The Socialist Program: Soaring Rents Lead to New Housing Crisis

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff continue a discussion on the Marxist understanding of the housing market, today focusing on the system of rent and the current crisis resulting from soaring rents. This episode is also part of 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.

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act.tv: This Economy Cannot Survive The Delta Variant

The economy is in a precarious position at the moment. Signs are pointing to possible runaway inflation. The GOP is threatening to not raise the debt ceiling which would close the government, furlough workers, undermine the US global economic standing and basically tank the economy at home. Biden’s response has not been robust enough to really address the crisis, and then there’s the looming specter of the Delta variant. Richard Wolff joins act.tv to give an overview of just how precarious a position we are in and the economic threat posed by the Delta variant.

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Boom Bust: Wold-Wide Record Debt

Richard Wolff joins Boom Bust to discuss world-wide record debt. 

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Economic Update: Inflation and Labor Shortage

[S11 E25] New

On this week's show, Prof Wolff talks about the social effects of inflation and the lack of accountability on the part of employers. Capitalist employers set prices with the only motive of maximizing. Employees, the vast majority, must live with inflation but...READ MORE


The Zero Hour: Condo Collapse is a Tragic Warning For All of Us

Richard Wolff joins RJ Eskow on The Zero Hour to discuss the Florida condo collapse and how it is a tragic warning for all of us.

 

 

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Thom Hartmann: Is the Global Tax a Good Thing?

Economists are now talking about a global tax. Is this a good idea? And - why after all these years are we finally getting around to it? Prof Wolff joins Thom Hartmann to discuss. 

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Boom Bust: Iceland's Four-Day Work Week

Boom Bust looks to Europe, where Iceland has run a trial with a four-day workweek. Professor Richard Wolff joins the program to discuss the findings, and whether or not we could see the trend catch on around the world.

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Fault Lines: The Dynamic Between the IRS and the US Wealthy

Richard Wolff joins Fault Lines to break down the dynamic between the IRS and the wealthy in the United States of America, and give a deep analysis into taxes on major corporations.

 

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Sabby Sabs: Interview with Richard Wolff

Richard Wolff joins Sabrina Salvati, a Fred Hampton Leftist, on the Sabby Sabs Podcast for a long interview. 

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The Socialist Program: The Capitalist Roots of the Florida Condo Collapse Tragedy

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the Marxist understanding of the real estate market and how the speculative nature of this capitalist market leads to tragedies like the deadly Miami condo collapse. They also discuss the concept and experience of social housing as an alternative to private capitalist housing.

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Boom Bust: Compromise on "Human Infrastructure"?

As the Biden administration's infrastructure deal has changed since its presentation, the battle for "Human Infrastructure" additions in the bill are underway. Professor Richard Wolff joins Boom Bust to break down the iterations of the bill and what measures he believes are necessary.

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Economic Update: How Capitalism Shapes our Food

[S11 E24] New

In this episode, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the economic aspects of the Covid pandemic: lockdowns vs vaccines, scientific debate vs corporate advertising, long-term vs short term costs, the billionaires made by...READ MORE


The Socialist Program: Making the Rich Richer for 400 Years

Today Prof Wolff and Brian Becker discuss the Marxist understanding of the role played by stock markets in capitalism. How has the function of stock markets evolved over the years, and how do they contribute to today’s exploding wealth inequality?

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Thom Hartmann: Coming GOP Plan to Kill Economy

The Debt Ceiling limits the total amount of money the Federal government can borrow. In the past 20 years, the deficits have been much higher, and the government has had to bail out private businesses. With Covid, borrowing is higher than ever. The only way the government can pay back their debt, is to borrow more. Professor Richard Wolff joined Thom Hartmann to explain that it is catastrophic to increase the debt ceiling, and how taxes might have to increase dramatically.

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Why the Neoliberal Drive to Privatize Everything Is Running Out of Gas

Article by Richard D. Wolff

Slowly, the realization dawns that maybe it never was appropriate to center analytical attention and doctrinal disputation on the private versus public sectors of capitalist economies.

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Boom Bust: Millionaire Club Grows Despite Pandemic

Prof Wolff joins Boom Bust to discuss a shocking report that shows the Covid-19 pandemic has bred millions of millionaires.

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The Big Picture: Biden’s new deal: Is $6 trillion enough?

President Biden’s budget proposal would cost taxpayers a whopping $6 trillion. Some are calling it the New Deal 2.0, but is pumping federal dollars a surefire way to get the economy back on track? Richard Wolff joins The Big Picture to weigh in on whether record-high government spending can offset a mass exodus of service workers across the country. As Americans regain their financial footing after a calamitous year in lockdown, what will tomorrow’s labor market look like?

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News Views Hughes: Labor Shortage Today

Prof Wolff joins News Views Hughes to look at the labor situation in America. It seems like a large portion of the workforce is refusing to clock back in while industries are giving incentives to motivate workers to get back into the office.

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Economic Update: Insurgent Working Class and Organization

[S11 E23] New

In this week's show, Prof Wolff presents updates on the efforts to finally add dental, vision, and hearing coverage to Medicare, the effects of Trump's tariffs on China, and the contradictions between capitalist profiteering...READ MORE


Thom Hartmann: Could Money Market Funds Collapse?

Are money market finds at risk? And, if so, what should Americans do? Is the stock market about to Crash?
Prof. Richard Wolff joined The Thom Hartmann Program to discuss the government spending beyond tax income. At what point does someone scream “STOP”?

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The Zero Hour: What Will it Take to Tackle the Climate Crisis?

Professor Wolff joins RJ Eskow on The Zero Hour to discuss the climate crisis. 

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Economic Update: The Center Cannot Hold

[S11 E22] New

This program begins by analyzing the political monopoly (aka "The Center") operated by the GOP and Dems in the US: its organization and dominance until the last few years. The monopoly deteriorates as both GOP and Democrat coalitions...READ MORE


Thom Hartmann: Why the Hysteria About Inflation?

There's quite a bit of hysteria about inflation. Are the Fed risking reacting too slowly with inflation ticking up? Richard Wolff joined Thom Hartmann to discuss inflation, the hysteria around it.

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The Socialist Program: Karl Marx's Unique Theory of Social Classes

Brian Becker and Prof. Wolff discuss Karl Marx's theory of classes. Politicians of all stripes love to talk endlessly about their devotion to the middle class, but what does that even mean? What are the unique insights from Karl Marx about the real class structure of society?

 

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Boom Bust: Report Shows Record of Wealthy Tax Rates

Richard Wolff joins Boom Bust to discuss a new report that has shown records of how the wealthiest citizens in the nation have dodged paying taxes for years.

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