inequality and the Pope, #MeToo hits the banks, Macron and Black Rock...READ MORE

Socialism’s Rise Into the Public Discourse

Prof. Wolff talks with KPFA's Mitch Jeserich about the waves of modern socialism in our public discourse - from Occupy Wall Street to Bernie Sanders to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. This conversation appears courtesy of Pacifica's KPFA 94.1 FM.  

Economic Update: When Stale Debates Distract

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This week on Economic Update, Professor Wolff presents updates on how air-bnb reflects workers' falling living standards, price-gouging anti-virus masks, purpose of Trump's record deficit, end of...READ MORE

DEMOCRACY NOW! Sanders and Socialism: Debate Between Economists Paul Krugman and Richard Wolff

As we move closer to the Democratic nomination, the Democratic Party establishment and much of the mainstream media are openly expressing concern about a self-described democratic socialist leading the presidential ticket. His opponents have also attacked his ambitious agenda. On Democracy Now! Prof. Wolff debates fellow economist and New York Times op-ed columnist Paul Krugman on Bernie Sanders and democratic socialism.

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Another Crash Is Coming Unless We Act Now

Prof. Wolff has some good news and some not so good news about the economy. The good news is that the next economic crash doesn't have to happen, the bad news is that stopping it won't be as simple some would like it to be.

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‘Understanding Socialism’ and U.S. Socialist Candidates

Prof. Wolff discusses his new book Understanding Socialism and the nature of the three major theories of socialism we see in the world today and how it's discussed amongst U.S. candidates and politicians. 

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Your Personal Debt is Going to End Badly

Prof. Wolff discusses how economic as well as personal debt is going to end badly. The U.S. is overwhelmed by huge government, corporate and family debt. It means that if the Fed were to raise interest rates – nobody would be able to afford repayments.

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U.S. Sanctions Russian Oil Giant Rosneft As They Ramp Up Efforts Against Venezuela

The U.S. has now sanctioned Russian Oil Giant Rosneft as the nation has ramped up its efforts against Venezuela. Prof. Wolff dives into the sanctions, penalties, Venezuela, the oil industry and what it means for the petro sector.

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Will Climate Change Provoke a Widespread Revival of Socialism?

Prof. Wolff's latest article for Truthout
"In the wake of Australian fire storms, global crop loss and catastrophic climate shifts, billions of people are recognizing the dangers to society and life itself presented by capitalism’s profit-driven despoiling of nature. At the same time, the last 40 years of deepening inequality inside virtually all nations have undermined their social cohesion, and increasingly, capitalism’s mechanisms are being blamed. Anti-capitalism is exploding across many political landscapes."

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Is the Democrat Establishment Coming for Bernie After Iowa?

Prof. Wolff joins Loud & Clear for his weekly series about the biggest economic news of the week. This week, Prof. Wolff talks about Bernie Sanders' appeal with young people and his standing in the race after the Iowa caucus. This interview appears courtesy of Loud & Clear

Economic Update: Larger Social Changes to Support Worker Co-Ops

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This week on Economic Update, Professor Wolff responds to a criticism aimed at how d@w focuses too much on the transition from capitalist firms to worker co-op firms with too little attention paid to...READ MORE

Capitalism’s Political Servants: Trump and Johnson

Read Prof. Wolff's latest article for Counter Punch
"For the last half-century, US and UK capitalisms led the way in undoing the parallel legacies of the New Deal and Europe’s social democracies. From its ascending Thatcher-Reagan couple to its descending Trump-Johnson imitation, neoliberal capitalism replaced Keynesian capitalism. Private corporate capitalists funded effective campaigns to celebrate neo-liberalism. The US and UK institutionalized it by de-regulating and privatizing further and faster than anywhere else ..."

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Economic Update: Capitalism's Uneven Development

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This week’s episode of Economic Update features an introductory discussion by Professor Wolff on capitalism's systematically uneven economic development. From Marx's original criticism of capitalism for producing and...READ MORE

How Did ‘Socialism’ Become A Dirty Word?

In the last few years, socialist-leaning policies and politicians like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have become more popular in America. Yet, the word itself has become a slur used by politicians and pundits on both sides of the aisle. This short HUFFINGTON POST documentary explores how and why "socialism” became a dirty word.

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