- Published on December 29, 2013AUDIO
Updates on dangers in anti-bacterial soap, South African union to start socialist party, Germans retire abroad, billionaires' whims shape health care. Major discussions of Obamacare and alternatives to capitalist bank scandals. Responses to emails on worker coops in US and on "regulated Capitalism."
- Published on December 22, 2013AUDIO
Updates on bee-killing pesticides; movements against austerity and inequality in Chile, New York, and Italy; university presidents’ 6-figure pay packages vs adjuncts’ exploitation; rejecting pay cuts, Minnesota’s orchestra reforms as worker coop. Interview NYU Prof. Juan Flores on deepening economic crisis in Puerto Rico. Response to questions: (1) bitcoins and (2) exceptions to constitutions that “guarantee” contracts.
- Published on December 15, 2013AUDIO
- Published on December 12, 2013VIDEO
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, 2013VIDEO
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, 2013VIDEO
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 8, 2013AUDIO
Updates on Detroit's and Illinois's attacks on public employee pensions, minimum wages, tiny middle east oil countries take over global air travel, job openings vs unemployed, and companies' profit-driven hustles of dangerous flame-retardant chemicals. Major discussions of (1) redistribution policies versus not distributing unequally in the first place and (2) Capitalism's uneven development. Response to emails on free trade's consequences, robotics/less labor versus doing labor differently, and government repression against opponents of austerity policies.