Global Capitalism: May 2018 Monthly Economic Update

Global Capitalism: Linking Trump and Marx’s Critique of Capitalism

with Richard D. Wolff 
Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum & Judson Memorial Church

These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month, then Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For May 2018, these issues will include... READ MORE


Worker Co-Ops Are Wildly Successful But U.S. Media Ignores

Prof. Wolff joins The Jimmy Dore Show to discuss the success of Worker Co-Ops around the world and how American Capitalists wasted no time trying to exploit workers.

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We Aren’t Prepared For Capitalism’s Failures

Prof. Wolff on The Jimmy Dore Show discusses the history of socialists running for office, gives his thoughts on contemporary American politics and why we aren’t prepared for capitalism’s failures and never have been.

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Marxist Economic Theory Easily Explained w/Richard Wolff

Prof. Wolff joins The Jimmy Dore Show to talk about Marx and Marxist theories.

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Economic Update: The Contributions of Karl Marx (Part I)

Professor Wolff takes a deeper look at the life and work of Karl Marx in celebration of the 200th anniversary...READ MORE


An Ode to Eugene V. Debs and the End of Capitalism

This article was written by Jordan Riefe and originally appeared at Truthdig.com

Once upon a time, the word “socialist” wasn’t considered a dirty word. In fact, in 1912, roughly a million people (6 percent of the popular vote), voted for a socialist for president. He is the subject of filmmaker Yale Strom’s new documentary, “American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs,” in limited release in New York from April 27 through May 3 and in Los Angeles from May 4 through May 10.

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Richard Wolff Speaks to Packed House on Socialism, a New Economic Future

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Economic Update: Employees vs. Employers - Endless Tensions

This week on Economic Update, Professor Wolff delivers updates on German workers who elect almost half of corporate boards of directors, major US corporations with negative...READ MORE


Economic Update: Struggling Against the System

This week’s episode of Economic Update features updates from Professor Richard D. Wolff on teachers' strikes, capitalism abuses facebook, colleges reward...READ MORE


Millennials & Retirement Savings

Prof. Wolff joins RT's Boom Bust to talk about the difficulties millennials are having finding jobs and what that will mean for them when they reach retirement. 

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Capitalism’s Betrayal Of The Working Class Could Be Its Undoing

This article originally appeared at Huffingtonpost.com.

Donald Trump is hacking away at working-class benefits. We’re in a period of extreme deregulation, deep tax cuts for business and the rich, extreme protectionism, and rising debt, even as the Federal Reserve increases interest rates. Together, these developments leave the working class with lower wages and benefits, higher prices, and reduced government services. 

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Economic Update: Distorting Economic Truths

This week’s episode o Economic Update features updates Professor Richard D. Wolff on the labor strikes at Disney, home sales and prices drop sharply, Nestle’s approval to profit from privatizing water, UPS and FedEx profit from...READ MORE


Richard D. Wolff on George Orwell, the Military Industrial Complex & the Emancipation of Labour

Professor Wolff talks with acTVism Munich about George Orwell's famous book called "1984", and in particular, the excerpts pertaining to the military expenditure and war.

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Economic Update: Winds of System Change

This week on Economic Update, Professor Richard D. Wolff provides updates on big French strikes to protect workers' gains, rising sub-prime loans, students pay more as states pay less for public tuition costs, West Virginia teachers strikes...READ MORE


Wall Street Bankers' Executive Bonuses Highlight Worsening Inequality

Prof. Wolff joins The Real News Network to discuss worsening inequality in the US.

 

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Economic Update: Resistance Economics

This week on Economic Update, Prof. Richard D. Wolff provides updates on the economics of the NRA, Trump’s anti-Chinese tariffs, BMW caught emissions cheating, Brexit's additional lessons, IBM on age discrimination, Tennessee teachers fight and...READ MORE


The coming collapse of the American economic system

Prof. Wolff joins On Contact with Chris Hedges to discuss the coming economic collapse of the United States of America.

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The Economics Behind Gun Violence and Mass Shootings

Prof. Wolff joins actTV's Julianna Forlano to comment on the March for our Lives.

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The Rise of Oligarchy in America: Town Hall

Prof. Wolff talks with Julianna Forlano of ActTV.
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Concepts of Class

Originally publishedLogos Journal by Richard D. Wolff (Winter 2018 Vol. 17 No. 1)

 

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Why The Flattening Yield Curve Should Scare you

The Yield Curve is flattening, but do you know why you should be concerned? 

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Economic Update: A System Broken

This week on Economic Update, Professor Richard D. Wolff provides updates on doctors in the U.S. getting paid for prescribing fentanyl, why deficits are a non-issue, how tobacco companies perpetuate the cigarette problem, the big corporations battling over...READ MORE


Economic Update: Capitalism Breeds Inequality

This week's episode of Economic Update features updates from Professor Richard D. Wolff on how globalization has worsened inequality from 1980-2016, the YMCA workers strike, UK universities and...READ MORE


We Cannot Pretend that Capitalism is the Only Way

Prof. Wolff joins Thom Hartmann to talk about why we debate all aspect of our lives except for our economic system.

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Prof. Wolff on KPFA Up Front

Prof. Wolff joins KPFA's Up Front to discuss why reforms and regulations are not enough to change the inequalities produced by the capitalist system.  Fundamental change in the way we organize the workplace is needed. 

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