4 episodes

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.

Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff Democracy at Work, Richard D. Wolff

    • Politics

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.

    Military Spending and Debt

    Military Spending and Debt

    Updates on France's successful mass uprisings (Yellow Vests in 2019; mass union strikes in 2020) that forced gov't to back down on changes that workers opposed; how endless wars impose huge debts; and how US Catholic Church uses bankruptcy law to keep assets from compensating victims of pedophile priests. Interview with journalist Bob Hennelly on military spending and debts in the US economy.

    • 28 min
    Independent Media

    Independent Media

    Updates on sale of coop craft brewery, US medical costs highest in world, and the "overcoming poverty" defense of capitalism's inequality and instability. Interview Laura Flanders on independent media.

    • 28 min
    [S10 E02] Answering our Critics

    [S10 E02] Answering our Critics

    On this all new episode, Prof Wolff discusses three major criticisms of Economic Update: (1) that we don't praise capitalism for reducing world poverty, (2) that we don't admit that "socialism has never worked anywhere," and (3) that no inventor of a new product or technique who starts a business will ever accept that employees in such a business are equal partners with the inventor, originator of the business. Today's program answers these criticisms, refuting their arguments systematically.

    • 28 min
    Economic Update: The Contributions of Karl Marx

    Economic Update: The Contributions of Karl Marx

    Professor Wolff takes a deeper look at the life and work of Karl Marx in celebration of the 200th anniversary of his birth.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

crooked canadian fan ,

The people

Since I first encountered Richard D. Wolff I cannot get enough of this sane thoughtful mind. His philosophical and historical clarity grounded in the material world are blessings in this world of deception. Weaving the Chinese experience into our understanding of the world we live in is essential if we are to find the way to build the global movement necessary to transition from American empire to an ethos of worker ownership and cooperation. Thank you.

LukeDyck ,

More!!

So insightful. I’m so glad there’s more on the way. I hope one day you can spread these ideas farther. People need to be more open minded and be willing to admit they are wrong. Too many people will not admit they are wrong even when they know they are just to keep their sense of security with who they are and what they stand for. But the only way to truly learn is to criticize and revamp your own ideas and admit to yourself that it’s okay to be wrong. We wouldn’t learn otherwise. Thank you so much Richard👍

Dj Well Dressed Man ,

A Must Listen to weekly podcast

Prof. Richard Wolff is doing a stellar job of crunching the numbers and showing how working people across the Globe need to inform themselves and fight back against the Capitalist's mode of production.

Now all you have to do is listen to Ralph Nader's Weekly iTunes podcast and you will know what time it is… all the time!

Top Podcasts In Politics

Listeners Also Subscribed To