Democracy at Work: Why We Need a Solidarity Economy with Richard Wolff

  • Laborers International Union Local 270 509 Emory Street San Jose, CA 95110 USA
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In this compelling new manifesto Dr. Wolff argues for a democratic alternative based on workers directing their own workplaces. Whether it is secure, well-paid, and meaningful jobs or a sustainable relationship with the natural environment that we depend on, our society is not delivering the results people need and deserve.  One key cause for this intolerable state of affairs is the lack of genuine democracy in our economy as well as in our politics. The solution requires the institution of genuine economic democracy, starting with workers directing their own workplaces, as the basis for a genuine political democracy. Here Richard D. Wolff lays out a hopeful and concrete vision of how to make that possible. 

Richard D. Wolff is professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is currently a visiting professor at the New School for Social Research in New York. Wolff is the author of many books, including Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It. He hosts the weekly hour-long radio program “Economic Update” on KPFA (Pacifica Radio), writes regularly for The Guardian andTruthout.org, and appears frequently on television and radio to discuss his work, with recent guest spots including "Real Time with Bill Maher," "Moyers & Company," "Charlie Rose," "Up with Chris Hayes," and "Democracy Now!." He is also a frequent lecturer at colleges and universities across the country.

“Richard Wolff’s constructive and innovative ideas suggest new and promising foundations for a much more authentic democracy and sustainable and equitable development, ideas that can be implemented directly and carried forward. A very valuable contribution in troubled times.”—Noam Chomsky

Endorsers:  San Jose Peace and Justice Center, Labor Studies Program at San Jose City College, NAACP of Santa Clara County, Santa Clara Valley Cooperatives Collaborative, Human Rights Program at San Jose State University, Laborers Union Local 270

For more information contact Richard Hobbs at 408-460-2999 or richhobbs@msn.com