Jacobin: Amazon & Starbucks Unionization Drives, Recession, and the French Election

Prof Wolff joins Jacobin for an interview on June 25, 2022. 

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St. Louis Magazine: They're young, they make your coffee, and they want a say in how their company is run

“Starbucks workers, like millions across America, get it: Their employer will not improve poor job conditions, pay what inflation requires, nor ever genuinely respect them unless they form strong unions against employers' demands and threats. Long overdue, major unionization drives strengthen social justice movements.”

- Prof Wolff interviews with St. Louis Magazine for "They're young, they make your coffee, and they want a say in how their company is run”, by Devin Thomas O'Shea 

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The Socialist Program: Going Left: Lessons for the Left from French Elections

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the elections in France's legislature that led to a large upswing in seats won by the progressives and current President Macron's center-right party losing their governing majority. What does this energy behind the left in France tell us?

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Economic Update: Crosscurrents of US Politics

[S12 E24] New

In this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about the effect of Ukraine sanctions on inflation, Musk as economic dictator, Idaho progressives’ impressive gains, and offers a practical response to...READ MORE


Zero Hour: How Workers Can Fight Back

Prof Wolff joins RJ Eskow's Zero Hour to discuss: How workers can fight back. 

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Thom Hartmann: The US Has Serious Economic Problem

Prof Wolff joins the Thom Hartmann program: Until two weeks ago, it was expected that the Fed would increase interest rates by no more than 0.5%. However, the rise today was 0.75% (that’s FIFTY PERCENT higher than expected). This is the largest single rise since 1994.

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The Socialist Program: Workers Crushed as Inflation Hits 40-year High

Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the newly-released inflation report that found that prices rose at a breathtaking pace – 8.6 percent, the highest in over 40 years. Anger is spreading across the country as working people struggle to afford the basic necessities in life as fuel, food and other essential commodities become increasingly unaffordable. What can be done to solve the crisis?

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Straight Arrow News: Quantitative tightening is ‘uncertain’ Fed method to cool inflation

Prof Wolff joins Straight Arrow News for a segment on quantitative tightening and the Fed's method to cool inflation.

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Lex Fridman Podcast #295: Marxism and Communism

Professor Wolff joins the Lex Fridman Podcast for a discussion on Marxism and Communism. 

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Fault Lines: US Economy in Disarray Amid Increased Military Support to Ukraine

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Manila Chan join Prof Wolff to discuss the innate instability built-in to America's economy.

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Thom Hartmann: What the Hell is Stagflation?

On the Thom Hartmann Program, Prof Wolff joins to discuss: what the hell is stagflation? Its worse than inflation alone, it's worse than a stagnant economy. Stagflation is a ‘stagnant’ economy, along with rising ‘inflation’, the perfect storm.

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The Socialist Program: A Recession Is Coming? In This Economy??

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard  Wolff discuss the possibility of a recession, now that the majority of  CEOs foresee one. They're calling it mild, but is that what the economic  signals are showing?

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WBAI Radio: The Economy, Inflation and Price Gouging

On WBAI Pacifica Radio in New York City, What's Going On! Friday's host Rebecca Myles and Prof Wolff discuss the economy, inflation, and price gouging. 

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Economic Update: Is the US Facing Another Civil War?

[S12 E23] New

In this week's show, Prof Wolff discusses the stale old debate (competition vs monopoly) and which to blame for inflation; unionization drives across US campuses, and Eastern Kentucky University in particular; how US stores manage inflation; and Elon Musk...READ MORE


There Are Better Ways for Societies to Address Inflation Than by Hiking Interest Rates

Article by Richard D. Wolff

"As usual, the profit-driven concerns of big business and their result—a remarkably selective historical amnesia—fuel the silence about alternative anti-inflation policies. So too do the right-wing ideological blinders that now constrict U.S. politics. Yet, policy alternatives always exist, no matter how desperately partisans promoting one policy seek to obliterate debate and discussion of others... I will present three other anti-inflation policies that do not entail interest rate increases—there are many more—that could and should be part of today’s policy discussions. All have precedents in U.S. history." 

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Jimmy Dore: All About Inflation

On the Jimmy Dore Show, Prof Wolff joins to discuss Biden's "plan" for inflation and Treasury Secretary Yellen's comments.

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Economic Update: The System is the Problem

[S12 E22] New

In this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about insurers defrauding pensions, record highway deaths, inflation and risk, interest rate rises, Massachusetts to vote on millionaires tax...READ MORE


Zero Hour: How to Fix Inflation

Prof Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to talk about inflation and "solutions". 

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Thom Hartmann: Is the Housing Bubble About to Burst?

Prof Wolff joins the Thom Hartmann program to discuss the housing bubble. 

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MOATS with George Galloway: America is the most unequal country in the developed world

Prof Wolff joins MOATS to discuss inequality in America, or the Bright Shining Lie. 

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Decolonizing Economics Summit: What is to be done?

Decolonizing Economics Summit held April 21, 2022: "As we face ecological collapse, and fascism rising across the globe, we bring together movement leaders to pose that question to them: 'What Is to Be Done?'" Presentation and discussion facilitated by David Cobb. Presenters: A discussion between Yvonne Yen Liu (Solidarity Research Center), Richard D. Wolff (Democracy at Work), Jessica Alvarez-Parfrey (Transition US), and Kali Akuno (Cooperation Jackson).

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The Socialist Program: Why do the Gun Capitalists Have Legal Immunity?

Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how outrage is spreading across the country in the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. The complete failure and cowardice on the part of the police allowed the killer to carry out the massacre. And the gun manufacturers who profit while mass shootings devastate the country are given special legal protections. How are the arms industry capitalists shielded from accountability?

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Global Research News Show radio: Challenges for the Labor Movement

On CKUW 96.9FM's Global Research News Show, Prof Wolff joins for a special edition of the show devoted to the challenges facing the Labour movement in the midst of the major redress of how we do work, and how the people are addressing new forms of tyranny in an emerging technocracy. Prof Wolff joins in the second half, for a panel discussion of major thinkers and labour activists. 

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Economic Update: Capitalism's Flaws Fester

[S12 E21] New

In this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses today's US child care workers' crisis; how sanctions on Russia profit fossil fuel companies and worsen pollution; systemic causes of the US infant formula shortage; how food corp executives helped write Trump's 2020 order keeping Covid-plagued meatpacking plants operating; meat price...READ MORE


Thom Hartmann: Economic Cost of Mass Shootings Exposed

On the Thom Hartmann program, Prof Wolff joins to discuss: Following the fatal shooting at Ulvade, the second mass shooting in hardly a week, many are asking, Have mass shootings become a part of America's Economy?

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