The Attitude: Why do we preserve capitalism?

Prof Wolff joins Arnie Arnesen on The Attitude to discuss his article in Salon: “How Fascism has Converged with Capitalism to Redefine Government.” The tendency of capitalism is toward instability, inequality, and fascism and more. Wolff reminds us that Donald Trump is not the reason why COVID-19 is ravaging America. Capitalism is the reason. Trump is just a symptom.  Wolff explains this further in his new book “The Sickness is the System,” which explores capitalism’s flaws.

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Learn more about The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself 



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  • Mahogany Lore
    commented 2020-11-27 21:37:02 -0500
    The link is no longer valid. Do you happen to have a new one?
  • carole oleniuk
    commented 2020-10-29 15:33:11 -0400
    Tell it. No more chances. American capitalism is bankrupt. What is to be done? America has the golden opportunity to reinvent itself and save the world. How can America decline the invitation to the dance?

    “The strategic task of the next period – prerevolutionary period of agitation, propaganda and organization – consists in overcoming the contradiction between the maturity of the objective revolutionary conditions and the immaturity of the proletariat and its vanguard (the confusion and disappointment of the older generation, the inexperience of the younger generation . It is necessary to help the masses in the process of the daily struggle to find the bridge between present demand and the socialist program of the revolution. This bridge should include a system of transitional demands, stemming from today’s conditions and from today’s consciousness of wide layers of the working class and unalterably leading to one final conclusion: the conquest of power by the proletariat.” The Transitional Program – The Minimum Program and the Transitional Program – 1938 Leon Trotsky
  • Richard Wolff
    published this page in Updates 2020-10-29 08:01:20 -0400