Understanding Marxism and Socialism with Richard
March 20, 2016 "Information
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.
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.
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.
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