Lex Fridman Podcast #295: Marxism and Communism

Professor Wolff joins the Lex Fridman Podcast for a discussion on Marxism and Communism. 

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Fault Lines: US Economy in Disarray Amid Increased Military Support to Ukraine

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Manila Chan join Prof Wolff to discuss the innate instability built-in to America's economy.

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Thom Hartmann: What the Hell is Stagflation?

On the Thom Hartmann Program, Prof Wolff joins to discuss: what the hell is stagflation? Its worse than inflation alone, it's worse than a stagnant economy. Stagflation is a ‘stagnant’ economy, along with rising ‘inflation’, the perfect storm.

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The Socialist Program: A Recession Is Coming? In This Economy??

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard  Wolff discuss the possibility of a recession, now that the majority of  CEOs foresee one. They're calling it mild, but is that what the economic  signals are showing?

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WBAI Radio: The Economy, Inflation and Price Gouging

On WBAI Pacifica Radio in New York City, What's Going On! Friday's host Rebecca Myles and Prof Wolff discuss the economy, inflation, and price gouging. 

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Economic Update: Is the US Facing Another Civil War?

[S12 E23] New

In this week's show, Prof Wolff discusses the stale old debate (competition vs monopoly) and which to blame for inflation; unionization drives across US campuses, and Eastern Kentucky University in particular; how US stores manage inflation; and Elon Musk...READ MORE

There Are Better Ways for Societies to Address Inflation Than by Hiking Interest Rates

Article by Richard D. Wolff

"As usual, the profit-driven concerns of big business and their result—a remarkably selective historical amnesia—fuel the silence about alternative anti-inflation policies. So too do the right-wing ideological blinders that now constrict U.S. politics. Yet, policy alternatives always exist, no matter how desperately partisans promoting one policy seek to obliterate debate and discussion of others... I will present three other anti-inflation policies that do not entail interest rate increases—there are many more—that could and should be part of today’s policy discussions. All have precedents in U.S. history." 

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Jimmy Dore: All About Inflation

On the Jimmy Dore Show, Prof Wolff joins to discuss Biden's "plan" for inflation and Treasury Secretary Yellen's comments.

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Economic Update: The System is the Problem

[S12 E22] New

In this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about insurers defrauding pensions, record highway deaths, inflation and risk, interest rate rises, Massachusetts to vote on millionaires tax...READ MORE

Zero Hour: How to Fix Inflation

Prof Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to talk about inflation and "solutions". 

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Thom Hartmann: Is the Housing Bubble About to Burst?

Prof Wolff joins the Thom Hartmann program to discuss the housing bubble. 

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MOATS with George Galloway: America is the most unequal country in the developed world

Prof Wolff joins MOATS to discuss inequality in America, or the Bright Shining Lie. 

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Decolonizing Economics Summit: What is to be done?

Decolonizing Economics Summit held April 21, 2022: "As we face ecological collapse, and fascism rising across the globe, we bring together movement leaders to pose that question to them: 'What Is to Be Done?'" Presentation and discussion facilitated by David Cobb. Presenters: A discussion between Yvonne Yen Liu (Solidarity Research Center), Richard D. Wolff (Democracy at Work), Jessica Alvarez-Parfrey (Transition US), and Kali Akuno (Cooperation Jackson).

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The Socialist Program: Why do the Gun Capitalists Have Legal Immunity?

Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how outrage is spreading across the country in the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. The complete failure and cowardice on the part of the police allowed the killer to carry out the massacre. And the gun manufacturers who profit while mass shootings devastate the country are given special legal protections. How are the arms industry capitalists shielded from accountability?

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Global Research News Show radio: Challenges for the Labor Movement

On CKUW 96.9FM's Global Research News Show, Prof Wolff joins for a special edition of the show devoted to the challenges facing the Labour movement in the midst of the major redress of how we do work, and how the people are addressing new forms of tyranny in an emerging technocracy. Prof Wolff joins in the second half, for a panel discussion of major thinkers and labour activists. 

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Economic Update: Capitalism's Flaws Fester

[S12 E21] New

In this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses today's US child care workers' crisis; how sanctions on Russia profit fossil fuel companies and worsen pollution; systemic causes of the US infant formula shortage; how food corp executives helped write Trump's 2020 order keeping Covid-plagued meatpacking plants operating; meat price...READ MORE

Thom Hartmann: Economic Cost of Mass Shootings Exposed

On the Thom Hartmann program, Prof Wolff joins to discuss: Following the fatal shooting at Ulvade, the second mass shooting in hardly a week, many are asking, Have mass shootings become a part of America's Economy?

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Zero Hour: The Social Economics of Gun Violence

Professor Richard Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to discuss the social economics of gun violence. 

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The Socialist Program: How the Ultra-Rich Hide their Billions

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the report from the Tax Justice Network, a well-known international organization, finding that the United States is now the country with the greatest degree of financial secrecy in the entire world. Banks and corporations move in the shadows, concealing their operations and vast wealth. What are the ultra rich up to behind the scenes?

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Economic Update: War and the Left

[S12 E20] New

In this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about the GOP's stance on student debt forgiveness, US corporations replacing home ownership with rentals, today's US economy not "strong," and left unity, as 4 French left parties work to...READ MORE

Thom Hartmann: Will America's Capitalists Pull Us Into War & Fascism

Prof Wolff on the Thom Hartmann Program: "Germany's capitalists drove it into WW1" Warns Richard Wolff. Could America's capitalist lead us into fascism? "Learn from history" How does inflation lead to fascism and how do economics swing the fortunes of world history? Economic turmoil has a powerful impact on the value of the dollar in your pocket. What is the story of Germany and the United Kingdom after the first world war? What are the parallels in the US?

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The Socialist Program: Capitalism Is Bad for Babies: What's Behind the Infant Formula Crisis?

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the shortage of infant formula and how the capitalist economy isn't structured to take into consideration the survival needs even of babies.

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Economic Update: Jobs Driving Us Mad

[S12 E19] New

In this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the unionization of Grinnell College student-workers; US GDP drops 1.4% in Q1 of 2022; food inflation versus rationing; Germany's refugee shame; small US businesses to plan price inflation; and western corporations leaving Russia replaced by...READ MORE

Zero Hour: Do Workers Have It Too Good Nowadays?

On Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Professor Wolff joins to discuss the situation for workers in the US today. 

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Mitchell Center Podcast: Naming the Problem: Capitalism is the Crisis

On the Mitchell Center Podcast: CAPITALISM / SOCIALISM / DEMOCRACY Interviewer: RAFAEL KHACHATURIAN. As our economy, political system, and society in general weather a number of immediate crises, from pandemics to inflation, economist RICHARD WOLFF argues that the real cause of our inability to grapple with them is being ignored. 


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