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                                                                                          GUEST

                                                                                           (Originally aired 05-07-07)

                                                          RICHARD D. WOLFF Ph.D

                      

                                               

                                                  Economics Theorist and Educator                                                        

                          

                  

                                                Professor of Economics

                                     University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Articles

Suppose it Were Different...

 

"Suppose the workers themselves made those decisions." Richard Wolff , retired UMass professor, speaks in Oct. 2010 concludes his talk about the Great Recession, Resistance and What Could be Done.

The Continuing Economic Crisis and What Needs to be Done Video Clips

Professor Wolff, economist, speaks in Hamden, CT in October 2010 about the profit bonanza of the last 30 years, decisions to move work overseas, mergers, etc. He talks about the drive for austerity and the amazing fightback of French workers.

 

 

Pennsylvania Radio Interview - The Rick Smith Show

Richard Wolff appears on The Rick Smith Show in order to discuss the current economic crisis and provide some insight into topics such as The Tea Party, misdirected public rage and some historical insight.

The Fed and the Great Recession That Won't Go Away

In the shadow cast by mass media coverage of elections in which under 40 % of eligible citizens voted, the Federal Reserve recognized what the candidates could or would not. The capitalist crisis is still upon us, shows few signs of fading soon, and provides strong hints that it might get worse. So despite record cash on banks’ and non-financial corporations’ balance sheets, the Federal Reserve decided to buy another $600 billion worth of Treasury bonds in the open market.

French Revolutions

In France, refinery workers blockaded oil depots, leaving as many as one third of the nation’s gasoline stations dry last week. Protestors temporarily blocked access to the Marseilles airport. Rolling labor strikes have been ongoing for weeks, with major union leaders calling for two new strike days in the weeks to come. On Monday, the French government estimated that the protests had cost the economy up to 400 million euros per day.

The Keynesian Revival: a Marxian Critique

A Critique of the Revival of Keynesian Counter-Recessionary Policies

What is to be Done: A New Left Strategy

The following are three brief, consecutive contributions by Rick Wolff on this topic presented to a workshop organized by the North Atlantic Left Dialogue  in Berlin, Germany, November 20-21, 2010.

Deficit Reduction Commission and Class War

Obama’s Deficit Reduction Commission released a remarkable document yesterday. Under the cover of “deficit reduction,” the document lists a host of proposed reductions in social security and medicare payments, a rise in the tax on oil products, cuts in public employment including the military, multi-year wage freezes for public employees including the non-combat military, cutting foreign military bases, reduced tax deductions (effectively raising taxes), and reduced basic income tax rates on individuals and businesses (effectively lowering taxes).

Economic Crisis and Tax Injustice

The Associated Press's Robin Hindery reported on October 29, 2010 that the AP had found a remarkable fact: communities across the US have been raising their local property taxes.  The AP surveyed 39 states and studied 2,387 revenue measures that came before town, city, and county voters.  In most of those elections, voters favored measures that raised their own property tax rates.  Voters wanted to support their local schools and other services provided by local governments.

Why France Matters Here Too

For many weeks now, the historic social change sweeping across France has drawn increasing attention globally.  It should.  A genuine, mass democratic upsurge has surprised all those who thought, hoped, or feared that such things could no longer happen in countries like France or the US.  Millions of French people -- in left political parties, church, and student groups -- have accepted and cheered on the leadership of a unified trade union movement.  They have recomposed and reinserted a powerful left into French politics.

Capitalism's Crisis and Class Consciousness Renewed

Today’s capitalist crisis caps 30 years of divisive economic development in the United States. Real wages stagnated and are now roughly at the mid-1970s level. Over the same period, labor’s productivity soared, yielding employers’ record revenues and profits from 1980 to 2000. Income and wealth inequality returned to late 19th century levels. That divisive economic development generated the economic crisis. Now, the so-called “recovery” further deepens the inequalities and divisions.

