Prof Wolff analyzes the U.S. defeat in Afghanistan and what our “defense” policies reveal about U.S. priorities and problems that contribute to the country’s decline. This video was produced by Democracy at Work and published on September 19, 2021. We translated and published it today in order to to create awareness on this topic locally.
To read the full transcript, click here: US Defeat In Afghanistan Signals an Irrational, Declining Empire – Global Capitalism
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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). The New York Times Magazine has named him “America’s most prominent Marxist economist.