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Richard D. Wolff

Richard Wolff

Richard D. Wolff is professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a visiting professor in the graduate program in international affairs of the New School University, New York City. Richard also teaches classes regularly at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan. His newest book: "The Sickness is the System" (2020). His other books include: "Capitalism's Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown(2016); "Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism" (2012); "Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism(2012); "Contending Economic Theories: Neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian" (2012); and "Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It" (2009). A full archive of Richard's work, including videos and podcasts, can be found on his site. Follow him on Twitter: @profwolff

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Learning From Coronavirus: We Can't Rely on Capitalism to Serve Our Most Basic Social Needs

It was not profitable for private capitalists within the medical-industrial complexes of modern capitalism to produce or stockpile the medical supplies needed to properly manage a viral pandemic.

Richard Wolff ·


Government Debts as Class Swindles

The same politicians who facilitate tax reductions for banks, big corporations, and the wealthiest individuals likewise then facilitate government borrowing money from them.

Richard Wolff ·


Yes, We Can do Better Than Capitalism

By democratizing our workplaces, we can supplant the dominant ecomomic system which cannot escape its intrinsic exploitation of labor

Richard Wolff ·


“Stealing Intellectual Property” is Fake News

The claim that the Chinese are stealing our intellectual property—chiefly production technologies—is largely bogus

Richard Wolff ·


How US Politics Sustains US Capitalism

And why a true transition to socialism requires a wholly different politics

Richard Wolff ·


The Capitalism/Racism Partnership

Revulsion is building towards the smokescreens of hypocrisy, racism, and nationalism barely masking capitalism’s ongoing failure to provide the jobs and incomes people need

Richard Wolff ·



The Great Austerity Shell Game: Here's How the Capitalist Scam Works

Let government borrow for crisis bailouts, then insist cuts pay for them. Guess who loses.

Richard Wolff ·

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