Economic Update

Richard D. Wolff, a weekly TV and radio show and podcast

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episode 201: Economic Update - An Analysis for Today

An in-depth analysis of fascism as massive government intervention to protect and save a crashing capitalism. We focus on today's examples, historical parallels (in Germany and Italy), and how "strong men" leaders push fascist agendas. We discuss how fas...


 2020-05-23  28m

episode 200: Economic Update - 2020 May Day Protests and Demands

A special program: interview with Kali Akuno, leader of Cooperation Jackson in Mississippi. As a leader of national May Day actions, he discusses their size, diversity, motivations and goals (including planned monthly national actions). He analyzes organ...


 2020-05-15  28m

episode 199: Economic Update - Unemployment: Cruel, Wasteful, Unnecessary

 On this week's show, Prof. Wolff criticizes unemployment - as a specifically capitalist irrationality - and advocates "re-employment" as a far better policy. Gov't jobs and worker-coop development are key means for re-employment. Very socially necessary...


 2020-05-09  28m

episode 198: Economic Update - Honoring May Day, 1886 and 2020

"From May Day 1886 to 2020, workers wage long, hard struggles to reform capitalismFrom the fight for an 8-hour workday to the fight for a safe, Corona-free workplace now. Employers block and delay reforms, and try to undo them once won. They use what cap...


 2020-05-02  28m

episode 197: Economic Update - Capitalism's Unemployment Problem

Capitalism's recurring unemployment problem was never solved and makes the system fundamentally unstable. Today's high levels of unemployment are hugely costly in both human and financial terms. We analyze why capitalism prepares so poorly for and then e...


 2020-04-25  28m

episode 196: Economic Update - Virus Triggers Capitalist Crash

Analysis (part 1): how, why capitalism - especially in US - failed to prepare for or cope with a virus thereby enabling it to trigger another crash of capitalism (third this century: in 2000, sub-prime mortgage in 2008). Analysis (part 2): how to...


 2020-04-18  28m

episode 195: Economic Update -The Psychological Aspects of Today's Crises

Social divisions undermine the solidarity needed to fight both virus and economic crash: an analysis. A sense of out-of-touch, non-caring, inconsistent leaders provokes millions to feel society is literally falling apart. Widespread loneliness and powerl...


 2020-04-11  28m

episode 194: Economic Update - Corona and Our Mental Health

The Corona virus's threat to physical health is clear. Far less well known are the virus's serious impacts on mental health (loneliness, depression, feelings of isolation, anxiety) worsened by the total failure of private and government leaders to antici...


 2020-04-03  28m

episode 193: Economic Update - "#MeToo and Corona: System is Key"

This program focuses on how the capitalist economic system plays crucial roles in the #MeToo examples of Weinstein and Cosby and also in the failed response to the Corona virus crisis. The organization of capitalist enterprises - power and wealth concent...


 2020-03-27  28m

episode 192: Economic Update - Comedy and Tragedy of Capitalism

 Updates on capitalism's failures exposed by the Coronavirus; Sanders and the re-entry of socialism into US politics; US social mobility goes down; and Macron evades democracy to try to force pension cuts (alias "reform") onto French people. Interview Le...


 2020-03-20  28m