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Dialogue Works: Ukraine Losing, Russia Winning, Neocons Endless Defeats - Tucker's interview

Prof Wolff joins Dialogue Works to provide insights on his perspective regarding the interview with Vladimir Putin by Fox News host Tucker Carlson. He discusses the importance of such interviews as opportunities to understand official positions and potentially uncover new information about international conflicts such as the war in Ukraine. Wolff criticizes American media for attacking Carlson and emphasized the need for open communication and the value of letting opponents like Putin express their views. He mentions the historical context and past conflicts that shape Russia's defensive posture and notes the change in trade currency from the dollar, indicating a strategic shift by Russia towards other economies. Lastly, Wolff observes Carlson's journey of realization and potential ideological shift as he recognizes the discrepancies between propagated narratives of U.S. capitalism and the realities he is beginning to acknowledge.

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The Socialist Program: Why Are Workers Drowning in Credit Card Debt?

In this discussion, Prof Wolff joins Walter Smolarek to explore the reasons behind the significant credit card debt among workers. They delve into this issue amidst news that the financial behemoth Capital One is attempting to acquire another major player, Discover, for over $35 billion.

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Eftertryk Magasin: Richard Wolff Interview With Martin Haumann

Richard wolff joins Martin Haumann to engage in a detailed discussion concerning both American and Danish political landscapes. The conversation aims to dissect the intricacies of the global economy, exploring how economic policies and practices impact societies on a worldwide scale. They also delve into the topic of militarism, discussing its role and consequences in global affairs, as well as the significance of alternative media in today's information ecosystem, examining its influence on public opinion and its capacity to challenge mainstream narratives.

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Dialogue Works: Pinning Hopes on a Demonstrated Loser

Prof Wolff joins Dialogue Works to discuss the historical and current European and global politics surrounding Russia and Europe's relationship with the United States. He contends that Europe has often been the aggressor in historical conflicts with Russia and questions the notion of Russia as a contemporary threat. Wolff argues that U.S. policy seeks to make Europe bear the costs of American confrontation with China and BRICS, while Europe risks economic and political stability due to sanctions against Russia. He suggests that Europe must choose its path carefully, potentially finding an independent role or aligning with the U.S. or BRICS, with far-reaching implications for its future. Lastly, Wolff emphasizes that internal opposition in Israel is strong and warns against the endless cycle of violence without resolution.

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New Rules: ‘The Empire is Over’: America's Long Economic Decline

In this episode of the New Rules podcast, Professor Richard Wolff explains why you should not believe the media hype about the US economy’s “strong performance." Despite recent upbeat statistics, an economic and geopolitical storm is brewing – one that Biden can’t handle.

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Danny Haiphong: China, Russia, Brics and the Decline of the US Empire

Richard Wolff joins Danny Haiphong to discuss his view on how the last year led to an acceleration in the decline of US hegemony and how economic war on Russia, China, and BRICS is shaping the new world order.

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Dialogue Works: Why are China and Russia the US No. 1 Enemy?

Prof Wolff joins Dialogue Works and Michael Hudson to discuss various aspects of socialism, the economic systems in Europe and China, the impact of military interventions on economies, and the consequences of sanctions. They highlight the challenges and contradictions within socialist parties in Europe, the different models of socialism, and the role of military actions in shaping global economic dynamics. The conversation also touches upon the sanctions imposed on Russia and their unintended consequences on the global automobile industry.

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Robinson's Podcast: A Marxist’s Case For Palestine

In this episode of Robinson's Podcast, Prof Wolff and Robinson delve into the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict, exploring Richard's perspective shaped by his Marxist training. The discussion revolves around the role of class in the conflict, the influence of ideology, the characterization of Israel as a refugee state, the suppression of pro-Palestinian views in the United States, and an exploration of how Marx might have approached the resolution of the conflict.

 

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The Socialist Program: AI Plus Capitalism a Recipe for Mass Unemployment?

On this episode of The Socialist Program Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the dramatic new report from the IMF showing that 40 percent of all jobs in the world could be impacted by the introduction of Artificial Intelligence. Fears are deepening about mass unemployment, exploding inequality, and other potential consequences of the integration of this new technology into the world capitalist system.

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Dialogue Works: Global Economy's Momentous Shift and Monumental Inequality

Prof Wolff, Michael Hudson join Dialogue Works to discuss economic challenges faced by countries like Argentina due to high levels of debt and inflation. The conversation delves into global movements advocating for debt forgiveness, emphasizing the potential impact on politics and economics. The speakers question the widely held perception of capitalism as the most effective system, attributing it to the ideological dominance established by the United States as a global empire. They discuss the evolution of capitalism, noting a shift towards finance capitalism or neo-feudalism and drawing a comparison between the economic approaches of the US and China. The critique extends to the lack of democracy within workplaces under capitalism, highlighting contradictions between employment structures and societal ideals of democracy. Additionally, the rise of the professional managerial class and the potential challenges posed by automatic intelligence are explored.

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What Is to Be Done?

Article by Richard D. Wolff

"In 1863, the Russian social critic, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, published a novel entitled “What Is to Be Done?” Its story revolves around a central heroine, Vera Pavlovna, and her four dreams. It brilliantly intertwines her personal life and the social turmoil of Russia’s transition at the time from feudalism to capitalism. Chernyshevsky, a revolutionary imprisoned by the Czarist government, wrote a novel that was nothing less than a pioneering work of socialist feminism. In it, he also passionately appealed for an urban, industrial economy based on worker cooperatives, a modern and transformed version of Russia’s earlier agrarian communes. An appreciative Lenin entitled one of his most important political pamphlets, published in 1902, 'What Is to Be Done?'"

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Professor Richard Wolff and The Brock Press Discuss Transition to Worker Ownership

Professor Richard Wolff presented and discussed the potential of worker cooperatives with "The Brock Press" - a small Canadian business that recently converted into a cooperative. The conversation covered various aspects of transitioning to a worker cooperative model, emphasizing the importance of advocacy and raising awareness. The discussion touched upon scenarios where retiring business owners may choose to transition their enterprise into a cooperative, and Professor Wolff addressed questions about expertise in business and finance, highlighting the cooperative's ability to seek external expertise when needed.

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Dialogue Works: Neocon Debacle and Declining Empire

Prof. Wolff joins Dialogue Works to discuss the current geopolitical situation, focusing on the conflict in Ukraine. He criticizes the miscalculations made by the Biden administration, citing three major errors in their approach. Wolff emphasizes the failure of sanctions against Russia and the inability to isolate the country, leading to a weakening of the United States' global dominance. He argues that the Ukraine war is a disaster, with Russia gaining dominance and the West facing difficulties in coordinating its efforts. Wolff also expresses concern about the impact on the U.S. political future, particularly for Biden and his administration. He concludes by highlighting the potential shift in European politics away from the U.S. and towards a more independent stance, influenced by the changing global dynamics.

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The Socialist Program: Don't Believe Everything You Read: Was the 2023 Economy Really As Wonderful As the Capitalists Say?

In this conversation, Prof Wolff and Brian Becker analyze the mainstream's optimistic view of the economy's soft landing in 2023. Wolff critiques the one-sided narrative, emphasizing capitalism's inherent instability, rising inequality, and global challenges. The discussion delves into the Democrats' struggles to formulate a compelling message for Biden's potential reelection, urging a more comprehensive debate on the flaws within the economic system.

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Community Church of Boston: A Changing World Economy - G7, BRICS, Capitalism and Socialism

We are living through a fast-changing world economy. The dominance of the US since 1945 is now ending and being replaced by a Chinese-led multi-polar world. This in turn changes the nature of capitalism and the prospects for socialism. This talk explores the links among all these developments.

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India & Global Left: US Labor Movement, Democrats & politics, Chinese Economy & NYT

Prof. Wolff joins India & Global Left in a discussion about the revival of the Labor movement in the US. The conversation delves into the role of the Democratic party and the state of the new Left in the US, especially in the aftermath of the perceived decline of the Sanders movement post-2020. Additionally, insights are shared regarding Prof. Wolff's perspectives on the reporting by liberal US Western press such as the NYT and FT on the apparent slowdown of the Chinese economy. The video concludes with Prof. Wolff offering his reflections on rethinking socialism in the present day.

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The Decline of the U.S. Empire and the Emerging Multipolar World

Prof Wolff joins Rachel Blevins to discuss various aspects of U.S. foreign policy and economic challenges. He expresses skepticism about the Biden administration's handling of international conflicts, particularly the focus on foreign funding for conflicts in Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. He criticizes the administration's economic approach, highlighting its failure to explore alternative measures to address inflation, such as wage-price freezes and rationing. Wolff also touches on the declining influence of the U.S. in the global arena, emphasizing the emergence of China and other BRICS nations as significant competitors. Throughout the interview, Wolff urges for a more realistic assessment of the changing world order and its implications for the U.S. economy.

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The Socialist Program: Behind Zelensky's Trip to Washington: The Ukraine War Is Financing US Capitalists

In this discussion, Brian Becker and Professor Richard Wolff explore the symbiotic relationship between the US economy and the military-industrial complex. They emphasize the continuous wars, the escalating defense budget (proposed at $842 billion for 2024), and the monopolistic nature of the military-industrial complex. The conversation draws parallels with the medical-industrial complex and highlights how both have become integral, non-competitive components of the US economy.

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Dialogue Works: Is China's Economy Collapsing? Economic War

In this episode of "Dialogue Works," economists Richard Wolff and Michael Hudson discuss the repercussions of U.S. military interventions, emphasizing the historical context of conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Ukraine. The conversation explores the unintended consequences of U.S. sanctions, leading to the independent growth of nations like China and Russia. The global economic shift is highlighted, with a focus on China's advancements and the declining influence of G7 countries. Concerns are raised about Europe's economic struggles, attributed to dependence on the U.S., with a challenging future predicted. The speakers touch on emotional and historical traumas influencing European perspectives on Russia, offering insights into the complexities of global politics.

