A revolutionary take on an age-old problem: Capitalism's many failings and today's economic crisis.
Every Saturday, Economics Professor Richard D. Wolff and guests discuss the current state of the economy, both locally and globally in relation to the economic crisis. They focus on wages, jobs, taxes, and debts - and on interest rates, prices, and profits. The goal is to explain why certain economic changes are happening and other changes get postponed or blocked and they will explore alternative ways to organize enterprises, markets, and government policies.
- Published on July 9, 2011AUDIOOn Economic Update with Professor Richard Wolff, Wolff and guests will discuss the current state of the economy, both locally and globally in relation to the economic crisis.We will focus on wages, jobs, taxes, and debts - and on interest rates, prices, and profits. We aim to explain why certain economic changes are happening and other changes get postponed or blocked and we will explore alternative ways to organize enterprises, markets, and government policies.
- Published on June 13, 2011AUDIO
As the ‘great recession’ continues, Economist Richard Wolff says failed ‘trickle down economics’ theories are being recycled under a different name. Now state and local governments are enacting even more cuts to the people who can afford them the least.
On this edition, Making Contact’s Lisa Rudman conducts an exclusive interview with economist and educator, Richard Wolff. He explains how we got into this economic mess, who’s to blame, and how, if we get organized, the flow of resources might be reversed.
- Published on June 6, 2011AUDIO
As Congress faces such burning issues as healthcare, global warming and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Pacifica's Mitch Jeserich hosts “Letters and Politics” a look at national politics from a progressive perspective. Professor Wolff joins KPFA in San Francisco to discuss jobs today.
- The unstable alliance of the Tea Party and corporate America will unravel. Then the left must provide an alternative to austerityPublished on June 3, 2011
Appeared in the Guardian "Comment is Free" on June 3rd, 2011
Tea Party activists gather on Capitol Hill in support of budget cuts, but the Tea Party's libertarian, anti-government sentiment clashes with corporate interests in, for instance, federal spending on defence. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
- Published on June 1, 2011AUDIO
On May 31st, 2011, Richard D. Wolff returns for a third interview on HFTF. The interview explores the role that media events like the Royal Wedding last month play in our culture, as well as more on the economic crisis, unemlpoyment and debt.
- Published on May 25, 2011VIDEO
This summer (2011) the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Department of Economics (www.umass.edu/economics) will offer, for the first time, an online course in Marxian Economics (Econ 305). Professor Stephen Resnick will teach this course which he prepared based on the popular undergraduate course in Marxian Economics that was developed by Professor Resnick together with Professor Richard Wolff and taught by both of them over the last 25 years.
- Published on May 23, 2011AUDIO
"Left Jab" is an irreverent, informative and often provocative talk radio show hosted by two of Washington's most respected progressive insiders, David Goodfriend and Mark Walsh, co-founders of Air America Radio.