Economic Update: Why the US Constitution is an Obstacle to Change

[S13 E13] New

In this week’s Economic Update, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the US banking crisis, plant closing injustice, growing child labor in the US, Biden's budget's tax "proposals," and a new book that shows US homelessness is an economic problem. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Prof. Robert Ovetz... READ MORE

Zero Hour: Can Economics Measure Beauty, or Love?

Prof Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to discuss: Can economics measure beauty, or love?

Read more

KPFA: Silicon Valley Bank Collapse

Prof Wolff joins KPFA Evening News to discuss the Silicon Valley Bank collapse and more. 

Read more

Sputnik News: US Faces Multifaceted Economic Crisis

Prof Wolff joins Sputnik News to talk about the pattern and structure of the world's economy as it appears to be changing, with challenges crashing in on the US from different directions. 

Read more

The Socialist Program: What's Causing the Bank Collapse?

On the Socialist Program, Brian and Prof. Richard Wolff break down what's going on with the collapse of several banks, including how to understand the intentionally complicated economic jargon and why it's vital that we do.

Read more

Economic Update: How Austerity Paves the Way for Fascism

[S13 E12] New

In this week’s Economic Update, Prof. Wolff interviews Prof. Clara Mattei on her new book "Capital Order: How Economists Invented Austerity and Paved the Way to Fascism"...READ MORE 

acTVism Munich: The Economics of the US-China Cold War & Ukraine War

Prof Wolff joins acTVism Munich to discuss the economics behind the Cold War between the United States and China, recent socioeconomic developments related to the Ukraine war, and the economic factors behind inflation and working class protests across Europe.

Read more

Status Coup News: Silicon Valley Bank Bailout Crisis NOT Definitely Contained

Prof Wolff joins Status Coup News to discuss the Silicon Valley Bank bailout and potential financial contagion affecting the rest of the U.S. banking system.

Read more

MOATS: Banks can’t be trusted with the money that makes the world go round

Prof Wolff joins the Mother of All Talk Shows with George Galloway to discuss how banks can’t be trusted with the money that makes the world go round. 

Read more

RT Spanish: Ciudadanos de EE.UU. estiman que las altas tasas de interés y la inflación provocarán una recesión

Prof Wolff joins RT Spanish to discuss inflation and high interest rates. 

Read more

Economic Update: Social Security, Ohio Derailment, Puerto Rican Poverty - US Capitalism Provokes

[S13 E11] New

In this week’s show, Prof. Wolff focuses on the struggle over Social Security- real versus false alternatives- and the East Palestine, Ohio, derailment tragedy. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Alexis Colon about the colonial status of Puerto Rico...READ MORE


Zero Hour: The Limits of Regulations

On Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Prof Wolff joins to discuss the limits of regulations. 

Read more

The Socialist Program: Nationalize the Railroads!

Brian and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the deadly greed of capitalists in the transportation industry, in light of the horrific train disaster in East Palestine, Ohio.

Read more

Economic Update: Establishment Media & Russia with Aaron Maté

[S13 E10] New

In this week’s show, Prof. Wolff  presents updates on dying empires and climate crisis; mass shootings; fast-food mega-corps fund referendum to slow California plan to raise fast food workers wages and working conditions, and why the debt ceiling debate in Congress is a phony GOP-Dem political theater. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Aaron Maté, independent US media critic with special expertise on Russia...READ MORE


Sisyphus 55: Marxism

Prof Wolff joins the Sisyphus 55 podcast to discuss Marxism. 

Read more

The Socialist Program: Ukraine War Turns 1: A $100 Billion Giveaway to the Arms Industry

John Prysner and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how one year into the war in Ukraine, the U.S. government has committed $100 billion dollars to this bloody proxy conflict that is threatening the whole world with catastrophe. But while huge numbers of people suffer and die, some capitalists are focused on getting their share of this enormous sum of money. Who profits from war?

Read more

Economic Update: Are Mega-Corporations Ruining Our World?

[S13 E09] New

In this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents a critique of monopoly and oligopoly; past efforts and success in popular control over mega-corporations - in US and abroad; the fight back by mega-corporations to nullify reforms and regulations. Finally, some real solutions...READ MORE

Zero Hour: A Globalization for Workers, Not Capital

Prof Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to discuss the global labor movement, the paradox of capitalism, Marx and Lincoln, and more. 

Read more

The Socialist Program: Bosses Want More Child Labor

Brian and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the decline of numbers of workers post-Covid and the capitalists' solution...the increasing use of child labor. Some states are even rolling back legal protections for children.

Read more

The Socialist Program: Billionaires Win the Super Bowl, Again!

Brian and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss why the Super Bowl happens, what else the owners of the Kansas City football team own, and what it shows about U.S. capitalism that the trophy is presented to the billionaire team owner after the team bleeds, sweats, and often receives or worsens injuries.

Read more

Economic Update: Inequality’s Insidious Spread - COVID-19, India, Insurance

[S13 E08] New

In this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on India's extreme inequality and its lesson, employers squeeze employees with "non-compete" job contracts, and how the profit motive distorts the concept of insurance. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Dr Stephen Bezruchka...READ MORE

The Social Changes We Need, the Class Obstacle We Face

Article by Richard D. Wolff

"Capitalism’s defining class struggle has always been that between the employer and employee classes. And the victory of the latter ends that dichotomous organization of workplaces (factories, offices, and stores) that grounds and defines capitalism’s class structures and struggles. Indeed, the victory of the employee class could thus finally close the sequence of all those dichotomous class structures (master/slave and lord/serf)."

Read more

Economic Update: Unionization, Marxism and Education

[S13 E07] New

In this week’s show, Prof. Wolff shares updates on Starbucks union growth; Texas journalists and Yale graduate students/employees unionize, strike, win; Western Mass Labor Federation denounces Biden's denial of railway workers' right to strike; two major kinds of US tax injustice: (1) exempting bonds and stocks from property tax when 10% richest own 80% of stocks and bonds, and (2) failing to levy excess profits tax on war profiteers as UK and Portugal have already done. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Notre Dame Professor Emeritus David F. Ruccio...READ MORE

The Socialist Program: Strikes sweep France, UK: Lessons for the fight against Wall Street

Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss: "how millions of workers across France and the UK have gone on strike in recent days and weeks to protest a raft of anti-worker measures, including efforts to roll back the right to strike and the right to retire with dignity. What can we learn from these episodes in the class struggle as Wall Street prepares similar attacks here in the United States?"

Read more

Economic Update: 2023 World Economic Trends

[S13 E06] New

Identifying and examining the larger economic dimensions and trends of three key aspects of today's global economy: Russia/Ukraine war, Europe's quandary, and the decline of the US empire. Attention focuses on the immense direct and indirect costs of the war in Ukraine; on Europe's desperate position and choices caught between the US and China blocs in the world economy; and on how the US empire is responding to its decline in the world economy. Our approach is to stress...READ MORE