Abby Martin and Richard Wolff: Understanding Marxism and Socialism

19 Mar

 

Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Mar 18, 2016

Despite a concerted effort by the U.S. Empire to snuff out the ideology, a 2016 poll found young Americans have a much more favorable view of socialism than capitalism.

Though he died 133 years ago, the analysis put forward by one of the world’s most influential thinkers, Karl Marx, remains extremely relevant today. The Empire’s recent rigged presidential election has been disrupted by the support of an avowed socialist, Bernie Sanders, by millions of voters.

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To find out why Marx’s popularity has stood the test of time, Abby Martin interviews renowned Marxist economist Richard Wolff, Professor Emeritus of Economics at UMass – Amherst, and visiting professor at the New School in New York.

Prof. Wolff gives an introduction suited for both beginners and seasoned Marxists, with comprehensive explanations of key tenets of Marxism including dialectical and historical materialism, surplus value, crises of overproduction, capitalism’s internal contradictions, and more.

 

Source: Abby Martin and Richard Wolff: Understanding Marxism and Socialism

 

 

from the archives:

How To Achieve Socialism (repost)

What Might A Cooperative Economy Look Like? by Pete Dolack

Bernie Sanders’ “Political Revolution” VS A Real Socialist Revolution by Danny Katch

Abby Martin: America’s Unofficial Religion — The War On An Idea

Cornel West and Richard Wolff: Marxism, Capitalism and Wage Slavery

What is Socialism? (archive of posts)

 

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