Economic Update is a weekly program hosted by Richard D. Wolff and is played on 120+ radio stations nationwide. Prof. Wolff takes complex economic issues and empowers listeners with information to analyze their own financial situation as well as the economy at large. By focusing on the economic dimensions of everyday life - wages, jobs, taxes, debts, and profits - the program explores alternative ways to organize markets and government policies.   

"A lifeline of truth and a beacon of clarity during a time of desperate economic turbulence."
- Curt C., Listener of Economic Update for 8 years
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Global Capitalism: Live Economic UpdateGlobal Capitalism: Live Economic Update is our series of bi-monthly lectures in New York. Programs begin with 45 minutes of updates on recent events, then a Q&A session with the live audience. We hope to develop all participants’ understanding and ability to explain current economic events and trends to others. We ask those who view our videos online to join us on Patreon to help defray the costs of producing the series, and access archived videos of GCLEU.

"Prof Wolff tackles complicated issues making them understandable to the lay public."
- Richard P., Listener for 6 years

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David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles is a bi-weekly podcast that looks at capitalism through a Marxist lens. 

David Harvey is the foremost Marxist thinker about political economy and has been teaching Karl Marx's Capital for over 40 years. He currently teaches at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Prof. Harvey has written extensively on the significance of Marx's Capital for understanding contemporary capitalism, and will be presenting this knowledge and more to his podcast audience.  

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Capitalism Hits Home with Dr. Harriet Fraad is a bi-weekly podcasts that explores what is happening in the economic realm and its impact on our individual and social psychology. How does capitalism affect our personal lives? How does the economy affect life at home, relationships at work, romance and dating? 

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All Things Co-op is a bi-weekly podcast that explores everything co-op. From theoretical and philosophical conversations about political economy and the relations of production, to on-the-ground interviews with cooperative workers, All Things Co-op aims to appeal to a wide audience of activists, organizers, workers, and students to be better educated and motivated to creating a new cooperative society. 

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Puerto Rico Forward was a monthly podcast hosted by Andrew Mercado-Vázquez of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This show ran from 2017-2019 and aimed to educate listeners about the complicated status of the archipelago through its colonial history and domestic and international economic relationships.




Ask Prof Wolff is a short video series that features video responses from Prof. Wolff to questions from our Patreon supporters. Professor Wolff receives hundreds of questions per week covering a wide array of topics, from economics and politics, to historical movements and current events. All video responses will be released on YouTube and can also be found here.

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Cities After... is a bi-weekly podcast about the future of cities; grounded in our daily urban struggles, it is part dystopian and part utopian. The intention is to entice civic imagination into action, because a more just and sustainable urban future is possible.

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Stuck Nation: Can the United States Change Course on Our History of Choosing Profits Over People?

Stuck Nation is the work of award-winning print and broadcast journalist Robert "Bob" Hennelly. Its depth reflects his many decades of on-the-ground reporting, from the streets to historical archives and the White House. Stuck Nation lifts up the stories of those whom our capitalist system would otherwise see ‘disappeared’. It bears the human cost of our system and our silence. It holds accounts of individuals and a broader movement willing to put everything at risk to change our national narrative. Through it all, Hennelly shares his observations on the origins of our national stuck-ness, his reporting on how it endures, and his analysis of what might be required for us to change the course of our historical patterns, so that America can begin putting the wellbeing of its people ahead of its profits. 
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The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself

The Sickness is the System is Prof. Wolff's latest book.

The coronavirus pandemic, the deepening economic crash, dangerously divisive political responses, and exploding social tensions have thrown an already declining American capitalist system into a tailspin. The consequences of these mounting and intertwined crises will shape our future. In this unique collection of over 50 essays, The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself, Richard D. Wolff argues clearly that "returning to normal" no longer responds adequately to the accumulated problems of US capitalism. What is necessary, instead, is transition toward a new economic system that works for all of us.

As with all his work with Democracy at Work, Professor Wolff generously donated his time to this book so that all sales revenue could go to support d@w. 

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Understanding Socialism tackles the taboos and unveils the often hidden histories of socialism, but most importantly it offers a way forward: a socialism built on democracy in the workplace. A blend of history, analysis and opinion, Understanding Socialism is an honest and approachable text that knocks down false narratives, confronts failures, and offers a path to a new socialism based on workplace democracy.

Understanding Socialism not only explains what socialism is and has meant to various proponents, it also looks at the past transition from feudalism to capitalism as a model to help us visualize the next transition out of capitalism. Understanding Socialism explores how socialist theory was used and applied to shape the histories of countries like Russia and China principally, and many other countries in smaller but important ways. It analyzes the successes and defeats of those countries, the world's reactions to them (anti-socialism and fascism), and how all of those factors offer important lessons for the building of a 21st century socialism.

As with all his work with Democracy at Work, Professor Wolff generously donated his time to this book so that all sales revenue could go to support d@w. 

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Understanding Marxism by Richard Wolff was Democracy at Work's first publishing project. 

Why should we pay attention to the great social critics like Marx? If you want to understand capitalism in order to make society better, then understanding Marx’s analysis is fundamental in drawing your attention to capitalist production’s core conflict: class struggle. It is everywhere, and it influences everything and everyone in our society. Marx is the theoretician who first explained it systematically. 

We offer this introductory book now because of the power and usefulness today of Marx’s criticism of the capitalist economic system. This 2021 hardcover edition features a new introduction by author Richard D. Wolff, which strengthens the case for why Marxism is worth understanding. It explains and shares our excitement about the ways in which Marxism helps us to critically rethink capitalism today, and offers new directions for social development beyond and better than the capitalism we have.

As with all his work with Democracy at Work, Professor Wolff generously donated his time to this book so that all sales revenue could go to support d@w. 

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Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism is one of Richard Wolff's most popular books and the founding blueprint for our organization. In this book, Wolff writes a compelling new manifesto for a democratic alternative based on workers managing their own workplaces.

Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism was published by Haymarket publishing. 



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