The Zero Hour: Imagining a Real American Rescue

Richard Wolff joins RJ Eskow on The Zero Hour to discuss the new stimulus bill and why it is not the transformative action that we need.

"A 'stimulus' carries with it the implication that the basic structure and the basic organization of what you're trying to stimulate is not the problem... I don't believe it for one minute. I don't think we're at that point. I think what the economy needs is a radical transformation."

 

Watch this segment on The Zero Hour.

 

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  • pasqual digesu
    commented 2021-03-17 09:48:28 -0400
    A ‘stimulus’ carries with it the implication that the basic structure and the basic organization of what you’re trying to stimulate is not the problem…

    And as long as there are middle class sheep for shearing this is how they will always deal with the problem, that is stimulate themselves with your money whether it be your taxes, savings, 401K and when their backs are to the wall probably your last home.
  • Hugh Sharpe
    commented 2021-03-14 11:11:51 -0400
    With businesses suffering after a year of lockdown, some workers are finding the idea of collectivizing and discovering that now is a good time to make the changes necessary in the workplace to do so. Please, Dr. Wolff look into the story in Gothamist [3/14/21] regarding the 150+ laid-off workers at Jing Fong Restaurant in Chinatown and their desire to collectively own the restaurant. If you are not in consultation with their leadership, now would be an excellent time to reach out to them. The comments in the Gothamist article were closed before I could suggest your name to the readership, some of whom might be in touch with either the community organizer Don Lee or with Nelson Mar, president of the restaurant workers union. As a long-time reader and follower of your work, professor, I would like nothing more than to see this and many other worker-coop businesses arise from this pandemic.
  • Richard Wolff
    published this page in Blog 2021-03-12 05:31:32 -0500

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