Global Capitalism: Live Economic Update is a series of live lectures by Richard D. Wolff in New York City. Programs begin with 45 minutes of updates on recent events, then a Q&A session with the live audience. We hope to develop all participants’ understanding and ability to explain current economic events and trends to others.
Post-Election Special [November 2020]
This is a special post-election Global Capitalism featuring comments from guests Lee Camp, Lee Carter, Laura Flanders, Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, Nomi Prins, and Yanis Varoufakis.
Capitalism’s Decline Accelerates [September 2020]
Prof. Wolff presents the following topics: the failures mount: failed preparation for COVID-19; failed containment of COVID-19; failed preparation for 2020 capitalist crash; failed containment of crash’s social effects; failed scapegoating. The social problems explode: systemic racism; State and local budget collapse; unaffordable housing and eviction.
As US Capitalism Shakes, US Socialism Renews [July 2020]
Topics: mass unemployment undercuts US capitalism; Trump vs Biden: neither are solutions, the choice is a symptom of system decline; what old socialist responses to today’s crisis would be; what new socialist solutions to today’s crisis could be. Wolff also covers: why US capitalism has needed racism, and and how it has used it; why US current protests against racism and police violence are so strong.
Wolff Responds: Protests and Class War
Prof. Wolff talks about the protests sweeping across the US incited by yet another brutal killing of a Black American, George Floyd. He argues that the capitalist system, with its endless drive for profits over people, is the true culprit and failing Americans. The levels of inequality, massive unemployments, and injustices are symptomatic of a system that is in deep trouble..
Corona and Capitalism: Overlapping Sicknesses [May 2020]
Topics: why capitalist enterprises & governments failed to prepare for Corona; private unemployment vs gov’t re-employment; pandemic policies worsen inequality, instability of capitalism; how to do better than capitalism during Corona. In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he covers the following issues: Bubonic plague/feudalism dies; Corona virus/capitalism dies; the pandemic and worker cooperative enterprises.
Changing Strained Alliances of World Capitalism [March 2020]
In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he will also cover the following issues: US in decline turns nationalist, drops old allies, targets China; Europe in decline turns toward China, away from US; UK and Japan: isolated, in greater decline; other nations desperate to survive amid changing alliances; Bloomberg: another billion dollar disaster uses the system; why some mega-corporations are OK with Green New Deal movement
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To study issues, requires looking at problems from different perspectives. Open minds can solve any man made problem. Mindless obedience will be our downfall. Stay open, & mindful. Evolution is the solution!!! Thank You Richard for all you do!