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Marxian Economics

This course provides a working foundation in the core concepts of Marxian economic theory – necessary and surplus labor, labor power, surplus value, exploitation, capital accumulation, distributions of the surplus, capitalist crises, and the differences between capitalist and other class structures. In addition, these core concepts will be systematically used to understand current social problems (including political and cultural as well as economic problems).

Economic Update: It's the system...

Updates on German anti-capitalism, student debt default, credit card economics and unregulated chemicals. Response to listeners on pension scandals and Harvard economic research.

Economic Update: Free Enterprise System Defects

Updates on Europeans' struggles against austerity policies. Response to questions on how workers' self-directed enterprises  solve various problems (especially financing and different skill levels). In depth critical discussion of 'free enterprise' and the free enterprise system.

Community Progressive Radio Interviews Prof. Wolff

CPR News interviews Prof. Wolff about the current situation in Greece, Syriza and the economic issues facing Europe.

Economic Update: Market System Defects

Updates on labor protections for 'contract' workers, a green new deal for Greece, slowing US growth, and scandal of the used car market. Response to questions on reality behind 'recovery' hype and on poverty among those over 65. In depth critical analysis of markets and 'the market system'.

Economic Update: The Poverty - Wealth Divide

Updates on capital gains tax, Home Depot work/stress tragedy, and Koch money for 2016 election. Response to questions on child poverty problem in US and "solutions." Major discussions of (1) key economic problems looming for US economy: Europe, China, emerging markets, and US domestic inequality; and (2)  economic issues surrounding currency exchange: especially the value of the US dollar relative to Euros.

Economic Update: The Poverty - Wealth Divide

Updates on capital gains tax, Home Depot work/stress tragedy, and Koch money for 2016 election. Response to questions on child poverty problem in US and "solutions." Major discussions of (1) key economic problems looming for US economy: Europe, China, emerging markets, and US domestic inequality; and (2)  economic issues surrounding currency exchange: especially the value of the US dollar relative to Euros.

The Tim Danahey Show: Book Hour: Democracy at Work – a Conversation with Economist Richard Wolff

Prof. Wolff joins Tim Danahey on The Tim Danahey Show to answer these questions: 

Economic Update: Economics and Revolutions

Updates on political corruption, Greek election results, social security taxes, debt jubilee, union membership and revolutions' lessons.

Leftist Syriza Party Victory in Greece Strengthens Anti-Austerity Movement Across Europe

Running on an uncompromising anti-austerity platform, Greece’s Syriza party, the Coalition of the Radical Left, won a decisive victory over the conservative New Democracy party in the economically battered nation’s Jan. 25 election. Syriza fell only two seats short of winning an absolute majority in Greece’s 300-seat Parliament, prompting party leader Alexis Tsipras to form an alliance with the small, center right Independent Greeks party to form a governing coalition.

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