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The Socialist Program: Oil Exec Presides Over COP28 Climate Summit: So What Are the Real Solutions?

On this episode, Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the UN climate summit led by an oil CEO, highlighting the need to address the climate crisis. Prof. Wolff critiques capitalism using historical examples like ending child labor and emphasizes the importance of social movements as well as the influence of fossil fuel lobbyists.

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Zero Hour: Kissinger, a Product of His Time

Prof. Wolff joins RJ Eskow to discuss the legacy of Henry Kissinger. They explore Kissinger's role in shaping U.S. foreign policy during a critical period, including his involvement in the Vietnam War, opening relations with China, and his realpolitik approach. They delve into Kissinger's manipulation of narratives, his pragmatic use of anti-communism, and his focus on power politics. The conversation touches on Kissinger's impact on global geopolitics and the challenges faced by the U.S. during his era. The discussion also reflects on Kissinger's ability to adapt to the changing dynamics of the world stage and the complexities of his role in American history.

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Dialogue Works: Clowns in Charge

Prof Wolff joins Dialogue Works in discussing various global issues, highlighting the shifting dynamics of capitalism and the emergence of socialist critiques. He acknowledges the significance of figures like Jill Stein, Cornel West, and Mary Ann Williamson, emphasizing the need for a unified left opposition to bring about meaningful change. Wolff points out the failures and mistakes of old capitalism, citing recent geopolitical events and the inability of the ruling class to grasp the unfolding revolutionary situation. The growing labor organizing and alliances between social and labor movements are seen as crucial forces challenging the status quo. Overall, Wolff envisions a revolutionary shift driven by both intellectual figures and grassroots movements, signaling a profound transformation in the socio-political landscape.

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The Socialist Program: 60% Living Paycheck to Paycheck: Time for a New System

On this episode of The Socialist Program, Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the number of people in the U.S. living paycheck to paycheck and the level of disconnect the elites in government have from the working class.

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The Socialist Program: Biden’s Economic Policies: Recession in 2024?

Professor Wolff joins Brian Becker to discuss contrasting views on inflation. The Wall Street Journal suggests that a slowdown in inflation, as indicated by the recent report, could lead to the Federal Reserve halting interest rate hikes. However, UBS bank offers a starkly different prediction, anticipating a potential 2.75 basis points cut in interest rates by 2024, citing risks of disinflation and rising unemployment. Professor Wolff criticizes the Federal Reserve's historical failure in achieving both price stability and maximum employment. The conversation also touches on the U.S.-China relationship, exploring how their economic integration is unraveling, partly due to the perception of China as a growing economic threat to the declining American empire. Professor Wolff emphasizes the need for the U.S. to confront economic realities and adapt to the changing global landscape.

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Bad Faith: How Does the U.S. Pay for TWO Wars?

Prof Wolff joins Briahna Joy Gray to address Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's attempt to reassure the public regarding America's investment in Israel amid the Gaza siege. Yellen's statement suggested the feasibility of sustaining two wars—the conflict in Ukraine and Israel's actions in Palestine. In this discussion, the focus revolves around the inflationary consequences linked to military expenditure. The conversation delves into alternative strategies to combat inflation, such as implementing a wage or price freeze, and their potential implications for labor-related goals. Additionally, the conversation touches upon the future trajectory of the Cornel West campaign.

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The Socialist Program: Cutthroat Bankers' New Scheme: Why Banks Are Suddenly Closing Accounts

In this episode, Professor Richard Wolff and Brian Becker discuss sudden US bank account closures, revealing the profit-driven complexities within the banking system. They explore risk strategies tied to rising interest rates and tighter regulations, highlighting potential economic instability. Comparing the US profit-centric banking with the community-focused approach seen in public banking models in certain European countries and North Dakota, the episode proposes public banking as an alternative solution to prioritize community welfare over profit.

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Dialogue Works: Reversing Roles: When the Tail Leads the Dog

In this interview, Prof Wolff emphasizes the symbiotic relationship between capitalism and socialism, framing socialism as a response to the failings of capitalism. The fall of the Soviet Union doesn't signal the end of socialism but a shift towards capitalist systems. Dissatisfied employees excluded from decision-making will lead movements for change, aiming to democratize workplaces by erasing the employer-employee divide. A future society with diminished state involvement and power redistributed among workers to serve collective interests is envisioned. Additionally, merging experienced voices with younger generations is advocated to construct a future beyond capitalism.

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Why Capitalism Cannot Finally Repress Socialism

Article by Richard D. Wolff

"Socialism is capitalism’s critical shadow. When lights shift, a shadow may seem to disappear, but sooner or later, with further shifts of light, it comes back. Capitalism’s ideologues have long fantasized that capitalism would finally outwit, outperform, and thereby overcome socialism: make the shadow vanish permanently. Like children, they bemoan their failure when, in the light of new social circumstances, the shadow reappears clear and sharp. Recent efforts to dispel the shadow having failed again, the contest of capitalism versus socialism resumes. In the United States, young people especially applaud socialism so much recently that think tanks like PragerU and the Hoover Institute at Stanford University urgently recycle the old anti-socialist tropes."

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Inconvenient Truth of Our Failed Economic System

The interview with Prof Wolff covers a range of topics, including healthcare systems, capitalism's inefficiencies, inflation, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and global geopolitical issues. Various economic concepts, the failures of capitalism in healthcare, government influence on inflation, and the call for a ceasefire in international conflicts are discussed. Dr. Wolff emphasized the need for alternate approaches to problem-solving, beyond the current reliance on military intervention and wars.

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Zero Hour: Why Not Democratize Big Auto Companies?

Prof Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to discuss the recent agreement between the Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers and how it relates to the larger issues of labor, capitalism, and democratizing workplaces. The conversation delves into the undemocratic nature of corporations, stock market fluctuations, and the challenges of changing the narrative around workplace democracy. They also explore the idea of democratizing companies and the importance of questioning the current hierarchical structure of corporate governance.

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Dialogue Works: Proudly Ignorant

In this interview, Professor Wolff discusses the challenges at the United Nations, the historical context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the need for a global conference involving major powers to find a resolution. He also touches on how capitalism perpetuates global inequality, the obstacles to international agreements, and the significance of China's Belt and Road Initiative, particularly in Greece, for economic autonomy.

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The Socialist Program: $106 Billion for Israel, Ukraine, Taiwan: How War Spending Subsidizes Capitalism

Professor Wolff and Brian Becker discuss President Joe Biden's proposed $106 billion military spending package, analyzing its implications. They delve into the origins of the military-industrial complex in the Korean War and how it has evolved into a taxpayer-funded subsidy for defense contractors. Economic challenges in the United States, such as inflation and high interest rates, are examined, alongside the paradox of political leaders touting economic success. Systemic dysfunctions within American politics and the decline of the American empire are highlighted.

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G7 Vs. BRICS: Power Struggles are not Class Struggles

Article by Richard D. Wolff

"The newly emerging socialist focus challenges both the US and China, the G7 and BRICS, despite the different balances of state and private enterprises among them."

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The Socialist Program: Opioid Epidemic & Capitalism: Rite-Aid Goes Under From Opioid Lawsuits But Opioid Overdoses Soar

In this episode of The Socialist Program, the focus is on the bankruptcy of the pharmacy giant Wright Aid, driven by lawsuits related to its role in the opioid crisis. Professor Wolff and Brian Becker discuss the consequences of this corporate collapse and the broader issues related to capitalism and monopolization. They highlight how capitalism's pursuit of profits can lead to the loss of human lives, as seen in the opioid crisis. The episode also emphasizes the trend toward monopoly capitalism in various industries and how it sets the stage for public ownership of key sectors. The episode ends by highlighting the impact on the 51,000 workers at Wright Aid and the need for alternatives to protect jobs and serve the public's interests.

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Robinson's Podcast: Karl Marx and the Myths of Marxism

Professor Richard D. Wolff joins Robinson's podcast in a conversation that delves into various aspects of socialism, Marxism, and critical perspectives. They address common misconceptions about socialism, emphasizing its diverse interpretations, from social democracy to the Soviet Union and China.

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The Dr. Economy Show with Prof. Richard Wolff - Episode 234

Prof. Wolff joins the Dr. Economy Show, where he delves into the critical issues of economic inequality and the paradox of vacant homes alongside homelessness. The conversation explores the stark contrast between immense wealth and poverty and highlights the urgent need for profound economic reform. Tune in to gain valuable insights on reshaping our economic systems for a more equitable future.

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The Socialist Program: U.S. Healthcare Fails Patients But Nurses Fight Back

Professor Richard Wolff and Brian Becker discuss the historic strike of 75,000 Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers. They highlight the workers' concerns over staffing levels and pay, shedding light on issues within the capitalist healthcare system. This strike is part of a wider labor resurgence, with workers pushing back against being shortchanged. The episode emphasizes how the U.S. healthcare system differs from other capitalist countries, treating healthcare as a commercial product rather than a public good. It delves into the historical context of how the right-wing labels opposing ideas as socialist or communist and how a new generation is increasingly open to socialist ideas. Support for The Socialist Program is encouraged to provide quality news, analysis, and history for those seeking change.

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Dialogue Works: Russia & China Sanctions: EU's Desperate Measures

Professor Wolff discusses the impact of sanctions, focusing on recent ones against Russia, and emphasizing the complexity of sanctions, their varying outcomes, and the challenges of enforcement and monitoring. Sanctions on Russia haven't achieved their goals but have unintentionally harmed the European economy by raising energy prices. These sanctions have strengthened the BRICS alliance and signaled the decline of the G7's dominance in the global economy.

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The Socialist Program: Government to Student Loan Borrowers: Time to Pay Up!

