Richard D. Wolff: Marx was a social critic for whom capitalism was not the end of human history. It was just the latest phase and badly needed the transition to something better.
Richard D. Wolff: Market capitalism has mechanisms of self-healing alongside the mechanisms that make it sick. Those who live in capitalist systems repeatedly suffer through both mechanisms so long as that system prevails.
Richard D. Wolff: He keeps the spotlight on himself. He postures as serving America at foreigners’ expense: the bully, tough guy working for our side.
Richard D. Wolff: Making the transition to worker coops a central part of socialist objectives brings the reality of socialism to the immediate micro-level of every working person’s daily life on the job.
Richard D. Wolff: By democratizing our workplaces, we can supplant the dominant economic system which cannot escape its intrinsic exploitation of labor
Richard Wolff: As capitalism’s dysfunctionality for the mass of the people continues to come to a head, the continued rise of socialist criticism, ideals and movements is highly likely.
Richard D. Wolff: Public opposition to Amazon was stunning not only in the speed of its formation and growth, but also in its implications.
Richard Wolff: Mr. Trump, the biggest single cause of Americans interest in socialism is because the economy, the capitalist economy you represent, hasn’t worked real well for the majority of people.
Richard D. Wolff: Capitalism’s fundamental political problem is its class division between a small number of people who are employers and the majority who are employees.
Richard D. Wolff: We will all be better off when the current narrowness of economics is opened up to include more basic proposals for change adequate to the depth and scope of capitalism’s current problems.
Richard D. Wolff: The claim that the Chinese are stealing our intellectual property—chiefly production technologies—is largely bogus
Richard D. Wolff: While both parties readily describe themselves as capitalist or pro-capitalist, it is especially their oscillation in office that sustains capitalism.
Richard D. Wolff: There’s a problem with this resurgence of interest in socialism, however. People cannot agree on what the term actually means.