- Published on January 21, 2014
Today is the 90th anniversary of the death of Vladimir Lenin - the man credited with changing the course of history for Russia, and the world. His body is on public display in central Moscow, and just like him the ideas he launched a revolution for are not exactly buried. For Russians, 70 years of the Soviet Union left most people indifferent towards Lenin's legacy. Hovewer, the socialist ideas he fought for have gained some traction in the West. Economist Richard Wolff joins RT for a detailed look at socialist ideas.
- Published on December 12, 2013
Professor Wolff joins David Pakman, host of The Pakman Show, to discuss potential strategies to bring progressive economic change, including incremental vs systemic approaches, as well as economic rights, unionism, and small producerism.
- Published on December 11, 2013
Updates and analyses of the last month's major economic events. We focus on the global capitalist economic crisis, government responses, and the growing challenges to contemporary capitalism. We examine resistances to "austerity," "deficit reduction" and other programs aimed to "socialize" the costs of capitalist crisis. Alternative theories for understanding these issues are considered. Likewise, we examine alternatives to capitalism as solutions to today's economic problems. When time permits, we open the floor to general discussions.
- Published on December 9, 2013
RT TV's Abby Martin interviews Professor Richard Wolff about the recent district court ruling on Detroit's bankruptcy and how it could affect the pensions of thousands of city workers.
- Published on December 3, 2013
A talk delivered at the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, City University of New York
- Published on November 12, 2013
Updates on major economic events in the news over the last month. Major attention is devoted to the following:The federal government’s austerity policy, compromises with the Republicans over social security, medicare, Obamacare, etc. The state and local governments’ austerity policies (summary of a major new report on state and local cutbacks) How and why changes in federal, state and local taxes could remove the need for austerity and achieve tax justice.
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- Published on October 27, 2013
Professor Rick Wolff explains why growth has become a focus of our modern political system. He describes how inequality is created by the way our enterprises are organized.
- Published on October 23, 2013
Steve Lambert's artwork allows the public to engage in a conversation about Capitalism and its strengths and weaknesses. Professor Wolff and Dr. Harriet Fraad participate in the discussion.
- Published on October 18, 2013
RT TV interview about how governing by crisis and brinkmanship is having a negative effect on the US economy.
- The history behind the Tea PartyPublished on October 16, 2013
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- Published on October 3, 2013
Professor Wolff join Andrew Schmertz at Arise Xchange to discuss the economic impact of the government shutdown.