6 episodes

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.

    Prospects for a Political Turn Left

    Prospects for a Political Turn Left

    [EU S14 E19] Prospects for a Political Turn Left
    This week’s Economic Update Professor Richard Wolff discusses the successful unionization drives that is sweeping across US universities (example: Boston University), We highlight the facts that disprove Biden's "great economy" claims and why inflation is much worse in the United States than in China.  Finally we have an exclusive Interview with Jared Yates Sexton, writer and political analyst, on prospects for a left turn in US politics.
    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

    • 30 min
    Uneven Development a Key Problem of Capitalism

    Uneven Development a Key Problem of Capitalism

    [EU S14 E18] Uneven Development a Key Problem of Capitalism
    This week in honor of Karl Marx's birthday over this past weekend, Professor Richard Wolff offers a discussion of Marx's important theory of uneven development as central to capitalism. We show its widespread existence, using examples of it from past and present. We conclude by showing how uneven development helps cause key social problems in 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

    • 29 min
    The Phenomenon of China

    The Phenomenon of China

    [EU S14 E17] The Phenomenon of China
    This week’s Economic Update Professor Richard Wolff dedicates the entire show to the economic developmental achievement of China, together with the historical background that motivated that achievement. We analyze the uniqueness of both the economic philosophy and the politics of China.
    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
    A Critique of Government Spending

    A Critique of Government Spending

    [EU S14 E16] A Critique of Government Spending
    This week’s Economic Update Professor Richard Wolff devotes this program devoted to how to understand government spending. How it shapes the larger society. We will focus on two questions 1) What is the government spending on? and 2) How is that money going to be used, and who benefits? If government spending only flows to capitalist corporations, they will use it to reproduce capitalism including its inequalities and injustices. This is a crucial impact of government spending but rarely examined. The alternative - spending on worker coops - is explained and explored as a better alternative.
    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
    A Sea Change In US Labor's Militancy

    A Sea Change In US Labor's Militancy

    [EU S14 E15] A Sea Change In US Labor's Militancy
    In this week’s Economic Update Professor, Richard Wolff examines US spending on war materials for Ukraine and Israel, we will discuss Chinese Electric Vehicle imports and the US's protectionist response, and we will highlight the possible convergence of worker cooperatives as part of union negotiating strategies, and we discuss the impact of Harvard college workers vote overwhelmingly to join two unions. Finally, we Interview author and union organizer, Kim Kelly.
    Kim Kelly is a journalist, author, and third-generation union member based in Philadelphia. She is a a regular contributor to Teen Vogue, In These Times, the Baffler, Rolling Stone, and many more, and her first book, FIGHT LIKE HELL: The Untold History of American Labor, is out now via One Signal/Simon & Schuster.
    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

4.8 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

twowitheverything ,

Deep understanding

Economic Update gives me the pieces to understand the news and the implications.

American Living in Peru ,

CHINA:

Professor Wolfe,
Love your podcast. On China, we need to watch out for these “Goodwill” ports they are building around the world! Remember, the Chinese play “GO”!

Alfred W K ,

A warts & take on capitalism ‘s collapse

even Nobel winning economist aren’t seeing the antecedents of the next and perhaps final collapse. Dr. Wolff addresses government policies designed to advance the wealthy, reduce social spending & allow the financial sector free reign to pillage. Particularly shows with Nomi Prins & Yanis Varoufakis. Suggest David Rogers Webb heard on Kunstler podcast author of The Great Taking similar to Prins views perhaps darker.

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