Economic Update: Gentrification: The Market Rules

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On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on pay of CEO's that fight $15/ he for workers, workers who get public assistance, facts on taxes paid and evaded, Mitsubishi like VW. Major discussion on...READ MORE


Prof. Richard Wolff on Smart Talk with Andrew Mazzone

Prof. Wolff analyzes the economy of the US from a Marxist perspective.

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Economic Update: Prisons and Sugar Babies

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On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on IMF, Panama Papers and tax evasion, workers fighting back. Major discussions of economics of prisons and...READ MORE

Global Capitalism: April 2016 Monthly Update

The Varieties of Socialism: An Economic Analysis

Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum, and Judson Memorial Church

These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month. Then Prof. Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For this month, these will include...READ MORE

 


Prof. Wolff on RT TV: "Americans cast a vote of no confidence to the government of today."

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Prof. Wolff joins Sophie Shevardnadze of RT America to discuss the American Election campaign.

 

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Economic Update: Efficiency: Capitalist vs Human

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On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on tax issues: Panama Papers, corp tax rates, tax-avoiding "inversions" and Yale's tax avoidance. Part 2 of interview with...READ MORE


Economic Update: Worker Coops: Why and How

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On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on China's rising wages, lethal overdoses and economic crisis, courts worsen Puerto Rico's crisis, moving jobs to Mexico, and Florida governor tries to help Yale evade taxes. Major discussions of...READ MORE


Economic Update: How Capitalism Changes Intimacy and Family

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On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on top bankers' pay, bad auto corps' decisions, deflation, and socialist economics. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on...READ MORE


RNN's The Empire Files: Understanding Marxism and Socialism

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Despite a concerted effort by the U.S. Empire to snuff out the ideology, a 2016 poll found young Americans have a much more favorable view of socialism than capitalism.

Though he died 133 years ago, the analysis put forward by one of the world’s most influential thinkers, Karl Marx, remains extremely relevant today. The Empire’s recent rigged presidential election has been disrupted by...READ MORE


Economic Update: Choosing Your Struggles

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On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on FED decision, struggles over China trade and Brexit, and fascism. Major discussions: (1) critique of capitalists' "job creation" and...READ MORE


Prof. Wolff Examines The Presidential Candidates’ Positions on Economy

Prof. Wolff joins Rob Lorei of WMNF, Tampa's community radio, and dissects the economics of higher tariffs of imported goods, as proposed by Donald Trump, the US corporate tax rate compared to other countries and the financial viability of an increased minimum wage.


Economy and Psychology: Real Depressions, Real Solutions Audio

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Economist Richard Wolff and his wife, psychologist Harriet Fraad, will discuss how economic policies impact our psychological and social well-being...READ MORE


Global Capitalism: March 2016 Monthly Update

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Economics and 2016’s Presidential Politics

Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum, and Judson Memorial Church

These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month. Then Prof. Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For this March, these will include...READ MORE


Economic Update: Economics of our Politics

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On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Europe's new econ stimulus, French workers rally for job security, US airlines' rip-off fees. Response to question about govt blame for economic crisis since 2008. Major discussions on...READ MORE


Economic Update: Seeds of Fascism?

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On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on injustice of Argentina's default settlement, on Pope Francis's rejection of "exploiters," and on stagnating real median incomes in US. Major discussions of...READ MORE


Economic Update: Good for Profits, Bad for Society

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On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Citibank calls "Recession" for 2016, Robert Gordon's new book "Rise and Fall of American growth, college students to Europe for free educations, drug and food companies profit at public's expense, economics of presidential candidates, pension struggles heat up, and why China's slowdown due to US/Euro/Japan economies. Major discussions of...READ MORE


Economic Update: Capitalism is the Problem

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On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Bloomberg's money, negative interest rates, the oil market, Puerto Rico's cruel sales tax, Fed Reserve governor supports breaking up banks 'too big to fail,' and Apple borrows despite its huge cash hoard. Response to listeners: converting capitalist into worker coop type enterprises. Major discussion...READ MORE


Capitalism, Greece, and the End of Lesser-Evil Choosing

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This article originally appeared at www.tikkun.org

The question of whether to vote for the lesser evil in the upcoming presidential election is being resolved even as we wrestle with it. The last few years of global capitalist change and the response thereto in Greece show the historic moment now breaking out of such dead ends. 

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Economic Update: Economic Change, Economic Disorder

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On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on China achieves economic superpower status, profit produces drug scarcities, Ireland's unjust austerity, millionaire tax in Massachusetts. Major discussions of...READ MORE


As the Movement for Black Lives Shifts to Policy, Several Options Emerge

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This article originally appeared at Truthout.org

Since the moment protests broke out in Ferguson in the summer of 2014, commentators - supportive and otherwise - have asked when and how the movement for black lives would channel its rebellious energy into policy. Last week, leading voices in that movement made...READ MORE


Economic Update: Lessons About and From Socialism

On this week's episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on the economic significance of Sanders' Iowa vote, Keynes on risks of revolution against capitalism, costs of oil market collapse. Interview with... READ MORE


Global Capitalism: February 2016 Monthly Economic Update

Demands for Basic Economic Change Keep Growing

Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum, and Judson Memorial Church

These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month. Then Prof. Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For this February, these will include...READ MORE


ECONOMIC UPDATE: HOW MARKETS FAIL

On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Johnson Controls Corp evades taxes, Disney sued over abuse of HB-1 visa system, French workers strike against austerity and against socialist government; response to listeners on tax-subsidies for churches and lessons of Israel's kibbutz experience, Major discussion of...READ MORE


Bernie Sanders: The Socialist Outsider Who Took Centre Stage

In this EconomyWatch.com article, David Smith interviews Prof. Wolff. 

Rather than undermine his campaign, Bernie Sanders has made a virtue of the label ‘socialist’ and is riding a wave of opposition to economic inequality that began with the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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How Two-Party Political Systems Bolster Capitalism

This article originally appeared at Truthout.org.

Mainstream economics has always privileged one debate above all others as its most central. Should production and distribution of goods and services be private or public, done by individuals or the state? Mainstream economists likewise keep aggressively projecting this question as the central debate for politics and politicians. Such arrogant self-confidence is the other side of the insular self-absorption that characterizes so much of the mainstream economics "discipline."

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