Richard Vineski


Many disagreements with Prof. Wolff, but support his general work for socialism.

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    Democracy at Work is a non-profit that advocates for worker cooperatives and democratic workplaces as a key path to a stronger, democratic economic system. Based on the book Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism by Richard D. Wolff, we envision a future where workers at every level of their offices, stores, and factories have equal voices in the direction of their enterprise and its impact within their community and society at large.

    We create the following media projects:

    • Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff, a weekly TV and radio show and podcast
    • David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, a bi-weekly podcast
    • Global Capitalism: Live Economic Update, a bi-monthly lecture in NYC, filmed and released on Youtube
    • Capitalism Hits Home, a bi-weekly podcast
    • Puerto Rico Forward, a monthly podcast
    We also host a blog, release limited items such as books, and offer partial support to volunteer groups across the world who are committed to advocating for a stronger, democratic economic system in their local communities.

    Each of these are a collaborative effort, and are brought to you by the hard work and dedication of a small team of workers. To keep costs low, we work via a digital office and rely on donated time from Prof. Wolff as well as other volunteer contributors. We are a 501(c)3 but operate internally as a cooperative to better embody the ideals we believe are a critical part of effective system change. 

    We rely primarily on the donations of our listeners to cover the costs of wages and salaries, and production costs for all of our projects. They are indeed the lifeblood that allow us to keep going and building a movement through our radio and tv programs, podcasts, websites, blogs, books, and events. If you like our work, please consider contributing to our projects on Patreon, purchasing items in our store, or donating directly. Any amount is extremely helpful in supporting our work!


    Betsy Avila, Executive Director
    Maria Carnemolla, Media Director
    Liz Phillips, Public Engagement Manager
    Desi Robinson, Assistant to Prof. Wolff
    Shane Knight, Videographer
    Bryan Isom, Audio Engineer
    Shannon Sorhaindo, Bookkeeper
    Andrew Mercado-Vázquez, Content Creator
    Richard D. WolffFounder & Contributor
    Ben August, Board Member
    We would like to acknowledge our extended team including volunteers without whose contributions our work would not be possible:
    Operations Team
    Jamie Katz, Global Capitalism Coordinator
    Susan Singer, YouTube Transcriber 
    Translation Team
    Marcelo Alvim, português
    Stefan Ambrosie, română
    Mohammad Bijan, فارسی
    Lina Bassarsky, español
    Rosario Candelero, español
    Andrea Iannone, italiano
    Hongmo Liu, 中文
    Pietra Luccas, português
    Lucas Rolón, español
    Antonio Romeu, español
    Heidi Schutlz, español
    Julie Levesque, français
    A special thanks to those in a study group!
    Graphic Design Team
    Luis de la Cruz, Illustrator
    Jose Ferrer, Designer
    Web Team
    Aaron LevineWeb Developer
    David Kim, Web Developer
    Translation Team
    Jake Keyel, Transcriber / Copy-editor
    Victor Vulovic, Transcriber / Copy-editor 


    We proudly thank all who work with us and support the project. In addition to many individuals, we also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the following groups and organizations:

    LannanThe Lannan Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity and creativity through projects which support exceptional contemporary artists and writers, as well as inspired Native activists in rural indigenous communities. The Foundation recognizes the profound and often unquantifiable value of the creative process and is willing to take risks and make substantial investments in ambitious and experimental thinking.


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    We strive to provide our coop partners with a platform to promote their business while providing exclusive insight about their experiences to d@w supporters. Interested in becoming a partner? Contact us below!


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