Economic Update: Injustice, Race and Class

Welcome, friends, to another edition of Economic Update, a weekly program devoted to the economic dimensions of our lives – those of our children, those looming ahead of all of us. I’m your host, Richard Wolff. I want to start today by telling you three little short stories about corporate Continue Reading

Held Law Firm – Faith Held

My name is Faith Held, and I’m the Outreach Coordinator here at Held Law Firm. There’s two main components to my job. The first is connecting individual clients to resources if they need help with things like finding housing, or a job, or counseling, or childcare. The second is that Continue Reading

Class Warfare – Top 1% vs You

john mccain goes on fox and sunny with chris wallace is good for about class warfare i’ve found that interesting let’s go to put number three i hope that they’ll do payroll tax cut but the first time the first thing we need to do is extended media the tax Continue Reading

Owen Jones: Chavs | British politics and the working class five years later

Hello! I’m Owen Jones. I am … who am I? … I’m a writer at the Guardian and I am an activist, I suppose… I’ve just done this new edition of Chavs which has a new introduction which kind of goes over what’s happened in the last few years, because Continue Reading

Who are the working class? — Interview with Tamar Jacoby | VIEWPOINT

Tamar: Well, you know, in the ’50s the working class, the industrial working class were the heroes in America and they haven’t been the heroes in America for a long, long time and so they’re hurting in a lot of ways. Robert: Tamar Jacoby, President of Opportunity America. Thanks for Continue Reading

Status Anxiety

The first question you tend to get asked when you meet someone at a party is “So what do you do?” And according to how impressive your answer is, people are either keen to get to know you better, or swiftly leave you behind by the nuts. We’re anxious because Continue Reading

Richard Wolff on Corporate Debt and Warnings From the IMF

Let me turn then to a remarkable story about modern capitalism that sort of illustrates the idea that the problems it has force solutions which then create more problems. Let me give you the example that is urgent now. You all know that we had a crash of global capitalism Continue Reading

Richard Wolff on recent Nobel Winners in Economics

The Nobel Committee in Sweden issued the Nobel Prize in Economics to three economists who are specialists in having come up with interesting little ways (they call them incremental solutions) to poverty, particularly in Kenya in East Africa and in India. I take nothing away from these economists. They’re working Continue Reading

Timothy Keller – Faith and Work

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen, if I could have your attention. My name is Andy Westmoreland, I’m the president of Samford University. Welcome to this gathering and congratulations to each of you for actually finding a parking space this morning. [applause] Applause for parking spaces, that’s entirely appropriate. Well, this Continue Reading

Restoring opportunity for the working class — interview with Ron Haskins | VIEWPOINT

Ron: This group in the middle that we’re concerned with up to, say, $60,000, $65,000 a year. Robert: Household income, yes. Ron: They are the ones we need to help. And they don’t get nearly as much help as this bottom group does. Robert: Ron Haskins, long-time expert on issues Continue Reading