Economic Update: Socialism & Worker Co-Ops

Welcome, friends, to another editor of Economic Update, a weekly program devoted to the economic dimensions of our lives: jobs, incomes, debts—our own, our children’s. I’m your host, Richard Wolff. I’m going to continue today with a program that we have been developing over the last several months in which basic issues that you’re concerned about, that you […]

Economic Update: Worker Co-Ops, Socialism’s Future

Welcome friends to another edition of Economic Update, a weekly program devoted to the economic dimensions of our lives—jobs, debts, incomes, our own, those of our children coming down the pike to face us. I’m your host Richard Wolff. In today’s program we’re going to be dealing with socialism. Partly because that’s what’s on the minds of an […]

Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Rate and Mass of Growth

This is David Harvey, and you’re listening to the Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: a podcast that looks at capitalism through a Marxist lens. This podcast is made possible by Democracy At Work. The first time I taught Marx’s Capital was back around 1970, and I taught it every year after that for many many years, but I haven’t taught it […]

John McDonnell says workers will take back control under Labour

Labour will rewrite the rules of our economy. It’s all about treating people fairly and with the respect they deserve. Today’s business model of shareholder domination is increasingly proving to be incompatible with not just the fair and respectful treatment of workers but also with the responsibilities associated with any organisation operating within a democracy. So Labour’s reforms […]

France: Unions and Workers March Against General Electric’s Plans to Cut Jobs

“I am here to support Belfort workers because without Belfort workers, Belfort is going to die.” “This is the death of the city of Belfort and all the surrounding area. There will be nothing left. We don’t have much hope left. So I think we need to fight very hard and we cannot trust in General Electrics commitments. […]

AskProfWolff: How do worker co-ops acquire the capital needed to run the businesses?

This question was sent in by Firaz Khan and he sent the question to the Ask Prof. Wolff page of our website rdwolff with two Fs dot com and his question was how do worker coops acquire the capital needed to run their businesses. This may surprise you, but actually, they acquire the capital pretty much in the […]