- Published on October 27, 2013VIDEO
Professor Rick Wolff explains why growth has become a focus of our modern political system. He describes how inequality is created by the way our enterprises are organized.
- Published on October 6, 2013AUDIO
Professor Wolff joins Grant Reeher on The Campbell Conversations and argues that our economic recovery has so far been a “fiction,” unless you’re in the top one percent, and he further claims that this problem reflects something much more fundamentally wrong with our modern system of capitalism. He finds a solution to the problem in a reconsideration of the way we govern the workplace.
This article originally appeared at The Guardian.
From President Obama on down, defenders of the status quo insist that the US economy has "recovered" or "is recovering". Some actually see the world that way. They inhabit, imagine they inhabit, or plan to soon inhabit the world of the infamous top 1%. Others simply seek security in life by loyally repeating whatever that 1% is saying.
- Published on September 27, 2013VIDEO
The Cambell Public Affairs Institute hosted Professor Wolff as part of its annual State of Democracy Lecture Series. Professor Wolff discussed Economic Democracy in the face of the current Economic Crisis.
- Published on September 20, 2013VIDEO
Professor Wolff joins Danny Schechter to discuss the narrow coverage of economics in media, our fictional economic recovery, Occupy Wall St., and the structural problems that perpetuate a vast disparity of wealth.
- Published on September 14, 2013AUDIO
Update on fast-food CEO pay, lost output from Great Recession, US healthcare overcharging explained, Treasury Secretary Paulson explains his deference to bankers, and the 1% US poorest. Major discussions on differences and conflicts between big and small businesses in capitalism and how Marxian economics differs from Neoclassical and Keynesian economics.
- Published on September 3, 2013VIDEO
Professor Wolff joins Mike Walter on Biz Asia America to talk about the upcoming G20 summit in Russia and what can be done to spur global economic growth.
- Published on August 3, 2013AUDIO
Updates on latest US GDP growth, corporate guilty pleas in Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, "economic insecurity" in US, Detroit's new sports arena and Prince William's paid paternity leave. Major discussions of US disposable income drop, banks deny 10 million checking accounts, and remarkably favorable polling numbers for labor unions. Response to listeners on sources of capital for worker coops.
- Published on July 20, 2013AUDIO
Updates on Fiat labor struggles in Italy, stagnating real wages in US, capitalist corruption (US, China, Russia), "eminent domain" helps homeowners against foreclosure. Interview with Dr. Obery Hendricks, Jr., professor of religion and biblical studies: how the bible contradicts conservatives' interpretations. Responses to listeners on workers coops forming in Italy, how workers coops can manage growth, and US capitalists substituting stock for cash in paying workers.