Democracy at Work

A Cure for Capitalism

A new historical vista is opening before us in this time of change, Wolff writes in this compelling new manifesto for a democratic alternative based on workers directing their own workplaces.

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About the author

Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Visiting Professor at the New School University in New York. Wolff’s recent work has concentrated on analyzing the causes and alternative solutions to the global economic crisis. His groundbreaking book Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism inspired the creation of Democracy at Work, a nonprofit organization dedicated to showing how and why to make democratic workplaces real.


Richard Wolff discusses Democracy at Work with Bill Moyers on Moyers & Co. on March 22, 2013:


"Probably America's most prominent Marxist economist"
New York Times Magazine

"Ideas of economic democracy are very much in the air, as they should be, with increasing urgency in the midst of today's serious crises. Richard Wolff's constructive and innovative ideas suggest new and promising foundations for 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

“Wolff offers a rich and much needed corrective to the views of mainstream economists and pundits. It would be difficult to come away from this with anything but an acute appreciation of what is needed to get us out of this mess”
—Stanley Aronowitz

"Richard Wolff is the leading socialist economist in the country. This book is required reading for anyone concerned about a fundamental transformation of the ailing capitalist economy!"
—Cornel West

"Bold, thoughtful, transformative-a powerful and challenging vision of that takes us beyond both corporate capitalism and state socialism. Richard Wolff at his best!"
—Gar Alperovitz, author of America Beyond Capitalism

“Imagine a country where the majority of the population reaps the majority of the benefits for their hard work, creative ingenuity, and collaborative efforts. Imagine a country where corporate losses aren't socialized, while gains are captured by an exclusive minority. Imagine a country run as a democracy, from the bottom up, not a plutocracy from the top down. Richard Wolff not only imagines it, but in his compelling, captivating and stunningly reasoned new book, Democracy at Work, he details how we get there from here — and why we absolutely must.”
—Nomi Prins, Author of It Takes a Pillage and Black Tuesday

Praise for Economics: Marxian versus Neoclassical

"This book is intended as an introduction to Marxian economic theory in which Marxism is defined and developed in relation to neoclassical economics... Resnick and Wolff make an important contribution in urging students of economics to consider the social consequences of alternative economic theories."
—Journal of Economic Literature