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Economic Update is a weekly nationally syndicated radio program produced by Democracy at Work and hosted by Richard D. Wolff. The program explores complex economic issues and empowers listeners with information to analyze their own financial situation as well as the economy at large. By focusing on the economic dimensions of everyday life - wages, jobs, taxes, debts, and profits - the program explores alternative ways to organize markets and government policies.
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Ask Prof Wolff

Democracy at Work - Richard D. Wolff

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Ask Prof Wolff video series is a collection of responses to questions from supporters. Submit your own question for Prof. Wolff on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/democracyatwork/community or visit our website: https://www.democracyatwork.info
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Global Capitalism

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Global Capitalism (GC) is a live virtual event featuring Richard D. Wolff. These programs begin with short updates on important economic events of the last months, then Prof Wolff examines a larger topic. Through this series, we hope to develop all participants’ understanding and ability to explain current economic events and trends to others.
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Global Capitalism: Live Economic Update

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Global Capitalism: Live Economic Update is a series of live lectures by Richard D. Wolff in New York City. Programs begin with 45 minutes of updates on recent events, then a Q&A session with the live audience. We hope to develop all participants’ understanding and ability to explain current economic events and trends to others.
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[EU S14 E14] Economic Update: The Myth of Black Buying Power This week’s Economic Update Professor Richard Wolff discusses how the capitalist political economy can explain the Baltimore bridge disaster, we explain why raising minimum wages helps big vs small businesses. We highlight the recent court rulings in New York and how cities can lower rent…
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[EU S14 E13] Resurgent Labor Organizing In The South This week’s Economic Update Professor Richard Wolff discusses the US Treasury Department charges Apple as monopoly, Georgia's state government sides openly with employers against unions, two union members decide to enter important elections as independent voices in Nebraska and West Virginia, and…
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This week on Ask Prof Wolff Live, we explore anti-inflationary measures implemented by central banks, the rationale behind income caps subject to social security tax, and the potential implications of transitioning from a socialist or communist economy to a wartime footing. Ask Prof Wolff is a @democracyatwrk production. We are committed to providi…
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[EU S14 E12] How Capitalism Distributes Power Updates on resurging child labor in US, colleges athlete vote to join unions, unionization sweeping not-for-profit charities (hospitals, museums, etc) such as MassMoca in western Massachusetts. Major discussion of how capitalism concentrates power in mass media (including social media), in authoritarian…
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[EU S14 E11] Patriarch and Capitalism This week’s Economic Update Professor Richard Wolff discusses the UAW union’s latest moves. Their organizing drives at auto plants, their efforts to form unions among employed and free-lance journalists. In addition, we will highlight New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s decision to deploy national guard troops in …
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[EU S14 E10] Debris From A Declining Empire This week's episode of Economic Update we discuss we discuss United Kingdom politician George Galloway by-election victory, and the raised minimum wage in UK. We will comment on Elon Musk's lawsuit against the NLRB, as Trader Joe, Starbucks, and Amazon also join to ask right-wing Supreme Court to gut regu…
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Stay connected with the latest news from d@w. Join our mailing list today: https://www.democracyatwork.info/sign_up In this installment, Prof. Wolff discusses the impact on children's autonomy, explores the intersections of class struggle with other forms of oppression, and unravels the intriguing concept of "Scientific Socialism." Following the in…
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Stay connected with the latest news from d@w. Join our mailing list today: https://www.democracyatwork.info/sign_up Join this special iteration of "Ask Prof Wolff" Every Wednesday at 2PM (Eastern) Live on D@W YouTube Page. Professor Wolff will respond to your questions live! This is Professor Richard Wolff's video response. Submit your own question…
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Stay connected with the latest news from d@w. Join our mailing list today: https://www.democracyatwork.info/sign_up Join this special iteration of "Ask Prof Wolff" Every Wednesday at 2PM (Eastern) Live on D@W YouTube Page. Professor Wolff will respond to your questions live! This is Professor Richard Wolff's video response. Submit your own question…
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February's Lecture Outline: Europe 2024: Disunity, Decline, Despair Ukraine + Sanctions = European De-industrialization Fascism’s Resurgence/Immigration Caught Between: China Up, US Down Euro-farmers’ Protest: Europe’s Future UK: Conservative and Labor Collapses Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work and Left Forum Thank you for being an integral part o…
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February's Lecture Outline: Europe 2024: Disunity, Decline, Despair Ukraine + Sanctions = European De-industrialization Fascism’s Resurgence/Immigration Caught Between: China Up, US Down Euro-farmers’ Protest: Europe’s Future UK: Conservative and Labor Collapses Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work and Left Forum Thank you for being an integral part o…
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Stay connected with the latest news from d@w. Join our mailing list today: https://www.democracyatwork.info/sign_up Join this special iteration of "Ask Prof Wolff" Every Wednesday at 2PM (Eastern) Live on D@W YouTube Page. Professor Wolff will respond to your questions live! This is Professor Richard Wolff's video response. Submit your own question…
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Stay connected with the latest news from d@w. Join our mailing list today: https://www.democracyatwork.info/sign_up Join this special iteration of "Ask Prof Wolff" Every Wednesday at 2PM (Eastern) Live on D@W YouTube Page. Professor Wolff will respond to your questions live! This is Professor Richard Wolff's video response. Submit your own question…
