Steve Lambert in Conversation: Does Capitalism Work?

Steve Lambert

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American artist Steve Lambert continued his examination of the impact of capitalism on American society in a unique dialogue with economics theorist and author Richard D. Wolff and psychologist Harriet Fraad, whose penetrating insights into this complex question are lucid, accessible and revelatory.

About the Panelists:

Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, New York City. He also teaches classes regularly at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan. Earlier, he taught economics at Yale University (1967-1969) and at the City College of the City University of New York (1969-1973). In 1994, he was Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Paris (France), I (Sorbonne).
His economic theories are elaborated in several books co-authored with Stephen Resnick as well as in numerous articles by them separately and together.  Professor Wolff was also among the founders in 1988 of the new academic association, Association of Economic and Social Analysis (AESA), and its quarterly journal Rethinking Marxism.  His work is available at and

Harriet Fraad is a psychotherapist-hypnotherapist in practice in New York City. She has been the president of the Psychohistory Association. She is a founding member of the feminist movement, and the journal Rethinking Marxism. For forty years, she has been committed to transforming personal and political life in the United States. She is a joint author of the book Class Struggle on the Home Front (Palgrave, 2010). She also lectures and publishes widely on the social causes and consequences of psychological problems. Dr. Fraad's work deals with the interface between economy and psychology. With her husband, Richard Wolff, she co-produces the blog Economy and Psychology.
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