Prof. Wolff and Brian Becker discuss the resumption of student loan repayments in the United States and its broader implications for the economy and society. They analyze how the student debt crisis has evolved over time and how it reflects deeper issues within the capitalist system. Prof. Wolff emphasizes the importance of education as a public good and contrasts the US approach to higher education with that of other countries where it is considered a fundamental right. They also critique the Supreme Court's role in overturning policies aimed at student debt relief, highlighting the influence of wealthy interests. The conversation underscores the need for systemic reforms to address the burden of student debt and ensure fair access to education.

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Dangerous Ideas: Richard Wolff & Lee Camp on How to Fix The Economy!

In their discussion, Prof. Wolff and Lee Camp address the significant disparity between officially reported low unemployment rates and the fact that housing costs have become evident as unaffordable for the majority of Americans. The need for an immediate boost in wages and a reduction in housing costs is clear. They delve into the concept of workplace democracy, highlighting that corporations are undemocratic in nature and that there's a growing demand for employee empowerment and participation. Additionally, they point out the paradox of tech companies advocating internal collaboration while aggressively patenting their innovations externally, emphasizing the need for a more equitable and democratic economic system that values worker input and nurtures creativity. Their conversation revolves around the urgency for change in workplaces and raises questions about the sustainability of the current economic model.

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Dialogue Works: The UN's Dysfunction - Belt and Road Forum

Prof. Wolff joins Dialogue Works, delving into the UN's functionality and the obstacles it faces in bringing together superpowers. He highlights the concept of "uneven development" from Karl Marx, explaining how capitalism perpetuates global inequality. The impediments to international treaties and agreements stem from the conflicting interests of unequal nations. Emphasis falls the emergence of China's Belt and Road Initiative as a means for countries to assert economic autonomy and reduce dependence on Western decision-making. Lastly, the significance of this initiative, particularly in Greece, is underscored as it offers nations greater agency in shaping their economic futures.

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Dialogue Works: BRICS and the Prospect of a Novel Reserve Currency

Prof. Wolff joins Dialogue Works to discuss the evolving landscape of global reserve currencies, highlighting the historical context and how countries like China, India, Brazil, and others aim to gain recognition for their currencies worldwide as the relative dominance of the United States wanes. The conversation explores lending, international trade, and the potential emergence of a new multinational currency among the BRICS countries, all while considering the impact on global politics and ideologies.

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The KPFA Evening News – September 24, 2023

Prof. Wolff joins the KPFA Evening News program to address the impending federal government shutdown, emphasizing the necessity of raising taxes on the wealthy to tackle the growing national debt and criticizing both political parties for their reluctance to consider this solution. The discussion also covers the United Auto Workers' strike against major U.S. car manufacturers, where workers demand improved wages and retirement benefits amidst record industry profits.

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The Socialist Program: The Politics of the Government Shutdown

Prof. Wolff joins Brian Becker to discuss the looming threat of another government shutdown as the September 30th deadline for passing a federal budget approaches. They highlight the absurdity of this recurring political theater, where both Republicans and Democrats fail to address the root issue: raising taxes on corporations and the rich to solve the deficit problem.

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AI: Profit vs. Freedom

Article by Richard D. Wolff

"Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents a profit opportunity for capitalists, but it presents a crucial choice for the working class. Because the working class is the majority, that crucial choice confronts society as a whole. It is the same profit opportunity/social choice that was presented by the introduction of robotics, computers, and indeed by most technological advances throughout capitalism’s history. In capitalism, employers decide when, where, and how to install new technologies; employees do not. Employers’ decisions are driven chiefly by whether and how new technologies affect their profits."

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Project Censored: Empowerment Beyond the Strike

In this interview with Prof Wolff on the Project Censored radio show, the discussion focuses on two-tiered worker systems in various industries, the implications for both corporations and workers, and recent strikes and labor union tactics. The conversation also touches on the potential for worker cooperatives to empower employees and reshape workplace dynamics.

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The David Lin Report: The Great Capitalism Vs. Socialism Debate - Arthur Laffer & Richard Wolff

Prof Wolff debates Arthur Laffer on the David Lin Report in a discussion comparing capitalism and socialism in the context of the U.S. economy. They explore topics such as economic performance, income inequality, taxation, and government intervention. Wolff emphasizes the need to question the organization of workplaces, while Laffer advocates for low taxes, sound money, and free trade as solutions to economic challenges. The debate centers on the role of government and the effectiveness of different economic systems.

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The Backstory: Auto Worker Strike and the Fight for Fair Wages

Prof Wolff joins The Backstory in a discussion about the ongoing auto worker strike, highlighting income inequality, economic crashes, and rising inflation as key concerns. Workers are demanding cost-of-living pay raises, reflecting a broader movement for change in the capitalist system.

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The Socialist Program: Inflation and the Next Crash

Prof. Wolff and Brian Becker discuss the criminal inaction of the White House and Congress against inflation and the rising costs of basic goods we need to live.

 

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Dialogue Works: Obsolete Notions of Capitalism and Socialism

Prof. Wolff joins Dialogue Works to discuss the evolving concept of socialism in the 21st century, emphasizing the shift away from traditional definitions. Instead, the focus is on transforming workplaces into democratic communities, where every worker has an equal say in decision-making. This vision of socialism, centered on workplace democracy, is gaining traction as the defining aspect of socialism in the future, irrespective of geographical boundaries.

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Dialogue Works: China's Hybrid Economic System and Its Achievements

Prof. Wolff joins Dialogue Works to delve into the intricacies of China's economic evolution, delving into the multifaceted nature of China's socialist-inspired, market-driven economic model. Examining its historical roots, unique blend of state intervention and private enterprise, and its global impact, Prof. Wolff provides valuable insights into the dynamics shaping the future of socialism and the complex backdrop of China-U.S. relations in a rapidly changing world.

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Zero Hour: A Radical Rethink of the Housing Crisis

Prof Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to discuss the ongoing housing crisis in the United States, shedding light on the systemic issues plaguing the housing market and advocating for a government-led approach to address the issue.

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Dialogue Works: The G20 Summit Dominated by the Presence of an Absence

Joining Dialogue Works, Prof Wolff delves into the G20 Summit's outcomes and missed opportunities, as well as the absence of the leaders of Russia and China.

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The Socialist Program: STRIKE! Autoworkers Are Ready!

Prof Wolff and Brian Becker engage in a discussion about the impending possibility of a massive strike. The contract for approximately 150,000 United Auto Workers (UAW) members is scheduled to expire this Thursday, and the union members are steadfastly demanding fair compensation and protection against mass layoffs. However, the Big Three auto giants – Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis – have yet to reach an agreement with the UAW, intensifying concerns about a potential labor action.

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Dialogue Works: The US Economic War on China and BRICS

Prof Wolff and Dialogue Works discuss the ongoing economic conflict between the United States and China, offering valuable insights into the global implications, China's unique economic system, and the need for fresh approaches in today's evolving world.

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The KPFA Evening News – August 27, 2023

Prof Wolff joins the KPFA Evening News to weigh in on federal reserve chairman Jerome Powell's speech at Jackson Hole.

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The Socialist Program: How Can the Labor Movement Keep up the Momentum?

On this episode Walter Smolarek and Prof. Wolff mark Labor Day with a discussion on how workers are fighting back with intensity not seen in many years. From UPS to academic workers to writers and actors, major labor struggles have been erupting nationwide in a revolt against mounting inequality and corporate greed. And the next major fight on the horizon is a potential strike at the Big Three automakers.

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Twenty-First Century Socialism: What It Will Become and Why

Article by Harriet Fraad and Richard D. Wolff

The real left is not the caricature crafted by the U.S. right. Alongside parallel right-wing political formations abroad, that caricature tries hard to revive and recycle Cold War demonizations no matter how far-fetched. Nor is the real left what Democratic Party leaders and their foreign counterparts try hard to dismiss as tiny and politically irrelevant (except when electoral campaigns flirt with “progressive” proposals to get votes). The real left in the United States and beyond are the millions who at least vaguely understand that the whole system is the core problem. As those millions steadily raise their awareness to an explicit consciousness, they recognize that basic system change is the needed solution.

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Dialogue Works: This is a Historical Shift

Prof Wolff joins Dialogue Works to discuss global economic shifts.

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The Socialist Program: BRICS Expansion Shakes Western-dominated World Order

Prof. Wolff joins Brian Becker to discuss the BRICS summit in Johannesburg, which resulted in the historic expansion of the bloc. With six new members, will the BRICS be able to mount a more formidable challenge to the dominance of Washington and Wall Street over international finance and diplomacy? What does this mean for the working people of the world?

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WBAI: Live on the Fly with Randy Credico

Prof Wolff joins Live on the Fly with Randy Credico for a discussion on the WBAI radio program. 

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Open Magazine: Expansion of BRICS - a Huge Setback to the World Order Dominated by the US

Thanks to six new members, BRICS represents more than half of the world’s population and 43% of global oil production

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The Socialist Program: Debt Is Crushing U.S. Workers

Prof. Wolff joins Brian Becker to discuss the alarming pace of rising defaults on auto loans as hundreds of thousands of consumers face mounting bills amid surging new car prices.

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Zero Hour: What Can the Trump Drama Teach Us?

Prof Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to discuss the the Trump phenomenon in a larger, historical perspective: what does it mean?

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Robinson's Podcast: What's Wrong With Capitalism?

Robinson and Prof Wolff discuss his criticisms of capitalism. They begin with why mainstream economists dismiss Marx and then move on to the basics of economics, the problems of our capitalist system, and the myriad social issues we face today.

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The Critical Hour: Trump Indictment, US Credit Rating

Richard Wolff joins Garland Nixon and Wilmer Leon on The Critical Hour to discuss this week's important stories. Former President Donald Trump has been indicted, the US credit rating has been lowered, and most Americans cannot cover a 400-dollar bill.
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Dialogue Works: How did the Sanctions on Russia work?