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More about: RICHARD D. WOLFF Ph.D

Richard Wolff Ph.D., Yale, 1969 Professor of Economics - University of Massachusetts - Amherst.
Professor Wolff's major interests include (a) the critical comparison of alternative economic theories (neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian) (b) the application of advanced class analysis to contemporary global capitalism, and (c) new developments in Marxian economics. He has published several books with Stephen Resnick including Knowledge and Class: A Critique of Political Economy, Economics: Marxian vs Neoclassical, Bringing It All Back Home: Class, Gender and Power in the Modern Household (co-authored with Harriet Fraad), and most recently Class Theory and History: Capitalism and Communism in the USSR. He is a member of the editorial board of several academic journals including Rethinking Marxism.
 

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Economic and Personal Effects of the CrisisDr.s Harriet Fraad and Richard Wolff return with a further installment in their Economy and Psychology podcast series. The depth and duration of the on-going economic crisis imposes massive social costs through unemployment, home foreclosures, job insecurity, falling wages and shrinking benefits. Join Harriet and Richard in a three part discussions as they try to reach beyond the general headlines to discuss the personal impacts of the interacting economic and psychological dimensions of the prolonged downturn. Significantly, both economists and psychologists have to contend with depressions.Click here to learn more

 
 
 

Articles

Suppose it Were Different...

 

"Suppose the workers themselves made those decisions." Richard Wolff , retired UMass professor, speaks in Oct. 2010 concludes his talk about the Great Recession, Resistance and What Could be Done.

The Continuing Economic Crisis and What Needs to be Done Video Clips

Professor Wolff, economist, speaks in Hamden, CT in October 2010 about the profit bonanza of the last 30 years, decisions to move work overseas, mergers, etc. He talks about the drive for austerity and the amazing fightback of French workers.

 

 

Pennsylvania Radio Interview - The Rick Smith Show

Richard Wolff appears on The Rick Smith Show in order to discuss the current economic crisis and provide some insight into topics such as The Tea Party, misdirected public rage and some historical insight.

The Fed and the Great Recession That Won't Go Away

In the shadow cast by mass media coverage of elections in which under 40 % of eligible citizens voted, the Federal Reserve recognized what the candidates could or would not. The capitalist crisis is still upon us, shows few signs of fading soon, and provides strong hints that it might get worse. So despite record cash on banks’ and non-financial corporations’ balance sheets, the Federal Reserve decided to buy another $600 billion worth of Treasury bonds in the open market.

French Revolutions

In France, refinery workers blockaded oil depots, leaving as many as one third of the nation’s gasoline stations dry last week. Protestors temporarily blocked access to the Marseilles airport. Rolling labor strikes have been ongoing for weeks, with major union leaders calling for two new strike days in the weeks to come. On Monday, the French government estimated that the protests had cost the economy up to 400 million euros per day.

The Keynesian Revival: a Marxian Critique

A Critique of the Revival of Keynesian Counter-Recessionary Policies

What is to be Done: A New Left Strategy

The following are three brief, consecutive contributions by Rick Wolff on this topic presented to a workshop organized by the North Atlantic Left Dialogue  in Berlin, Germany, November 20-21, 2010.

Deficit Reduction Commission and Class War

Obama’s Deficit Reduction Commission released a remarkable document yesterday. Under the cover of “deficit reduction,” the document lists a host of proposed reductions in social security and medicare payments, a rise in the tax on oil products, cuts in public employment including the military, multi-year wage freezes for public employees including the non-combat military, cutting foreign military bases, reduced tax deductions (effectively raising taxes), and reduced basic income tax rates on individuals and businesses (effectively lowering taxes).

Economic Crisis and Tax Injustice

The Associated Press's Robin Hindery reported on October 29, 2010 that the AP had found a remarkable fact: communities across the US have been raising their local property taxes.  The AP surveyed 39 states and studied 2,387 revenue measures that came before town, city, and county voters.  In most of those elections, voters favored measures that raised their own property tax rates.  Voters wanted to support their local schools and other services provided by local governments.

