Prof. Wolff discusses how economic as well as personal debt is going to end badly. The U.S. is overwhelmed by huge government, corporate and family debt. It means that if the Fed were to raise interest rates – nobody would be able to afford repayments.Read more
The U.S. has now sanctioned Russian Oil Giant Rosneft as the nation has ramped up its efforts against Venezuela. Prof. Wolff dives into the sanctions, penalties, Venezuela, the oil industry and what it means for the petro sector.Read more
Prof. Wolff's latest article for Truthout:
"In the wake of Australian fire storms, global crop loss and catastrophic climate shifts, billions of people are recognizing the dangers to society and life itself presented by capitalism’s profit-driven despoiling of nature. At the same time, the last 40 years of deepening inequality inside virtually all nations have undermined their social cohesion, and increasingly, capitalism’s mechanisms are being blamed. Anti-capitalism is exploding across many political landscapes."
Read Prof. Wolff's latest article for Counter Punch:
"For the last half-century, US and UK capitalisms led the way in undoing the parallel legacies of the New Deal and Europe’s social democracies. From its ascending Thatcher-Reagan couple to its descending Trump-Johnson imitation, neoliberal capitalism replaced Keynesian capitalism. Private corporate capitalists funded effective campaigns to celebrate neo-liberalism. The US and UK institutionalized it by de-regulating and privatizing further and faster than anywhere else ..."
In the last few years, socialist-leaning policies and politicians like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have become more popular in America. Yet, the word itself has become a slur used by politicians and pundits on both sides of the aisle. This short HUFFINGTON POST documentary explores how and why "socialism” became a dirty word.Read more
Chris Hedges talks with Prof. Wolff about his new book Understanding Socialism. He explains how in the socialist dream, work is something that we should want to engage in, that means something to us, that brings us into relationships with other people who we value, who make us better people as we interact with them; “it’s a transformation of life.”Read more
How accurate are the economic statistics that we are told by government, banks and financial institutions? Are some of these numbers faked, to help re-elections of politicians? Prof. Wolff explains how shrinking unemployment doesn't always mean rising quality of life, and how the inverse relationship between desperation jobs and the economy works and what effect it has for everyone.Read more
Prof. Wolff discuss Airbnb's evolving corporate vision.Read more
Are the impeachment hearings just a movie sequel to the Mueller Report? Prof. Wolff discuss the State of the Union Address, the impeachment hearings and the fervor around the Iowa caucus. This interview appears courtesy of Loud and Clear
Just after paving the way toward a trade deal with China and major developments on the USMCA agreement, President Trump has now threatened to open up a new front in his tariff war.Read more
Former Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf agreed to a lifetime ban from the banking industry and a $17.5 million fine for his role in leading the bank through its massive fake accounts scandal and other sales practice misconduct. This interview appears courtesy of Loud and Clear
Prof. Wolff weighs in on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Economic announcing that the Trump administration considered yet another round of major tax cuts. Meanwhile, political leaders from around the world attended the World Economic Forum, also called the Davos Summit. While President Trump lauded the US economy in his speech in Davos, he mocked climate scientists, calling them “foolish fortune tellers,” and once again called climate change “a hoax.” This interview appears courtesy of Loud and Clear
Seven million people in more than 20 states have received a substantial raise as those states raise their minimum wage. Traditionally, stimulus like this from the bottom has been very effective at lifting an economy. To what extent is the lifting of the minimum wage going to be responsible for the economy continuing to grow. Prof. Wolff offers a bleaker view of the economy.Read more