Prof Wolff joins Dialogue Works to discuss the effects of the sanctions on Russia.

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U.S. Leaders Split On China Policy

"On the one hand, U.S. policy aims to constrain China’s economic, political, and military development because it has now become the United States’ chief economic competitor and thus enemy. On the other hand, U.S. policy seeks to secure the many benefits to the United States of its companies’ trade with and investments in China."

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Status Coup News: "Bidenomics" Propaganda, Obama Warns Biden

Prof. Wolff joins Jordan Chariton to discuss the economic reality facing Americans, and to discuss Obama's warning for Biden.

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The Socialist Program: "Bidenomics"?? The Real Record of Biden’s Policies for the Working Class

Walter Smolarek and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss "Bidenomics", Biden's real economic record, and why his policies are so harmful. What has "Bidenomics" meant for the working class?

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MOATS: The US Hegemonic Rule Is Part of The Past

Prof Wolff joins the Mother of All Talk Shows with George Galloway to discuss the unattainable goal of favoring the East through economic shifts, while also highlighting the disastrous consequences of engaging in a war with China, which could potentially lead to nuclear conflict.

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KPFA Special: The Economy and the Current Political Landscape

Prof Wolff joins a KPFA special episode on Letters & Politics with Mitch Jeserich to discuss the economy and the current political landscape.

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The Socialist Program: Affirmative Action for Lazy, Bored Rich Kids

Brian and Prof. Wolff discuss the new study showing that elite schools enroll wealthy students far more than the rest of us.

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Zero Hour: If the Economy’s So Good, How Come I Feel So Bad?

Prof Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to discuss the juxtaposition between the reported positive state of the economy and people's negative experiences.

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The Left Lens: China, BRICS, and the Decline of the American Empire

Prof Wolff joins the Left Lens program with Danny Haiphong to discuss the rise of China, BRICS, and how an emerging new world economy is putting an end to the delusions of the US empire.

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Is Capitalism Leaving the U.S. in Search of Profit?

Article by Richard D. Wolff

"The contradictions of China-bashing in the United States begin with how often it is flat-out untrue. The Wall Street Journal reports that the “Chinese spy” balloon that President Joe Biden shot down with immense patriotic fanfare in February 2023 did not in fact transmit pictures or anything else to China. White House economists have been trying to excuse persistent U.S. inflation saying it is a global problem and inflation is worse elsewhere in the world. China’s inflation rate is 0.7 percent year-on-year. Financial media outlets stress how China’s GDP growth rate is lower than it used to be. China now estimates that its 2023 GDP growth will be 5 to 5.5 percent. Estimates for the U.S. GDP growth rate in 2023, meanwhile, vacillate around 1 to 2 percent."

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It’s Hard for Americans to Engage in China-Bashing Without Tripping on Contradictions

Article by Richard D. Wolff

"The contradictions of China-bashing in the United States begin with how often it is flat-out untrue. The Wall Street Journal reports that the “Chinese spy” balloon that President Joe Biden shot down with immense patriotic fanfare in February 2023 did not in fact transmit pictures or anything else to China. White House economists have been trying to excuse persistent U.S. inflation saying it is a global problem and inflation is worse elsewhere in the world. China’s inflation rate is 0.7 percent year-on-year. Financial media outlets stress how China’s GDP growth rate is lower than it used to be. China now estimates that its 2023 GDP growth will be 5 to 5.5 percent. Estimates for the U.S. GDP growth rate in 2023, meanwhile, vacillate around 1 to 2 percent."

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Market Fundamentalism’ Is an Obstacle to Social Progress

Article by Richard D. Wolff

"A changing world order, a shrinking U.S. empire, migrations and related demographic shifts, and major economic crashes have all enhanced religious fundamentalisms around the world. Beyond religions, other ideological fundamentalisms likewise provide widely welcomed reassurances. One of the latter—market fundamentalism—invites and deserves criticism as a major obstacle to navigating this time of rapid social change. Market fundamentalism attributes to that particular social institution a level of perfection and “optimality” quite parallel to what fundamentalist religions attribute to prophets and divinities."

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The Debt Ceiling Debate Is A Massive Deception Against The Public

Article by Richard D. Wolff

"Future historians will likely look back at the debt ceiling rituals being reenacted these days with a frustrated shaking of their heads. That otherwise reasonable people would be so readily deceived raises the question that will provoke those historians: How could this happen?"

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The Critical Hour: Weekly News Wrap Up

Richard Wolff joins Garland Nixon and Wilmer Leon on The Critical Hour to discuss the economic stories for the week. Americans are using "buy now pay later" apps to purchase groceries. US consumerism is struggling against the neoliberal impoverishment of the working class.
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Zero Hour: Consumerism, Fetishism, and the Opiate of the Masses

Prof Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to discuss: Consumerism, Fetishism, and the Opiate of the Masses

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The Socialist Program: Imperialism, China, and the World Economy

Brian and Prof. Wolff discuss the decline of the U.S. world order and economic domination, as BRICS economies overtake those of the G7.

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The Socialist Program: Capitalists Wage War on Nature

Brian and Prof. Wolff discuss the massive wildfires in Canada that blanketed the East Coast in a haze of smoke for days. As the climate crisis intensifies, hazardous conditions are set to become more and more common in every part of the world. But for the capitalists, the only thing that matters is that their employees keep coming in to the job, regardless of the severe health dangers. Without workers working, the capitalists make zero profits.

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Guerrilla History: Sanctions & Dedollarization + Cornel West Chat

Prof Wolff joins Guerilla History to continue their discussions about the process of dedollarization and specifically focusing on how this process will impact the United States's ability to sanction anyone they see fit as they see fit, as well ass have a brief discussion of Cornel West's Presidential bid.

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The David Lin Report: New Global Currency Born As Dollar Dies, Capitalism ‘Abandons’ Declining U.S. Empire

Prof Wolff joins David Lin to discuss the decline of the American Empire, the gradual process of de-dollarization around the world, and the faults of capitalism in our society.

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The Socialist Program: Biden & Republicans Unite Against the Poor and the Environment

Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy have unveiled a “debt ceiling” agreement involving major attacks on workers and the environment. The two are now racing to push through Congress a deal that would see stepped up production of fossil fuels, cuts to food stamps, and the rollback of vital services – all while making it easier for the rich to evade taxes and exempting the Pentagon from any spending limits.

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Guerilla History: Dedollarization & the Petrodollar

Prof Wolff joins Guerilla History to discuss: the process of dedollarization, its impact on the Petrodollar, and how these play into geopolitics more broadly including the ability of the US to sanction whomever they wish - processes that we need to continue keeping an eye on.  

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The World Economy Is Changing—the People Know, But Their Leaders Don’t

Article by Richard D. Wolff

"The year 2020 marked parity between the total GDP of the G7 (the U.S. plus allies) and the total GDP of the BRICS group (China plus allies). Since then, the BRICS economies grew faster than the G7 economies. Now a third of total world output comes from the BRICS countries while the G7 accounts for below 30 percent. Beyond the obvious symbolism, this difference entails real political, cultural, and economic consequences. Bringing Ukraine’s Zelenskyy to Hiroshima to address the G7 recently failed to distract the G7’s attention from the huge global issue: what is growing in the world economy vs. what is declining..."

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The Socialist Program: First Republic Bank Rescue & Secret Collusion Between the Government and Wall Street's Biggest Banks

Brian and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the third bank failure in two months. First Republic collapsed Monday, a sure sign that the financial system is still in huge turmoil. Then JPMorgan Chase bought the bank's assets for a bargain. What does this say about the economic system and what does it mean for the rest of us?

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By Any Means Necessary: US Empire Declines as Contradictions of Capitalism Intensify

Prof Wolff joins By Any Means Necessary on Radio Sputnik to discuss House Republicans’ proposal on conditions for raising the debt ceiling and how the debt ceiling political debate demonstrates the unity of both political parties, the ongoing inflation issue and why the assertion that workers’ wage growth is responsible for it ignores price gouging by corporations, and how recent events in the conflict in Ukraine are marking a global shift in the political and economic order.

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Zero Hour: The Sickness of 'Artificial Intelligence'? The System.

Prof Wolff joins Zero Hour with RJ Eskow to discuss: The Sickness of 'Artificial Intelligence'? The System. 

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The Emerging New World Economy

Article by Richard D. Wolff

"The emerging new always both frightens and inspires the fading old. History is that unity of opposites. Sharp-edged rejections of what is new clash with enthusiastic celebrations of it. The old gets pushed away even as bitter denials of that reality surge. The emerging new world economy displays just such contradictions. Four major developments can illustrate them and underscore their interactions..."

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The Socialist Program: How Much Was the Bank Bailout...and How Is It Getting Covered Up?

Brian and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the recent New York Times research on the bank bailout, stating that the regional banks massive sections of the country depend on were on the verge of collapse. Is this study real or a propaganda piece to cover up that the government spent billions on banks' mistakes?

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The Socialist Program: Dollar Imperialism and Its Decline

Brian and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss how economic powerhouses like China, Russia, Brazil and others are moving away from using the dollar, changing its status as the world’s reserve currency. This shift could erode the power that U.S. banks and corporations have relied on for decades.

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Weekly Roundup: May 10, 2023

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New this week: U.S. National Debt (Good or Bad?), Values at Work!, Interpreting Marx
 

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Weekly Roundup: May 3, 2023

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New this week: Sanctions don’t work, reforming capitalism doesn’t work, but Yanis Varoufakis on audio does work
 

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A New Empire, a Multipolar World, or a Post-Capitalist System?

Prof Wolff isn’t afraid to tell the truth: the landscape of capitalism is changing, and it’s important to understand. That’s what the new episode of Economic Update: The Emerging New World Economy accomplishes. 


