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Global Capitalism: Live Economic Update

Sep 9, 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...


Jul 9, 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...


Jun 2, 2020

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...


May 14, 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...


Mar 12, 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...