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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.

    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
    As The Empire Crumbles

    As The Empire Crumbles

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     [EU S14 E03] As The Empire Crumbles
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    In this week's episode of EU, Prof.Wolff delivers updates on the mass closing of Greyhound bus stations around the U.S., the escalating strengths of Russian obstacles in Ukraine, the choice the UK faces between paying for the bombing of Yemen or funding their National Health Service, how Boeing's safety debacle propelled China into the lead of global automotive exports and how Israel has also been aversely affected by the shifts and changes of the world economy caused by the decline of U.S. dominance. 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

4.8 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

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.

TRUMP210000000 ,

Essential to the WORKING CLASS

Excellent pertinent information on working class issues. Prof. Wolff is one of the most well educated and articulate economists pushing for working class awareness, education, and action.

TheDoodle ,

It’s not just you. It’s capitalism.

I don’t seriously ingest main stream news coverage. I’ll read a little just to know what the empire would like us to be focusing on, then I switch to other sources that challenge the ole’ thinking cap a bit more.

I find Professor Wolff’s inquiries and accusations of capitalism to be insightful, and encouraging of the possibility that we could do better as a species. Whether you agree or disagree with some of the accusations made against capitalism, isn’t it worth challenging a system for the better?

I’m hopeful that the more people understand how big of an impact economics (and therefore capitalism) has on their lives, the more we will question and address the failings rather than covering them up in political theater.

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