Zero Hour: The Social Economics of Gun Violence

Professor Richard Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to discuss the social economics of gun violence. 

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The Socialist Program: How the Ultra-Rich Hide their Billions

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the report from the Tax Justice Network, a well-known international organization, finding that the United States is now the country with the greatest degree of financial secrecy in the entire world. Banks and corporations move in the shadows, concealing their operations and vast wealth. What are the ultra rich up to behind the scenes?

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Economic Update: War and the Left

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In this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about the GOP's stance on student debt forgiveness, US corporations replacing home ownership with rentals, today's US economy not "strong," and left unity, as 4 French left parties work to...READ MORE

Thom Hartmann: Will America's Capitalists Pull Us Into War & Fascism

Prof Wolff on the Thom Hartmann Program: "Germany's capitalists drove it into WW1" Warns Richard Wolff. Could America's capitalist lead us into fascism? "Learn from history" How does inflation lead to fascism and how do economics swing the fortunes of world history? Economic turmoil has a powerful impact on the value of the dollar in your pocket. What is the story of Germany and the United Kingdom after the first world war? What are the parallels in the US?

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The Socialist Program: Capitalism Is Bad for Babies: What's Behind the Infant Formula Crisis?

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the shortage of infant formula and how the capitalist economy isn't structured to take into consideration the survival needs even of babies.

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Economic Update: Jobs Driving Us Mad

[S12 E19] New

In this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the unionization of Grinnell College student-workers; US GDP drops 1.4% in Q1 of 2022; food inflation versus rationing; Germany's refugee shame; small US businesses to plan price inflation; and western corporations leaving Russia replaced by...READ MORE

Zero Hour: Do Workers Have It Too Good Nowadays?

On Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Professor Wolff joins to discuss the situation for workers in the US today. 

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Mitchell Center Podcast: Naming the Problem: Capitalism is the Crisis

On the Mitchell Center Podcast: CAPITALISM / SOCIALISM / DEMOCRACY Interviewer: RAFAEL KHACHATURIAN. As our economy, political system, and society in general weather a number of immediate crises, from pandemics to inflation, economist RICHARD WOLFF argues that the real cause of our inability to grapple with them is being ignored. 


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Thom Hartmann: Proof Global Inflation isn't Joe Biden’s Fault

On the Thom Hartmann Program: Why Is Inflation Being Blamed on Biden? But clever observers of the global economy know that the causes of inflation are much more. 

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Red May TV: Global Capitalism and the Persistence of Cold War Ideology

On Red May TV: Capitalism is structured around individual enterprises and their controlling employers and controlled employees. The relationship among these enterprises is competition. Global capitalism has repeatedly brought competing enterprises and thereby nations into conflicts and wars. Mobilizing national populations to support the conflicts and wars required grand narratives - ideologies - of good struggling against evil. The UK and Germany demonized each other in WW1; it was democracy vs fascism in WW2; capitalism/democracy vs socialism/communism in The Cold War; anti-terrorism after the Cold War; and it is now democracy against Putin's autocracy in Russia. The particular narrative/ideology changed, but the underlying issue - capitalist competition - did not.

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KPFA Letters and Politics: Everything You Need to Know About Inflation

On KPFA's Letters and Politics, Prof Wolff joins to discuss everything you need to know about inflation. 

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Breaking Points: Richard Wolff CALLS Out Economists Who Missed GDP Decline

On Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar: Richard Wolff joins to discuss the GDP contraction and why the consensus of economists missed the mark with their forecasts.

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Fault Lines: The Novel Solution for Inflation the Fed Refuses to Consider

On Sputnik's Fault Lines radio: Professor Richard Wolff joined the conversation to talk about President Nixon’s novel solution for inflation that the Fed refuses to consider, why raising interest rates is used to combat inflation, and the problems Joe Biden faces if he decides to keep his promise to relieve student loan debt.

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The Socialist Program: How to Tackle the Inflation Crisis in the Interests of the Working Class

Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how the Federal Reserve raised interest rates at the highest rate in over 20 years, signaling a major shift in policy as it attempts to tackle the spiraling inflation crisis. But will this maneuver work? Or is it likely to instead spark a new recession?

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Economic Update: Housing - Human Rights vs. System Failure

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In this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses global impacts of food inflation, endless class struggle over length of the workday and workweek and US deaths by guns. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews housing activists Manon Vergerio and Velvet Ross (Fannie Lou Diane) on the US housing crisis...READ MORE

Economic Update: Inflation - How Markets Fail

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In this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about Sri Lanka’s economic crisis as a global example, and how US billionaires escape taxation at our expense. In the second half, Wolff discusses...READ MORE

The Different Ways That the U.S. and Chinese Governments Use Their Power to Regulate Capitalism

Article by Richard D. Wolff

"The socialist left now, as during earlier centuries, advocates for an economic system that does not yet exist in any nation. However, the socialist left does so with the knowledge of what happened to those experiments in socialism that turned out to be and still are forms of state capitalism. Hopefully, 21st-century socialism will not need to repeat those experiments."

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By Any Means Necessary: Inflation Fuels Recession Fears as Corporations Continue to Price Gouge

On Radio Sputnik: By Any Means Necessary with Sean Blackmon and Jacqueline Luqman, Prof Wolff joins to discuss runaway inflation fueled by corporate profit and how the proposed solutions to the crisis hurts working and poor people, and more. 

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Zero Hour: On War and Empire: Unintended Consequences

Prof. Richard Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ ESkow to discuss War and Empire: Unintended Consequences. 

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The Socialist Program: Elon Musk Buys Twitter - How Capitalism Mutilates the Notion of a "Free Press"

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss Elon Musk, a billionaire, buying Twitter, one of the world's largest mass communications platforms. Why are billionaires so determined to control the information available to the public?

Read more with Julianna Forlano: Ukraine Attack Sparks Worldwide Economic Fallout

Prof Richard Wolff joins Julianna Forlano on to discuss the worldwide economic fallout from the Russian attack on Ukraine. Certainly, Russians will feel the brunt of it, given the sanctions levied against the country, and Ukraine will suffer greatly as well. And Europe will also feel economic pain as it relies on Russia to meet its energy needs. But could there be a spillover effect in America? Is a U.S. recession possible? In short, yes, it’s very possible.

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Economic Update: Progressive Politics Win

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This week on Economic Update, an analysis of Ukraine propaganda war, US inflation worsens, the US college debt crisis and New York City eviction crisis...READ MORE

The Socialist Program: Tax Day: Exposing the Lies of the Rich

Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the extreme injustices of the U.S. tax system. Monday was Tax Day — no cause for celebration for millions of ordinary people. But for the ultra rich, it wasn’t so bad. Many of the wealthiest people on the planet actually pay a tax rate that is lower than a typical worker — how do they get away with this scam?

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Katie Halper: Richard Wolff on Ukraine, Sanctions & War

On with Katie Halper, economist Richard Wolff talks about Ukraine, Russia, sanctions, and why this moment is similar to World War One.

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103.7 The Beat "Torn N 2": Critical Race Theory

103.7 The Beat's Torn N 2 program features host Gregory T. Roberts and co-host Pastor Melvin Burns II and guest Professor of Economics emeritus Richard D. Wolff regarding the Critical Race Theory and more. 

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