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Richard Wolff on the Concentration of Corporate Power

October 27, 2019 at 2:17 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

20 years ago there were approximately seven or eight thousand corporations, public companies, in the United States. Today there’s half that number. Why? Because they have concentrated. Many have become fewer. The typical corporation is therefore much larger. The Board of Directors hasn’t changed, that’s still 15 to 20 people, and the major shareholders haven’t

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“Richard Wolff on the Concentration of Corporate Power”

Richard Wolff and Lee Carter on what’s it’s like to be an elected socialist in American government

October 18, 2019 at 12:14 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

[CARTER] Well, you know I am the only socialist elected to the Virginia General Assembly. The chamber I’m in has a Republican majority. Tt’s the narrowest of Republican majorities. It’s a 51/49 chamber. But what I found is that my name is a party line issue. You know, every every Republican looks at a bill

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Richard Wolff on Conservative Response to Warren’s Wealth Tax

October 2, 2019 at 9:29 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

I’m gonna focus on Elizabeth Warren’s [wealth tax] plan because it is the most clearly and worked out and detailed plan. Here’s her plan. She would require an annual 2% tax (2%) on all portfolios or all net worth individuals who have (get ready now) more than $50 million dollars. So a lot of you

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Richard Wolff and Harriet Fraad on Capitalism’s Effects on Mental Health

at 3:36 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

And in a brief study that I did over three months of mass shootings (and there is now one every day. There has been one in every day in 2019 and I haven’t kept up with all them), but the shooters are mainly millennials between 23 and 28, they’re all men, and they’ve lost a

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“Richard Wolff and Harriet Fraad on Capitalism’s Effects on Mental Health”

Capitalism Hits Home: Listen Up Leftists, There’s a Class Revolution in the Household – Part 1

October 1, 2019 at 11:29 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Hello, this is Dr. Harriet Fraad on Capitalism Hits Home: An Interpersonal Update. This is a show about the intersection of capitalism, class, and our personal lives. This podcast today is called “Listen Up Leftists, There’s a Class Revolution in the Household” and there indeed is a revolution that’s happened right under our noses and

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“Capitalism Hits Home: Listen Up Leftists, There’s a Class Revolution in the Household – Part 1”

Richard Wolff offers context to those critical of Venezuela and Cuba’s socialist systems.

September 17, 2019 at 2:29 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

Are there things that Cuba and Venezuela do that are worth of criticism? Of course. Have they done things that we wouldn’t want them to do, that a decent society shouldn’t do? You betcha. They are not perfect. They are not the solution to the human problem. And they make mistakes, sometimes big ones, and

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Richard Wolff on the Fracturing of the Working Class After 1945 & How We Got Two Capitalist Parties

September 5, 2019 at 12:29 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

You built up the divisions within the working class to break them apart, to stop them from being unified that capitalism was their problem and that the Democratic Party would be the party that would save them from what capitalists would otherwise be prepared to do to them again. And it worked in large part.

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“Richard Wolff on the Fracturing of the Working Class After 1945 & How We Got Two Capitalist Parties”