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Weekly Roundup: April 26, 2023

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New this week: New world economy, corporate academia, treasury bonds, artificial intelligence & democracy
 

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Weekly Roundup: April 19

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New this week: AI & ChatGPT, NIMBY/YIMBY politics, the healthcare struggle, China’s phase of capitalism
 

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David Harvey's System

David Harvey is having a busy spring. But all throughout, he has shared new episodes of Anti-Capitalist Chronicles about the most helpful ways to look at capitalism, Marx’s insights for the modern world, and the impact of war in this moment.

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Weekly Roundup: April 12, 2023

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New this week: Silicon Valley Bank Mania! “woke” economics, Housing w/ Harvey, China & small businesses
 

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Weekly Roundup: April 5

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New this week: U.S. empire’s rise & fall, homeless shelter industrial complex, immigration & the working class, the U.S. dollar in trouble
 

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Is Europe Regretting Russian Sanctions? Is the U.S. Dollar in Trouble?

Richard Wolff recently answered two questions from the audience as part of the Ask Prof Wolff series that have taken off. Within a few days, each has over 100,000 views. Watch these videos on YouTube or listen to them as a podcast on your favorite podcast player.

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Weekly Roundup: March 29, 2023

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New this week: Lula’s Brazil, whistleblowers, Biden’s spending bills, women labor leaders
 

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Weekly Roundup: March 22, 2023

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New this week: France on strike, economic nationalism, gender roles, what’s wrong with the housing market?
 

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Weekly Roundup: March 15, 2023

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New this week: Workers take over factories, Ponzi scheme capitalism, protecting food & healthcare from profits
 

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Challenging Capitalism - New Global Capitalism Lecture

Richard Wolff sees the writing on the wall of these global events. Will any, or all, of these struggles create the most profound challenge to capitalism? Watch ‘Challenging Capitalism’ or listen to it as a podcast today.

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Weekly Roundup: March 8, 2023

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New this week: Mega-landlords, gender roles, 1 year of Russia/Ukraine war, imagining the world beyond capitalism
 

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Watch Cities After… on video!

After two full seasons on audio, Cities After… with Miguel Robles-Durán is now also available on video!

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Weekly Roundup: March 1, 2023

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New this week: Stock Markets After Capitalism, Austerity & Policing, Civilians in War, Mega-Corporations
 

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300,000

Thank you to everyone who helped our small media non-profit reach this milestone of 300,000 subscribers on YouTube, and for your support as we continue to spread our message: we can do better than capitalism by democratizing the workplace. Read this post to learn about all the ways you can keep supporting this project.

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Weekly Roundup: February 22, 2023

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New this week: Manufactured Poverty, Cross-Border Resistance, BlackRock, Is the Military-Industrial Complex Fascism?
 

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Reflections on the Earthquakes in Turkey

Some of you may know me as one of the hosts of d@w's All Things Co-op. What you may not know is that I am Turkish and I grew up in Turkey; therefore, this topic is very close to my heart. The unprecedented earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria have wrought unimaginable destruction, resulting in the death of more than 40 thousand people. 

As we grapple with the scope of devastation, many of us ask, are we prepared for the climate disaster befalling the US and the whole world? Zac, a d@w listener, posed this very question to us and I’d like to respond to it. 

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Weekly Roundup: February 15, 2023

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New this week: How to speak to people on the right, the relevance of Marx, university econ today, abusing surplus
 

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Save the roses for socialism

Valentine’s Day isn’t the same under capitalism. Democracy at Work explores why capitalism hurts our love lives, and how cooperatives can create a healthy environment for love to grow.

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Weekly Roundup: February 8, 2023

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New this week: 2023 World Economic Trends, Border Politics, Capitalism as a Religion, Personal Costs of Inflation
 

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Chris Hedges - "It's a really dangerous time"

Chris Hedges is a fierce critic of war around the globe and a leading journalist on global politics. This week, he joined Economic Update in an especially popular episode: “A Corporatized America.”

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Weekly Roundup: February 1, 2023

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New this week: The origin & purpose of today’s inflation, Q&A w/ All Things Co-op, retired people for social change, a political party that isn’t capitalist?
 

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We’re on TikTok

The day has come. You can now follow Democracy at Work on TikTok!

We are posting short clips from our new shows and highlights from some of our most popular episodes in the past. Find us on TikTok today to see quick, daily videos featuring your favorite show hosts, interviews with leading voices on the left and more things to come.

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Weekly Roundup: January 25, 2023

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New this week: Worker Co-op vs. Consumer Co-op, Capitalism’s Cities, Debunking “Non-Profits”, Economics for a New Year
 

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Weekly Roundup: January 18, 2023

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New this week: Capitalism is like a human body, lawyers for cooperative society, socialist solutions to oil prices, labor union corruption
 

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The Second War in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine is a part of something bigger, Prof Wolff argues in his latest Global Capitalism lecture. There is a second, economic war in progress, with both sides fighting over global dominance. “Why do I think that the war in Ukraine is historic? Well it's less because of the war itself than because of what that war is revealing about the world we live in, about the new organization of the world that is coming into being.”

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Weekly Roundup: January 11, 2023

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New this week: Capitalism “working” as intended, profit drive leaves socially important projects behind, it’s harder to be unethical in a co-op...
 

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New d@w Book Donation Program

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new d@w Book Donation Program that will distribute free d@w books to libraries, schools, co-ops, prisons, and more! 

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Weekly Roundup: January 4, 2023

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New this week: Railroad fallout & labor militancy, a co-op HOFer, US social bonds broken by gov’t, what’s a labor market?
 

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Thank you for helping us share the “lightbulb” moment

I distinctly remember the lightbulb that went off when I first heard Prof Wolff pose the question, “If we value democracy, why don’t we have it in the place where we spend most of our adult lives: our workplace?” 

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Season of Giving Hope

Some podcast hosts, staff and board members got together last month to discuss how we can create hopeful media. Here are some of the notes from our meeting that we will use to guide our production in the future.

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Weekly Roundup: December 21, 2022

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New this week: Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, All Things Co-op, Marxism for this Moment & Ask Prof Wolff LIVE...
 

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There is an alternative to capitalism

We provide the argument, the examples, the perspective that is able to fight against the nihilists, the fascists, the fatalists, and that we arm those that are on the right side of history with the means to be able to say “this is what the future could look like, should look like, and this is how we can get there."

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Weekly Roundup: December 14, 2022

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New this week: Capitalism Hits Home, Cities After..., Global Capitalism & Ask Prof Wolff LIVE...
 

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2022 - A Year of Extraordinary Instability

2022 was a year of extraordinary instability even for capitalism. Richard D. Wolff shares his thoughts in a letter to the d@w audience.

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Weekly Roundup: December 7, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, All Things Co-op & Ask Prof Wolff LIVE...
 

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Meet Miguel Robles-Durán

Weekly Roundup: November 30, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Harvey & Wolff, Global Capitalism & Ask Prof Wolff
 

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Prof Wolff & Harvey Use Marxism to Understand the Ukraine War

If you read most mainstream media’s explanations of the war in Ukraine, you hear a lot about freedom, decency, and equality. You hear personalized psychological profiles of Mr Putin or Mr Zelensky. What is missing is an explanation of how the functions and contradictions of capitalism are driving and fueling this conflict in many interconnected ways. Richard Wolff, David Harvey, and Democracy at Work are here to help fill in the gaps. 

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Weekly Roundup: November 23, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, All Things Co-op, Global Capitalism & Ask Prof Wolff...
 

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Who wore red better- Santa Claus or Marx?

Weekly Roundup: November 16, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Cities After..., Global Capitalism & Ask Prof Wolff
 

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After the Elections: Now What? - New Global Capitalism Lecture

Weekly Roundup: November 9, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, All Things Co-op & Ask Prof Wolff...
 

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Cooperative, leftist media for the future

Prof Wolff and the entire Democracy at Work team know that people want to understand alternatives to capitalism, and we are excited to uplift the work of everyone at Means TV “who have done it and who are doing it and [are] a model, a possibility, an example.”

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Weekly Roundup: November 2, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Cities After... & Ask Prof Wolff
 

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Scared of Socialism No More

Democracy at Work makes simple, Marxist media relevant to people’s lives without scaring them away - and it’s working. Support d@w this Halloween to help us plan for more projects.

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Weekly Roundup: October 26, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, All Things Co-op & Ask Prof Wolff...
 

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Weekly Roundup: October 19, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Cities After... & Ask Prof Wolff
 

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The union co-op that prints our merch

Watch co-founder Kevin O’Brien tell the story of Worx Printing on this week’s episode of All Things Co-op, and learn how d@w found a co-op to make for our fundraising store ethical.

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Weekly Roundup: October 12, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, All Things Co-op, Global Capitalism & Ask Prof Wolff...
 

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Weekly Roundup: October 5, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Cities After..., Global Capitalism & Ask Prof Wolff
 

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How do I start a co-op?

As we begin October, National Co-op Month, we are excited to unveil the many new co-op pages in the Resources section on our website!

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Weekly Roundup: September 28, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, All Things Co-op, Global Capitalism & Ask Prof Wolff...
 

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Coping with (and Resisting!) Capitalism

It’s time to understand how our personal experiences are connected to larger societal events and create a collective movement for a healthier, happier economy.

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Weekly Roundup: September 21, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Cities After..., Global Capitalism & Ask Prof Wolff
 

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China vs. US: System Rising vs. Falling- New Global Capitalism Lecture

The economic rivalry of our time is shaping up between the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China. But this isn’t the Cold War of socialism vs. capitalism. Watch ‘China vs. US: System Rising vs. Falling’ on our website or listen as a podcast today.

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Weekly Roundup: September 14, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Ask Prof Wolff & Wolff Responds... 
 

