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Global Capitalism (GC) is a live virtual event featuring Richard D. Wolff. These programs begin with short updates on important economic events of the last months, then Prof Wolff examines a larger topic. Through this series, we hope to develop all participants’ understanding and ability to explain current economic events and trends to others.

Global Capitalism Democracy at Work - Richard D. Wolff

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Global Capitalism (GC) is a live virtual event featuring Richard D. Wolff. These programs begin with short updates on important economic events of the last months, then Prof Wolff examines a larger topic. Through this series, we hope to develop all participants’ understanding and ability to explain current economic events and trends to others.

    A Marxist Critique of Capitalism for 2024 [May 2024]

    A Marxist Critique of Capitalism for 2024 [May 2024]

    A Marxist Critique of Capitalism for 2024 - Core Issues: Labor, Surplus, Exploitation - Inequality and Injustice - Instability: Cycles and Crises - Alternatives to Capitalism Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work and Left Forum Special messages to our audience: Please help sponsor Global Capitalism by becoming a monthly donor to Democracy at Work.
     
    Special messages to our audience: 
    Please help sponsor Global Capitalism by becoming a monthly donor to Democracy at Work. Go to our website to learn more (www.democracyatwork.info/donate).
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    Our four Democracy at Work books, three by Richard Wolff (Understanding Marxism, Understanding Socialism, and The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Cannot Save Us from Pandemics or Itself) are for sale on Lulu.com.
     
    Find direct purchase links on our website ( www.democracyatwork.info/books ), or find them directly on Lulu ( www.lulu.com/spotlight/democracyatwork )
     
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    Co-Sponsored by The Left Forum
    Please help sponsor Global Capitalism by becoming a monthly donor to Democracy at Work. Go to our website to learn more www.democracyatwork.info/donate
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    • 59 min
    A May Day 2024 Special [May 1st, 2024]

    A May Day 2024 Special [May 1st, 2024]

     
    Today we offer a very special Global Capitalism special in honor of “May Day” Today's May Day Special, a collaborative effort with long-time contributor Charles Fabian, opens with the major causes for why May Day 2024 is so special. These include the fact that the great crash of global capitalism in 2008-2009 shook the world in ways that include shocking a declining US labor movement back to life and growth.
    We saw that in 2011 when the Occupy Wall Street movement shook the US and beyond again. Then the "Fight for $15" swept across low-wage America as it still does. Then a socialist named Bernie Sanders rose to prominence and changed how millions of Americans viewed the economy and could see the need to vote for a direct challenge to capitalism. Nor did the pandemic slow down the growth of an anti-capitalist left that shows up these days as a 70% approval rating for unions in the Gallup poll and for hugely successful unionization drives in low-wage areas like Amazon and Starbucks, in auto plants in the US south, in militant new union leaderships elected in the Teamsters and the UAW. May Day - the international celebration of the working class - has much to cheer for in 2024. And the international context is special too. The US-led, formerly dominant G7 no longer presides over world capitalism unchallenged. The BRICS - China and its allies - are a new alternative leadership of the world economy with a much more ambiguous relationship to capitalism. May Day 2024 welcomes nothing less than a new world economy and one far more favorable to working-class struggles than we have seen in years.
    Special messages to our audience: 
    Please help sponsor Global Capitalism by becoming a monthly donor to Democracy at Work. Go to our website to learn more (www.democracyatwork.info/donate).
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    Our four Democracy at Work books, three by Richard Wolff (Understanding Marxism, Understanding Socialism, and The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Cannot Save Us from Pandemics or Itself) are for sale on Lulu.com.
     
    Find direct purchase links on our website ( www.democracyatwork.info/books ), or find them directly on Lulu ( www.lulu.com/spotlight/democracyatwork )
     
    Your support helps to produce and distribute these talks. Thank you.
     
    Co-Sponsored by The Left Forum
    Please help sponsor Global Capitalism by becoming a monthly donor to Democracy at Work. Go to our website to learn more www.democracyatwork.info/donate
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    • 58 min
    Europe 2024: Disunity, Decline, Despair (Jan/Feb 2024)

    Europe 2024: Disunity, Decline, Despair (Jan/Feb 2024)

    February's Lecture Outline: Europe 2024: Disunity, Decline, Despair
    Ukraine + Sanctions = European De-industrialization Fascism’s Resurgence/Immigration Caught Between: China Up, US Down Euro-farmers’ Protest: Europe’s Future UK: Conservative and Labor Collapses Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work and Left Forum
    Thank you for being an integral part of our community. Your engagement and support fuel our mission to foster critical discussions and insights. Together, we're building a more informed, equitable, and united world. Stay connected, and let's continue this journey towards understanding and change.
    Special messages to our audience: 
    Please help sponsor Global Capitalism by becoming a monthly donor to Democracy at Work. Go to our website to learn more (www.democracyatwork.info/donate).
    Follow Democracy at Work on X (Twitter) and YouTube.
     
