Economic Update: The System's Unwanted Results


This week on Economic Update, Professor Richard D. Wolff delivers updates on economic data hype vs reality, big capitalists gearing up to take on the healthcare capitalists, profit-driven housing rip-offs, why Saudi Arabia is...READ MORE

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The Ties That Bind Sexual Assault, Gender, and 21st-Century Capitalism


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The relationship between the three is finally exposed.

This article originally appeared at   Co-authored with Prof. Richard D Wolff.

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Class Warfare, Alienation, & Capitalism


Lee Camp of Redacted Tonight speaks with Dr. Harriet Fraad about why there are so many white male shooters, the economics of sex work, our exploitative hierarchical system, and the socialization of women to staying silent. 

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Opioid Addiction in the USA: Where Capitalism Meets Health Care

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This article originally appeared at The Independent International Political Research Center.

First, let’s define “drug addiction.” Drug addiction is an out of control compulsion to take a drug without consideration of the consequences.  Major drugs to which Americans are addicted are opioids: synthetic forms of heroin often prescribed as pain medications such as oxycodone (e.g., OxyContin, hydrocodone (e.g., Vicodin), morphine, fentanyl, and codeine.

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Economic Update: Capitalism & Addiction: The Opioid Epidemic


On this week's show, Prof. Richard D. Wolff delivers updates on UN report on poverty in the US, Oreos produced in Mexico, US households with zero or negative net worth, Germany's negative utility prices...READ MORE

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