By Any Means Necessary: Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Is Too Little, Too Late

In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Prof Wolff, to discuss the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act and why it is too little and too late to do anything for working and poor people, and more. 

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The Socialist Program: How U.S. Capitalism Buries Students in Debt

Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the student debt crisis. With an announcement expected imminently on the fate of the national freeze on student debt payments, pressure is mounting on the Biden administration to not only extend the moratorium, but also cancel a substantial amount of the crushing debt burden tens of millions of people in the United States are under. How did we end up in a situation where borrowers have accumulated over $1.7 trillion in debt just because they wanted to get an education?

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Economic Update: Recession - Capitalism's Failure Invites System Change

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In this week's show, Prof. Wolff defines recession and shows its relation to inflation and stagflation in their respective roles within capitalism's inherent instability. Rooted in the structure of capitalism, recessions represent both costly burdens on employers and employees alike and also strong incentives to question, challenge, and go beyond...READ MORE

Thom Hartmann: Why The Rich FEAR Unions

StarBucks workers are unionizing, so are Amazon workers, your work place just had a union meeting as you read this. Trade unions are a way for workers to stop exploitative labor practices, fight for better wages or benefits and exercise workplace democracy... so why are capitalists treating unions like the Big Bad Wolff?

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The Socialist Program: Evictions, rising rents and unaffordable homes: Capitalist housing market a total failure

Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the housing market as the Federal Reserve-induced economic downturn takes shape. The situation is rapidly deteriorating for both renters and prospective home buyers, with evictions on the rise, prices rising and interest rates spiraling out of control.

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Economic Update: The Deepening Fragility of US Power

In this week’s show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on successful unionization at Trader Joe’s, lottery tickets as disguised regressive taxation, gasoline inflation brings record profits to big oil companies, and pharmaceutical industries' ad campaign to...READ MORE

The Truth About Markets, Pillar of Capitalist Ideology

Article by Richard D. Wolff

"As capitalism sinks into ever deeper trouble, it is time to topple false Gods as part of the process of finding our way to better institutions, and indeed to a better system."

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Status Coup: Richard Wolff DEBUNKS "Historic" Economic Recovery, Inflation Reduction Act

On Status Coup with Jordan Chariton, Richard Wolff joins to debunk the "Historic" Economic Recovery, Inflation Reduction Act. 

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Zero Hour: Prof. Richard Wolff on Invisible Crisis – and Rays of Hope

Prof Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to discuss invisible crisis -- and rays of hope. 

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Thom Hartmann: The Economics Fueling Fascist Unrest

On the Thom Hartmann program: Trump's fascist supporters are pushing for civil war but there is an underlying economic strife behind the fascist civil war plans, Richard Wolff exposes how the economic roots of the oncoming civil war.

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The Socialist Program: High Prices, Low Wages: The Senate's New Inflation Act Is Class Warfare

Brian and Prof. Richard Wolff analyze the Senate's spending bill entitled the "Inflation Reduction Act" for the effect it could have on inflation. It falls far short of what’s desperately needed to address the overlapping crises causing so much suffering for working people.

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Yahoo! Finance: What would Marx think of Bitcoin?

Prof Wolff joins episode seven of The Crypto Mile with Yahoo! Finance to discuss how Marx would see bitcoin: "When it comes to crypto, Marx would say it is a distraction, but it also carries the seed of something beyond the mind-numbing condition that capitalism has brought us. 

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Economic Update: Noam Chomsky on Fragile US Empire

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In this week’s show, Prof. Wolff gives updates on US freight workers strike preparations; progressives and labor targeting municipal government; Chipotle store-closing to stop unionizing, and Occupy Wall Street's "Debt Collective" $5.8 billion student loan forgiveness win. In the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff interviews Noam Chomsky...READ MORE

ChefBoyArmando: Interesting Times with Prof Wolff

Prof Wolff joins the podcast ChefBoyArmando to discuss how the opening of an economic front in the Ukraine-Russia War along with Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan signals a shift in the United States power around the world.

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The Karen Hunter Show: The Sickness is the System

Prof Wolff joins the Karen Hunter Show to discuss themes of his book The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save us From Pandemics or Itself. 

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The Socialist Program: Bank of America Memo Exposes Capitalists' Plot to Crash the Economy

On the Socialist Program: Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss a leaked memo written by a top Bank of America economist that reveals in explicit terms the strategy of the capitalist class: cause as much suffering among workers as possible to rebalance the economy in favor of the rich. As the U.S. begins to experience an intentionally-caused recession, it is now even clearer that this is a matter of class struggle.

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Thom Hartmann: Are Co-Ops Really an Alternative To Capitalism?

Prof Wolff joins the Thom Hartmann program to discuss: Capitalism gets a lot of critique but what are the alternatives to capitalism? Can worker coops really stop the pitfalls of capitalism? Will a world of worker Co-ops change the system enough or should we go further?

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The Glenn Show: Democracy and Capitalism | Glenn Loury, John McWhorter & Richard Wolff

Glenn Loury. John McWhorter, and economist Richard Wolff discuss the flight of capital from formerly thriving American cities in the wake of de-industrialization. They also debate the relative merits of planned economies and free markets, as well as the rights of workers to determine the fate of the companies they work for.

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Guerilla History: The Economics of Imperialism and Inflation

On Guerilla History, Prof Wolff talks about the economics of both imperialism and inflation - two major issues facing nearly everyone today, but that we often don't look at the economic drivers or mechanisms of.

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Economic Update: Marianne Williamson on US Politics

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In this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the decline/fall of Boris Johnson and the parallels with Trump; the Sri Lanka collapse and its lessons; Match Corp secretly funding sides in "culture wars" to...READ MORE

Zero Hour: The 500 Year future of Inflation

Prof Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to discuss: The 500 Year future of Inflation. 

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Thom Hartmann: Will Economy Burn You Before Climate Change Does?

On the Thom Hartmann program, Prof Wolff joins to discuss: The environment isn't the only thing on fire, the only question is, what will burn you first, climate change or the economy? The massive heatwaves are pushing up the use of electricity for air-conditioning and putting up our power cost. The climate scientists told us this would happen – but did we listen? Prices rise – corporations make more profit – capitalism take over – and we have fewer dollars in our pocket. How is this all going to work out?

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The KPFA Evening News (Sunday) – July 24, 2022

Prof Wolff joins KPFA Evening News on July 24 to discuss 'greedflation', and how corporate bosses and top Federal Reserve officials have gotten away with blaming worker wages as a factor in surging prices which have pushed overall inflation in the US to a four decade high. 

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Democracy Now! Fed Rate Hikes Are “Body Blow” to Workers Reeling from Pandemic, Growing Inequality

On Democracy Now! Prof Wolff joins to discuss  how experts forecast another economic recession in the United States, with inflation at a historic high and a federal minimum wage that hasn’t changed for 13 years. The Federal Reserve plan to combat rising inflation by raising interest rates delivers a “body blow to a working class” already suffering from decades of upward wealth redistribution and a pandemic, says Wolff. 

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Economic Update: Twin Upsurges - Unionizing and Left Politics

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In this week's show, Prof Wolff discusses the unionization efforts by post-doc medical researchers vote union, central bankers mislead on inflation, rising economic footprint and power of...READ MORE