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Andrew Smolski interviews Prof. Wolff for CounterPunch.
The interview was conducted over Skype on Oct. 10th, 2015.
A = Andrew Smolski / R = Richard Wolff
A: Marx famously said that “labor power is a commodity; neither more nor less than sugar”. Marx went on to say that a worker sells their labor power to produce a wage in order to live. Dr. Wolff could you explain what Marx meant by labor power and wage?
- Published on October 18, 2015AUDIO
Saving capitalism, looming economic downturn, Berlin 250,000 against TTIP, US plan to give Puerto Rican taxes to banks. Response to question on planning. Interview: Laura Flanders, independent journalist on coops vs capitalism.
- Published on October 15, 2015VIDEO
Global Capitalist Downturn Yet Again
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Volkswagen (VW), we now know, systematically evaded pollution control regulations. Over the last decade it defrauded 11 million buyers of its diesel-engine vehicles, fouled the planet's environment and thereby damaged the health and lives of countless living organisms. Regulation-defeating deception gave VW diesel autos competitive advantages over other companies' diesel products and thereby enhanced its profits, the driving purpose of capitalist corporations.
- Published on October 4, 2015AUDIO
Updates on Swedish plan for peaceful transition beyond capitalism, ripoffs in car insurance, Ferguson, MO credit downgrade. Response to listeners on the CA drought and on best solution for corporate abuses like VW's. Major discussions of (1) what class means and what is at stake in different meanings, and (2) guaranteed income vs guaranteed jobs.
Prof. Wolff on Tell Somebody, a weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.Published on October 4, 2015AUDIO
Professor Wolff sat down for a conversation with Tell Somebody.
- Published on October 4, 2015VIDEO
Prof. Wolff discusses discusses why labor force participation is the lowest since 1977 and what's really needed to stimulate the economy.
- Published on September 30, 2015AUDIOOn September 13, 2015 Prof. Wolff spoke at All Souls Forum in Kansas City, Capitalism is relocating to new centers in China, India, Brazil. In its old centers like the U.S., economic prospects darken. Worker incomes stagnate. Multinational businesses force governments to lower their taxes and then either raise personal taxes, cut public services or both. Decline results, but alternatives exist. Changing the organization of our enterprises, according to Prof. Wolff offers a way to a better future.
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- Published on September 27, 2015AUDIO
Updates on new Detroit book, Mayor's austerity policy in Chicago, homeless school children, soaring medical insurance deductibles. Responses to listeners on VW scandal and Pope's statements on economics. Interview with Prof. Ian Seda-Irizarry on current crisis in Puerto Rico.