On this week's episode of The Socialist Program's regular segment "Capitalism in Crisis" with Prof. Richard Wolff, we discuss the role played by economic factors in the growth of fascist movements. Brian and Prof. Wolff discuss how the core features of capitalism provide fascism with an opportunity to rise and take power.
Prof Wolff joins The Jimmy Dore Show to talk about how the Capitol insurrection was caused by the failure of capitalism and more.Read more
Professor Richard Wolff of the New School joins us to answer this question. You’ve probably heard that “capitalism has reduced global poverty by 90 percent.” It’s a line frequently parroted by capitalism’s most enthusiastic promoters. But there’s a problem with those claims: they’re either misleading or outright false. Wolff breaks it down.Read more
Prof. Richard Wolff speaks with Brian Becker on The Socialist Program about Marx and the Marxist analysis of the fundamental features of capitalism. Marx's assessment of the laws of capitalism were written more than 150 years ago, but they are spot on in their description of modern day capitalism and explain why millions of people are turning toward socialism with a renewed interest in Marx.
Prof Wolff joins the South Korean TV program Global Insight to discuss how inequality will get far worse if post-COVID economies keep capitalism.Read more
And as the global supply chain has been rattled by the coronavirus outbreak, several Asian nations have banded together in the world's largest trade agreement. Professor Richard Wolff analyzes the RCEP trade deal and what it means for both Asia and across the Pacific.Read more
With a fresh post-Brexit trade deal sealed with the United Kingdom, the European Union has also secured a major flow of investment from China as the year winds to a close. Professor Richard Wolff offers insight on the measure, and break down China's path to being the world's largest economy.Read more
Prof Wolff joins Boom Bust to comment on Congress finally passing a coronavirus relief package, and that the executive branch could throw a curve ball.Read more
Richard Wolff joins By Any Means Necessary to discuss Donald Trump's suggestion that he won't pass the COVID-19 mitigation deal unless the checks sent out are increased from $600 to $2,000, the priorities demonstrated by the numerous issues in vaccine distribution, and why the US response to the pandemic is so underwhelming in comparison to China's.Read more
Professor Richard Wolff joins The Socialist Program to dissect the new "stimulus package" and exposes the mind-blowing cruelty and greed of the capitalist class and the political agents in Congress.
Prices are set by the final seller, but there are limits. The seller works out through economics, the maximum price they can change for the item. How much can be charged for a burger? Professor Richard Wolff joined Thom Hartmann to discuss economics and how they affect you.Read more
History tells us that pandemics precede radical shifts in society and economic systems. The Black Death, for example, was the beginning of the end of feudalism. Professor Richard Wolff joins Ellen Brown on PBI LIVE to lend his insights on those big historical breaks and consider what seismic changes we might expect following this current global pandemic. How might public banks be involved?Read more
Richard Wolff joins Mitch Jeserich to talk about the failure of capitalism in a pandemic, as explained in his new book, The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself.Read more
While pre-pandemic predictions for China trade painted a gloomy picture, those takes have not aged well as the lock-down has driven mass purchases of Chinese-made goods. Professor Richard Wolff analyzes the state of transpacific trade and the recovery path for the Chinese economy.Read more
Richard Wolff joins the Mohammed Hijab Podcast to discuss the differences and and compare capitalist, Marxist, and Islamic economics and finance.Read more
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The key question then revolves around progressives inside and outside the Democratic Party. Do enough of them have the needed clarity of understanding, courage to act, and wisdom to see their deficit in terms of strong organization? Can those who do seize the opportunity to ride a return of class politics into U.S. society? Will they effectively resist both major parties’ efforts to silence and destroy them?