    Our four Democracy at Work books, three by Richard Wolff (Understanding Marxism, Understanding Socialism, and The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Cannot Save Us from Pandemics or Itself) are for sale on Lulu.com.
     
    Find direct purchase links on our website ( www.democracyatwork.info/books ), or find them directly on Lulu ( www.lulu.com/spotlight/democracyatwork )
     
    Your support helps to produce and distribute these talks. Thank you.
     
    Co-Sponsored by The Left Forum
    Please help sponsor Global Capitalism by becoming a monthly donor to Democracy at Work. Go to our website to learn more www.democracyatwork.info/donate
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    • 1 hr
    Socialism in Today's World: The 4 Kinds

    Socialism in Today's World: The 4 Kinds

    Democracy at Work in conjunction with The Left Forum Presents:
    Global Capitalism Live Economic Update with Professor Richard D. Wolff
     
    Socialism in Today’s World: the 4 Kinds
    -       3 Kinds of State Role in Economy
    -       1 Kind of Workplace Revolution
    -       Saving Capitalism from Itself
    -       Socialism, Fascism and Capitalism’s Decline
     
    Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work and Left Forum
     
    Special messages to our audience: 
    Please help sponsor Global Capitalism by becoming a monthly donor to Democracy at Work. Go to our website to learn more (www.democracyatwork.info/donate).
     Follow Democracy at Work on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
     
    Our four Democracy at Work books, three by Richard Wolff (Understanding Marxism, Understanding Socialism, and The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Cannot Save Us from Pandemics or Itself) are for sale on Lulu.com.
     
    Find direct purchase links on our website ( www.democracyatwork.info/books ), or find them directly on Lulu ( www.lulu.com/spotlight/democracyatwork )
     
    Your support helps to produce and distribute these talks. Thank you.
     
    Co-Sponsored by The Left Forum
    Please help sponsor Global Capitalism by becoming a monthly donor to Democracy at Work. Go to our website to learn more www.democracyatwork.info/donate
    Follow us on X (formally known as Twitter) at:
    @ProfRDWolff
    @DemocracyAtWrk

    • 59 min
    A Resurging US Labor Movement [September 2023]

    A Resurging US Labor Movement [September 2023]

    Democracy at Work in conjunction with The Left Forum Presents:
    Global Capitalism Live Economic Update with Professor Richard D. Wolff
     
    Presentation Topic: A Resurgent U.S. Labor Movement
    Updates will include analyses of:
     
    -  Starbucks, Doctors, Autoworkers, etc.
    -  Why Labor Resurgence Now?
    -  Labor’s Goals and Tactics
    -  Alliances with Political Parties
    -  Between Capitalism and Socialism
     
    Co-Sponsored by The Left Forum
    Please help sponsor Global Capitalism by becoming a monthly donor to Democracy at Work. Go to our website to learn more www.democracyatwork.info/donate
    Follow us on X (formally known as Twitter) at:
    @ProfRDWolff
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    • 59 min
    Capitalism Turns to the Authoritarian State [July 2023]

    Capitalism Turns to the Authoritarian State [July 2023]

    Capitalism Turns to the Authoritarian State
     
    ·       Why Private Capitalism Makes That Turn
     
    ·       Why State Capitalism Makes That Turn
     
    ·       Will the Authoritarian State Save or End Capitalism?  (United States vs. China)
     
    ·       Socialism and the Authoritarian State.
     
    Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work and Left Forum
    Special messages to our audience: 
    Please help sponsor Global Capitalism by becoming a monthly donor to Democracy at Work. Go to our website to learn more (www.democracyatwork.info/donate).
     
     Follow Democracy at Work on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
    Our four Democracy at Workbooks, three written by Richard Wolff (Understanding Marxism, Understanding Socialism and The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Cannot Save Us from Pandemics or Itself) and our latest by Robert Hennelly (Stuck Nation:
    Can the United States change course on our history of choosing profits over people?) are for sale.
    Find direct purchase links on our website ( www.democracyatwork.info/books ), or find them directly on Lulu ( www.lulu.com/spotlight/democracyatwork  ).
     
     
     
    Your support helps to produce and distribute these talks. Thank you.
     

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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72 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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