Global Capitalism: January 2017 Monthly Economic Update


Global Capitalism:
"Fixing Capitalism v. Moving to Another System"
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 Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For January, these will include...READ MORE

TRNN: Obama's Economic Legacy: Recovery for the Architects of Financial Crisis

Underpinning people's rage towards the establishment is the sense that modern capitalism is no longer working, says economist Richard Wolff . For working people in the United States, the last 10 years have been very, very bad. And what's worse is they come on top of the previous 20 years, when they weren't very good either -- which is why the gap between rich and poor has gotten so much more's why the predictions that Mr. Obama's successor, Mrs. Clinton, would win the election, that assumption was destroyed. And, in large part, it was because the reality of what has happened to working people's situation turned them against the Democratic Party, made them leave the Democratic Party, and particularly the central wing, the Clinton wing. 

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Economic Update: Economics of Emotional Labor


On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff interviews Dr Harriet Fraad on emotional labor.  READ MORE

Capitalism Is the Problem


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Over the last century, capitalism has repeatedly revealed its worst tendencies: instability and inequality. Instances of instability include the Great Depression (1929-1941) and the Great Recession since 2008, plus eleven "downturns" in the US between those two global collapses. Each time, millions lost jobs, misery soared, poverty worsened and massive resources were wasted. Leaders promised...READ MORE

Kapitalismus vs. Sozialismus: Eine neue Debatte

This article by Richard Wolff was originally published in English. Dieser Artikel von Richard Wolff wurde ursprünglich in Englisch veröffentlicht.

Wieder einmal gefährden die Widersprüche, Fehler und Schwächen des Kapitalismus‘ seine eigene Existenz. READ MORE

Economic Update: We Can Do Better Than Capitalism


On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on mistreated homeless, keeping millions from voting, 'I, Daniel Blake,' 3000 water systems like,Trump's foreign employees, unequal retirement USA, Sen Whitehouse on anti-science. READ MORE

How Trump Could Bring on the Crash of 2016


Prof. Wolff joins Thom Hartmann on The Big Picture to discuss Trump’s economic and trade policies.  If Trump cuts taxes and ramps up defense spending, the U.S. could be looking at a shift back to Reagan-era economics. 

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Economic Update: Xmas vs Economic Realities

On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on politicians lying about economics, fines for big banks, Maine votes left, int students come less to US, Pebble Mine struggle, fading American dream. READ MORE

Wolff on Upstream: The Recession isn't Over, but is Capitalism?

Unemployment is down and the stock market is up. So we're in a recovery, right? Many politicians & economists would like us to think that, but Prof. Wolff explains how this couldn't be farther from the truth. Not only is the recession that started in 2008 far from over, but we might actually be witnessing the collapse of capitalism as we know it. LISTEN HERE

Economic Update: Escape from Labor in Capitalism

On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on US defense spending,  French vs US capitalism, Ikea's US paid family leave, Trump's economics. Interview with. READ MORE