- Published on May 11, 2012These Tuesday evenings will each begin with an update and analysis of major economic events of the last month and their contexts of longer-term economic trends shaping politics and society here and abroad. We will focus on the evolving global capitalist economic crisis and its consequences.
- Published on May 6, 2012Slightly different format divides today's program into two parts. Part 1 deals with how and why government take-over of private corporations need not be and often is not "socialism" and why it is often done to strengthen private capitalists.
- Our guest today is a professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts Richard Wolff. He's in high demand these days as a guest on radio and television see:. He and David Barsamian have written a new book called OCCUPY THE ECONOMY: CHALLENGING CAPITALISM. And he joins us now to talk about the recession, reviving the middle class, Wall Street and yesterday's May Day protests. Listen to the showInterview with WMNF 88.5fm in Tampa, FLPublished on May 2, 2012
- Published on April 30, 2012103.3FM WXOJ-LP Northampton, MA. Covering the local, national and global Occupy Movement. Interview with author and professor Richard Wolff of New School and the University of Massachusetts Amherst and author of "Occupy the Economy"
- Published on April 30, 2012Richard Wolff offers his alternative perspective on the Great Recession and democracy in the workplace. You can listen to the show by clicking the play button on this page.
- Published on April 29, 2012
Updates on major US banks invading the payday loan, small loan loan and prepaid credit card businesses for big profits; French presidential election results undermining European austerity regimes; and US growth rate declining to anemic 2.2%. Interview Sarah Jaffee, labor editor for AlterNet.org on Occupy Wall Street, Mayday demonstrations, and student debt crisis. Response to listener on alternative transitions from capitalist to worker self-directed enterprises.
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- Published on April 22, 2012Updates on extreme budget crisis and cuts by 50 state governments in the US, on raising interest on government loans to students from 3.4 to 6.8 %, and on Argentina's take-over last week of the private Spanish oil company that dominated its oil and gas industry. Interview with econ professor William Tabb on the financialization of US capitalism and its economic and social consequences. Responses to questions on "family values" and on actual economic planning in the US.
- Published on April 16, 2012
Richard Wolff appears on Flashpoints to speak with CJ Holmes and Dennis Bernstein to provide an economic update as well as touch on the continuing foreclosures.
- Published on April 15, 2012Updates on huge fines for major pharmaceutical firms, long-standing huge wealth redistribution from richer to poorer states by Washington, and crisis in public higher education funding. Major interview with Dr Harriet Fraad regarding profound psychological costs of capitalism's instability.
- Published on April 8, 2012Updates on April 6 US govt report of sharply reduced hiring, national protest against mass transit cutbacks, Dallas Fed admits failure and nationalization of major US banks, high European unemployment, and North Dakota's 100-year support for a public bank and a public grain storage and mill company. Major analysis criticizes claims that government budget deficits and debts are caused by workers' pensions, Medicaid and Medicare costs; actual causes shown to be the post-2007 crisis and deep cuts in taxes on corporations and the richest individuals.
- Published on April 2, 2012
Richard Wolff is respected for his critical thinking and ability to explain economics to the rest of us. Peter Collins and Richard Wolff talk about the origins of our current problems, the political blame game, and how Americans bypass the true culprits. They talk about Apple’s $100 billion cash stash, most of which is stashed offshore awaiting tax breaks that won’t produce jobs as they claim. Richard Wolff responds to Romney’s claims that regulations stifle business and job growth, and offers interesting comments about Columbia Prof.