Economic Update: Persuasion vs. Polarization

[S12 E46] New

In this week’s show, Prof. Wolff discusses the massive strike of Canadian public employees; economics of the unemployed; business owners,executives and lawyers dominate US state legislatures; and how rising interest rates push the most vulnerable to the margins of US capitalism. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Anand Giridharadas...READ MORE

Thom Hartmann: Will Housing Prices Collapse?

Prof Wolff joins the Thom Hartmann program to discuss: "There are three asset classes, one of which is real estate. As interest rates increase, which is starting to push prices down. Is this just in the US, or is it a worldwide crisis? All of the links in our economy, from fish out of Japan, to banana imports, are linked to interest rates and by extension, the housing market. How?"

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The Socialist Program: Cryptocurrency Collapse: Money, Scams and Capitalism

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss: "How FTX, which was among the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, has collapsed in one of the most spectacular corporate bankruptcies ever. In other tech-related industries too, mass layoffs continue to gather pace. The boom-bust cycle of capitalism is once again on full display."

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Economic Update: The Terminal Crises of Global Capitalism

[S12 E45] New

In this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on students' solidarity with workers at Smith College; US car industry manipulates supply/demand to inflate prices, profits; Teamsters strike, solidarity defeat Sysco Systems; Starbucks provokes its 250 unionized stores, and why rising wages do not "cause" inflation. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Prof. William I. Robinson...READ MORE

Zero Hour: Cutting the Crap About Crypto

Prof Wolff joins RJ Eskow on Zero Hour to discuss: cutting the crap about crypto. 

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The Socialist Program: Billionaires Order Mass Layoffs of Tech Workers

Brian and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the mass layoffs that billionaire CEOs at Meta (formerly Facebook), Twitter, Amazon, and others have begun. More than one hundred thousand workers are projected to lose their jobs this year just in the tech industry.

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World Socialism Studies, No. 9, 2022 [in Chinese]

This interview has been published in Chinese in the World Socialism Studies, No. 9, 2022. 

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The Socialist Program: Housing Market Whiplash Locks out Millions of Workers

Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how huge numbers of people are being locked out of the housing market amid soaring interest rates and home prices, marking a dramatic reversal for millions of people who were hoping to buy their own home. With prices spiking for renters as well, the failure of the capitalist market to provide something as basic as affordable shelter is on display.

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Economic Update: Nomi Prins on the Distorted US Financial System

[S12 E44] New

In this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about a new Congress report on huge US wealth inequality; Angela Merkel on relying on Russian oil and gas, the irrationality of 20,000 immigrants dumped on NYC, and Harvard exploiting its tax-exempt status. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Dr. Nomi Prins...READ MORE

Economic Update: Capitalism vs Socialism is NOT Markets vs Planning

[S12 E43] New

This week on Economic Update, Prof. Wolff shows how the economics of existing capitalist and socialist economies make use of both markets and planning. The opposition of markets and planning is largely false and has worked to distract students and observers of economic systems from better differentiations such as how they differently organize their workplaces: hierarchical in the case of capitalist, democratic...READ MORE

A Deficit Spending Scam Destroyed UK’s Prime Minister—Who’s Next?

Article by Richard D. Wolff

"Most of what passes as “the economic policy we need now” is really pleading by a self-interested employer class. Raising interest rates to fight inflation is the big example these days. Among the forms and fields of class struggle, debunking economic policies’ claims of being class neutral is an ongoing battle."

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Status Coup News: Biden Should Copy Nixon and PUNISH Corporate Price Gougers

Jordan Chariton talks with Richard Wolff about the Fed increasing interest rates again, and Biden's lack of leadership to fix inflation and an upcoming recession.

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Thom Hartmann: Can Nationalizing Corporations Save Our Economy & Planet?

On the Thom Hartmann program: Can we nationalize our oil companies? Professor Richard Wolff explains what that means and why nationalization isn't the fringe idea many thought it was. 

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The Socialist Program: The Reign of King Elon Musk Begins at Twitter

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how Elon Musk became the new owner of Twitter. The widely-hated billionaire immediately began to prepare layoffs, reportedly starting with the mass firing of a quarter of all employees at the company. Under the dictatorship of the rich, one of the main ways that people in society communicate with each other can become the private possession of a single ultra-wealthy capitalist.

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Marxism for this Moment - A conversation with Richard Wolff & David Harvey

A conversation with Richard Wolff & David Harvey

Marxism is essential to understanding capitalism- but many don’t know what Marxism is or how it could inspire a better world. To help spread Democracy at Work’s message that we can do better than capitalism, we’re hosting a ticketed fundraising event on November 18th when Richard Wolff and David Harvey will discuss the power of Marxism for this moment.

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Economic Update: Ana Kasparian on Today's US Crisis

[S12 E42] New

In this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses US sanctions against Chinese semiconductor chip makers, OPEC+ cuts oil production by 2 million barrels per day boosting inflation, desperate UK conservatives abandon Brexit scapegoat to cozy up to Europe, and what US might do to solve "labor shortages." In the second half of the show, Wolff is joined by Ana Kasparian, host of The YoungTurks...READ MORE

Zero Hour: Britain's Chaos, America's Future?

Prof Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to discuss: Britain's Chaos, America's Future? 

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Thom Hartmann: Is Fed Chair Driving Workers Into Poverty?

Richard Wolff joins Thom Hartmann to discuss how even owning a car, could become a luxury American workers can't afford.

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The Socialist Program: U.S. steps up high-tech economic war with China

Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how demonization of China has gone into overdrive as the country chooses its new leadership, and how a key component of this has been increasingly strident advocacy for so-called “economic decoupling” from China. And in fact, just ahead of China’s Communist Party congress, the U.S. government unveiled a harsh blow to a critical sector of trade.

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Rising Up With Sonali: Why Trussonomics Failed

On Pacifica KPFK/KPFA's Rising Up With Sonali, Prof Wolff joins to discuss the reasons behind the resignation of British Prime Minister Liz Truss after a mere 45 days in office. 

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Thom Hartmann: Could Russia Destroy US Economy?

On the Thom Hartmann program: Enjoy the low gas prices, low rent and low grocery costs while you can. If BRIC countries, Brazil, Russia, India and China join forces to take down the US dollar they might be able to take down the entire US economy.

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Economic Update: Means TV - An Anti-Capitalist Netflix

[S12 E41] New

In this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses global capitalism's "perfect storm" (inflation + rising interest rates + reduced production = "stagflation"); 1000 SFO food workers strike and win; FedEx reinforces "stagflation" predictions, and hurricane Ian confirms system's failures to plan for predictable disasters to lessen their costs and impacts. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Nick Hayes of Means TV...READ MORE

Mexie: Inflation, Imperialism & Worker Resistance

On with Mexie, Prof Wolff discusses inflation, imperialism, worker resistance and more. 

Read more Could Housing Crash the Global Economy? | Richard Wolff vs. David Woo

Could housing crash the global economy? Prof Wolff discusses with former Wall Street strategist David Woo. 

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Organize Amazon MQY1: Amazon Unionization Drive in Mt. Julien TN

Professor Wolff speaks with those involved in the union drive at the Amazon facility MQY1, located in Mt. Juliet, TN. 

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