Economic Update: How People Change Economies

This week’s Economic Update features updates on Maine’s progressive economic changes, the documentation by the U.S. Senate on how the wealthiest abuse the estate tax, how Nestle is profiting from...READ MORE


Economic Update: Socialism Past, Present and Future

On this week's episode, Prof. Richard D. Wolff elaborates on his critique of Uber and the gig economy, discusses US Senators endorsing inequality, Norway’s recent decision to pay male and female athletes equally, why corporations...READ MORE


Global Capitalism: November 2017 Monthly Economic Update

Global Capitalism: "China’s Economy Now, Its Growth and Global Impact"
with Richard D. Wolff
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 Wolff analyzes several of today’s major economic issues. For November 2017, these will include...READ MORE

 


American Hyper-Capitalism Breeds the Lonely, Alienated Men Who Become Mass Killers

This article originally appeared at Truthout.org

Economically, he was one of the growing millions without a secure, meaningful, socially approved, well-paid job. He had previously amassed money by buying and selling real estate, but had no ongoing job. He lacked the relationships that flow from working with others to accomplish a shared goal where each person has a part to play. The stability of a daily job and the people to whom that job connects you are bulwarks against loneliness and mental instability.

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Economic Update: Morality and Economics

On this week's show Prof. Richard D. Wolff presents updates on mostly low-paid service jobs in US future, Senate deregulates banks, college spending per student reinforces income inequality, US loneliness a factor in...READ MORE


Economic Update: How Economies Change

On this week's show, Prof. Richard D. Wolff discusses privatized probation, how New Zealand is rejecting austerity, how the rise in electricity service disconnections prove there is no "recovery," why more and more...READ MORE


La política económica de Obama/Trump

This article originally appeared at Counterpunch.org.  The Spanish version can be found at sinpermiso.info

El capitalismo estadounidense vuelve a precipitarse a un callejón sin salida. Ya se había estrellado en la Gran Depresión, desde 1929 hasta 1933, antes de sacudirse con el New Deal. Después de 1945 se concentró en hacer retroceder el New Deal hasta convertirse bruscamente al neoliberalismo y al "globalismo" en la década de 1970. Esto proporcionó la reconfortante ilusión de unas décadas de "próspera normalidad". Cuando en 2008 ocurrió el segundo gran derrumbe en 75 años se puso de manifiesto la realidad deudo-dependiente de esas décadas. Que además llevó al capitalismo a una nueva depresión seguida por un devastador régimen de austeridad. El derrumbe económico provocó el político: su centro sistémico no pudo sostenerse.

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Economic Update: Success of NY Worker Coops

On this week's show, Prof. Richard D. Wolff presents updates on the passage of CA Disclose Act; Monarch Airlines fails; Equifax, Yahoo, and Johnson & Johnson are...READ MORE


Economic Update: Transition Beyond Capitalism

On this week's show, Prof. Richard D. Wolff focuses on the economic benefits of refugees in the US, the rise of the BRICS nations, the privatization of US public libraries, and...READ MORE


Global Capitalism: October 2017 Monthly Economic Update

Global Capitalism: "Trump’s/GOP’s Tax Plan and a Changing US Economy"
with Richard D. Wolff 
  These programs begin with 30min of short updates on important economic events of the last month...READ MORE

Economic Update: Economics, Psychology and Mass Murders

On this week's episode, Prof. Richard D. Wolff presents updates on Trump/GOP tax plan, Americans having "trouble paying bills," post-1989 Russia more unequal than USSR, Eastern...READ MORE


Marxism 101: Economic Club of Chicago

A discussion of Karl Marx and Marxism with the Economic Club of Chicago.

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Economic Update: Strikes and the Labor Movement Today

On this week's episode, Prof. Richard D. Wolff talks about the closing of 6,400 retail stores in 2017, decline in US housing starts, 800 major corporations oppose Trump on...READ MORE


Economic Update: Capitalism, Revolution and Socialism

On this week's show, On this week's episode, Prof. Richard D. Wolff focuses on major capitalist failures, buying senators on health care, opioid addiction's effects on insurance and on...READ MORE


Economic Update: Corporate Capitalism in Decline

On this week's episode, Prof. Richard D. Wolff talks about capitalism and its impact on recent hurricanes, the business of drug addiction and overdose, how poverty has caused...READ MORE


Global Capitalism: September 2017 Monthly Economic Update

Global Capitalism: "Capitalism and Nature: Hurricane Harvey’s Lessons"

with Richard D. Wolff 

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

These programs begin with 30min of short updates on important economic events of the last month...READ MORE

Economic Update: Capitalism's (Uncounted) Health Costs

On this week's episode, Prof. Richard D. Wolff presents updates on Wonderwoman, Archbishop's critique of UK economic system, a US Labor Day comment, McDonald's workers strike in UK, economics of hurricanes, and...READ MORE


Here’s What Killed the Labor Movement...

The barbecues, beers and burgers are still around - but whatever happened to the labor movement that gave Labor Day its name?

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Economic Update: A Tale of Two Crises

This week's episode explores US working conditions in 2017, the reality of a looming recession and upcoming negative interest rates...READ MORE


Economic Update: Human Rights v. US Water Economics

This week's episode focuses on Trump’s tweets about Amazon over taxes, provides updates on why Americans are dying younger, reviews how Monsanto continues to profit at farmers' expense, and...READ MORE


Has the Economy Hit a New Crisis Milestone? - RT

Prof. Richard D. Wolff joins The Big Picture RT Thom Hartmann's to discuss the status of subprime auto loans and whether we’re headed towards a financial crisis.

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Economic Update: Economics as Deception

The first half of this week’s show provides updates on the growing income gap between Millennials and Baby Boomers... READ MORE


A “Depression" away from a Fascist America?

Prof. Wolff joins The Big Picture RT's Thom Hartmann to discuss the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. The threat that white supremacy and fascism pose to our democracy is real -- especially as Reaganomics continues to tear apart what remains of our middle class.

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[Greek] Στόχος του Σόιμπλε η πειθάρχηση της ευρωπαϊκής εργατικής τάξης

Ο Ρίτσαρντ Γουλφ είναι ένας υπερδραστήριος διανοούμενος των ΗΠΑ, με ισχυρή παρουσία στα δημόσια πράγματα και στα ΜΜΕ...READ MORE


Global Capitalism: Capitalism vs Socialism Today [August 2017]

Global Capitalism: "Capitalism vs Socialism Today"
with Richard D. Wolff 
Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum & Judson Memorial Church

These programs begin with 30min of short updates on important economic events of the last month...READ MORE


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