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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Boom Bust: Major Investor Issues Global Warning

Wolff joins Boom Bust to discuss the warning letter written by billionaire investor Seth Klarman prior to Davos.

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Boom Bust: Wages Amidst the Gov't Shutdown

Wolff joins Boom Bust to discuss the compounded effects of the partial government shutdown.

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Thom Hartmann: Shutdown Expands Rank of Underwater Nation

Professor Richard Wolff joins Thom Hartmann to discuss the rank of the nation during the partial government shutdown.

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Economic Update: Ecosocialism

[S9 E2]

On this week’s episode of Economic Update, Professor Wolff delivers updates on the New York City council’s vote on a minimum wage for ride-hailing drivers (Uber, Lyft, etc.), 85% of the goods made for the Trump store are made abroad, charter school teachers...READ MORE


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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2018 WRAP-UP Economist Richard Wolff Interview

Prof. Wolff joins Status Coup to talk about the latest economic news and trends. 

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A Sad Christmas Message: Homelessness in America is Growing. But Why?

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

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We Need a More Humane Economic System—Not One That Only Benefits the Rich

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

[S8 E26]

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


Economic Update: Cooperation Jackson: A Closer Look

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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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