Questioning the Logic of Capital: A Conversation With Richard D. Wolff

This article originally appeared at Truthout.org.

Written by Vaios Triantafyllou

Richard D. Wolff is professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a visiting professor in the Graduate Programs in International Affairs at the New School University in New York City. In this interview, Wolff discusses how market-based economies have had their critics since the times of Plato and Aristotle, how both major US political parties have become subservient to the gospel of capitalism and how technology isn’t always constructive. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

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Prof. Wolff joins Loud & Clear's Brian Becker and John Kiriakou to discuss homelessness in America. 

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Prof. Wolff joins Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez of Democracy Now to discuss the current economic crisis, from the stock market fluctuations to the partial federal government shutdown.

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Economic Update: What Elections Hide

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This week on Economic Update, Professor Wolff delivers updates on LA’s vote on public bank; contradictions of Trump's “nationalism," big business’ criticism of tariffs and how...READ MORE


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This week on Economic Professor Wolff delivers updates on a massive international study of profit-driven food production, the huge costs of contemporary loneliness, the police raid of Deutsche Bank, falling house prices, Belgium...READ MORE


Richard Wolff: There Are No Blueprints for Revolution

This article originally appeared at Truthout.org.

In this interview, Prof. Wolff discusses how the revolutions that overthrew feudalism laid the foundations for our current crisis of capitalism, why historical models of socialism put into practice failed, and what lessons we can learn from them in creating a new socialism.

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Boom Bust: One Year after the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act"

Richard D. Wolff joins Boom Bust to talk about the economy a year after the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" was signed.

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Economic Update: The Great American Purge

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This week’s episode of Economic Update is a little different from the usual program. Professor Wolff begins by explaining the economics behind the great U.S. anti-leftist purge (“McCarthyism”) after 1945. It then shows...READ MORE

 

 


Prof. Wolff on Colorado Radio KGNU

Prof. Wolff joins Jim Banks from KGNU Radio in Boulder, Colorado to talk about the state of the economy two years into the Trump administration.

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