Symposia Central: Richard Wolff Debates Walter Block

Professor Richard Wolff debates Professor Walter Block on which is a better system to tackling poverty and unemployment: Socialism vs Capitalism.

Watch the debate on Symposia Central's YouTube channel.

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  • pasqual DiGesu
    commented 2020-08-17 08:36:27 -0400
    There is room for capitalism within socialist governments, we see it in socialist democracies in Europe, Canada, Australia and now in china and Russia who are beating us over the head with it. We also saw it in socialist dictatorships during the 30’s in Italy, cuba, spain among other places (FDR?). The DIFFERENCE is that they control/controlled capitalism and were not controlled by it. The workers even though they did not manage the business were protected and provided for their valued labor through the government controlled corporations pay and their much higher taxed tribute from their profits
  • Alan Doane
    commented 2020-06-05 09:13:21 -0400
    The truest thing Block said, and he said it repeatedly, is “I don’t care.” He clearly doesn’t care about what is true, what is logical, or anything else. If Loyola is looking to get rid of him, it’s easy to see why.
  • Patricia Scully
    commented 2020-06-04 09:48:36 -0400
    Is this for real? This Block character is a joke. A complete waste of Professor Wolff’s time AND mine. Reminded me of a SNL skit.
  • Henrik Wahren
    commented 2020-06-03 22:10:16 -0400
    It must be frustrating, annoying and perhaps disappointing to repeatedly face such shallow, ignorant, regurgitated, and ahistorical ‘arguments’ – I’m still shocked to have learnt that Walter Block is a professor, let alone one of economics – but please continue debating these cheerleaders for capitalism. Thanks to your efforts over the years, even people like me without any training in economics, can now see though this perfumed veil of…?…BS peddled by people like Prof. Block. It was fascinating to be able follow along this all too-brief debate and formulate three or more answers to Prof. Block’s assertions, even before hearing your answers. Thank you!
  • Richard Wolff
    published this page in Updates 2020-06-03 06:24:14 -0400