Richard Wolff on Marxism, Capitalism, Corporations, Alternatives & Solutions
In this interview with Professor of Economics Emeritus (University of
Massachusetts), Marxist economist and founder of Democracy at Work,
Richard D. Wolff, we talk to him about Marxism, global economy,
corporations, alternatives & solutions.
What is Marxism? And why is it associated with Soviet style communism, Stalinism or Maoism?
Why is the financial sector booming and posting record numbers on stock
markets while on the hand banks are faltering, worker’s unrest is
rising and economic turmoil keeps making headlines?
Does the pathology and internal structure of corporations have an adverse impact on democracy, environment and humane practice?
Are there alternative business models that take democracy, environmental sustainability and humane practice into account?
Should people focus more on changing their consumption habits (organic,
fair-trade, separating thrash, etc.) or should they divert their
energies towards reforming production?