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Catalyst, beacon, indispensable - words of gratitude for d@w

This collective effort has sustained us for 10 years, and will elevate our work and reach for another 10. And so, these comments of gratitude from fans, activists and cooperatives are for you as well.

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Weekly Roundup: September 7, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Cities After..., Ask Prof Wolff & Wolff Responds...
 

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Labor Day’s Anti-Socialist History

What’s the difference between Labor Day and May Day? International Worker’s Day is celebrated on May 1st. But, in America, the birthplace of this holiday, over a century of capitalist propaganda and suppression has pushed us into celebrating “Labor Day” on the first Monday of September.

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Weekly Roundup: August 31, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, All Things Co-op & Ask Prof Wolff 
 

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Weekly Roundup: August 24, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Cities After..., Global Capitalism & Ask Prof Wolff...
 

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Cities After… is now animated!

Miguel Robles-Durán’s podcast on the future of cities is joining our other shows on YouTube, but with a new look.

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Weekly Roundup: August 17, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, All Things Co-op, Stuck Nation, Ask Prof Wolff & Wolff Responds...
 

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A Fragile Empire - Noam Chomsky

Legendary activist and scholar Noam Chomsky joined last week’s Economic Update to discuss how American fascism is being used to hold onto power and destroy the country at the same time. With global politics shifting around military power, Chomsky’s insights are precious and powerful.

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Weekly Roundup: August 10, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Cities After..., Global Capitalism & Ask Prof Wolff...
 

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Key Concepts with David Harvey

Mixing timely analysis of capitalism’s biggest trends and timeless insights into capitalism’s function, David Harvey is bringing you a whole new season of Anti-Capitalist Chronicles.

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Weekly Roundup: August 3, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, All Things Co-op, Stuck Nation and Ask Prof Wolff...
 

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Explaining What the Future Could Be Like

All Things Co-op celebrates Democracy at Work’s 10 year anniversary by reflecting on their personal politics and involvement with d@w.

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Weekly Roundup: July 27, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Stuck Nation, Global Capitalism & Ask Prof Wolff...
 

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Stuck Nation - Live with Bob Hennelly, Event Recap

"You spend a lot of your life at work. So, don't leave your values at home. Bring them to work."

Simultaneously sobering and uplifting, journalist Bob Hennelly joined d@w for a live, virtual event one year after the release of his book, Stuck Nation: Can the United States Change Course on Our History of Choosing Profits Over People?
 

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Weekly Roundup: July 20, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, All Things Co-op, Global Capitalism and Ask Prof Wolff...
 

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War, Sanctions, Deepening Splits: Economic, Political, and Cultural- New Global Capitalism Lecture

Many of us feel like the world is falling apart- and we can’t hold it together anymore. Prof Richard Wolff is speaking to that feeling in his new lecture. Watch “War, Sanctions, Deepening Splits: Economic, Political, and Cultural” on our website or listen as a podcast today.

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Weekly Roundup: July 13, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Cities After... & Ask Prof Wolff...
 

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Your local oligarch- Cities After... special series

Prof. Robles-Durán dedicated a series of episodes of #CitiesAfter… to the international oligarchy and how dark money is appearing to control our cities. Listen to four special edition episodes to hear the ways the ultra wealthy appear in public through museums, luxurious developments and even “public” spaces. 

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Weekly Roundup: July 6, 2022

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New this week: Anti-Capitalist Chronicles and Ask Prof Wolff...
 

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Have a question? Ask Prof Wolff!

Richard Wolff is a Marxist economist whose clear message that “We Can Do Better Than Capitalism” is resonating with more and more people around the world. But for people living in the shadows of capitalism’s influence, alternatives and new ideas about the economy are hard to come by. To answer the questions of people trying to piece together a better world, we created Ask Prof Wolff.

Listen to Richard Wolff answer some of the hundreds of questions he gets every week about anything, from economics and politics to historical movements and current events, on our YouTube channel or on your favorite podcast player!

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Weekly Roundup: June 29, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Cities After... & Ask Prof Wolff...
 

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The Right to Choose

My mother was 15 when the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v Wade in 1973. She was part of the first generation of women who could come of age empowered by the right over their own bodies. “The 70s were a time when we could protest and get results,” she told me. Now, she feels that much of the progress made has disappeared. 

To me, it is clear that eliminating one’s right to this choice altogether is a rejection of the premise of democracy itself, especially in the case of our nation, where 61% of citizens polled expressed support for the right to terminate a pregnancy. So it’s reasonable to ask… why this ruling? Why now?
 

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Weekly Roundup: June 22, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Ask Prof Wolff & Wolff Responds...
 

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Join Us for Stuck Nation - Live with Bob Hennelly

A year ago journalist Bob Hennelly asked if the United States could change the course of its history of choosing profits over people. Today, that remains very much the central question we grapple with as a nation.

Join us on July 15, from 1pm-2pm ET / 10a-11am PT for a live, digital event with Bob Hennelly, in which Bob connects major themes of his book Stuck Nation to recent events and answers questions from the audience via comments on YouTube.
 

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Weekly Roundup: June 15, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Cities After..., Ask Prof Wolff & Wolff Responds...
 

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10 years of a left critique of capitalism and a post-capitalist solution

Our 10th anniversary reminds me of our earliest beginnings and how amazingly far we have come. 2012 was still laboring to recover from the truly traumatic collapse of capitalism in 2008-2009. Most mainstream media, politicians, and academicians were reassuring one another about the banker bailouts (rebranded as "The Great Recession"). President Obama had led a "recovery" while promising that it was also a progressive renewal of US politics. It seemed inopportune for us to doubt that Obama could or would even try to deliver on his campaign promises. Yet we dared to deliver both a left critique of capitalism and a post-capitalist solution. In retrospect our timing turned out to have been far better than we imagined.

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Weekly Roundup: June 8, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, All Things Co-op, Ask Prof Wolff & Wolff Responds...
 

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Weekly Roundup: June 1, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Cities After..., Global Capitalism, Ask Prof Wolff & Wolff Responds...
 

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Economic Update Season 12 So Far!

Catch up with this season’s episodes that explain some key elements of our economy (inflation, markets or fascism) and the struggles to make our economy better, whether it's about war, jobs, housing, political movements, and more.

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Weekly Roundup: May 25, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, All Things Co-op, Global Capitalism & Ask Prof Wolff...

 

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Ask Prof Wolff now available as a podcast

Wolff's responses to audience questions are now available on all major platforms such as Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, and Stitcher.

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Weekly Roundup: May 18, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Cities After..., Global Capitalism, Ask Prof Wolff & Wolff Responds...

 

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Marxism: From Critique of Capitalism to Alternative System - New Global Capitalism Lecture

Richard Wolff is here with a new lecture to guide you through what you need to know about Marxism- what it is fundamentally, and how a new generation of Marxists are returning to the central focus of Marx: the workplace.

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Weekly Roundup: May 11, 2022

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New this week: Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, All Things Co-op & Ask Prof Wolff...

 

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New, red roses journals from d@w

Our new “Socialism is Democracy in the Workplace Journal”, a sleek, red roses design journal with lined and blank pages, is now available for any of your dreams, notes and plans for economic democracy.

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Weekly Roundup: May 4, 2022

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International Workers’ Day with d@w!

Democracy at Work staff share why we’re working for a democratic economy.

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Weekly Roundup: April 27, 2022

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David Harvey Celebrates 10 Years of Democracy at Work

“The development of a collective wisdom of an alternative to capitalism is, to me, a very important mission. Democracy at Work is one of those institutions which has really started to hone in on this idea of developing a collective understanding so that we can start to construct an alternative world in which there is some level of social justice.” - David Harvey

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Weekly Roundup: April 20, 2022

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Better than capitalism, better in relationships

Capitalism Hits Home covers Marxist sex work, U.S. drug crisis, class identity and more in Season 5

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Weekly Roundup: April 13, 2022

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Just in: Democracy at Work onesies and aprons!

You can find these aprons and onesies in our store, along with Democracy at Work t-shirts, tote bags and mugs.

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Weekly Roundup: April 6, 2022

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Help us celebrate our 10th anniversary

As part of our year-long celebration, we’re gathering impact stories and are particularly interested to hear from you, our loyal audience.

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Weekly Roundup: March 30, 2022

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Calling volunteers to translate and transcribe for d@w!

Democracy at Work is committed to sharing our content with as many people in as many places as possible. That’s why we are currently looking for volunteer translators & transcribers for our shows.

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Weekly Roundup: March 23, 2022

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Inflation is rising, our book prices are not

Our printer, Lulu, has raised the cost to print our books, but we're not passing that on to you. Consider buying one of our books this year to guide yours or a loved one’s understanding of this crisis and support our work- all for the same, pre-inflation price.

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Weekly Roundup: March 16, 2022

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The Inflation: Causes, Effects, & Outlook - New Global Capitalism Lecture

Richard Wolff shares what you need to know about the inflation in this new Global Capitalism lecture. Watch “The Inflation: Causes, Effects, & Outlook” on our website or listen as a podcast today. 

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Weekly Roundup: March 9, 2022

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“The popular movement for peace needs to be rekindled”

David Harvey, host of the Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, shared this statement on the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the 2022 Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers.

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Weekly Roundup: March 2, 2022

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Understanding Ukraine

Richard Wolff offers insights into Ukraine’s conflict.

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Weekly Roundup: February 23, 2022

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Our Silver Creator Award from YouTube

Prof Wolff is sharing a special message & honor recognizing how much we've grown...

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Weekly Roundup: February 16, 2022

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Stay connected to d@w

Follow all of our platforms on social media for content beyond the shows…

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Weekly Roundup: February 9, 2022

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Feeling stuck? You might be in Stuck Nation…

We published Stuck Nation last year, an insightful account of the profit-driven United States. Today, the author and award-winning journalist Bob Hennelly shares a statement on where we find ourselves in another year of stuck-ness.

