- Published on March 11, 2014VIDEO
Professor Wolff examines what Obama did, did not do, and aims to do in the face of ongoing economic crisis. Other major topics include the attack on employee pensions and the growing interest – in New York, the U.S. and globally – in worker cooperatives as alternatives to capitalist enterprises.
- Published on March 2, 2014AUDIOUpdates on Delta Airlines changes, US millionaires in office, irrational student debt, and Rupert Murdoch's wealth. Major discussions of monopoly and competition in media industry, public employee pension economics, and Obama's economic significance.
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Richard Wolff talks about "The Shape of a Post-Capitalist Future," his entry in the new anthology Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA, and his conviction that making the transition from capitalism to socialism requires a deliberate critique of capitalist workplace organization.
Leslie Thatcher for Truthout: What motivated you to choose (of all things!) "corporate structure" in your search for a "powerful, attractive and credible vision of socialism?"
- Published on February 24, 2014VIDEONew York City Council Committee on Community Development Hearing on “Worker Cooperatives – Is This A Model That Can
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TESTIMONY of Richard D. Wolff, Democracy at Work, Inc.
Richard D. Wolff
Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Visiting Professor, New School University, New York
Member of the Board, DemocracyatWork.info
New York, NY
- Published on February 24, 2014VIDEO
Profesoor Wolff joins David Pakman to discuss redistribution of wealth and stock markets
- Published on February 23, 2014AUDIO
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Updates on Olympics, Chicago university faculty strike, Chevron's contempt, Gallup poll on unemployment, rising consumer debt again, Europeans oppose privatization of water, and US adults marry less to cope with economy. Major discussions: how Soviet socialism actually worked and decline and inadequacy of pensions in US. Response to listeners on deflation in today's world economy.
- Published on February 16, 2014AUDIO
Updates on polls showing most Americans want less inequality, why Tea Party types fixate on government debt, and why French and other far right parties gain support. Major discussion on US business recognizing death of middle class, the contradictions of Germany's position within Europe's economic crisis, and Part 1 of analysis of what USSR was. Response to listeners on why official unemployment targets are 4-6.5 % rather than feasible and better 0-0.5 %
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- Published on February 11, 2014VIDEO
Updates on major economic developments since December: Obama's minimum wage policy, the Federal Reserve's "tapering policy" and the new Janet Yellen leadership, slowdowns in China and the emerging markets, and Thomas Piketty's new book Capital in the 21st Century on capitalism and inequality. Major discussion of the chief causes and social effects of increasingly unequal wealth and income distributions, and the myth of returning manufacturing jobs in the US.