Richard David Wolff is an American Marxian economist, host of the video show & podcast Economic Update, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York.
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Richard D. Wolff is an acclaimed author and Marxist economist, as well as the host of "Economic Update." On the show we discuss the history of Marxism, political semantics, varieties of socialism, the morality of capitalism, worker co-ops, if a free society would have one economic dogma, and whether or not a coalition between lefitists and libertarians is possible.Before PRIMO NUTMEG is erased from social media, please ensure that we can stay in touch by joining the mailing list at www.primonutmeg.comSupport & Subscribe! the show (
Richard D. Wolff is a professor of economics who has come on the podcast to discuss current and historical perspectives on the economy, exploring how and why the system we live in generates the economic results we live with. They discuss the difference between neo-classical economics (a celebration of capitalism as the path to making the most people most happy) and Keynesian economics (capitalism is pretty good, but it occasionally falls apart, and the government needs to fix parts of the system). Coming from differing political ideologies and business experiences, they talk about what the U.S. economy follows and have a lively debate what would make for an ideal economic model. Also on the podcast, Chuck and Mark talk about the most recent school shooting and go into the details of who proposed gun-free zones. They talk about how the mainstream media is reshaping facts about the FISA memo, where the facts are barely discussed. The left keeps pushing accusations, when to many of us, the answers are very clear.   About the guest: Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York. Wolff has also taught economics at Yale University, City University of New York, and the University of Paris I (Sorbonne). His educational background is as follows: Harvard University, BA Magna cum Laude, 1963 Stanford University, MA Economics, 1964 Yale University, MA History, 1967 Yale University, PhD Economics, 1969 Wolff has published many books and articles, both scholarly and popular. In 2012, he published the books Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism (Haymarket Books) and Contending Economic Theories: Neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian, with Stephen Resnick (Cambridge, MA, and London: MIT University Press). In 2016, he published Capitalism's Crisis Deepens (Haymarket Books). He writes regularly for He is the producer and host of the nationally syndicated radio and TV show (one hour weekly): "Economic Update." Wolff has been interviewed on The Charlie Rose Show, Up With Chris Hayes, Bill Maher's Real Time, Stuart Varney's FOX Business News, Amy Goodman's Democracy Now!, Al Jazeera English, Thom Hartmann, National Public Radio, Alternative Radio, and many other radio and TV programs in the United States and abroad. The New York Times Magazine named him "America's most prominent Marxist economist." His work can be accessed at and Wolff lives in New York City with his wife and frequent collaborator, Dr. Harriet Fraad, a practicing mental health counsellor.  
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Apr 1st, 1942
Manhattan Community Board 11, New York, United States of America
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3 hours, 5 minutes