News.Views.Hughes.: US-China Trade Talks

Wolff joins News.Views.Hughes. to discuss trade talks between China and the US.

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Thom Hartmann: How NYC's Medicare For All Could Save Tax Payers

Professor Richard Wolff joins Thom Hartmann to show how NYC's Medicare For All could save taxpyers money as well as their lives.

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Boom Bust: Expanding Personal Debt

Richard D. Wolff joins Boom Bust to talk about expanding personal debt.

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The Zero Hour: What's coming in 2019?

Prof. Wolff joins The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to discuss what we can expect in 2019.

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Does the Jobs Report Mean The Economy is Fine or Is Another Recession Coming?

Job growth ended 2018 on a powerful note, with the economy adding 312,000 new non-farm jobs in December. Unemployment rose to 3.9 percent as more people entered the job market and the labor force participation rate increased to 63.1 percent. A broader measure of unemployment that includes discouraged workers and those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons held steady at 7.6 percent. 
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Wolff Schools Peterson on Marx

Prof. Wolff visits Boise State and responds to Jordan Peterson's assertions about Marx. 

 

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Wolff on Boom Bust: Breaking Down Global Debt Levels

Prof. Wolff joins Boom Bust to talk about global debt levels at the start of 2019.

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Does Inequality Demand Stronger Solutions Than Reform?

Can reform fix the problems with monopolies? In the past monopolies would form, create economic catastrophe, worsen inequality all before reformers could take power and put a stop to them by breaking up the monopolies. 

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Republicans And Democrats Are Wedded To Capitalism. Americans Deserve Better.

This article originally appeared at Huffingtonpost.com

When college student Trevor Hill stood up at a CNN town hall in 2017 and asked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) if her party might move further left to mark a starker break with right-wing economics, her answer was clear: “I thank you for your question but I have to say we’re capitalist. And that’s just the way it is.” 

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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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