Occupy the Economy

Occupy the Economy
Challenging Capitalism





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"We blame corrupt bankers, their industry, and the government who refused to properly regulate it for the financial crisis, but we need to look further back, to a time when the capitalist system itself shifted. Author David Barsamian devotes his entire book to interviews with renowned economist Richard Wolff, during which the two seek to understand the root causes of the current economic crisis, and what concerted efforts by individuals can do to bring about meaningful change."

—Alexis Coe


"David Barsamian with Russ Faure-Brac, discussing Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism"
Sep 29, 2012

David Barsamian is interviewed to discuss the problems with capitalism.

- Russ Faure-Brac, Open House, KWMR

Jewish Currents

"Like the writings of Karl Marx himself, Wolff's Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism (2012, City Lights Books) gives a far more detailed analysis of the current systemic crisis than of how to build an alternative, democratic economy. The book does end, however, with a "Manifesto for Economic Democracy and Ecological Sanity," signed by seven activist intellectuals, which gives strong acknowledgment to the role of co-ops as training grounds for worker democracy. 'The change we propose... as a new and major addition to the agenda for social change,' says the Manifesto, '... is to occur inside production... the workers must become collectively their own bosses, their own board of directors...'"

—Jewish Currents


Occupy the Economy, Cuba and More!
Sep 13, 2012

David Barsamian was interviewed for the Project Censored Show on KPFA, which airs every Friday at 8am PT.

- Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips, Project Censored on KPFA

Video: Authors Richard Wolff and David Barsamian at City Lights
Sep 22, 2012

Authors Richard Wolff and David Barsamian discussing our current economic crisis at an event hosted by City Lights.

- C-SPAN, Book TV

Richard Wolff Interviewed
Aug 24, 2012

Economist Richard Wolff explains why capitalism isn't working and the importance of the Occupy movement in his new book.

- Tavis Smiley, The Tavis Smiley Show

Video: Author Richard Wolff on the Charlie Rose Show
Jul 29, 2012

Richard Wolff discusses the economic crisis with Charlie Rose.

- Charlie Rose Show

"FDL Book Salon Welcomes Richard D. Wolff, Occupy The Economy: Challenging Capitalism"
Jul 22, 2012

The website Fire Dog Lake hosted a book salon with Richard Wolff.

- SouthernDragon, Fire Dog Lake

"U.S. Capitalism and Economic Injustice: Can We Do Better?"
Jun 19, 2012

The intro to Occupy the Economy is excerpted.

- Richard Wolff and David Barsamian, Utne.com

Richard Wolff interviewed
Jun 13, 2012

Richard Wolff is interviewed

- Thom Hartmann Program

"America – No Longer The Land Of Opportunity"
Jun 13, 2012

Richard Wolff discusses shrinking job opportunities and the myth of "The American Dream."

- Alexander Higgins, Russia Today

Smirking Chimp

"Wolff, a Marxist economist, gives a deeper analysis of capitalism, so that the 'mysteries' of wealth accumulation become clear in all their exploitative nature. By reading "Occupy the Economy," the reader will unknowingly receive an excellent introductory lesson into Marx's greatest literary achievement, “Capital.”

—Shamus Cooke


Richard Wolff interviewed
Jun 10, 2012

Richard Wolff discusses current economic conditions.

- Richard Wolff Blase Bonpane, KPFK Word Focus

Richard Wolff interviewed
Jun 7, 2012

Richard Wolff discusses current economic conditions.

- Stephen Lendman, PRN Progressive Radio News Hour

Truthout Contributor Richard Wolff on Challenging Capitalism in His New Book, "Occupy the Economy"
May 17, 2012

Richard Wolff is interviewed and discusses his outlook for capitalism in the U.S.

- Matt Renner, Truthout

Richard Wolff on the Eurozone crisis
Jun 4, 2012

Richard Wolff discusses how austerity policies have fueled the EuroZone crisis and weakened the U.S. economic recovery.

- Scott Harris, WPKN Counterpoint

"Richard Wolff: Class Warfare"
Jun 4, 2012

Accusations of class warfare have been flying. Who is waging it against whom?

- David Barsamian and Richard Wolff, Alternative Radio and Guernica Magazine

Economist Richard Wolff Challenges Us to 'Occupy the Economy'
May 15, 2012

Richard Wolff analyzes the European elections and their financial recession in the context of the U.S. financial crisis.

- Sonali Kolhatkar, KPFK Uprising

"Economic Democracy, Not Austerity or Keynesian 'Growth'"
May 10, 2012

Richard Wolff poses the question: is it possible to go beyond capitalism to economic democracy?

- Richard Wolff, Truthout

Occupying the Economy with Richard Wolff
May 10, 2012

Interview with Richard Wolff on how we build on the occupy movement's initial steps to create a better future.

- KBOO - Voices from the Edge

Richard Wolff Interviewed on KPFA Letter and Politics
May 3, 2012

Richard Wolff discusses the ways various corporations have learned to control and fund politics and how the 99% could and should use politics to offset the current economic situation.

- Mitch Jeserich, KPFA Letters and Politics

Richard Wolff Interviewed on WMNF Radioactivity
May 2, 2012

Richard Wolff discusses how to revive the middle class and the May Day protests.

- Robert Lorei, WMNF Radioactivity

"May Day Hits Capitalism"
May 2, 2012

Richard Wolff explains the source of wealth inequality, student debt, and Wall Street profits, and what it takes for things to change.

- Thom Hartmann, The Big Picture

"Richard Wolff: 'They like a little radicalism. They have been waiting.'"
Apr 19, 2012

Richard Wolff pinpoints the time when the U.S. economy changed and what led to our current financial crisis.

- The Guardian

"'Capitalism in US Runs Dry'"
Apr 3, 2012

Richard Wolff discusses the financial crisis and suggests that the U.S. reorganize the economy with alternatives to capitalism; he mentions Occupy the Economy as a tool for reigniting this debate.

- Russia Today

How to Occupy the Economy, According to Richard Wolff
Feb 7, 2012

Richard Wolff speaks about Occupy Wall Street and some of the roots of, and solutions to, the current economic crisis.

- Lisa Rudman; National Radio Project

"This is no bailout for Main Street America"
Feb 9, 2012

Richard Wolff on Washington's $25bn mortgage bailout deal with banks—a drop in the ocean given US homeowners' $700bn of negative equity.

- Richard Wolff, The Guardian UK

"It Is Safe to Resume Ignoring the Prophets of Doom ... Right?"
Feb 1, 2012

Adam Davidson cites Richard Wolff's predictions about the U.S. mortgage crisis.

- Adam Davidson, The NY Times Magazine

"How the 1% got richer, while the 99% got poorer"
Oct 26, 2011

Richard Wolff writes about the acceleration of wealth inequality in the U.S.

- Richard Wolff, The Gaurdian

"Richard Wolff: Debt Showdown is 'Political Theater' Burdening Society's Most Vulnerable"
Jul 28, 2011

Richard Wolff interviewed on Democracy Now! regarding the debt ceiling crisis.

- Richard Wolff, Democracy Now!

"Is the U.S. Moving Toward Socialism? A Socialist Weighs In"
Nov 16, 2010

Richard Wolff interviewed on NPR's "All Things Considered," about the potential of the U.S. moving towards socialism.

- Adam Davidson, All Things Considered