Economic Update: Beyond Universal Basic Income

[S9 E13]

On this week's show Prof. Wolff presents an in-depth analysis of UBI shows its advantages over most welfare, safety net systems. An even better alternative would avoid capitalism's unnecessary...READ MORE


AskProfWolff: Is it necessary for a socialist political party to exist to fight capitalism?

Prof. Wolff answers a question from a Patron of Economic Update.

The patron asks: Is it necessary for a socialist political party to exist, as Lenin emphasized in his books, in order to support and lead the labour movement fighting capitalism or not. If yes, why don't you and people in this struggle don't create one, or join the Communist party? If not, how we're going to fight this class struggle without an organized party?

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Economic Update: Political Activism's Revival

[S9 E11]

This week on Economic Update, Professor Wolff delivers updates on International Women's Day, the University of CA making all research free, NY’s Gov. Cuomo begging and bribing Amazon again, how the U.S. is...READ MORE


AskProfWolff: Do the super-rich want the rest of us to be economically uncomfortable?

Prof. Wolff answers a question from a listener from Tampa, FL.

To what extent do the owners of the country: the billionaires, the CEO's and the people who live only off their investments (and do not work for a living- aka the idle rich)- to what extent are they threatened by low and moderate income people who have a right to health care, a living wage, affordable housing and no worry about college debt? To what extent does a comfortable working class and a comfortable moderate-income class-- threaten the super rich? Another way to ask this is to put this is: Do the super-rich want the rest of us to be uncomfortable, economically speaking? Why?"

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Global Capitalism: March 2019 Economic Update

US and China: 1 Global Economy, 2 Giants - Tariffs, Competition, Deals: What’s Coming

with Richard D. Wolff 
Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum & Judson Memorial Church

These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month, then Prof. Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For March 2019, these issues will include...READ MORE


Wolff on Trump's 2020 Budget Proposal

Prof. Wolff responds to President Trump's 2020 budget proposal.

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Economic Update: Renewing Labor's Movement

[S9 E10]

This week on Economic Update, Professor Wolff gives a shout out to the striking Oakland school teachers and delivers updates on the dangers of declining pensions, a bank fined for helping wealthy clients evade taxes, the U.S. and the EU in...READ MORE


AskProfWolff: Is Religion an Opium for the People?

A patron asks:  Is religion an opium of the people? Is religious faith generally harmful to worker solidarity or cooperation? I know a catholic priest founded Mondragon, but most of the anarchists fighting Franco and establishing worker controlled industries were anti religious before the civil war ended...

 

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Economic Update: Fighting the System

[S9 E09]

This week’s episode of Economic Update features updates from Prof. Wolff on the economics of immigration, France's yellow vests join union-called general strike, demonstrations against Sackler family's profiting from...READ MORE


News.View.Hughes: US-China trade talks ‘made for TV politics’

Wolff joins News.Views.Hughes to discuss reports that the Trump Administration intends to limit or ban Chinese telecommunications equipment by next week.

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Thom Hartmann: The American Destruction of Venezuela

Wolff joins Hartmann to discuss the US' slow and deliberate destruction of Venezuela.

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Wolff on Boom Bust: Trade talks & intertwining economies

Wolff joins Boom Bust to talk about current US-China trade talks.

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Letters and Politics: The History of Socialism in the US

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Wolff joins Jeserich on Letters & Politics to discuss the history of socialism in the US.


Wolff Responds to Fox & Friends on tax returns

Prof. Wolff responds to Fox & Friends about the 2018 tax refunds and who has really benefited from the tax cuts of the Trump administration.

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Wolff on Boom Bust: Record Americans toiling with payments

Wolff joins Boom Bust to talk about the record number of Americans struggling to make payments.

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Economic Update: Police & Policing in the US

[S9 E6]

On this episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff discusses the public education crisis (teacher strikes, declining quality, insufficient resources) and how it undermines the economic future of the U.S. and the absurdity of...READ MORE


Wolff responds to Trump's "State of the Union" address

Prof. Wolff responds to President Trump's State of the Union delivered on February 5, 2019.

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The News with Rick Sanchez: Millennials demand the rich pay taxes

Wolff joins Rick Sanchez to discuss how your viewpoint on taxes may have to do with your age, with millennials and the youth tending to favor more progressive taxation.

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In Question: China to prevail in global trade war

Wolff joins In Question to discuss how the US' attempts to prosecute a Huawei executive is mere cover for the global economic struggle it has been waging to remain dominant.

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Thom Hartmann: Are you taxed more than the rich?

Wolff joins Hartmann to discuss taxing the working class through property tax. Is what Thom Hartmann and others are calling America's wealth tax, actually fair?

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Boom Bust: The Fed & Demystifying Finance

Wolff joins Boom Bust to discuss the state of the Fed.

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News.View.Hughes: Venezuela Gold, Bank of England ‘no longer neutral player’

Wolff joins News.Views.Hughes to discuss the freezing of Venezuelan funds in the Bank of England amid the deepening political crisis in Caracas.

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In Question: Costs of federal shutdown

Wolff joins in In Question to discuss the costs of the longest government shutdown in US history and how they affect federal workers.

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RT Evening News: China May Replace US as World Largest Retailer

Wolff joins RT Evening News to discuss how China is set to surpass US as the world’s largest retail market this year.

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Thom Hartmann: How Dangerous is the US Recognition of the Opposition in Venezuela?

Professor Richard Wolff joins Thom Hartmann to discuss Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro's break off of diplomatic relations with Washington, and the US recognition of the opposition leader Juan Guaidó.

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