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Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff is a weekly nationally syndicated 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 not only their own financial situation but the economy at large. Beyond focusing a critical eye on the economic dimensions of everyday life - wages, jobs, taxes, debts, interest rates, prices, and profits - the program also explores systemic solutions to our economy's problems including alternative ways to organize production and distribution of the goods and services we all depend on.

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Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff is a weekly nationally syndicated 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 not only their own financial situation but the economy at large. Beyond focusing a critical eye on the economic dimensions of everyday life - wages, jobs, taxes, debts, interest rates, prices, and profits - the program also explores systemic solutions to our economy's problems including alternative ways to organize production and distribution of the goods and services we all depend on.

    Breaking Up With Capitalism

    Breaking Up With Capitalism

    [EU S14 E08] Breaking Up With Capitalism
    This week's episode of Economic Update hosted by Professor Richard Wolff, we discuss the Philadelphia University of the Arts Faculty Union and its struggles; we clarify what declining inflation does and does not mean; we answer the question: as to why sanctions fail. Finally we interview Essence Magazine's senior news & politics editor, author, and lawyer Malaika Jabali. We discuss her newly released book "It's Not You Its Capitalism".
     
    The d@w Team Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff is a DemocracyatWork.info Inc. production. We make it a point to provide the show free of ads and rely on viewer support to continue doing so.
    You can support our work by joining our Patreon community:
    https://www.patreon.com/democracyatwork Or you can go to our website: https://www.democracyatwork.info/donate Every donation counts and helps us provide a larger audience with the information they need to better understand the events around the world they can't get anywhere else.
    We want to thank our devoted community of supporters who help make this show and others we produce possible each week.
    We kindly ask you to also support the work we do by encouraging others to subscribe to our YouTube channel and website: www.democracyatwork.info
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    • 29 min
    Capitalism and Tax Injustice

    Capitalism and Tax Injustice

    [EU S14 E07] Capitalism and Tax Injustice
    This week's episode of Economic Update hosted by Professor Richard Wolff, we discuss Germany's recession, California fast-food workers unionize, How the war in Ukraine boosts US stock market, corporate stock holdings, while hurting most wage/salary incomes, In addition we ask what lessons from the protest/revolt of European farmers? Finally, the ongoing exposing of major injustices of the US federal tax system (tax exemptions for schools, churches, hospitals, and charities and social security's flat tax system)  If you haven't already, please subscribe to our channel, follow us on social media and of course be sure to sign up on our website: democracyatwork.info  And as always, we thank for your attention, support and solidarity.  The d@w Team
     
    The d@w Team Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff is a DemocracyatWork.info Inc. production. We make it a point to provide the show free of ads and rely on viewer support to continue doing so.
    You can support our work by joining our Patreon community:
    https://www.patreon.com/democracyatwork Or you can go to our website: https://www.democracyatwork.info/donate Every donation counts and helps us provide a larger audience with the information they need to better understand the events around the world they can't get anywhere else.
    We want to thank our devoted community of supporters who help make this show and others we produce possible each week.
    We kindly ask you to also support the work we do by encouraging others to subscribe to our YouTube channel and website: www.democracyatwork.info

    • 29 min
    The U.S. Tax System: Designed For Economic Injustice

    The U.S. Tax System: Designed For Economic Injustice

     
     [EU S14 E06] The U.S. Tax System Designed For Economic Injustice
     
    This week's episode of Economic Update hosted by Professor Richard Wolff, we will be discussing the increasingly more common corporate threats to force remote workers back to working onsite. We then turn to Ukraine war economics, U.S. vs BGI as anti-Chinese economic nationalism, US's escalation of war in the Middle East, and finally a critique of the US tax system's injustices. If you haven't already, please subscribe to our channel, follow us on social media and of course be sure to sign up on our website: www.democracyatwork.info And as always, we thank for your attention, support and solidarity. The d@w Team
     
    The d@w Team Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff is a DemocracyatWork.info Inc. production. We make it a point to provide the show free of ads and rely on viewer support to continue doing so.
    You can support our work by joining our Patreon community:
    https://www.patreon.com/democracyatwork Or you can go to our website: https://www.democracyatwork.info/donate Every donation counts and helps us provide a larger audience with the information they need to better understand the events around the world they can't get anywhere else.
    We want to thank our devoted community of supporters who help make this show and others we produce possible each week.
    We kindly ask you to also support the work we do by encouraging others to subscribe to our YouTube channel and website: www.democracyatwork.info

    • 29 min
    The US Economy As An Apartheid System

    The US Economy As An Apartheid System

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     [EU S14 E05] The US Economy As An Apartheid System 
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    This week's episode of Economic Update hosted by Professor Richard Wolff, we will be discussing the continuing decline of US manufacturing; a 29,000 person strike at California State Univ.; the Houthis disrupt Red Sea shipping in move against Israel; and Texas refuses to obey US federal government's rules in struggle over immigration and white supremacy. In addition we have a special Interview with leading economist Prof. Michael Hudson on basic crises facing US capitalism.  If you haven't already, please subscribe to our channel, follow us on social media and of course be sure to sign up on our website: democracyatwork.info  And as always, we thank for your attention, support and solidarity.  The d@w Team
     
    Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff is a DemocracyatWork.info Inc. production. We make it a point to provide the show free of ads and rely on viewer support to continue doing so. You can support our work by joining our Patreon community: https://www.patreon.com/democracyatwork
    Or you can go to our website: https://www.democracyatwork.info/donate
     
    Every donation counts and helps us provide a larger audience with the information they need to better understand the events around the world they can't get anywhere else. We want to thank our devoted community of supporters who help make this show and others we produce possible each week. We kindly ask you to also support the work we do by encouraging others to subscribe to our YouTube channel and website: www.democracyatwork.info

    • 29 min
    US Capitalism At The Crossroads

    US Capitalism At The Crossroads

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     [EU S14 E04] US Capitalism At The Crossroads
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    This week’s Economic Update Professor Richard Wolff discusses the special dimensions and qualities of the US labor movement's current dynamism; Thomas Piketty’s analysis showing how capitalism generates widening wealth and income gaps leading to crashes or simmering, divisive, and domestic resentments. Leading to the system itself becomes destabilized. If you haven't already, please subscribe to our channel, follow us on social media and of course be sure to sign up on our website: www.democracyatwork.info And as always, we thank for your attention, support and solidarity. The d@w Team
    Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff is a DemocracyatWork.info Inc. production. We make it a point to provide the show free of ads and rely on viewer support to continue doing so. You can support our work by joining our Patreon community:
    https://www.patreon.com/democracyatwork
    Or you can go to our website: https://www.democracyatwork.info/donate
    Every donation counts and helps us provide a larger audience with the information they need to better understand the events around the world they can't get anywhere else. We want to thank our devoted community of supporters who help make this show and others we produce possible each week. We kindly ask you to also support the work we do by encouraging others to subscribe to our YouTube channel and website: www.democracyatwork.info

    • 29 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

4.9 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

Dhodgso2 ,

🙌🏻✅

Thank you for your hard work on this podcast. Very thought provoking and I love your guests!

friend of the void ,

An invaluable asset

Richard Wolff is probably the most influential living economist in the forming of my world view. It is approachable and practica, two words you don’t generally use with economics. If you’ve never seen them look up his lectures.

eucalyptustreedweller ,

Chef’s Kiss

The intro song sounds like it could be the opening to a Real Housewives show.

Jokes aside, Richard Wolff is an invaluable asset to any layperson’s education. It’s an accessible lecture on how economics effects working people, in easily digestible 30 minute episodes. What’s not to love?

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