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Weekly Roundup: February 2, 2022

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My thoughts on “Saving Capitalism”

I watched the documentary Saving Capitalism, which features Robert Reich's vision of how to save our economic system. While the film could have been called "out of touch" when it was released in 2017, in this 3rd year of Covid pandemic I would describe it as absolute bologna.

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Weekly Roundup: January 26, 2022

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How do we build a cooperative society?

This season, All Things Co-op is asking “How do we scale up the movement?” Listen in or watch the show to learn about the international co-op movement, reflect on essential issues in co-ops and embracing new tools for a solidarity economy.

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Weekly Roundup: January 19, 2022

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Political Economy of Covid: Year #3 - New Global Capitalism Lecture

Prof Wolff’s newest lecture guides us through what Covid has revealed about our economy and political system. You can watch the newest Global Capitalism lecture: Political Economy of Covid: Year #3 today on our website or YouTube channel, or listen to it as a podcast.

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Weekly Roundup: January 12, 2022

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Help us change the tone in 2022

News consumption is down. We need to change the conversation. This year, join us in spreading our message. Let’s set the tone in 2022 by telling the truth and doing one simple action today to help our mission: share our shows, books and videos with others!

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Weekly Roundup: December 29, 2021

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Thank you from all of us at d@w

As we enter the last few days of the calendar year, we’re reflecting on what our team has accomplished. Thank you for helping us on our mission to advocate for a better economy. Here’s what Democracy at Work has achieved this year.

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Weekly Roundup: December 22, 2021

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New this week: Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, All Things Co-op, 10 Years Ago, Ask Prof Wolff & Wolff Responds...

 

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Ten Years Ago: Homelessness [10th Anniversary of Economic Update with Richard Wolff]

10 years ago, headlines across the United States covered the scandal of child homelessness. For many, this bleak reality was not compatible with their idea of our country’s economy. Today, Prof Wolff shares a video that brings a difficult truth.

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Weekly Roundup: December 15, 2021

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From Prof Wolff- The State of Our Society

This end of the year message from Prof Wolff details the state of our struggle in the United States with capitalism. More than ever, people understand we need a change. Democracy at Work is working to shape what happens next.

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Weekly Roundup: December 8, 2021

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Our lives under capitalism

The struggles of people living under capitalism are always personal ones. Dr. Harriet Fraad puts the headlines into context of our economy and our lived, personal experiences of joy, struggle and community. Watch or listen to recent episodes of Capitalism Hits Home on patriarchy, evictions, labor struggles and much more...

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Weekly Roundup: December 1, 2021

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Give to d@w and get a free holiday gift!

2021 has demonstrated there is a growing thirst for alternatives to our exploitative and unjust capitalist system. By giving to Democracy at Work, you help to sustain and expand our free, accessible message that we can do better than capitalism. But for a limited time this holiday season, we can also show our gratitude with free gifts to you.

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Weekly Roundup: November 24, 2021

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New this week: Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, All Things Co-op, Global Capitalism, Ask Prof Wolff & Wolff Responds...

 

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Ten Years Ago: Corporate & Household Debt [10th Anniversary of Economic Update with Richard Wolff]

The truth is, we are in uncharted economic territory. For ten years, Economic Update has brought you a critical understanding of the way our economy has changed. To commemorate this anniversary and what has changed, you can watch this special video analyzing the looming reality of global debt, what it means for the economy & our lives.

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Weekly Roundup: November 17, 2021

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China - US’s First Real Competitor in a Century - New Global Capitalism Lecture

The newest Global Capitalism lecture is all about the Chinese economy. In “China - US’s First Real Competitor in a Century”, professor Richard Wolff introduces the successes, problems and lessons from “Chinese Socialism” and what it means for global capitalism.

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Weekly Roundup: November 10, 2021

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d@w books available for the holidays

This holiday season, you can gift a book from our shop and spread the message of democracy in the workplace. The proceeds from our books go to support more shows, books and content from d@w!

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Weekly Roundup: November 3, 2021

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Read an excerpt of the new introduction to the 2021 “Understanding Marxism” hardcover edition

The 2021 hardcover edition of Understanding Marxism features a lengthy new introduction by author Richard D. Wolff. In the following excerpt, Prof Wolff shares some of his personal experiences with the suppression of Marxism in his own education.  

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Weekly Roundup: October 27, 2021

A scary good pack of podcasts from Democracy at Work.

New this week: Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, All Things Co-op & Ask Prof Wolff...

 

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Ten Years Ago: The Growth of Cooperativism [10th Anniversary of Economic Update with Richard Wolff]

As cooperatives have become more popular and socialism has skyrocketed in popularity, Economic Update has been working right alongside this movement to advocate for an economy that works for all. This month, Prof Wolff shares with us a new video to celebrate and reflect on the growth of cooperatives enterprises these last 10 years and the 10th anniversary of Economic Update.

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Weekly Roundup: October 20, 2021

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Available Now: “Understanding Marxism” in hardcover, with a new introduction by Prof Wolff

Our new, 2021 hardcover edition of Understanding Marxism is now available! It features a lengthy new introduction by author Richard D. Wolff, which 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.

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Weekly Roundup: October 13, 2021

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d@w discount code for our co-op merchandise

This holiday season, support your values, not Bezos. d@W is here to help. All items in the d@w store are USA union made and union worker cooperative printed. Use the code “GoCoop2021” for a one-time 10% discount on your order.

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Weekly Roundup: October 6, 2021

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Recommended Reading on Cooperatives from D@W

October has been a nationally recognized month of co-op celebration since 1964. Check out our d@w Recommended Reading list on Cooperatives. If you’re looking for a new read, you can support Democracy at Work and independent bookstores by purchasing one here!

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Weekly Roundup: September 29, 2021

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Ten Years Ago: The Cost of Education [10th Anniversary of Economic Update with Richard Wolff]

The extreme costs of higher education in the United States certainly will affect ourselves and our children, with debt that shapes our careers, credit and lives. In this video celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Economic Update, Prof Wolff analyzes what has remained the same about the cost of education these last ten years and what it means for Americans and the country’s economy at large.

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Weekly Roundup: September 22, 2021

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Coming soon: “Understanding Marxism” in hardcover

Next month we will be releasing a hardcover version of our most popular book, Understanding Marxism, featuring a new, lengthy introduction by Prof Wolff which explains and shares our excitement about the ways in which Marxism helps us to critically rethink capitalism today.

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Weekly Roundup: September 15, 2021

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US Capitalism’s Decline Accelerates - New Global Capitalism Lecture

What are the signs of a system in decline? Listen to Prof Wolff’s observations of the world’s most influential economy, declining in influence & reputation around the world in the newest Global Capitalism lecture.

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Weekly Roundup: September 8th, 2021

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20 years after 9/11, US handling of Covid-19 makes same mistakes

The 20th anniversary of 9/11 is a stark reminder of the costs of prioritizing the health of financial markets over the health of American citizens. Stuck Nation reports on the misguided encouragements to reopen schools and businesses before the WTC fires were suppressed and the parallels between this response and that of COVID-19.

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Weekly Roundup: September 1, 2021

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Cities After... connects capitalism to the neighborhood

“I always like to say that the city is the perfect mirror of capitalism...”

Democracy at Work has been sharing episodes of Cities After… with Prof Miguel Robles-Durán for 3 months now. Today, you can listen to this cutting-edge podcast that connects the abstract forces of capitalism to our day-to-day lived experiences and invites us to imagine an urban future after COVID, colonialism and capitalism.


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Weekly Roundup: August 25th, 2021

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10 Years Ago: S&P Downgrade of US Debt

In our new video celebrating 10 years of Economic Update, Prof Wolff explains the troublesome economic policy the United States has adopted: instead of making the rich pay their fair share of taxes, the U.S. borrows money from them instead.

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Weekly Roundup: August 18th, 2021

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Audiobooks Now Available!

We are glad to announce that both The Sickness is the System and a combo of Understanding Socialism & Understanding Marxism are now available as audiobooks.

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Watch Economic Update on Means TV

As of this week, all new episodes of Economic Update will be streaming on Means TV, the world’s first worker-owned, anti-capitalist streaming service with a library of movies, and original shows. Funded by subscribers, owned by workers. No advertisers ever.

 

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Weekly Roundup: August 4th, 2021

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Read an excerpt of "Stuck Nation" in Salon Magazine

Weekly Roundup: July 28th, 2021

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The Challenge of China - New Global Capitalism Lecture

What are the realities of the Chinese economy, and what does it mean for a global capitalism in crisis? In the most recent Global Capitalism lecture, Professor Wolff focused on China to explain some of the realities of the Chinese economy, its significance in today’s capitalist world and what kind of challenge it might pose, if any, to the United States.

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Weekly Roundup: July 21st, 2021

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“Stuck Nation” book available now!

Stuck Nation: Can the United States Change Course on Our History of Choosing Profits Over People? is the work of award winning print and broadcast journalist Bob Hennelly, a frequent guest of our show Economic Update… and it is available now!

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Weekly Roundup: July 14th, 2021

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10 Years Ago: Wealth & Income Inequality Analysis from Richard Wolff

This realization about rising inequality may have begun 10 years ago, but in the last decade it has become nearly impossible to ignore. For the month of July, Prof Wolff takes a look at income and wealth inequality.

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Weekly Roundup: July 7th, 2021

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This Fourth of July, America can be better

This Fourth of July, we thank you for the continued support of Democracy at Work and share this reminder: to meet the goals of the American project, we must do better than capitalism.

