The Socialist Program: Bankers & The Fed Push the Economy Toward a Recession—But It's Workers Who Will Feel the Pain

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the International Monetary Fund predicting a worse economy in 2023 and the illuminating comments from CEO Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase, the largest US investment bank. Bankers like Dimon and The Fed (made up of majority bankers) are pushing the economy toward the brink, despite the crisis this will cause for workers and families nationwide.

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Economic Update: The Economics of Colonialism Part 1 - The British Empire

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This week's show focuses on an analysis of capitalist colonialism that begins with the passing of Queen Elizabeth as a monument to the passing of the British Empire itself. Wolff discusses the differences between pre-capitalist and capitalist colonialism, the goals of capitalist colonialism, the development of...READ MORE

The Socialist Program: Hurricane Ian exposes inhumanity of U.S. capitalism's disaster response

On the Socialist Program: Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how Hurricane Ian has caused historic devastation throughout Florida, leaving over 100 dead and destroying homes and critical infrastructure. All of the extreme inequalities of the capitalist system are on display in the wake of this massive disaster.

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Zero Hour: De-Growth and Human Survival

On Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Prof Wolff joins to discuss de-growth and human survival. 

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On The Barricades: The economics of the war and the crisis ahead

Prof Wolff goes On the Barricades with hosts Maria Cernat and Boyan Stanislavski to discuss the historical moment and period to come. The conversation covers the supposed logic of the failed sanctions against Russia, the decline of American global hegemony, worker co-ops and democratizing the workplace, pushing back on the media narrative about what inflation is, and more. 

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Economic Update: Insecure Housing is a Social Crime

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In this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about the large strikes in Seattle (teachers) and Minnesota (nurses), the significance of Sweden's big vote for ex-Nazi party, and how anti-Russia sanctions cause US electricity prices to rise at twice the inflation rate. In the second half, Wolff interviews Leilani Farha...READ MORE

Thom Hartmann: Has PM Liz Truss Wrecked the UK Economy?

Prof Wolff joins the Thom Hartmann program to discuss: Is British prime minister Liz Truss trashing the economy of her country? A tax cut for the rich and little for the poor. The pound sterling has crashed against the dollar and the euro.

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WORT 89.9 FM: Economic Updates

Prof Wolff joins the public affairs program at WORT 89.9 FM in Madison, Wisconsin with host Esty Dinur for a discussion of ongoing crises of the day—including hurricane season, inflation and world economics, the war in Ukraine, and American hostilities toward China—and why there’s no shame in being a socialist.

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The Long Way Around on Radio Kingston: Marxism For Dummies

“The Long Way Around,” at Radio Kingston, WKNY 1490 AM and 107.9 FM in Kingston, New York, has Prof Wolff on to talk Marxism for Dummies. 

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Economic Update: The Harm Done by Economists

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This week on Economic Update, Prof. Wolff talks about the unionization drive among minor league professional baseball players, high poverty rates among US families working full-time year round, and the economics of discrimination against pregnant women. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Prof. George DeMartino...READ MORE

ABC News: Fed rate hikes haven't curbed inflation much. These policies would work instead, economists say

Prof Wolff in the ABC News article "Fed rate hikes haven't curbed inflation much. These policies would work, economists say" by Max Zahn. 

"It's a big fat mess," said Wolff. "There should've been a debate before launching into interest rates. There should've been a discussion between political leaders and the public."

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Thom Hartmann: Does The Rise of China's Economy Mean US Economy Falls?

Prof Wolff joins the Thom Hartmann program to discuss: China and the US have adopted different types of capitalism. The world is a place where empires have risen, and those empires have fallen.

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Fault Lines: All Things Economics

On Radio Sputnik's Fault Lines: Manila and Jamarl were joined by Professor Richard Wolff to discuss all things economics, inflation, and how the US economy is destined for a crash.

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The Socialist Program: Inflation Crisis & the March Towards Recession

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how fears of an all-out economic crisis are deepening as FedEx announces that it expects a global recession based on a sharp decline in world shipping activity, and a higher-than expected inflation report deepens the federal reserve’s determination to raise interest rates. The capitalist class remains determined to drive the economy off a cliff to eviscerate workers’ living standards and bargaining power.

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Economic Update: Rising Labor, Faltering System

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This week on Economic Update, Prof. Wolff talks about the prospects for a labor-union-worker co-op alliance; megacorp stock buybacks; why and how US/UK sanctions on Russia failed so far; the financial abuse of US retirees; and lastly...READ MORE

Zero Hour: How Would a "People's Fed" Behave?

On Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Prof Wolff joins to discuss: how would a "People's Fed" behave? 

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Thom Hartmann: Recession & Inflation Will Ease

On the Thom Hartmann program: New Data shows that fear of recession and inflation are easing but Economist Richard Wolff warns us, that we still have to worry about the system that creates recession after recession.

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The Socialist Program: Queens, Kings and Capitalism

Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how the corporate-owned media has been consumed with wall-to-wall coverage of the death of the Queen, fawning over the British monarchy. But the lifestyle that’s being celebrated is one based on plunder and empire. While their “subjects” live in poverty, the royals live a life of total luxury – all because they were lucky enough to be born into the right family.

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Economic Update: Record Homelessness Defies US "Solutions"

In this week’s show, Prof. Wolff gives updates on China's changed global economic strategy, California's struggle over higher minimum wages, Boston Mayor siding with Starbucks' strikers, and “regulatory capture" issue again as Philip Morris hires top FDA tobacco scientist. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Rob Robinson...READ MORE

Yes! Magazine: The Past, Present, and Future of Work

Prof Wolff is interviewed for the Yes! Magazine article: "The Past, Present, and Future of Work", by Chris Winters. 

“Marx’s point (one of many) was that slavery, feudalism, and capitalism have something very similar in common. In all of those systems, a very small number of people are in the catbird seat,” says Richard Wolff, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a visiting professor at the New School in New York City.

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MintPress News: Inflation & Class War

On MintPress News: As the US and Europe are imperiled by an economic crisis, Lowkey and economist Dr. Richard Wolff discuss the links between the war in Ukraine, inflation and the class war at home.

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The Socialist Program: Sanctions Backfire: Europe Plunged into Energy Crisis

Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how Europe has plunged into an even deeper energy crisis as Russia cuts off imports through the Nord Stream pipeline in response to western sanctions. While US and European leaders pledged that sanctions would quickly bring the Russian economy to its knees, is the reality in fact the opposite?

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The Hill: Rising: WORKING CLASS Suffers Most From Fed Interest Rate Hike As Housing Market TAILSPINS

Prof Wolff joins Rising on The Hill TV to discuss troubling signs the housing market is posing in the U.S. economy, as the Federal Reserve has been raising interest rates.

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Zero Hour: Can the Rust Belt Be Saved?

Prof Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to discuss: Can the rust belt be saved? 

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Thom Hartmann: Will The American Inflation Act Really Stop Inflation & Increase Wages?

Prof Wolff joins the Thom Hartmann program to discuss: Multi-billion dollar factories are being built across the US, helping employment and bringing manufacturing back home. Really? Take that with a huge bag of salt. What will happen? A continuing decline in good jobs and actual manufacturing is more likely.

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