The champions of capitalism are rushing into disaster

By Richard D. Wolff
"​Mainstream policies aim to reestablish pre-virus capitalism. Even if they succeed, that will return us to a capitalist system whose accumulated vulnerabilities will soon again collapse from yet another trigger."

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Why the System Failed

Prof. Richard Wolff talks about why the system failed on The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow.

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Economic Crash Not Seen Since Great Depression

We are entering a depression not seen in our lifetimes. There are almost no government programs in place which are going to cope with permanent loss of jobs, inability to pay home or other loans. Richard Wolff Joined Thom Hartmann to discuss the future of the economy and in may ways, the future of the United States. The massive debt in the US is a bubble waiting to burst. There will now be no income in taxes to pay off the country’s debt.

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Economic fallout from coronavirus outbreak

Professor Richard Wolff talks to Jesse Ventura about the economic fallout from the Covid-19 outbreak.

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How the COVID-19 Crisis Is Reshaping Our Economy

Prof. Wolff joins actTV's Julianna Forlano to discuss what our economic system now looks like as a result of a health system that he says puts profit over people. 

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Bailout Bill: Sticking Head in the Sand

Richard Wolff talks to John Kiriakou & Brian Becker on Loud and Clear about the recent bailout bill (the CARES Act), namely that it's attempt to go back to "normal" is the equivalent of sticking one's head in the sand.

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Economic Update: #MeToo & Corona: System is Key

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This program focuses on how the capitalist economic system plays crucial roles in the #MeToo examples of Weinstein and Cosby and also in the failed response to the Corona virus crisis. The organization of capitalist enterprises - power and...READ MORE


Coronavirus: A Capitalist Crisis

By Richard D. Wolff

The catastrophe demonstrates the results when public health is subordinate to private profit and to a governmental apparatus that adulates the superiority of private over public administration.


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The Path to Recession and Recovery

Richard Wolff analyzes the state of the economy, that a depression is already underway, and what the future has in store. Watch it here.

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Stimulus Package – Too Little, Too Late

There has been a binge of borrowing resulting in a stimulus package aimed at helping Americans. Richard Wolff talks with Thom Hartmann about what is going wrong with society and the next crisis. Watch it here. 

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No Bill, No End in Sight As Trump, Congress Mired In Partisan Politics

Prof. Wolff joins Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman of By Any Means Necessary to discuss why the announcement that the Fed will backstop all US credit markets by guaranteeing to purchase as many US Treasury and mortgage-backed securities as necessary demonstrates the ruling class' main priority yet again is bailing out themselves.

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Prof. Wolff on Loud & Clear: Bailout, Coronavirus, the Economy, Jobs and Trump

Prof. Wolff joins Loud & Clear to talk about the potential bailout, Coronavirus, the economy, jobs and Trump.

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Economic Update: Comedy and Tragedy of Capitalism

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On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on capitalism's failures exposed by the Coronavirus; Sanders and the re-entry of socialism...READ MORE


Pandemic Economics

Prof. Richard Wolff talks about Pandemic Economics on The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow. 

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Stocks Fluctuate amid Virus Outbreak

Richard Wolff discusses the Federal government injecting money to the U.S. economy, while 30 million people could be unemployed as a result of layoff or reduction in work hours.

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For Profit System Can't Provide Healthcare During Pandemic

Dr. Professor Richard Wolff joined Thom Hartmann and talked about the economic place we find ourselves in and what may happen in the future. We need reforms – will we see them happen?

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Government Response to the Coronavirus on KPFA

Prof Wolff discusses the government response to the Coronavirus and takes questions from callers on March 19th, 2020 on KPFA's Letters and Politics with Mitch Jeserich. Listen to the interview here.

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Trump Acts on Coronavirus but "It's too Little and too Late"

Prof. Richard Wolff discusses the economic impact of the coronavirus on Loud & Clear with Brian Becker and John Kiriakou. Listen to this interview on Loud & Clear

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Richard Wolff: This is like nothing ever experienced

Prof. Richard Wolff joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the Trump administration’s enormous stimulus package and whether it can resolve the current financial crisis. He argues that “we are in a situation for which no precedent exists.” He also points out that we are seeing the economic results of failing to prepare for the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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Financial Markets Plunge over COVID-19 Pandemic

Prof Wolff discusses the falling stock market after the central bank moves to shore up economic growth failed to dispel fears over anti-virus controls that are shutting down global business and travel.

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Economic Update: Capitalism, Jobs & Depressed People

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On this week's episode of EU, Prof. Wolff presents updates on Vancouver, BC, taxing its richest; JP Morgan Chase recognizes climate change threat and market's failure to cope; ways money shapes US politics today and why US women's soccer gender discrimination lawsuit helps all soccer players vs profit-driven soccer federation. The second half of the show features an interview with psychotherapist Tess Fraad-Wolff on why our jobs get us depressed and what to do about it. Watch it now.

 

 


Massive WWII Style Mobilization Needed to Combat Global Panic

Prof. Wolff discusses how the U.S. needs public enterprise to create structural changes to the economy for the American working class.

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Is Bernie Sanders the President We Need in a Pandemic Like This?

In the face of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S.’ extreme wealth inequality, lack of nationalized health care system, lack of a federal paid sick leave law, and other related issues have shown the nation’s severe vulnerability. In this dangerous new world, we just happen to be in the middle of a critical primary election where one of the two front runners is a self-described democratic socialist who has been touting Medicare-for-All as the central plank of his domestic policy. Is Bernie Sanders the President we need in a pandemic like this?

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Is America on Edge of Recession?

Between the Corona Virus, the price of oil and an already unstable economy, America might be on the edge of the next great Republican recession.

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Markets Hit Bear Territory Amid Stock Swing

Markets are back in bear territory as the stock roller coaster continues its ride. Prof. Wolff breaks down what role the ongoing oil crisis is playing in situation. 

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