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Global Capitalism: Live Economic Update

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Global Capitalism: Live Economic Update

Global Capitalism: Live Economic Update

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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.

Latest Episodes

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..

10 MINJUN 3
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Wolff Responds: Protests and Class War

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.

68 MINMAY 15
Comments
Corona and Capitalism: Overlapping Sicknesses [May 2020]

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

75 MINMAR 12
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Changing Strained Alliances of World Capitalism [March 2020]

The Three Key Economic Issues of 2020 [Jan 2020]

In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he will also cover the following issues at the January 08, 2020, event: How, why US economy is not in “great” shape How, why US capitalism now struggles between tariffs, trade wars (protectionism) and free trade (globalization) Tensions, conflicts with China Class War in France: Macron vs united unions and yellow vests Class War in the UK: Labor Party defeat, Brexit, and what comes next

81 MINJAN 9
Comments
The Three Key Economic Issues of 2020 [Jan 2020]

The Economics of Taxing Wealth [November 2019]

Prof. Wolff covers the following issues at the November 13, 2019, event: current wealth tax proposals by Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren; how US already taxes wealth (of some, not others}; how other countries tax wealth; how US enables/allows wealth to escape taxes and more.

95 MIN2019 NOV 15
Comments
The Economics of Taxing Wealth [November 2019]

US-China Trade Wars: Causes, Prospects, Risks [Sept 2019]

In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he will also cover the following issues at the July 10th, 2019, event: Gainers and Losers Trade Wars and Military Wars A New US Isolationism? Trade War, Recession, and the 2020 Election

100 MIN2019 SEP 12
Comments
US-China Trade Wars: Causes, Prospects, Risks [Sept 2019]

Global Capitalism: Economic Issues of the Upcoming US Elections [July 2019]

In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he will also cover the following issues at the July 10th, 2019, event: - US-China Trade War and Tariffs - Immigration, Census Questionnaire, Anti-foreigner propaganda - Student Debt Relief - Federal Reserve and Lowering Interest Rates

99 MIN2019 JUL 12
Comments
Global Capitalism: Economic Issues of the Upcoming US Elections [July 2019]

Global Capitalism: Rise of Socialism in the US Today [May 2019]

In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic, he will also cover the following issues at the May 8, 2019, event: 1. Libertarianism and socialism 2. Anti-capitalism and socialism 3. Democratic socialism: its multiple meanings

91 MIN2019 MAY 9
Comments
Global Capitalism: Rise of Socialism in the US Today [May 2019]

Global Capitalism: US and China: 1 Global Economy, 2 Giants - Tariffs, Competition, Deals: What’s Coming

These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month, then Prof. Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For March 2019, these issues will include: 1. The record US gov’t budget deficit in 2018: causes and effects 2. The record US trade deficit in 2018: causes and effects 3. Unions reviving? Strikes, organizing and the looming strategic decision they face about socialism in the US

93 MIN2019 MAR 15
Comments
Global Capitalism: US and China: 1 Global Economy, 2 Giants - Tariffs, Competition, Deals: What’s Coming

Global Capitalism: Huge Risks for Economy and Politics - What We Can Expect

In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic, he will also cover the following issues at the January 9, 2019, event: 1. Historic “yellow vests” movement in France and beyond 2. GOP and Dems face threats, splits, and opportunities 3. Record global debt levels and crises capitalism

95 MIN2019 JAN 10
Comments
Global Capitalism: Huge Risks for Economy and Politics - What We Can Expect

Latest Episodes

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..

10 MINJUN 3
Comments
Wolff Responds: Protests and Class War

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.

68 MINMAY 15
Comments
Corona and Capitalism: Overlapping Sicknesses [May 2020]

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

75 MINMAR 12
Comments
Changing Strained Alliances of World Capitalism [March 2020]

The Three Key Economic Issues of 2020 [Jan 2020]

In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he will also cover the following issues at the January 08, 2020, event: How, why US economy is not in “great” shape How, why US capitalism now struggles between tariffs, trade wars (protectionism) and free trade (globalization) Tensions, conflicts with China Class War in France: Macron vs united unions and yellow vests Class War in the UK: Labor Party defeat, Brexit, and what comes next

81 MINJAN 9
Comments
The Three Key Economic Issues of 2020 [Jan 2020]

The Economics of Taxing Wealth [November 2019]

Prof. Wolff covers the following issues at the November 13, 2019, event: current wealth tax proposals by Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren; how US already taxes wealth (of some, not others}; how other countries tax wealth; how US enables/allows wealth to escape taxes and more.

95 MIN2019 NOV 15
Comments
The Economics of Taxing Wealth [November 2019]

US-China Trade Wars: Causes, Prospects, Risks [Sept 2019]

In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he will also cover the following issues at the July 10th, 2019, event: Gainers and Losers Trade Wars and Military Wars A New US Isolationism? Trade War, Recession, and the 2020 Election

100 MIN2019 SEP 12
Comments
US-China Trade Wars: Causes, Prospects, Risks [Sept 2019]

Global Capitalism: Economic Issues of the Upcoming US Elections [July 2019]

In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he will also cover the following issues at the July 10th, 2019, event: - US-China Trade War and Tariffs - Immigration, Census Questionnaire, Anti-foreigner propaganda - Student Debt Relief - Federal Reserve and Lowering Interest Rates

99 MIN2019 JUL 12
Comments
Global Capitalism: Economic Issues of the Upcoming US Elections [July 2019]

Global Capitalism: Rise of Socialism in the US Today [May 2019]

In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic, he will also cover the following issues at the May 8, 2019, event: 1. Libertarianism and socialism 2. Anti-capitalism and socialism 3. Democratic socialism: its multiple meanings

91 MIN2019 MAY 9
Comments
Global Capitalism: Rise of Socialism in the US Today [May 2019]

Global Capitalism: US and China: 1 Global Economy, 2 Giants - Tariffs, Competition, Deals: What’s Coming

These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month, then Prof. Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For March 2019, these issues will include: 1. The record US gov’t budget deficit in 2018: causes and effects 2. The record US trade deficit in 2018: causes and effects 3. Unions reviving? Strikes, organizing and the looming strategic decision they face about socialism in the US

93 MIN2019 MAR 15
Comments
Global Capitalism: US and China: 1 Global Economy, 2 Giants - Tariffs, Competition, Deals: What’s Coming

Global Capitalism: Huge Risks for Economy and Politics - What We Can Expect

In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic, he will also cover the following issues at the January 9, 2019, event: 1. Historic “yellow vests” movement in France and beyond 2. GOP and Dems face threats, splits, and opportunities 3. Record global debt levels and crises capitalism

95 MIN2019 JAN 10
Comments
Global Capitalism: Huge Risks for Economy and Politics - What We Can Expect
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