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
Bad Faith Podcast: Progressive Solutions to Debt Crisis NEVER Proposed
Prof Wolff on the Bad Faith: "Briahna interviewed Marxist economist Richard Wolff about the debt ceiling negotiations that started this week, and the progressive solutions to the debt crisis that are never put on the table, including taxing the rich, cutting the military budget, and minting the coin. The conversation eventually turns toward the subject preoccupying the left: the future of the left, Marianne 2024, and the leadership void left by Bernie Sanders. Is there hope for a "Draft X" movement? Who is Wolff's dream candidate?"Read more
WHMP's Talk the Talk: The Debt Ceiling
WHMP's new two-hour radio program Talk the Talk, with Bill Newman and Buz Eisenberg, invites Prof Wolff to discuss the debt ceiling and 'The Sickness is the System.'Read more
The Socialist Program: Recession, inequality and capitalism: A "soft landing" for who?
Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the state of the U.S. economy. With the Federal Reserve poised to slow down its rate hikes at least temporarily, is it true that the economy is headed for a so-called soft landing? How healthy or sick is US capitalism? Are mainstream economists missing the big picture?
Democracy Now!: Marxist Economist Richard Wolff on How the Debt Ceiling Benefits the Rich & Powerful
Prof Wolff on Democracy Now!: "As House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Biden prepare for their first face-to-face meeting this week to discuss raising the debt ceiling, we speak with Marxist economist Richard Wolff about why the limit on the federal government’s borrowing lets politicians avoid making hard choices about taxing the wealthy. House Republicans are pushing for major spending cuts as part of any deal to raise the federal government’s $31.4 trillion borrowing limit. “It’s 99% theatrics,” says Wolff, professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a visiting professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of The New School. Wolff also discusses the economic impact of the Ukraine war."Read more
Economic Update: A Corporatized America with Chris Hedges
[S13 E05] New
In this week's show, Prof. Wolff explains why capitalism does not deserve credit for improved living conditions, Home Depot billionaire blames US capitalism's problems on US workers being "lazy, fat, and stupid," Southwest Airlines as example of failures by both corporations and their gov't "regulators," George Santos as creature of capitalist advertising. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Chris Hedges...READ MORE
The Comedy Cellar: Live from the Table - The Ills of Capitalism
Prof Wolff joins the NYC Comedy Cellar podcast: Live from the Table to discuss the ills of capitalism.Read more
Community Church of Boston: The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us
Prof Wolff joins the Community Church of Boston to discuss how The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us.Read more
Zero Hour: Making Tech Work for the Workers
On Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Prof Wolff joins to discuss: making tech work for the workers.Read more
The Socialist Program: The "debt ceiling" and the war on social programs
Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the so-called “debt ceiling” government borrowing limit. As the countdown begins to a default, right wing politicians are using the situation as leverage and demanding huge cuts to some of the most essential social programs, including Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Will these crucial safety net programs survive?Read more
Journal of Global Studies / Revista de Estudios Globales [Spanish]
Prof Wolff's articles on inflation, the market economy and class war are published in the Journal of Global Studies [Spanish].
REVISTA DE ESTUDIOS GLOBALES: ANÁLISIS HISTÓRICO Y CAMBIO SOCIAL. Vol. 2 Núm. 3 (2022). Inflación, Economía de Mercado y Guerra de Clases. Editor: Ediciones de la Universidad de Murcia (Editum)Read more
Economic Update: Economics for a New Year
[S13 E04] New
In this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses US spending for war in Ukraine paid for by higher interest rates and inflation hurting middle and small businesses ; a rational transport system is NOT electric cars; an appreciation of the "degrowth"...READ MORE
The Socialist Program: How to Become a Billionaire
Brian and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss widening global inequality in light of the Oxfam report showing that two-thirds of all wealth created around the world since 2020 has gone to the richest 1%. They also dissect what makes the rich different from the rest of us.Read more
Conversations with Politics: The economic system that only benefits the rich has to go
Prof Wolff joins Dr Abdullah Yusuf on the show Conversations with Politics to discuss the ethically bankrupt economic system.Read more
WBAI: Law and Disorder: A World in Economic Turmoil
Prof Wolff interviews on the Law and Disorder program on WBAI radio on January 16, 2023.Read more
Economic Update: "American Midnight" Democracy's Forgotten Crisis
[S13 E03] New
In this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the French School of Economic Warfare and sanctions against Russia; how asset price declines threaten US pensions, electric replace fossil fuel private cars because of profit motive, instead of for a rational transportation policy; US police in elementary schools: bad for students, parents, teachers and even police; honoring Staughton Lynd, US radical academic and labor organizer who died on 11/18/22. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Adam Hochschild...READ MORE
acTVism Munich: The Economics of the Ukraine War / Die wirtschaftliche Bedeutung des Ukraine-Krieges [ENGLISH & GERMAN]
[ENGLISH] Prof Wolff joins acTVism Munich's The Source to talk about the economic impact of the Ukraine war and the impact of Western sanctions on Russia as well as how the war has affected the West economically.
[GERMAN] Die wirtschaftliche Bedeutung des Ukraine-Krieges: "In dieser Folge von Die Quelle sprechen wir mit dem emeritierten Wirtschaftsprofessor (University of Massachusetts) und Gründer von Democracy at Work, Richard Wolff, über die wirtschaftlichen Auswirkungen des Ukraine-Krieges. Wir bewerten die Auswirkungen der westlichen Sanktionen gegen Russland und wie sich der Krieg wirtschaftlich auf den Westen ausgewirkt hat."Read more
Zero Hour: Global Parasites' New Climate Scam
Prof Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to discuss: global parasites' new climate scam.Read more
WBAI: Live on the Fly with Randy Credico
Prof Wolff joins Live on the Fly with Randy Credico for a discussion on the WBAI radio program.Read more
Breaking Points: Richard Wolff REACTS To Record Inflation
On Breaking Points, Krystal and Saagar bring on Richard Wolff to break down the latest inflation numbers and the outlook for the US economy heading into 2023.Read more
The Socialist Program: 7,000 Nurses Say 'Enough!' & Strike: What's Causing the Healthcare Crisis?
Professor Wolff joins the Socialist Program with Brian Becker to discuss the strike that 7,000 nurses are on in New York. What's behind this huge strike and the increasing wave of strikes?
Economic Update: What's Wrong With Capitalism?
[S13 E02] New
Thom Hartmann: Is Bitcoin Even Money? The Grim Future For Crypto Currency
Prof Wolff joins the Thom Hartmann program for an update on the future of Bitcoin.Read more
Economic Update: Surging US Labor Activism
[S13 E01] New
In this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff discusses explosive labor militancy across 2022 in US and UK, Wells Fargo bank again fined for illegal practices on 16 million bank customers, US-Russia economic warfare undercuts European economies...READ MORE
The InnerView with Imran Garda: Inflation and Economic Crises
Prof Wolff joins the InnerView with Imran Garda on TRT World to discuss runaway inflation, economic crises, billionaires, and inequality.Read more