Economic Update: Dark Times, Hard Truths

[S10 E23] New

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on mismanaging Covid-19 and US system's crash; reactions to...READ MORE


Thom Hartman: Capitalism's Dirty Little Secret: Prison, Slavery & Police

Is capitalism run completely off exploitation? Richard Wolff answers this on Thom Hartmann by pointing out who does the policing. How are we going to handle capitalism's dirty little secret?

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Loud & Clear: Commercial Rent Crisis

Richard Wolff joins Brian Becker on Loud & Clear to discuss the commercial rent crisis. Only 50% of commercial rents were paid in April and May and many landlords have already filed lawsuits against their tenants. "We are now in a phase of the economic downturn where everybody is on their own."
But what happens to society if the landlords don't get their rent?

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There’s a crisis in U.S. capitalism

A new piece by Richard Wolff.

"U.S. economic policy now focuses on what is already the worst business cycle downturn since the 1929 crash."

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Can Socialist States Compromise with Elites?

This article originally appeared at Alborada.net and was written by 

Economist Richard Wolff examines Latin America to discuss whether stable socialist states that are accepted by the political and economic elite are feasible and how to achieve such a compromise.

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Economic Update: Socialism VS Covid 19: A Very Different Story

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[S10 E22] New

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff explores what a socialist response to COVID-19 would have...READ MORE


Political Misfits: "An Open Invitation to Abuse"

Prof. Wolff joins the Misfits. He argues that the US had no excuse for being unprepared for this pandemic ‒ except for the perennial excuse that it wasn’t profitable. 

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Thom Hartmann: How Fascism Feeds The Starving Rich

Hitler was good for the German economy when he came to power and then . . . Trump was good for the US economy when he came to power and now . . . Hitler said that he was the only alternative to socialism . . . Trump says he is the only alternative to socialism . . . Seeing a pattern? Professor Richard Wolff joined Thom Hartmann to discuss the similarities between Adolph Hitler and Donald Trump.

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Symposia Central: Richard Wolff Debates Walter Block

Professor Richard Wolff debates Professor Walter Block on which is a better system to tackling poverty and unemployment: Socialism vs Capitalism.

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Big Other - Jamming Their Transmission: Capitalism, Neoliberalism, Socialism

Today’s episode features Big Other‘s editor John Madera in conversation with Professor Richard D. Wolff. Among the things discussed are capitalism, neoliberalism, socialism, Bernie Sanders, Trump, the two-party oligarchy/plutocracy, voting, democracy, and “disaster socialism.”

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Loud & Clear: US Protests

Prof Wolff discusses the build up to the US protests. "Anyone that is surprised that some of the most oppressed, some of the most distressed by all of this, might smash a window has to wonder 'where have you been in your thinking about the history of the human race?'... This is the beginning of the reaction of what has been done, and continues to be done, to the American people."

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Economic Update: Cornel West on Pandemic Capitalism

[S10 E21] New

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on how pandemic and capitalism are combining to...READ MORE


Zero Hour: Is a Change in Consciousness Inevitable?

Prof. Wolff joins Zero Hour to talk about the pandemic, wealth redistribution and whether workers will slip back into a false consciousness as they return to work. Middle and bottom of the US population is paying for the enriching of those at the top. 

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Valuetainmant: Heated Debate On Capitalism with America’s Most Prominent Marxist Economist

Richard Wolff sits down with Patrick Bet-David on Valutainment to discuss socialism, capitalism and business.

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Rising Up With Sonali: Understanding the US’s Pandemic-Era Capitalism

What exactly does pandemic-era capitalism in the US look like? Richard Wolff joins Sonali Kolhatkar on KPFK's Rising Up With Sonali.

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Thom Hartmann: Will Economic Crisis Create Political Turmoil?

The create crash of 1929 changed the political world and gave rise to far-right politics in Germany. Now, the current crash is going to change US politics and it looks as it will be for the worst. Richard Wolff joined Thom Hartmann to discuss the current global economic crisis.

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Letters & Politics: Unemployment, the Economic Crash, and the Pandemic

Richard Wolff joins Mitch Jeserich on "Politics and Letters" on KPFA in San Francisco to talk about unemployment, the economic crash, and the pandemic.

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CounterPunch: The future of capitalism in the Age of COVID

Richard Wolff joins Eric Draitser on CounterPunch radio to discuss unemployment, systemic failures, and the future of capitalism in the Age of COVID. Eric and Richard discuss his recent piece “Mass Unemployment Is a Failure of Capitalism” and why unemployment, and all the hardships it causes, is a choice made by capitalists. From there they explore the 2000, 2008, and 2020 crashes as a feature, not a bug, capitalism, and why a redistribution of labor has led to a generation of precarious gig workers and debt-ridden college graduates with little hope of a financial future. And what should the government be doing? Listen to this week’s show to find out.

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Loud and Clear: Mass Unemployment Is A Policy Choice

Richard Wolff joins Brian Becker and John Kiriakou on Loud & Clear to talk about American unemployment. 

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Fault Lines: Americans Lockdown Economic Problems

Richard Wolff goes on Fault Lines to talk about the difficulty of solving the serious economic problems hitting more Americans as the country's economy has shut down in response to fears of the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Thom Hartmann: YOU are in a New Global Crisis

Professor Richard Wolff joined Thom Hartmann to discuss that the Fed is printing money at an alarming rate. Business are going out of business as they can’t service their debt – but the news cycle isn’t picking up on that.

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Boom Bust: India Facing Recession

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to wipe out monetary gains, India’s economy could face a major hit as Goldman Sachs is predicting a GDP collapse of more than 40 percent. 

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Economic Update: 2020 May Day Protests and Demands

[S10 E20] New

A special program: interview with Kali Akuno, leader of Cooperation Jackson in Mississippi. As a leader of national May Day actions...READ MORE


Richard Wolff on Boom Bust: "Help Needed! IMF Asked to Do More"

Richard Wolff joins Boom Bust to discuss how lawmakers around the world have called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to cancel massive amounts of debt in the world’s poorest countries due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

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Richard Wolff on Loud and Clear: "Covid Relief Package: Of, By, and For the Capitalists"

Professor Richard Wolff joins Loud and Clear to discuss the COVID19 relief package designed to enrich the capitalists while risking the lives of the working class.

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