The Economic Crisis
Articles about the recession and financial crisis that began in late 2007.
As Congress faces such burning issues as healthcare, global warming and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Pacifica's Mitch Jeserich hosts “Letters and Politics” a look at national politics from a progressive perspective. Professor Wolff joins KPFA in San Francisco to discuss jobs today.
These Tuesday evenings each begin with an update and analysis of major economic events of the last month and their contexts of longer-term economic trends shaping politics and society here and abroad. We focus on the evolving global capitalist economic crisis and its consequences. Topics examined include
As the ‘great recession’ continues, Economist Richard Wolff says failed ‘trickle down economics’ theories are being recycled under a different name. Now state and local governments are enacting even more cuts to the people who can afford them the least.
On this edition, Making Contact’s Lisa Rudman conducts an exclusive interview with economist and educator, Richard Wolff. He explains how we got into this economic mess, who’s to blame, and how, if we get organized, the flow of resources might be reversed.
This week, Roger Salerno, Professor of Sociology at Pace University will join Professor Wolff to discuss excess debt, credit cards and their impacts on US Culture as well as our economy.
Appeared in the Guardian "Comment is Free" on June 3rd, 2011
Tea Party activists gather on Capitol Hill in support of budget cuts, but the Tea Party's libertarian, anti-government sentiment clashes with corporate interests in, for instance, federal spending on defence. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
On May 31st, 2011, Richard D. Wolff returns for a third interview on HFTF. The interview explores the role that media events like the Royal Wedding last month play in our culture, as well as more on the economic crisis, unemlpoyment and debt.
On May 30th, 2010, Richard wolff conducted an interview in Greece addressing Economic Democracy.