Richard D. Wolff – The State of Economic Education Today
In this educational video Professor of Economics Emeritus (University of Massachusetts), Marxist economist and founder of Democracy at Work, Richard Wolff, talks about the state of economic education today and the role that the mainstream media and educational institutions play in conveying economic information to the public.
The following questions are addressed in this educational video:
- What is the state of economic education & literacy today?
- Why do educational or media institution avoid contextual analysis? And what function do they really serve?
- What do indepedent media outlets undertake in order to get more people engaged?
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VIDEO: What is the state of Economic Education today? How can we get people engaged?
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RICHARD D. WOLFF
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). He is a co-founder and contributor of Democracy at Work, a non-profit organization that promotes democratic workplaces as a key part of a transition to a better economic system. Wolff has published many books and articles, both scholarly and popular. Most recently, 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). He writes regularly for Truthout.org. He has been interviewed on The Charlie Rose Show, Up with Chris Hayes, Real Time with Bill Maher, Democracy Now!, Al-Jazeera English, Thom Hartmann, NPR, Alternative Radio, and many other radio and TV programs in the United States and abroad. The New York Times Magazine has named him “America’s most prominent Marxist economist.
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