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Democracy at Work in conjunction with The Left Forum Presents: Global Capitalism Live Economic Update with Professor Richard D. Wolff Socialism in Today’s World: the 4 Kinds - 3 Kinds of State Role in Economy - 1 Kind of Workplace Revolution - Saving Capitalism from Itself - Socialism, Fascism and Capitalism’s Decline Co-sponsored by Democracy at W…
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Democracy at Work in conjunction with The Left Forum Presents: Global Capitalism Live Economic Update with Professor Richard D. Wolff Socialism in Today’s World: the 4 Kinds - 3 Kinds of State Role in Economy - 1 Kind of Workplace Revolution - Saving Capitalism from Itself - Socialism, Fascism and Capitalism’s Decline Co-sponsored by Democracy at W…
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Stay connected with the latest news from d@w. Join our mailing list today: https://www.democracyatwork.info/sign_up Join this special iteration of "Ask Prof Wolff" Every Wednesday at 2PM (Eastern) Live on D@W YouTube Page. Professor Wolff will respond to your questions live! This is Professor Richard Wolff's video response. Submit your own question…
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Stay connected with the latest news from d@w. Join our mailing list today: https://www.democracyatwork.info/sign_up Join this special iteration of "Ask Prof Wolff" Every Wednesday at 2PM (Eastern) Live on D@W YouTube Page. Professor Wolff will respond to your questions live! This is Professor Richard Wolff's video response. Submit your own question…
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Stay connected with the latest news from d@w. Join our mailing list today: https://www.democracyatwork.info/sign_up Join this special iteration of "Ask Prof Wolff" Every Wednesday at 2PM (Eastern) Live on D@W YouTube Page. Professor Wolff will respond to your questions live! This is Professor Richard Wolff's video response. Submit your own question…
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Democracy at Work in conjunction with The Left Forum Presents: Global Capitalism Live Economic Update with Professor Richard D. Wolff Presentation Topic: A Resurgent U.S. Labor Movement Updates will include analyses of: - Starbucks, Doctors, Autoworkers, etc. - Why Labor Resurgence Now? - Labor’s Goals and Tactics - Alliances with Political Parties…
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Democracy at Work in conjunction with The Left Forum Presents: Global Capitalism Live Economic Update with Professor Richard D. Wolff Presentation Topic: A Resurgent U.S. Labor Movement Updates will include analyses of: - Starbucks, Doctors, Autoworkers, etc. - Why Labor Resurgence Now? - Labor’s Goals and Tactics - Alliances with Political Parties…
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Capitalism Turns to the Authoritarian State · Why Private Capitalism Makes That Turn · Why State Capitalism Makes That Turn · Will the Authoritarian State Save or End Capitalism? (United States vs. China) · Socialism and the Authoritarian State. Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work and Left Forum Special messages to our audience: Please help sponsor G…
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Capitalism Turns to the Authoritarian State · Why Private Capitalism Makes That Turn · Why State Capitalism Makes That Turn · Will the Authoritarian State Save or End Capitalism? (United States vs. China) · Socialism and the Authoritarian State. Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work and Left Forum Special messages to our audience: Please help sponsor G…
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A Patron of Democracy at Work asks: "I wrote an email response to someone who had a lot of strange ideas about Marx and all of the purported evil done in his name. He and others seem to hold Marx personally responsible for the crimes of Pol Pot, Stalin, Mao, et al. I've read a bit by and about Marx and listened to many lectures of those who hold hi…
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A Patron of Democracy at Work asks: "Are sanctions, which are detrimental to ordinary citizens, in some cases justified in order to try to pressure a government committing evil (like in the case of South Africa) to cease?" This is Professor Richard Wolff's response. To submit your own question for Prof. Wolff, join Democracy at Work on Patreon at w…
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A Patron of Democracy at Work asks: "Have you looked into the concept of Collective Capitalism as theorized by G. Means and its influence on Japan (which has the largest Communist Party not in control of the government)? Also, the public private relationship in Singapore's economy seems very different from the Western financial capitalist system. A…
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A Patron of Democracy at Work asks: "Please explain the role of the bond market (US Treasuries) in the failure of capitalism and democracy." This is Professor Richard Wolff's response. To submit your own question for Prof. Wolff, join Democracy at Work on Patreon at www.patreon.com/democracyatworkBy Democracy at Work - Richard D. Wolff
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A Patron of Democracy at Work asks: "It seems like you believe capitalists aren't just greedy and evil but in a system requiring them to do what they do. Is this also true of politicians who vote for and carry out incredibly destructive policies to human lives and the environment?" This is Professor Richard Wolff's response. To submit your own ques…
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A Patron of Democracy at Work asks: "In view of the French retirement proposals and the argument that fewer active workers are supporting more retired workers, can you address how changing demographics will affect world economies? I don't see that declining birth rates will change. It seems to make the current form of capitalism even more sustainab…
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A Patron of Democracy at Work asks: "I am writing to seek your insights on the rapidly evolving artificial intelligence (AI) landscape, particularly with regards to its implementation by profit-driven companies. It is evident that AI technology has the potential to bring significant advancements in various sectors. However, there is a growing conce…
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A Patron of Democracy at Work asks: "I am a pediatrician but like everyone in the medical field, we are tired of serving insurance companies and Medicine is not fun anymore. I wish we had public insurance as I don't see how health can go with profit. I am opening a small business. My question is, for us tiny companies: what will the future bring wi…
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A Patron of Democracy at Work asks: "Please discuss woke economics. I have seen YouTube clips using this term. After viewing a couple clips I concluded this is capitalism claiming to be the answer to the social problems caused by capitalism. Do I have that correct?" This is Professor Richard Wolff's response. To submit your own question for Prof. W…
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