Why France Matters Here Too

For many weeks now, the historic social change sweeping across France has drawn increasing attention globally.  It should.  A genuine, mass democratic upsurge has surprised all those who thought, hoped, or feared that such things could no longer happen in countries like France or the US.  Millions of French people -- in left political parties, church, and student groups -- have accepted and cheered on the leadership of a unified trade union movement.  They have recomposed and reinserted a powerful left into French politics.

Capitalism's Crisis and Class Consciousness Renewed

Today’s capitalist crisis caps 30 years of divisive economic development in the United States. Real wages stagnated and are now roughly at the mid-1970s level. Over the same period, labor’s productivity soared, yielding employers’ record revenues and profits from 1980 to 2000. Income and wealth inequality returned to late 19th century levels. That divisive economic development generated the economic crisis. Now, the so-called “recovery” further deepens the inequalities and divisions.

 
 
 
 

 

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Richard D. Wolff (born April 1942, Youngstown, Ohio) is an American economist, well-known for his work on Marxian economics, economic methodology and class analysis. Wolff received his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1969. He got his undergraduate degree from Harvard and attained a Msc in Stanford. He frequently collaborates with fellow economist Stephen Resnick. Wolff is married to (and sometimes co-author with) psychoanalyst Harriet Fraad.

Wolff taught at the City College of New York from 1969–1973, and then began teaching at the Economics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he has been full professor since 1981. He began collaborating with Stephen Resnick during their common appointments at the City University of New York, and continued after they both moved to University of Massachusetts. Wolff and Resnick have jointly published numerous articles and books that formulate a non-determinist, class analytical approach. Their topics have included Marxian theory and value analysis, overdetermination, radical economics, international trade, business cycles, social formations, the Soviet Union, and comparing and contrasting Marxian and non-Marxian economic theories.

Wolff's work with Resnick took Louis Althusser and Étienne Balibar's Reading Capital as its point of departure and developed a subtle reading of Karl Marx's Capital Volumes II and III in their influential Knowledge and Class. For the authors, Marxian class analysis entails the detailed study of the conditions of existences of concrete forms of performance, appropriation, and distribution of surplus labor. While there could be an infinite number of forms of surplus appropriation, the Marxist canon refers to ancient (independent), slave, feudal, capitalist, and communist class processes.

In 1989, Wolff joined efforts with a group of colleagues, ex- and then current students to launch Rethinking Marxism, an academic journal that aims to create a platform for rethinking and developing Marxian concepts and theories within economics as well as other fields of social inquiry. He continues to serve as a member of both the editorial and the advisory boards of the journal.

Wolff continues to teach graduate seminars and undergraduate courses and direct dissertation research in economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and, most recently, in the graduate program in international affairs (GPIA) at The New School.

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Bibliography

  • Richard D. Wolff. The Economics of Colonialism (Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1974).
  • Richard D. Wolff and Stephen A. Resnick. Economics: Marxian versus Neoclassical (Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, 1987).
  • Stephen A. Resnick and Richard D. Wolff. Knowledge and Class: A Marxian Critique of Political Economy (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1987).
  • Harriet Fraad, Richard Wolff, Stephen Resnick (1994). Bringing It All Back Home: Class, Gender and Power in the Modern Household. Pluto Press. ISBN 0-7453-0707-8. 
  • J.K.Gibson-Graham, Stephen A. Resnick and Richard D. Wolff. Class and Its Others (Minnesota University Press, Minneapolis, 2000).
  • J.K.Gibson-Graham, Stephen A. Resnick and Richard D. Wolff. Re/Presenting Class: Essays in Postmodern Marxism (Duke University Press, Durham NC, 2001).
  • Stephen A. Resnick and Richard D. Wolff. Class Theory and History: Capitalism and Communism in the USSR (Routledge, NY, 2002).
  • Stephen A. Resnick and Richard D. Wolff. New Directions in Marxian Political Economy (Routledge, NY, 2006).

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