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Weekly Roundup: June 30th, 2021

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10 Years Ago: European Debt Crisis Analysis from Richard Wolff

10 years ago, the European debt crisis was unfolding with shocking results. As Prof Wolff explains in a new Economic Update 10th Anniversary video, both the events leading up to this crash and the resulting solutions to address the crisis offer critical lessons that we must pay attention to today.

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Weekly Roundup: June 23rd, 2021

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New d@w book coming soon: “Stuck Nation”

Democracy at Work’s next book will be available next month! Stuck Nation: Can the United States Change Course on Our History of Choosing Profits Over People? is the work of award winning print and broadcast journalist Bob Hennelly, a frequent guest of our show Economic Update. 

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Weekly Roundup: June 16th, 2021

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...

 


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Weekly Roundup: June 9th, 2021

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New this week: Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Cities After..., Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...

 


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Prof Harvey’s deep dive to answer the question, how did we get here?

Professor Harvey has looked back at the origins of capital and to critical events that have shaped our current neoliberal world. They display the deeply rooted origins of our current crises, and the many contradictions of capitalism.

 

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Weekly Roundup: June 2nd, 2021

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New this week: 10 Years Ago, All Things Co-op, Global Capitalism, Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...

 


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10 Years Ago: Unemployment Analysis from Richard Wolff

We have work that needs to be done, and people who want to work. So why do we still have significant unemployment?

Professor Wolff tackles this question in a short video, the second of a monthly Economic Update 10th Anniversary series that aims to look back at relevant moments from a decade ago to explore how, since then, capitalism - and its impact on our society and the world - has changed.

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Weekly Roundup: May 26th, 2021

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New this week: Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Capitalism Hits Home, Cities After..., Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...

 


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Biden’s Economic Plans and Likely Results - New Global Capitalism Lecture

The new Biden administration is facing the worst economic crisis the US has seen since the Great Depression, a global pandemic, and rising social tensions. In the first 100 days, they have ramped up vaccination efforts, passed the American Rescue Plan, proposed an Infrastructure Plan and more.

Professor Wolff dedicated the most recent of his Global Capitalism lectures to reviewing the president's economic plans and their likely results. 

 

 

 

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Weekly Roundup: May 19th, 2021

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, All Things Co-op, Global Capitalism Lecture, Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...

 


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Cities After… a new d@w podcast

We are thrilled to announce a new d@w podcast: Cities After…

Hosted by Professor and Urbanist Miguel Robles-Durán, Cities After... is a bi-monthly 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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Weekly Roundup: May 12th, 2021

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New this week: Cities After... (a new d@w podcast!), Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Capitalism Hits Home, Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...

 


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Recommended Reading on How Capitalism Hits Home

Check out our brand new reading list, Recommended Reading: Capitalism Hits Home, which comes directly from Dr. Harriet Fraad. 


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Weekly Roundup: May 5th, 2021

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, All Things Co-op, Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...

 


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Honor May Day 2021 with the Goal of System Change

How do we celebrate May Day 2021 when it confronts us with major losses and defeats for the US working class?

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Weekly Roundup: April 28th, 2021

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New this week: Economic Update, Ten Years Ago: Defense Spending, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Capitalism Hits Home and Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...

  


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10 Years Ago: Defense Spending Analysis from Richard Wolff

In most history books, when one side invades another and then leaves without conditions, we refer to that as having lost the war, not winning,” says Professor Wolff.

The U.S. is facing such a loss now. The Biden Administration has announced the final withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, ending the 20-year war without the defeat of the Taliban, and without any conditions. So who are the winners here? 

Professor Wolff tackles this question in a short video, the first of a monthly Economic Update 10th Anniversary series that aims to look back at relevant moments from a decade ago to explore how, since then, capitalism - and its impact on our society and the world - has changed.


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Weekly Roundup: April 21st, 2021

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New this week: Economic Update, Ask Prof Wolff, Capitalism Hits Home and All Things Co-op.

  


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Office Space, Star Trek and Rosa Luxemburg on All Things Co-op

What do the 1999 film Office Space, Star Trek Next Generation, and Rosa Luxemburg have in common? They all provide sharp social commentary, and they’ve all been featured in recent episodes of our show All Things Co-op.

 

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Weekly Roundup: April 14th, 2021

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New this week: Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Ask Prof Wolff, Capitalism Hits Home, and Wolf Responds.


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Stay Informed with d@w’s Weekly Roundup

Did you know that so far in 2021, d@w has released an average 6 new pieces of unique video content every week? That doesn’t even include the short, sharable clips we make from full show episodes.




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Weekly Roundup: April 7th, 2021

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New this week: Economic Update, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Ask Prof Wolff, and All Things Co-op...


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David Harvey’s Anti-Capitalist Chronicles is back

We are very excited to welcome back David Harvey’s Anti-Capitalist Chronicles after an extended break. 

“Prof. David Harvey is the very best of the best academics and modern intellectuals. So glad to see him back!” - M.B., d@w YouTube Subscriber

 

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Weekly Roundup: March 31, 2021

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Reflections and appreciations from Prof Wolff on Economic Update's 10th Anniversary

A letter from Professor Wolff to his audience, on the 10th anniversary of Economic Update.

"Reading through the comments so many of you sent in to us was, I admit, a revelation. It was more than I had dared to hope for.
Hearing that Democracy at Work’s output has become so meaningful and valuable to you provides the best imaginable support and encouragement."

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Weekly Roundup: March 24, 2021

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, All Things Co-op, Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...


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Everyone can learn from Ask Prof Wolff

When you get the right teacher, it is an absolute pleasure to ask them a question and learn from their response. Prof Wolff’s digital classroom is far too large for him to be able to answer everyone, but we have a way for him to answer questions that we all can benefit from.


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Weekly Roundup: March 17, 2021

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Global Capitalism Live Economic Update, Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...


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Profits Over People Even During Covid and the Crash

Professor Richard Wolff’s latest Global Capitalism lecture titled “March 2020-March 2021: Covid and the Crash” is now available on our website and YouTube channel. In this lecture, Prof Wolff discusses...  

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Weekly Roundup: March 10, 2021

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Your incredible responses to what Economic Update means to you

A few weeks ago, we asked you to share your thoughts on Economic Update and we have been blown away by the responses. Prof Wolff, in particular, has been deeply touched by your affirmations of his work. We want to share with you the inspiring feeling of community that you gave us.

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Weekly Roundup: March 3, 2021

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Freezing Texas is another example of how capitalism hits home

What does it mean when the power goes out for days in the freezing cold weather? Dr. Harriet Fraad described what that means in the latest episode of Capitalism Hits Home 

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Weekly Roundup: February 24, 2021

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The eBook of "The Sickness is the System" is now available!

Weekly Roundup: February 17, 2021

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...


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Tell us what “Economic Update” means to you.

Economic Update turns 10 this coming March and we’re excited to keep going. You can help. We would love to hear from you what Economic Update has meant to you, and use those comments in promoting the show. 

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Weekly Roundup: February 10, 2021

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, All Things Co-op, Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...


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Weekly Roundup: February 03, 2021

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The Dogged Defense of Capitalism

For the last 70+ years, the U.S. has inundated the American people with the message that capitalism is a magic formula for economic well being. This ideology thrives even despite clear indications over the last few decades that the profit system that once boosted the United States economy has been abandoning Americans.

What are these messages that keep this unjustified faith in capitalism so strong? Professor Wolff talked about some of them in a recent article entitled How Capitalism’s Dogged Defenders and Propagandists Defend It From Criticism.

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Weekly Roundup: January 27, 2021

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...


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Support your local bookstore & d@w when you buy books online

Are you in the U.S., looking to buy books online, and trying to avoid Amazon like the plague? You’re in luck. There is a new online option that supports local bookstores and book lovers like us at Democracy at Work.

 

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Weekly Roundup: January 20, 2021

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New this week: Global Capitalism Live Economic Update: January 2021, Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...


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The Rise & Fall of American Capitalism.

What are some of the economic factors that contribute to the growth of fascist movements? What can we learn from history and what are the troubling parallels that we see today?

 

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Weekly Roundup: January 13, 2021

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...


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Kicking off 10 years of Economic Update with Noam Chomsky

Economic Update has come a long way since it first aired in March 2011 on a single Pacifica station and we are thrilled to welcome the first guest of our 10th year in our upcoming episode, with none other than Noam Chomsky...

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Weekly Roundup: December 30, 2020

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New this week: Economic Update, Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...


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Thank You

We wanted to take this time to say thank you

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Weekly Roundup: December 23, 2020

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...


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Letter from Prof Wolff: Looking ahead to 2021...

A letter from Professor Wolff, to supporters of d@w, reflecting on 2020 and looking ahead to 2021...

 

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Weekly Roundup: December 16, 2020

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, All Things Co-op, Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...


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Gift a book and spread the message of democracy in the workplace

This holiday season, buy gifts for friends and loved ones that support your values and advocate for the world you want to see

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Weekly Roundup: December 9, 2020

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, All Things Co-op, Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...


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Weekly Roundup: November 25, 2020

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New this week: Global Capitalism Live Economic Update: Nov 2020 post-election special, Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...


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Gifts that support a union worker co-op and d@w

Are you looking for holiday gifts that support your values not Bezos? All items in the d@w store are USA union made and union worker cooperative printed.


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Weekly Roundup: November 18, 2020

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, All Things Co-op, Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...


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Celebrate our YouTube milestone with Prof Wolff's next Global Capitalism lecture

On election day, our Democracy at Work YouTube channel crossed 200,000 subscribers.
The month before, Richard Wolff’s YouTube channel crossed 100,000 subscribers.

These are enormous milestones for our once small channels...


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Weekly Roundup: November 11, 2020

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...


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US politics truly became “the evil of two lessers.”

A letter from Professor Richard D. Wolff after election day, 2020.


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Weekly Roundup: November 4, 2020

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New this week: Economic Update, Capitalism Hits Home, All Things Co-op, Ask Prof Wolff, and Wolff Responds...


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