Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Rate and Mass of Growth

This is David Harvey, and you’re listening to the Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: a podcast that looks at capitalism through a Marxist lens. This podcast is made possible by Democracy At Work. The first time I taught Marx’s Capital was back around 1970, and I taught it every year after that for Continue Reading

Richard Wolff on the differences between Fascism and Socialism

There are still people who make an equation between fascism and socialism, who like to think of them as somehow together having a big role for the government and that that’s the issue. That’s a remarkable act given that Hitler attacked and destroyed the Soviet Union, given that every fascist Continue Reading

Precis of Social Inequality Caused By Traditional Capitalism, And Hints At A Solution

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Economic Update: Socialism & Worker Co-Ops

Welcome, friends, to another editor of Economic Update, a weekly program devoted to the economic dimensions of our lives: jobs, incomes, debts—our own, our children’s. I’m your host, Richard Wolff. I’m going to continue today with a program that we have been developing over the last several months in which Continue Reading

McDonald’s, Capitalism, and Unemployment

The second update I want to talk to you about is about McDonald’s hamburgers. I assume I don’t have to explain to you who and what they are that made themselves at great expense a household name. They announced this year that they are so excited having had a very Continue Reading

Why capitalism entails a moral obligation to share your wealth | Ken Lagone

Very simply, I could not have accomplished what I’ve accomplished, including my own net worth and including job creation, if I was raised in a country where free enterprise was not encouraged and free enterprise was not the order of the day. It wouldn’t happen. There are people who legitimately Continue Reading

Capitalism Hits Home: Jeffrey Epstein: Literal Rape by the 1% – Part 2

Hello, this is Dr. Harriet Fraad on capitalism, its home and interpersonal update. This is a show about the intersection of capitalism, class and our personal lives. To continue the discussion on Jeffrey Epstein. Money does talk and buys silence as well. There is a syndrome whereof wealthy people give Continue Reading

Economic Update: Capitalism’s (Uncounted) Health Costs [CLIP]

[WOLFF] All I hear when I hear politicians talk about these opioid and opitate deaths is “oh, we should have more treatment” or “oh, we should have more clinics.” In other words, not dealing with the causes, but simply with the bad result, leaving the system that produces this untouched Continue Reading

Economic Update: Working Class History and the 2020 Election

Welcome, friends, to another edition of Economic Update, a weekly program devoted to the economic dimensions of our lives. I’m your host, Richard Wolff, and today’s program takes into account the fact that Americans are beginning to look into the election — the big one for president coming up next Continue Reading

Richard D. Wolff with Z and Sean of Black Socialists of America

So, there’s uh, I always call it a problem of creativity in the left as it exists right now. So many of them, first of all they either don’t take class seriously or they don’t take race seriously. It’s one or the other. They don’t attack them both as being Continue Reading