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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.

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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.

    Marxism: From Critique of Capitalism to Alternative System [May 2022]

    Marxism: From Critique of Capitalism to Alternative System [May 2022]

    In this lecture, Prof. Wolff will discuss the following: Rising US labor militancy: Amazon to Grinnell College Housing and stock market: bubbles and bursts French left unity: a model for the world? McConnell, GOP serve lenders, crush students with debt

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Inflation: Causes, Effects, & Outlook [March 2022]

    The Inflation: Causes, Effects, & Outlook [March 2022]

    In this lecture, Prof. Wolff will discuss the following:
    Impact of Ukraine events What the FED can and cannot do about it Solutions for inflation, past and present

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Political Economy of Covid: Year #3 [January 2022]

    Political Economy of Covid: Year #3 [January 2022]

    In this lecture, Prof. Wolff will discuss the following:
    US Capitalism’s Public Health Disaster: Where Blame Belongs Trying to Shift Blame to Mandates: Desperate Libertarianism Covid, Inflation,“Broken Supply Chains” = Systemic Crisis

    • 1 hr 8 min
    China - US’s First Real Competitor in a Century [November 2021]

    China - US’s First Real Competitor in a Century [November 2021]

    In this lecture, Prof. Wolff will discuss the following:
    Major Chinese Economic Achievements and Problems China-US Interdependence, Competition, and Cold War Is China Socialist? What does “Chinese Socialism” Mean?

    • 58 min
    US Capitalism’s Decline Accelerates [September 2021]

    US Capitalism’s Decline Accelerates [September 2021]

    In this lecture, Prof. Wolff will discuss the following:
    Medical (Covid) and military (Afghanistan) defeats deepen social divisions Exploding debt bubbles (gov’t, corporate, and personal) Threats of inflation China’s rise as a US competitor: its “surprise” strategy

    • 53 min
    The Challenge of China [July 2021]

    The Challenge of China [July 2021]

    In this month's lecture, Prof. Wolff will discuss the following:
    China’s Economic Growth since its Revolution (1949) China’s Economic “Model” and the Global Economy China, Capitalism, and Socialism China versus the US: Options versus Threats

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
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59 Ratings

MoWicked ,

News You Can Use!!! Period!

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!

TheMatrix ,

May 2021 update

When you mention the great FDR plans for all Americans yet fail to point out how most black Americans were originally left out, you diminish how far we have progressed. And you continue the whitewashing of our history. It appears like your audience should only be the white working class instead of including everyone.

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